Paige Decker

American racing driver
NASCAR driver

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Paige Decker

Decker waves to the crowd in 2013
Born (1993-03-20) March 20, 1993 (age 31)
Eagle River, Wisconsin, U.S.
Awards 2013 TUNDRA Super Late Model Series Rookie of the Year
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
2 races run over 1 year
2016 position 66th
Best finish 66th (2016)
First race 2016 American Ethanol E15 250 (Iowa)
Last race 2016 Road America 180 (Road America)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series career
2 races run over 2 years
2016 position 104th
Best finish 76th (2015)
First race 2015 Kroger 200 (Martinsville)
Last race 2016 Alpha Energy Solutions 250 (Martinsville)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of August 27, 2016.

Paige Decker (born March 20, 1993)[1] is an American professional stock car racing driver from Eagle River, Wisconsin. She has raced in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Xfinity Series and was a 2014 NASCAR Drive for Diversity participant.

Racing career[edit]

Decker’s 2010 Mid-American car at Road America

Decker started her racing career in snowmobiles as a 3-year-old.[2] When Natalie was 9 years old, Chuck bought her a kart and he bought one for Paige too.[3]

Decker raced in asphalt short tracks in Wisconsin and gradually branched out to other tracks in the Midwestern United States. She toured in the Mid-American Stock Car Series in 2010 and 2011.[4] Then she moved up to racing in Super Late Models.[5] She joined the TUNDRA Super Late Model Tour in 2013.[2] Decker became the first woman and rookie to win in the series at the Golden Sands Speedway event.[3] Decker was awarded the tour’s Rookie of the Year in 2013.[3][2]

NASCAR[edit]

Decker’s 2016 Xfinity Series car

Decker was named as a NASCAR Drive for Diversity driver in 2014.[2] She competed in Whelen All-American Series events for Rev Racing that year at the Hickory Motor Speedway, Langley Speedway, and Motor Mile Speedway.[6][2] She had been attending the University of Wisconsin-Stout (pursuing a degree in early childhood education)[6] for two years but had to quit to race in the Southern United States for the season.[2] She returned to college in 2015 while continuing to race super late models.[6] Decker received a call from Mike Harmon Racing at New Smyrna Speedway during the World Series of Stock Car Racing within the Daytona Speedweeks to see if she was interested to race in one of their trucks.[6] She attempted her first ever NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race driving the No. 74 Chevrolet for owner/driver Mike Harmon, but was one of four teams that failed to qualify.[7] She qualified 33rd fastest, about 1/10 second behind the 32nd final spot.[6] The first practice for the race had rained out and she had one 90 minute practice to find speed.[6] She has NASCAR certification to run short tracks in the Truck Series only; her goal is to race in the Xfinity Series.[6] Decker planned another attempt at Iowa Speedway on June 19, 2015;[6] this deal, however, did not come together. Decker qualified in the fall Martinsville race and finished 30th. Decker returned in 2016, with her sister Claire Decker, and her cousin Natalie Decker competing in the Martinsville race. Claire and Paige qualified for the race, while Natalie was sent home.

Personal life[edit]

Decker with her sister Claire

Decker is the daughter of Allen Decker who comes from a family of snowmobile racing riders.[3] Four Decker brothers raced snowmobiles in the 1970s; Allen Decker was a factory rider for Bombardier along with teammate Jacques Villeneuve for the 1979–80 season.[3] The Decker family raced snowmobiles against the Danica Patrick family during the 1970s.[3] Sue Decker, Paige’s aunt, introduced Danica Patrick’s parents.[3]

Her sister Claire Decker also races for her family’s Decker Racing team. They are joined on the team by their younger cousin NASCAR Drive for Diversity driver Natalie Decker. Natalie’s father (and Paige’s uncle) is Chuck Decker, the former owner of the Eagle River Derby Track which hosts the World Championship Snowmobile Derby.[8]

Decker was a student at the University of Wisconsin–Stout and graduated in December 2016.

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Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Xfinity Series[edit]

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 .mw-parser-output .tooltip-dotted{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}NXSC Pts Ref
2016 Obaika Racing 97 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW
31
DAY KEN NHA IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA
31
DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM 66th 20 [9]

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 NCWTC Pts Ref
2015 Mike Harmon Racing 74 Chevy DAY ATL MAR
DNQ
KAN CLT DOV TEX GTW IOW KEN ELD POC MCH BRI MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL 76th 14 [10]
Ram MAR
30
TEX PHO HOM
2016 DAY ATL MAR
25
KAN DOV CLT TEX IOW GTW KEN ELD POC BRI MCH MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 104th 01 [11]

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

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  1. ^ .mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit;word-wrap:break-word}.mw-parser-output .citation q{quotes:”””””””‘””‘”}.mw-parser-output .citation:target{background-color:rgba(0,127,255,0.133)}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-free.id-lock-free a{background:url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/65/Lock-green.svg”)right 0.1em center/9px no-repeat}body:not(.skin-timeless):not(.skin-minerva) .mw-parser-output .id-lock-free a{background-size:contain}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-limited.id-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .id-lock-registration.id-lock-registration a{background:url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg”)right 0.1em center/9px no-repeat}body:not(.skin-timeless):not(.skin-minerva) .mw-parser-output .id-lock-limited a,body:not(.skin-timeless):not(.skin-minerva) .mw-parser-output .id-lock-registration a{background-size:contain}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-subscription.id-lock-subscription a{background:url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg”)right 0.1em center/9px no-repeat}body:not(.skin-timeless):not(.skin-minerva) .mw-parser-output .id-lock-subscription a{background-size:contain}.mw-parser-output .cs1-ws-icon a{background:url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4c/Wikisource-logo.svg”)right 0.1em center/12px no-repeat}body:not(.skin-timeless):not(.skin-minerva) .mw-parser-output .cs1-ws-icon a{background-size:contain}.mw-parser-output .cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:none;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;color:#d33}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{color:#d33}.mw-parser-output .cs1-maint{display:none;color:#2C882D;margin-left:0.3em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right{padding-right:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .citation .mw-selflink{font-weight:inherit}html.skin-theme-clientpref-night .mw-parser-output .cs1-maint{color:#18911F}html.skin-theme-clientpref-night .mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error,html.skin-theme-clientpref-night .mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{color:#f8a397}@media(prefers-color-scheme:dark){html.skin-theme-clientpref-os .mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error,html.skin-theme-clientpref-os .mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{color:#f8a397}html.skin-theme-clientpref-os .mw-parser-output .cs1-maint{color:#18911F}}“Paige Decker statistics”. Racing Reference. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Robinson, Karmen. “Going Fast Runs In The Family”. NASCAR. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g James, Brant. “Deckers have Danica connection”. ESPN. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  4. ^ “MASCS Fans Can Win Trip to Phoenix with Paige Decker and Decker Racing”. Mid-American Stock Car Series. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  5. ^ Blair, Nolan. “Eagle River supports Paige Decker all the way to NASCAR debut”. WJFW-TV. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h Clough, Christopher. “The Next Big Step: Decker uses Drive for Diversity Experience, Community Support to try NASCAR Truck Series”. No. May 2015. Full Throttle.
  7. ^ “2015 Kroger 200”. Racing Reference. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  8. ^ “Eagle River Derby Track Sold to Snowmobile Insiders | SnowGoer”.
  9. ^ “Paige Decker – 2016 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results”. Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved April 7, 2023.
  10. ^ “Paige Decker – 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results”. Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved April 7, 2023.
  11. ^ “Paige Decker – 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results”. Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved April 7, 2023.

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