Andy Kirby

Andy Kirby

30/11/1961 - 18/7/2002

Andy Kirby was born in White House, Tennessee and started racing motorcycles before switching to four wheels. He took three Nashville Speedway track championships (1994, 1996, and 1997). He was getting ready for Pikes Peak when he was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident in Nashville.

Andy Kirby was born in White House, Tennessee and started racing motorcycles in the South Eastern United States. He became friends with NASCAR Busch Series driver Chad Chaffin, who got Kirby interested in four wheels. It went well and Kirby took three track championships (1994, 1996, and 1997) at the Nashville Speedway racing against Chaffin who took the title in 1993 and 1995.

In 1999 Larry Lockamy offered Kirby a limited season in his Williams Travel Centers Chevy. Kirby made his debut in February at Rockingham. He qualified 38th and crashed out after 157 laps. At the next round in Las Vegas he qualified 5th. However he crashed out of the race again. He finished 33rd at his home track of Nashville, 36th at Loudon and 26th at Dover Downs. His came 20th at Bristol, his best finish. It was not good enough and he was released by the Lockamy team.

In 2000 he got a 5 race deal courtecy of Williams Travel, driviing the Williams Chevy. After coming 19th at Talladega the season looked promising but it was all downhill ending with a DNQ.

In 2001 he drove 2 races for Jay Robinson Racing, finishing 16th at Talladega and 33rd at Darlington. He then ran 3 races for Moy Racing. Coming home 30th at Michigan International Speedway, 41st at Kansas, and 32nd at Homestead-Miami. He also had one race for Means Racing, finishing 41st at Memphis.

In 2002 Moy Racing gave him five starts with 28th at Las Vegas his best finish. Jay Robinson asked him back for 4 races. He scored his best finish ever after avoiding a big wreck, he came home 6th, his first and only top-10. In the other three races, he finished 23rd, 29th and 32nd. Kirby ran two races for Fred Bickford. He finished 39th and 41st in those races. Kirby's final start came at Kentucky Speedway, where he finished 23rd.

Kirby was getting ready for the Pikes Peak hill climb when he was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2002.

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