You can't accidentally win 23 out of 43 races.
That was Trey Jarrell's stat line while competing in Legend Cars against other top NASCAR Sprint Cup Series prospects in his age group during the 2012 racing season. It's common for other young drivers in the sport to identify themselves as a rising star, but Jarrell's record indicates it's an authentic statement.
The Martinsville, Va. native began his career at age 10 in 2007, competing in quarter midgets. On a track in Salisbury, N.C., Jarrell captured three victories in his first year of driving. In 2008, he was the top rookie in his division of the North Carolina Quarter Midget Association, finishing 12th in the point standings. He finished fifth in the division's standings in 2009.
Jarrell moved to Bandolero Cars, a popular division of racing for kids, in 2010. That year was his first competing in the Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway, a 10-week contest for the nation's top young racecar drivers, in which he finished 10th in the Shootout’s cumulative standings.
In 2011 he made the transition to Legend Cars, a training ground that produced current NASCAR stars like Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Joey Logano. Jarrell scored 20 top-five finishes in 27 starts that included five wins at three popular North Carolina racetracks (Caraway, Ace and Hickory).
Jarrell broke out in his 2012 season in Legend Cars, winning 23 times in 43 races, including the opening and closing nights of the Summer Shootout, the Big Money 100 at Charlotte, the Battle of the Bayou in Monroe, La. and at tracks such as Lake Erie (PA), Dillon (SC), Motor Mile (VA) and Orange County (NC), in addition to repeat victories at Caraway and Hickory.
Taking on Stock Cars for the first time in his career, Jarrell entered one of NASCAR's entry-level divisions, the Whelen All-American Series, in 2013. Piloting Late Model Stock Cars, Jarrell won the Rookie of the Year award at home track Motor Mile.
Current Season – 2014
For the 2014 season, the 17-year-old Jarrell will compete in the Pro All-Star Series, a Super Late Model division that tours the Carolinas and Virginia. Driving the No. 12 for car owner Mark Reedy and sponsored by AutosByNelson.com and Drive Smart Virginia, Jarrell looks to continue his winning ways in his latest stop on the highway to auto racing's premier divisions.