Hometown: Antioch, TN
Marital Status: Single - Girlfriend of 6 years
Birthday: August 25th, 1980
Cup Career Wins: 0 best finish of 3rd
Cup Career Poles: 1
Busch Career Wins: 2
Busch Career Poles: 6
Casey is probably glad that 2002 is over with. In his first outing with the newly formed Ultra-Evernham motorsports #7 Sirius Satellite Radio Dodge things didn't start too well. Casey had a best finish of 11th at Pocono and a best start of 10th. He made all of races but things were not good enough for car owner Jim Smith. With only 2 top-15 and 5 top-20s Casey was released with 2 races to go but Ray Evernham helped Casey out by letting him drive the #91 Research and Development Dodge for Homestead where he almost won in 2001. At this moment Casey has no ride. Rumors have it back to Busch with Brewco Motorsports not that Ray Evernham has released him of his contract...Casey drove for him for 2 and a half seasons and had in his first 6 races he finished 19th, 25th, 10th, 20th, 18th, and 25th...He had a best finish of 3rd at Homestead and almost after a last minute caution came out and teammate Bill Elliott beat him...and also won the pole at Phoenix..
Bio from CaseyAtwood.net
Casey Atwood is one of the brightest stars in the future of NASCAR. As the youngest driver ever in the NASCAR Busch Grand National Series, he claimed his first Bud Pole in 1998 at his 'hometown' track, Nashville Speedway USA. He left the event with an astounding second place finish. Keep in mind that he accomplished all of this at the tender age of 17.
In 1999 Casey really broke through and showed his competitors that he meant business. Atwood finished 13th in the Championship point standings after grabbing two victories. He became the youngest driver in the series history to visit Victory Lane after winning from the pole at the Die Hard 250 on July 4, 1999. His second victory came only a few months later at Dover Downs International Speedway on September 25, 1999 when he took the checkered flag for the MBNA Gold 200. Atwood scored five Top-5 and nine Top-10 finishes in 1999. He captured the Bud Pole award at The Milwaukee Mile and also at Gateway International Raceway and led 236 laps in five races.
In 1998 Casey competed in only 13 of 31 races but he won two Bud Poles and an outside pole. His average finish was 20th in these races.
Atwood began racing go-karts at the young age of 10, progressed to four-cylinder races at 13 and then Late Model Stock Cars at 15. Prior to getting his state driver's license on his sixteenth birthday in August of 1996, he had already won more than a dozen Late Model Stock races at Highland Rim Speedway north of Nashville.