From the time he first wheeled a go-kart at speeds of 75 miles per hour as a diminutive kindergartener, it was apparent that Michael McGuire was born to race. The young speedster started his racing career at the tender age of five in 2001 and during his highly successful go-kart racing career he won over 75 feature events at ten different race tracks.
Michael moved up to modified stock cars in 2008 at age 11 and won races at Franklin County Speedway competing against men three times his age with decades of experience. He continued to climb the racing ladder in 2009 when he began his Limited Late Model campaign. He won five races and the division crown at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, North Carolina. He never finished outside of the top three the entire season.
By the time he turned 12 he began setting records as well as winning races. Michael became the youngest Late Model stock car winner in history and he wasted no time breaking another record by winning the Orange County Speedway Limited Late Model stock car championship shortly after turning 13.
The 2010 season continued to be record-setting, when Michael became NASCAR's only 14-year-old winner. The victory at Motor Mile Speedway etched his name in the record books as the youngest driver to win a feature event in the twenty-two-year history of the track.
In 2011, NASCAR lowered the age requirement to 14 to earn a stock car license. On June 4, Michael became the youngest driver in NASCAR history to win a sanctioned late model event with his win at Motor Mile Speedway. At season's end, Michael received the Virginia Rookie of the Year title at the NASCAR awards banquet in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Michael started racing in NASCAR at age 15 competing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East IN 2012. He made his debut at Bristol Motor Speedway, qualified 4th qualified 4th and finished 8th in his very first race. By the end of the season, he had finished in the top 10 at two of the hardest tracks on the circuit - Richmond International Raceway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Just one year after his series debut, Michael returned to Bristol Motor Speedway and won the pole position at the lightning fast oval and set a new track record. After leading the start of the event, he was spun from behind by a lap car while slowing for a caution. Still, McGuire raced through the field to finish a hard-earned fourth at age 16.
Michael McGuire is Driven To Succeed.