Bayley Currey will be joining Niece Motorsports in 2024, and what a ride it has been for Currey to get here. Here is everything you need to know about one of Niece Motorsports’ newest drivers.
Early Life and Career
Bayley Currey was born on October 29, 1996, in Driftwood, Texas. According to niecemotorsports.com, Currey started racing at the age of 7 in New Braunfels, Texas. As a young racer, most of his success came at Central Texas Speedway. He won track championships there in both modifieds and late models along with Texas State Championships in legend cars and Bandolaros.
He made three late-season Truck Series starts in 2017 for his NASCAR National Touring Series debut. His best finish came at Phoenix as he finished 10th running for D.J. Kopp. Currey started his Xfinity Series career in 2018 driving for J.P. Motorsports and B.J. McLeod for 11 races. Currey’s best finish was 21st at his home track in Texas.
In 2019, he made his Cup Series debut while continuing to run part-time in both Xfinity and Trucks. He ran 10 races that season for Rick Ware Racing, also making 13 Xfinity Series starts for the team that same season. Currey’s best Cup Series finish was 21st at Pocono.
Working His Way Up to Full-Time Xfinity
As time went on, Currey’s focus primarily shifted to Xfinity. In 2020, he ran in 26 races for Mike Harmon, but, Currey started to find a bit more success in 2021. That year, Currey got his first career Xfinity Series top-10 at Phoenix with a seventh-place finish.
Later that season, Currey ran 7 races for JD Motorsports, and he recorded 3 top-20 finishes for the team. That was enough for JD Motorsports to sign Currey full-time for 2022. For the first time in his career, Curry was a full-time driver.
He had a decent campaign. He finished 20th in the standings with one top-10 at New Hampshire and 13 top-20 finishes. He drove well enough to come back for the team in 2023, but, things did not go as planned.
Redemption at Niece Motorsports
Four races into the 2023 season, Currey failed to finish better than 28th, and he finished on the lead lap only once. Surprisingly, following the fourth race of the season at Phoenix, Currey was out at JD Motorsports, replaced by Garrett Smithley.
However, he found redemption at Niece Motorsports. He had been making spot starts in the Truck Series for Niece throughout the past few seasons. In 2023, Currey made 11 starts for the team, and he performed the best he ever has in the Truck Series.
He recorded 4 top-10 finishes and 3 top-5 finishes. This included his best career finish of fourth at Atlanta in the spring. He performed so well that Niece signed Currey to drive full-time in 2024. How will Currey perform at Niece in 2024?