Sunday, March 19, 2017

Bill Sedgwick Born In Acton, California - March 19, 1955

March 19, 1955
Bill Sedgwick
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Born in Acton, California, USA.
Sedgwick was a successful NASCAR driver particularly prominent in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Sedgwick’s driving background ranged from a figure-eight championship at Saugus Speedway, before it closed, to racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 1995 and 1996.

 In 2013, Sedgwick is received his fourth champion crew chief award in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. Overall, it marks his sixth championship in the series. Sedgwick won two straight championships as a driver in 1991-1992, garnered back-to-back crew chief titles in 2004-2005. He won a third crew chief championship in 2009.

With four crew chief titles to his credit, Sedgwick is becoming best known for his role outside the car, despite having one of the top winning percentages as a driver in the series. Behind the wheel he amassed a record of 17 wins, 61 top-five and 74 top-10 finishes in 109 races between 1980 and 2001. He was the runner-up in the standings in his first two full seasons of competition, 1989 and 1990.

His duties as a mechanic have included working as a tire changer for racing legend Hershel McGriff and being the crew chief for Ron Hornaday Jr., in 1994. Sedgwick’s back-to-back championships as a crew chief were with the MB Duncan Motorsports team of Mike Duncan in 2004 and 2005. His 2009 championship was with Jason Bowles driving for Sunrise Ford Racing. His 2013 award was with the No. 6 Sunrise Ford/Lucas Oil/Eibach Ford driven by Derek Thorn.

In 2004, Sedgwick was inducted into the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame.

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