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Who is Bobby East?
Robert John East abbreviated as Bobby East was a professional American notable stock car racing driver. In his career, he raced in USAC, ARCA, and NASCAR. During his career in the latter two, he was a member of Ford’s driver development program.
How Old Is Bobby East?
He was 37 years old at the time of his death on July 13, 2022. Having been born on December 17, 1984, in Torrance, California, U.S. Bobby shared his birthdate with celebrities such as; Caleb Logan LeBlanc (2002-2015), Wyatt Oleff, Sebastien Andrade, Leo Howard, Harrison Ford, and many more.
Bobby East Family
Who are Bobby East Parents?
He was born to Bob East (Father) USAV Hall of Fame car builder, and Janice East (Mother).
Does Bobby East have Siblings?
He has two sisters by the name of Amy East Cook and Alison East Leffler.
Bobby East Education
Information regarding where he received his high school/college education is not mentioned on the internet.
Bobby East Marital Status
He was married to Natasha Zulu. They married in October 2021.
Bobby East Kids
He had a son with his wife Natasha. But his son’s name is not mentioned on the internet.
Bobby East Racing Career
He became the youngest driver at 16 years old to win a feature USAC National Midget event in 2001 at the Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville, Indiana. In 2004, he competed full-time in the USAC National Midget series where he was the champion driving the Steve Lewis Racing No. 9. The title thus giving gave him the distinction of being the youngest national champion in the series’ history at the age of 19. During the 2004 USAC season, he was the most victorious driver with 15 victories among the series’ three divisions. During the season, he wound up in victory lane seven times in national midgets, five times in national sprint cars, and once each in the Silver Crown, Western States Sprint Car, and Speedrome Regional Midget Series.
He attained the nickname ‘Beast’ during this prestigious time among his loyal fans, which is an amalgamation of the first letter of his first-name ‘B’ combined with his last name ‘East’. Next, he moved on to racing stock cars. He first attempted to qualify for three races in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in Roush Racing’s No. 33 Ford but failed to qualify for two of those races. In the one where he did qualify (at Phoenix), he wrecked late in that event and finished 30th. At the Homestead season-finale, he drove the No. 21 for Wood Brothers/JTG Racing but failed to qualify for that race too.
That year also, he made his ARCA Re/Max Series debut where he competed at Talladega in October 2005, driving the No. 29 Ford for K Automotive Racing. Later after a few weeks, he made his NASCAR Busch Series at Memphis in the No. 46 for St Motorsports and had a solid race, finishing 17th. The next year in 2006, he competed nearly full-time in the same truck. Where he was teammates in the team’s driver development program with fellow rookie Marcos Ambrose, who drove the team’s No. 20 truck. East would finish the year 23rd in points despite missing the first two races of the season. In 2007, he ran part-time in the Busch Series with Brewco Motorsports, splitting time in the team’s No.27, No. 37, and No. 43 cars.
In 2008, he returned to the Truck Series part-time reuniting with Roush to drive their No. 09 Zaxby’s Ford F-150. This included him winning the pole for the race at IRP. Roush also tasked East with qualifying Cup Series Carl Edwards’ Nationwide (formerly Busch) Series No. 60 car for the race at Memphis, the same track he made his debut three years earlier. However, East was unable to qualify very high in the field, placing 34th. Although Edwards would go on to win the race after making his way through the field to the front, taking the lead on lap 69 and staying there for the rest of the race.
Bobby East Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body, he stood at a height of 6ft 1inch (1.83m) and a weight of 69kg (152lbs).
Bobby East Salary and Net Worth
He had an annual salary of $2 million and an estimated net worth of between $4 and $10 million.