|Phillip Morris, born May 11, 1965 is a former NASCAR driver from Ruckersville, VA. Morris is best known for an impressive run in his Busch Series debut, finishing 5th in that 1998 race. However, he also ran in the Craftsman Truck Series as well and was in the Busch Series until 2001. He currently races in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, where he won the national championship in 2006, 2008, and 2009.
Craftsman Truck Series Career
Morris made one career start in the Craftsman Truck Series, his major league NASCAR debut, which came in 1997. Starting 24th in the field at Martinsville, Morris had an engine let go early and would finish last (36th).
Busch Series Career
Philip Morris made his Nascar Busch Series debut at the North Carolina Speedway in Rockingham, NC in November of 1998, driving the #84 Baldauf Chevy. Morris started 12th and finished in the 5th position, a major impact in his debut.
In 1999 he made 3 races driving the #01 Blue Ridge Motorsports Chevrolet. At the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March, he started the #01 Llumar Window Film Chevrolet in 8th and finished 35th, 3 laps down. At the South Boston Speedway in June, the #01 was sponsored by Value America. Morris started 26th and finished 7th. In August he made his 3rd and final start of 1999 at Bristol, driving the #01 Power Monitors Inc. Chevrolet, he started 28th and finished 29th.
In 2000, Morris drove 6 races for Innovative Motorsports in the #30 Little Trees Chevrolet. In his 6 starts, he had a best starting position of 8th at South Boston and a best finish of 28th at South Boston, as well.
Morris didn't have much success after that, and in 2001 raced his three last NASCAR races. He was 30th and 34th in two races for Jay Robinson Racing, with the better coming at Charlotte and then 40th in a race for Hensley Racing at Rockingham.