Racing into the Future

From the time he first wheeled a go-kart at speeds of 60 miles per hour as a kindergartener, it was apparent that Michael McGuire was born to race. The young speedster started his racing career at the tender age of five in 2001 and during his highly successful go-kart racing career he won over 75 feature events at ten different race tracks.

Michael moved up to modified stock cars in 2008 at age 11 and won races at Franklin County Speedway competing against men three times his age with decades of experience. He continued to climb the racing ladder in 2009 when he began his Limited Late Model campaign. He won five races and the division crown at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, North Carolina. He never finished outside of the top three the entire season.

By the time he turned 12, he was setting new records. Michael became the youngest Late Model stock car winner in history and he wasted no time breaking another record by winning the Orange County Speedway Limited Late Model stock car championship shortly after turning 13.

The 2010 season continued to be record-setting, when Michael became the youngest and only 14-year-old driver in NASCAR history to win a division 2 feature event in the United States and abroad.

Division 1 is the featured top class at all NASCAR weekly racing series tracks worldwide. In 2011, NASCAR approved Michael, at age 14, to compete at this level. Again, Michael etched his name into the NASCAR record books by becoming the only 14-year-old ever to find victory lane at this level.

Michael continued his record setting success after receiving NASCAR approval at 15-years-old to compete in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. This approval allowed him to make his series debut at Bristol Motor Speedway where he qualified 4th and finished 8th in his very first race. That day he qualified and finished ahead of current Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Larson and 2014 Nationwide Series champion, Chase Elliott. Michael's first five races on National Touring Series tracks resulted in one Top 5 and four Top 10 finishes. In his fourth series start, the 16-year-old driver won the pole position setting a new K&N Pro Series track record at Bristol Motor Speedway. The young driver had to settle for a fourth place finish after he was spun from behind by a lapped car while slowing for a caution leading the event.

Michael's participation and additional accomplishments in the K&N Series have been limited by a lack of finances from the small family-owned team.

THANK YOU to my fans for your continued support and interest in my racing career during my limited racing schedule. THANK YOU to everybody who has volunteered their time to help our small family team accomplish great things on and off the track. I will continue to work hard to get through these tough financial times in order to make my dream of becoming a Sprint Cup Series driver a reality. I AM DRIVEN TO SUCCEED.

By the Numbers


Racing career begins in 2001 at age 5.


Has 75 go-kart feature wins including state titles in Virginia and Tennessee & 3 national victories.


Becomes only 12-year-old to win a late model and limited late model feature race in motorsports history.


Becomes racing’s youngest late model track champion at the age 13 collecting four victories and 2009 limited Late Model Track Championship at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, NC. Also voted Most Popular Driver by fans.


Becomes the only 14-year-old driver in NASCAR history to win a featured Division 1 Late Model event.


Receives NASCAR approval to compete in the K&N Pro Series at age 15. His first five races result in the best average finish ever recorded by a rookie at national touring series tracks in the 27-year history of the series.