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Paulie Harraka

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Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/15/1989

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Making his TriStar Motorsports debut this weekend at Dover International Speedway, Paulie Harraka will pilot the No. 44 Buckle Up/Click It or Ticket Camry for the Buckle Up 200 Presented by Click It or Ticket.
With only four Nationwide Series starts, Harraka's No. 44 Camry will carry yellow rookie strips on the rear of the car. Harraka has one start at the "Monster Mile" in the Camping World Truck Series, where he started 25th and finished 17th. Harraka is eager to get behind the wheel at what is considered to be his "home track" and turn his first laps in a TriStar Motorsports Camry.-TriStar Motorsports NC Tue, May 27, 2014 02:35:00 PM

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TriStar Motorsports announced the addition of Paulie Harraka to their driver line-up starting with the Buckle Up 200 Presented by Click It or Ticket at Dover International Speedway on May 31st.

He will pilot the No.44 Toyota Camry with the Delaware Office of Highway Safety as the primary sponsor. Harraka is a graduate of Duke University and an alumnus of NASCAR's Drive for Diversity program. With four previous Nationwide Series starts, the Wayne, New Jersey native is looking forward to getting behind the wheel of the No.44 TriStar Motorsports Camry. "Dover is about as close to home as it gets for me, so there's no better place to make my debut with TriStar Motorsports," said Harraka.-TriStar Motorsports NC, LLC
Fri, May 16, 2014 04:05:00 PM

MC10 and NASCAR Nationwide Series driver, Paulie Harraka, continue to collaborate on the next generation of athletic performance monitoring devices at the Great Clips 200 Race at Phoenix.

Driving for Go Green Racing, Harraka will test MC10 products under the grueling conditions of a 200-mile course. MC10 and Paulie Harraka first teamed up for a NASCAR World Truck Camping Series Race at the Martinsville Speedway in March 2012. In September, Harraka drove his first race in the Nationwide Series this season with Go Green Racing at the Richmond International Raceway.-Meredith Communications
Wed, Nov 7, 2012 08:18:00 PM

On Friday, September 7, under the bright lights of Richmond International Raceway, the NASCAR Nationwide Series’ newest pair, Paulie Harraka and Go Green Racing will hit the asphalt.

Retired NASCAR champion Ted Musgrave will continue in his role as mentor and spotter to the young Harraka. This will mark Harraka’s second start in the Nationwide Series, and his first this season. Go Green Racing, which fields both the 39 and 08, is in its second year of full-time competition in the series. Go Green Racing’s Fords finished 23rd and 32nd in Richmond in the spring.-Paulie Harraka PR
Mon, Sep 3, 2012 10:10:00 PM

Paulie Harraka and Wauters Motorsports head to the tricky triangle this week for the running of the Pocono Mountains 125 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Speedway.

Harraka will be making his first start at the 2.5-mile triangle shaped track in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Richie Wauters in his tenure as a NASCAR crew chief has one previous start at Pocono Raceway with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver, Aric Almirola where they posted a fifth-place finish.-Wauters Motorsports
Mon, Jul 30, 2012 09:23:00 PM

Paulie Harraka will be making his first start at the parabolic 1.5-mile Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois.

"From everything I've heard, Chicagoland is a great track to race on," Harraka said. "I have never been there, but I'm excited to check it out and continue to build on our forward momentum this season." Team owner Richie Wauters touts one win (Kyle Busch, 2009) and two top-10 finishes in two starts at Chicagoland Speedway. At Iowa Speedway last weekend, Harraka was in 12th place position when a tire issue sent the truck into the outside wall ending the night early.-Wauters Motorsports
Mon, Jul 16, 2012 09:13:00 PM

Paulie Harraka takes the biggest hit in the point standings after the Camping World Truck Series American Ethanol 225 at Iowa Speedway.

He started the No. 5 Ford 13th in the lineup. He was involved in an accident on lap 49 and was done for the night. He was credited with a 33rd place finish and dropped 3 spots to 21st in the 2012 NCWTS standings. This was the biggest drop among drivers making all 9 races so far this season.
Sat, Jul 14, 2012 11:52:00 PM

Paulie Harraka and Wauters Motorsports head west to America’s heartland, for the running of the American Ethanol 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Iowa Speedway Saturday, July 14, 2012.

