Gary Klutt is one of only 81 Canadians that have competed in the top three levels of NASCAR racing
Although Klutt has only raced in three races between the Monster Energy Cup Series and the Gander Outdoors Truck Series, he had made an impact on the sport in lots of other ways.
Keep reading for lots more information about NASCAR driver Gary Klutt including his bio, career highlights, stats and more.
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- Hometown: Halton Hills, Ontario
- Born: August 14, 1992
- Parents founded Legendary Motorcar Company
- Klutt has hosted Legendary Motorcar TV show in the past
- Works in commercial real estate outside of NASCAR
- Won three consecutive regional go-kart championships at ages 11, 12, 13
- 2009 Canadian National Go-kart champion
- Made NASCAR Pinty’s Series debut at 18 years old (2010)
- First full NASCAR Pinty’s season in 2015
- Finished with one win, seven top-ten finishes in 11 Pinty’s races in 2015
- Made Ganders Outdoors Truck debut in 2016
- Competed in first and only Cup Series race in 2017
Gary Klutt Bio
For drivers outside of the United States, it’s certainly an uphill battle to make it all the way to the NASCAR level of stock car racing. Gary Klutt, however, had a bit of an advantage thanks to his family.
Gary’s father, Peter Klutt, founded Legendary Motorcar Company Ltd. in 1985, a company that’s still prominent today. Peter’s love for automobiles extended beyond his restoration business, as he competed in races on the Trans-Am circuit and elsewhere.
Actually, Gary got his first pro start aside from go-karting because his father wasn’t able to race one day on the NASCAR Pinty circuit. That meant at 17 years old, Klutt got his first official race in NASCAR, and he impressed in that race too, finishing 11th overall.
It wasn’t until 2013 that Klutt reappeared at NASCAR level, joining the Pinty circuit again in 2013.
Steady Success for Klutt
Klutt started realizing his potential once he joined the Pinty’s circuit again in 2013. He only raced once that entire season, but was able to crack the top ten with a 7th place finish.
In 2014, he upped his race total by driving in four races. Once again, he was able to crack the top-ten, this time he did it twice.
That was the precursor for Klutt’s 2015 season on the Pinty’s circuit, his first full season in a NASCAR tier. Klutt competed in all 11 races that season, but it was the first race of the season that was most memorable. Klutt won the season-opening race for his first career win in NASCAR, during only his seventh career start.
While there were no more wins the rest of the seson, Klutt was consistent with seven top-ten finishes in 11 races that season. He kept up that success in 2016, where he had eight top-ten finishes in 12 total races that season.
Those performances spurred Klutt to try and move up the ranks. He made his Ganders Outdoor Truck debut in 2016, where he had an impressive 11th place finish. Klutt races in one more Outdoors Truck race in 2017, where he finished 24th overall.
Klutt also made his Monster Energy Cup Series debut in 2017, where he finished 31st overall in his one and only race on that circuit.
Outside of NASCAR
Klutt considers racing his number one job, but he does dabble in a number of other areas as well. He’s been a TV host on his parents TV show, Legendary Motorcar, along with another TV show called “Driving Me Crazy.”
The show Legendary Motorcar was bought by Peter after 2001 when the show was about to flop. Peter and a film crew then kept the show going for 11-12 years when it was called “Dream Car Garage.” Now, Gary and Peter and in their sixth season of filming for the rebranded show “Legendary Motorcar.”
Touted by NASCAR pros as having an engaging personality, Klutt uses that to work in commercial real estate, along with buying and selling classic cars.