About Patrick

PATRICK STAROPOLI is 27 years old, a South Florida native, and a summa cum laude graduate of Harvard University. He has excelled in school earning a 3.94 GPA, being inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, and ranked in the Top 10% of his class. He is currently in his final year of medical school at the University of Miami. However, since 2003, Patrick has taken the same skill and determination he uses in the classroom and applied it to his passion for racing. He progressed from gokarts up to Super Late Models until the opportunity of a lifetime presented itself in 2013: Patrick was selected out of over 700 entries, made it to the finals, and won the inaugural PEAK Stock Car Dream Challenge. He is now a development driver for Michael Waltrip Racing. Get to know Patrick by watching the homemade entry video that launched his NASCAR journey and scroll down for his career accomplishments.
Career Totals 34 wins, 106 top-5′s, 130 top-10′s in 147 races
NASCAR K&N Pro Series (2013-Present)

  • 1 Win, 1 Pole, 6 Top-10’s in only 7 starts
  • 1st Win in just sixth career start
  • Top-5 in series debut
  • Coca-Cola Move of the Race/ Hard Charger Award – New Smyrna 2/14
  • Sunoco Rookie of the Race Award – Roseville 10/13, IRW 3/14, Iowa 5/14
  • Coors Light Pole Award – Iowa 5/14
  • Autolite Lap Leader Award – IRW 3/14
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Late Models (2010-Present)                                                                                 

  • 4 wins
  • 12 top-5’s,
  • 19 top-10’s
  • 3 poles
  • Only 24 starts (2010-Present)
  • FUPLMS Feature Winner 2012
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FASTRUCK (2006-2007)

  • Florida State Championship 100 Winner
  • 2 wins
  • 18 top-10’s
  • Finished in the top-10 in over 80% of races
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FASTKIDS (2005)

  • 6 wins
  • 12 top-5’s
  • 13 top-10’s
  • Only 16 starts
  • Won 2 of his first 3 races, series-leading 6 wins
  • Final night feature winner at Hialeah Speedway
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Cyclone (2004)

  • 3 wins
  • 7 top-5’s
  • 10 top-10’s
  • Only 12 starts
  • 2nd place in first race (after starting last)
  • 5th-place in first extended-laps race (75)
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Gokarts (2003)

  • Won in very first start
  • 18 wins total
  • 3rd place in points
  • No finish lower than 5th all season
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