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Patrick Staropoli

Team: Empire Racing-82-ARCA
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/10/1989

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Patrick Staropoli woke up Thursday thinking about an exam he had to take in Miami, where he attends medical school.
This morning, he sits on top of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards speed charts after the final practice at Daytona International Speedway. "That was a pretty wild lap," Staropoli said after his No. 82 American RF-Empire Racing Ford clocked in at 189.930 mph on his last practice lap of the morning. Staropoli turned his lap just ahead of Frank Kimmel, in the No. 25 Ansell-Menards Toyota. Corr was third, Will Kimmel fourth in the Vogtland Ford and Daniel Suarez in the Arris Toyota fifth. Fri, Feb 13, 2015 04:48:00 PM
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Patrick Staropoli will race for Empire Racing and title sponsor American RF on Saturday, February 14, in the first race of the 2015 ARCA season at Daytona.

Staropoli will pilot the number 82 car in the race. He has been in conversations with American RF about a 2015 season arrangement since November 2014. In December, Empire drivers placed a P1, P2 and P3 in ARCA testing and in January swept the top three spots again with a P1, P2 and P3 finish.-RoushYates
Tue, Feb 10, 2015 02:31:00 PM

Patrick Staropoli could not have imagined he’d be on top the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards test charts Friday at Daytona Int’l Speedway.

Said the 25-year-old Harvard graduate: "One of Empire’s drivers got really sick so we got a call last night to see if I’d be interested. So l left Charlotte right away, drove all night and got here at four in the morning, slept for about an hour, and came out to the track." He won the Peak Challenge last year, a driver search program through Michael Waltrip Racing. The reward was a five-race run with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. "I got to run five K&N races and won one of them at Irwindale (Speedway)." Staropoli, in the No. 48 Ford Fusion, was fastest (188.344 mph) among 39 drivers that posted time and speed in the afternoon session. Bobby Gerhart was second quickest in the afternoon session followed by Venturini Motorsports drivers Leilani Munter and Cody Coughlin. David Levine was fifth overall.
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Fri, Dec 19, 2014 07:33:00 PM

Patrick Staropoli (No. 99 Toyota) played the patient game in his first visit to Irwindale Speedway; the result was the rookie's first NASCAR victory.

The 24-year-old from Plantation, Fla., took the lead on a Lap 137 restart and drove to the win in the NAPA Auto Parts 150. It was just the sixth career start for the Harvard University graduate. David Mayhew edged Greg Pursley for second, while Staropoli's Bill McAnally Racing teammate Brandon McReynolds came home fourth.
Sun, Mar 23, 2014 11:50:00 AM