Brady Bacon is a third generation driver. He started racing when he was five years old driving quarter midgets. He then started racing micro midgets when he was 10 years old. He continued running the cars with much success until he was 15 when he started racing sprint cars and midgets as well. Towards the end of the 2006 season after much success in the USAC National Midget Series Brady signed onto the Driver Development Program with Chip Ganassi Racing. He began racing for Kasey Kahne’s USAC team in 2007 and raced with them through the end of 2008 in the full USAC National Midget and Sprint Car Series on both pavement and dirt. Brady graduated from a private Christian school one year early, bypassing his sophomore year with extra classes, so he could pursue his racing career. He not only excelled in racing but also academically; he was a National Merit Scholar as well as Valedictorian of his class.
He got back together with former car owners Mike and Megan Eubanks in 2009 to pursue his winged sprint car career. Brady had a great 2010 and 2011 season finishing the ASCS tour 2nd and 3rd in points respectively. These two years brought a total of 5 ASCS National victories as well as the prestigious Rookie of Knoxville 410 Nationals award in the wing ranks. He also scored his 1st USAC National sprintcar win.
In 2011 Brady took over full ownership of the 99 program and now operates Brady Bacon Racing. Brady enjoys being as versatile as possible with his racing. Brady not only drives but he is also responsible for all setup and mechanical decisions on his own cars while trying to gain every advantage that he can. 2012 proved to be a breakout year for Brady. He amassed a total of 12 victories in a variety of different venues. Concentrating on the ASCS tour he won 7 races and finished 3rd in the final points standings.
Wanting to make a change in order to do more wing 410 racing, Brady decided to make a few big changes in 2013. After marrying long time girlfriend Xia Xianna Baker, Brady moved to Indiana and also took over the driving duties for the famed Hoffman Auto Racing 69. Brady continued to field his own car in select 410 and 360 wing sprint car events. He finished out the year 3rd in USAC points.
2014 was a year to remember!! Brady won the USAC National Sprint Car Championship in the 69, owned by Hoffman Auto Racing!!! Brady won the first USAC race of the season and scored his first 410 sprint win early in the season. As of now, Brady has won a total of 9 feature events: 1 305 sprint, 2 USAC 360, 1 MOWA 410, 1 PA Speedweek 410, and 4 USAC national.
2015 showed a lot of promise! Brady capped the season off with 7 USAC National Sprint Car Wins, but fell short in the standings by having some tough luck and a few DNFs. Combining his nowing, wing, and midget wins he had a strong year with 12 wins and many top 10s!