The Fuller Legacy

As someone that Dale Earnhardt described as having a bunch of natural ability in a race car, you could say that Rob Fuller was born with a checkered flag in his hand. Born into one of the most successful families in NASCAR history with over 40 years and 350 collective victories under their hood the Fullers have raced and rallied their way up and down the eastern seaboard. At the age of 5, in Thompson, Conn., Rob was already beginning his career in motorsports. While his dad Bobby was shattering NASCAR records in the Late Models, Rob was across the parking lot competing in the Quarter Midget class.

Meanwhile, Rob’s uncle, Jeff Fuller, was beginning to gain notoriety after winning the 1992 NASCAR Modified Series Championship. Jeff progressed into the NASCAR Busch Series (NBS) in 1995 where he was named Rookie of the Year while also finishing in the top-10 in the NBS final standings.  The following year Jeff earned his first win from the pole position at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Early Life & Career

Rob graduated high school and moved to North Carolina in 1995 to help his Uncle Jeff, who had just begun his NASCAR Nationwide Series driving career. Rob quickly gained notoriety in the NASCAR garage as the fastest gun in town with his rear tire changing skills.  Pitting drivers like Rusty Wallace, Ryan Newman, and Dale Earnhardt Jr., Rob earned the title as the fastest tire changer in NASCAR.

While Rob enjoyed driving his own car from time to time, (Tony Eury Jr. calls Rob,  a super sharp determined, hard core racer, he decided to venture into the technical side of the sport, joining the vehicle dynamics department at Penske Racing. Newly developed skills led Rob to nine poles in nine attempts and an average finish of 4.2 in his NASCAR Late Model at Concord Speedway in 2004. That same year, Rob moved to Dale Earnhardt, Inc. where he was appointed head of the vehicle dynamics department. By this point Rob had visited victory lane 48 times on NASCAR’s two largest stages, so when Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced that he was leaving the organization in 2007, Rob took it as an opportunity to branch out on his own.

Career Today

Rusty Wallace describes Rob as someone who understands race cars like very few people do. Today, Rob Fuller Motorsports (RFM) is one of the most successful and well-respected race teams in NASCAR. Fielding first-class equipment in the NASCAR Nationwide, Late Model and Cup Series has earned Rob a reputation that attracts some of the largest product names in the sport, including: Sunoco Race Fuel, Troyer Race Cars, Motorsports Designs and Draco Springs.

In 2008, Rob drove his late model to an average finish of 3.8 and assembled a NASCAR Sprint Cup car that qualified 18th in the prestigious Daytona 500, sending home some of the biggest teams in NASCAR. 2009 was a pinnacle year for both Rob and his team, RFM. After building R3 motorsports into a two car NASCAR Nationwide Series team, which also ran a limited number of NASCAR Camping World Truck races and put Mike Skinner in a COT car for the Daytona 500, Rob turned the team over to his partners and moved on to focus on his team, Rob Fuller Motorsports.

2010 will allow Rob to focus on what is important to him: Family, DRACO Springs, and most of all, WINNING. Look for RFM and DRACO to be at the front of whatever pack Rob decides to compete in, Late Model, Trucks, or the mighty modified, where it all began!