Alex Laughlin

ALEX LAUGHLIN

Vital Statistics
Residence: Granbury, Texas
Hometown: Granbury, Texas
Date of birth: September 7, 1988

Personal
Married: Wife, Sierra
Height/weight: 5'11", 205 lbs.
Hobbies: Interested in all forms of motorsports

ALEX LAUGHLIN

 

 

 

Pro Stock
2017 car:  Gas Monkey Energy Chevrolet Camaro
Crew chief: Craig Hankinson
Team owner: Kenny Laughlin
2016 wins/runner-up finishes: 1/1
Career wins/runner-up finishes: 1/1
2016 points finish: 11th
Best points finish: 11th (2016)
Playoff appearances: None
First start: Sonoma 2015
Career-best elapsed time: 6.514 seconds (Dallas 2015)
Career-best speed: 213.83 mph (Dallas 2015)

2016 Season Highlights

  • Earned first career Pro Stock victory at St. Louis
  • Advanced to final round in Dallas
  • Earned first career No. 1 qualifier in Denver
  • Qualified for all 24 events

Career Highlights

  • 2015: Made his Pro Stock debut at Sonoma; Quali ed for all seven events the team participated in; Quali ed a career-best 11th at Dallas

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BIOGRAPHY

Alex’s racing career started at the age of 9 years old in karting. Through the years, Alex was successful in the sport with many wins and top finishes, as well as winning two national championships. Karting has been a big part of Alex’s life and even still racing karts in his “off” time. Around the age of 15, Alex added Legend Cars to his portfolio and really exceeded many expectations in the little stock cars, especially on the road courses. Though Alex was already competing in two different types of racing, drag racing became another auto sport he showed interest in and before he knew it, he was racing close to 200mph before he even had his state issued drivers license. Alex said in an interview with a motorsport magazine: “Racing has been my passion since I can remember, any kind of racing, too. I give my success in racing and the ability to feel the cars, the ability to slow everything down and process what’s going on around you (even at 200mph) to growing up in karting.”

From karting to the legend cars, then to drag racing and later on adding many more success stories from competing in truck and tractor pulling, Alex has a diverse background in motorsports and continues to grow that racing portfolio. He currently drives the NHRA Drag Racing Car for Gas Monkey Energy in one of the most competitive and intricate classes in all of motorsports, Pro Stock.