Klaus Graf (born 21 July 1969) is a German professional racing driver. He is the son of rally driver Peter Graf. He lives in the United States while competing in the American Le Mans Series. He resulted LMP1 class champion in 2012, and runner-up in 2010 and 2011.

Racing career

Graf in the American Le Mans Series race at Long Beach in 2012

Born in Dornhan, Graf has won championships and races in several road racing series. In 2004, he raced part-time in NASCAR Nextel Cup for BAM Racing. He competed in one race at Infineon Raceway finishing 17th; however, he attempted two other races during the year. He attempted 8 races for the same team in 2007 but did not qualify for any of them. In 2005 he won the Trans-Am Series Driver's Championship, becoming the first Trans Am champion born outside the United States since David Hobbs in 1983.

Klaus raced for Muscle Milk Pickett Racing in the American Le Mans Series. His best finishes in the 2010 season were an LMP2 class win at the 12 Hours of Sebring sharing with team owner Greg Pickett and Sascha Maassen, and overall race wins (and LMP class) at the Northeast Grand Prix sharing with Pickett, and at the Grand Prix of Mosport sharing with Romain Dumas.

In 2011, Graf collected further victories at Long Beach, Mosport, Mid-Ohio and Road America in the team's Lola-Aston Martin. For 2012, Graf returned to the team and drove together with Lucas Luhr in a new HPD ARX-03a for the entire ALMS season.

Graf won the 2012 and 2013 ALMS LMP1 driver's championships with codriver Lucas Luhr.

Racing record

24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2000 Denmark Team Den Blå Avis Denmark John Nielsen
Italy Mauro Baldi
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S-Élan LMP900 205 NC NC
2001 United States Panoz Motorsports United Kingdom Jamie Davies
South Africa Gary Formato
Panoz LMP07-Élan LMP900 86 DNF DNF
2008 Czech Republic Charouz Racing System
United States Team Cytosport
United States Greg Pickett
Netherlands Jan Lammers
Lola B07/17-Judd LMP1 146 DNF DNF

Complete Porsche Supercup results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 DC Points
2003 Tolimit Motorsport Porsche 996 GT3 ITA ESP
4
AUT
6
MON
14†
GER
7
FRA GBR GER
2
HUN ITA
Ret
8th 73
Walter Lechner Racing School Team USA
Ret
USA
8
2004 Tolimit Motorsport Porsche 996 GT3 ITA
8
ESP
2
MON
10
GER
3
USA
Ret
USA
5
FRA
Ret
GBR
18†
GER HUN BEL ITA
3
9th 86
2005 Tolimit Motorsport Porsche 997 GT3 ITA ESP MON GER
7
USA USA FRA GBR GER HUN ITA BEL NC‡ 0‡

† — Did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

‡ — Guest driver – Not eligible for points.

NASCAR

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Nextel Cup Series

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 NNCC Pts Ref
2004 BAM Racing 59 Dodge DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON
17
DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN
DNQ
MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV TAL KAN CLT MAR
DNQ
ATL PHO DAR HOM 72nd 112 [1]
2007 BAM Racing 49 Dodge DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON
DNQ
NHA DAY CHI IND POC GLN
DNQ
MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM N/A 0 [2]

ARCA Re/Max Series

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Re/Max Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 ARMC Pts Ref
BAM Racing 69 Dodge DAY
3
SLM TOL KAN POC MCH BLN KEN LER NSH ISF TOL DSF CHI 81st 310 [3]
99 TAL
29

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pos. Pts
2014 Muscle Milk Pickett Racing P Oreca 03 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 DAY
5
SEB
13
LBH LAG DET WGL MOS IMS ROA COA PET 36th 46

References

  1. ^ "Klaus Graf – 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved August 9, 2020.
  2. ^ "Klaus Graf – 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved August 9, 2020.
  3. ^ "Klaus Graf – 2004 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved January 27, 2019.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by American Le Mans Series champion
2012-2013
with Lucas Luhr
Succeeded by
End Series