Staropoli Scores 1st NASCAR Victory At Irwindale Speedway!

IRWINDALE, Calif. (March 22, 2014) – Patrick Staropoli scored his first career win in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West with a victory in the NAPA AUTO PARTS 150 at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway on Saturday night. More »

Talent Behind the Wheel – A Harvard Summa Aims for NASCAR

Patrick recently sat down with Harvard Magazine\'s Steve Potter for an exclusive interview on juggling his Harvard career with his dreams of racing in NASCAR. More »

Harvard grad Staropoli big newsmaker in afternoon testing at Daytona

(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – December 19, 2014) – 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. That’s because, as of the night before, he had no idea he’d even be at the “World Center of Racing”. More »


Rain-Out Trumps Star Racing’s Return


(Plantation, 7.21.15) – After almost 1 year out of the seat of the PEAK Antifreeze Late Model, Patrick Staropoli and the Star Racing team were set to make their return Saturday night at Showtime Speedway in St. Petersburg, FL. However, Mother Nature had other plans. After 3 practice sessions were recorded, officials cancelled the remaining events as the skies opened up. Staropoli’s thoughts –>

Harvard Grad. Paces ARCA Final Practice At Daytona


( Thursday evening’s practice was led by the driver with the most ARCA Racing Series wins at Daytona International Speedway (FL) in the history of the series, Bobby Gerhart. Friday morning’s final practice was paced by Patrick Staropoli, a driver who has never raced in ARCA competition anywhere ever before.

Staropoli, a graduate of Harvard University, put down a lap of 47.386 seconds right at the end of the hour-long practice session on Friday morning. His time beat Frank Kimmel’s lap of 47.388 seconds by just two one-thousanths of a second. It’s also the fastest lap anybody has turned at Daytona yet between the two practice sessions this weekend and both test sessions during the winter.

Empire Racing has three-driver lineup for Daytona


(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – February 10, 2015) – Before heading to Daytona Beach, Fla. for the start of the 2015 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season, Empire Racing Group’s Sean Corr had a little digging to do – literally.

Mayo: Staropoli has sights back on school, still hopes for NASCAR break

(Sun Sentinel, February 1 2015) — Patrick Staropoli thought he would start 2015 with an agonizing decision: Quit medical school or give up his dream of becoming a NASCAR driver.

“The cards that were on the table made the decision for me,” Staropoli, of Plantation, said last week.

After a deal to race on NASCAR’s lower levels fell through, the Harvard graduate and past valedictorian at Plantation High is back at the University of Miami. He began his fourth semester of medical school in January, resuming his studies to become an ophthalmologist after a year off.

For now, he’s trying to get his head back into school. But his heart is clearly with racing.

Staropoli Takes Rheumatology Exam, places Top-3 on Speed Charts Same Day


Empire Racing Tops Speed Charts Again at Daytona
(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – January 16, 2015) – It just wasn’t enough for Empire Racing to top the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards charts in open testing at Daytona Int’l Speedway back in December, One month later, Empire returned and did it again, topping the charts with the No. 48 Hylton-Empire Ford Fusion with Sean Corr at the helm Friday afternoon at the “World Center of Racing”. Corr was fastest overall with a speed of 187.692 mph.Then, in the final seconds, right before the five o’clock closing bell, his Empire Racing teammates Austin Hill and Patrick Staropoli drafted their way to the front, taking their places in second and third right behind the boss.