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Ryan Preece Driver Bio

Birthdate: October 25, 1990
Hometown: Berlin, CT
First Career Cup race: Sept. 27, 2015 (New Hampshire)
Career Cup Poles: 0
Career Cup Wins: 0
Best Cup Championship Finish: 26th – 2019

Getty ImagesRyan Preece joined JTG Daugherty Racing in 2019 and finished 26th in the standings in his rookie season. His best finish came at Talladega in the spring, third.


For the previous two seasons, Preece had a successful part-time campaign with Joe Gibbs Racing in the Xfinity Series where he recorded 15 top 10s in 19 starts that included two wins (Iowa Speedway, 2017 and Bristol Motor Speedway, 2018). Preece also ran five Cup Series in 2015 in the No. 98 car for Mike Curb.

The Berlin, Connecticut native is well known in the Northeast, racing in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour since 2007. In 158 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts, he has 22 wins, 77 top-five finishes and 103 top-10 finishes, winning the championship in 2013. Preece was also named to NASCAR’s elite “NASCAR Next” Class in 2013 and 2014.