Harraka has three previous starts at Iowa in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West division. Harraka’s best finish was in 2009 where he scored a second-place finish. Team owner, Richie Wauters, has two starts at the 7/8-mile track just outside Des Moines, Iowa with Brian Ickler and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver, Aric Almirola.-Wauters Motorsports
Mon, Jul 9, 2012 10:12:00 PM

This will be Paulie Harraka’s first start at the 1.5-mile Sparta, Kentucky race track but not his first time at the Kentucky Speedway.

"I’ve tested cars at Kentucky before and know that the bumpy nature of the track will play a big factor in our weekend," Harraka commented. Team owner Richie Wauters, in his tenure as a crew chief, has never gone to victory lane but has had two top-five and four top-10 finishes in just seven starts at the intermediate sized racetrack. Wauters best finish was third-place position with Aric Almirola as the driver in 2010.-Wauters Motorsports
Mon, Jun 25, 2012 10:23:00 PM

Paulie Harraka will be making his first appearance at the Fort Worth track but his third intermediate size track start of the 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.

"Each track we've been to this year has been completely new to me, and that's certainly been a big challenge," Paulie Harraka said. "The exciting thing for me about Texas is that, while it is certainly unique, it is a lot like Charlotte, so I feel like I have some idea of what to expect and what to focus on when we get there. Everybody has been warning me about the winds there, so I'm sure that that will present a new obstacle, but these are all lessons for me to learn!"-Wauters Motorsports
Tue, Jun 5, 2012 10:10:00 PM

Paulie Harraka will make his debut at Dover in the No. 5 Ford F150 for the running of the Lucas Oil 200 Friday, June 1, 2012.

Harraka promotes Phoenix International Raceway this Friday, a track he has run at during his NASCAR K&N West Series career. The No. 5 Ford will carry the PIR logo to spread the word to fans that they can start buying tickets beginning June 1, 2012 for November’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Weekend at Phoenix. Team owner, Richie Wauters in his tenure as a crew chief has scored two wins (Kyle Busch 2005, Aric Almirola 2010) and four top-10 finishes in seven Truck Series events in Dover.-Wauters Motorsports
Tue, May 29, 2012 08:29:00 PM

Paulie Harraka will pilot the No. 5 Wauters Motorsports NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford F150 at Charlotte for the running of the NC Education Lottery 200.

Harraka may have a racing history but the recent Duke University graduate will embark on his first race of his full-time NASCAR racing career. He graduated on May 13th and joins a handful of NASCAR drivers that have college degrees. Harraka has raced go karts on the interior road course at the Concord, NC track but will be making his first start on the asphalt surface.-Wauters Motorsports
Tue, May 15, 2012 07:55:00 PM

Paulie Harraka will make a series of debuts this season as he hunts for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year title with Kansas presenting another first.

It is a 1.5-mile intermediate sized racetrack. Owner, Richie Wauters in his tenure as a crew chief has posted three top-10 finishes at the Kansas City, Kansas track with his most recent in 2010 with Aric Almirola.-Wauters Motorsports
Tue, Apr 17, 2012 08:09:00 PM

Paulie Harraka is the top rookie qualified for the Camping World Truck Series Good Sam Roadside Assistance 200 at Rockingham Speedway.

His lap of 144.381 mph in the No. 5 truck was 2nd fastest, ahead of the rest of the 2012 Rookie of The Year contenders for this race.
Sat, Apr 14, 2012 07:23:00 PM

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Paulie Harraka and team Wauters Motorsports No. 5 Ford F-150 will adorn the "Send a Soldier to the Rock" design for the inaugural Truck race at Rockingham Speedway.

In advance of the Sunday, April 15 Good Sam Roadside Assistance 200 at Rockingham, fans are encouraged to purchase a $20 general admission ticket for distribution to a soldier at nearby Fort Bragg, N.C., home of the U.S. Army Airborne and Special Operations Command. All tickets purchased will be held at will call for the soldiers and their families.-Wauters Motorsports
Tue, Apr 10, 2012 01:49:00 PM