(born February 8, 1982, in Saybrook, Illinois
), is a second generation American
racecar driver. Previously he had won races in ARCA
, before running the NASCAR Busch Series
on a part-time schedule with Hendrick Motorsports
in 2005 as part of their driver development program
, before he was released.
Feese began racing at the age of ten in quarter midgets
, where he won his first two starts, moving up to Mini-sprints two years later. He won the 600cc track championship at Jacksonville Raceway
in the mini-sprint division in 1998, before moving up to main Sprint Cars, where he won once, and was named Rookie of the Year.
In 2000, he drove in the International Racing Association
, winning three races. In 2001, he competed in his first World of Outlaws
race at Bristol Motor Speedway
, finishing ninth. Later, he won a WoO sanctioned event at Knoxville Raceway
, then won again at the All-Star sprint at Eldora Speedway
the following season.
Late in the season, he met NASCAR winner Jimmy Spencer
, who would help Feese get a NASCAR driving contract.
After going through 2003 without a major ride, Feese met Rick Hendrick
and signed to drive two races for him that season in the ARCA series. In his second start at Nashville Superspeedway
, Feese qualified 3rd and won the race. After posting two more top-tens that season, he won his second career ARCA race at Talladega Superspeedway
. He made his Busch Series
debut at Kentucky Speedway
in the #87 ditech Chevrolet Monte Carlo