Gary Klutt (born August 14, 1992) is a Canadian professional stock car racing driver and a member of the 2016 NASCAR Next class. The Halton Hills, Ontario native currently races in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No.15 Chevrolet for Premium Motorsports, and the Pinty’s Series, driving the No.59 Ford for Legendary Motorcar Company. He also co-hosts the Canadian reality television show Legendary Motorcar with his father Peter. He has also raced in the Camping World Truck Series.

Racing Career

Pinty’s Series

Early years

Klutt began his racing career in 2000, finding success quickly, winning karting championships in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2007 and the Canadian Nationals in 2009.

Debuting in 2010 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Klutt qualified 16th and finished 11th in his family No. 68 entry. He did not return to the series until 2013, running another race at CTMP, starting seventh and finishing seventh in a family-entered No. 59 car. The team entered four races in 2014, running top tens at Circuit ICAR and CTMP, and falling out of one race with mechanical issues.

 

Full-time

Klutt started racing full-time in 2015, starting from the pole and winning the season-opening race at CTMP in only his seventh series start. He garnered one other pole and six other top tens en route to a 5th place points finish. He also garnered Rookie of the Year honors. 2016 brought a bit less success, as Klutt raced his way to eight top tens but not one top five finish and failed to finish two races. Also during the 2016 season, Klutt was named to the 2016 NASCAR Next class. As part of the NASCAR Next class, Klutt made an appearance in his No. 59 car with Pioneer Family Pools as sponsor.

 

Camping World Truck Series

During his 2016 Pinty’s season, Klutt signed on with Kyle Busch Motorsports to run a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, the track at which he had experienced the most success in the Pinty’s series. Klutt was a sub for Cody Coughlin, who could not drive the race. Klutt said he wanted a chance to race trucks at CTMP ever since 2013. During the race, Klutt improved four spots on his qualifying position to finish 11th.

 

Monster Energy Cup Series

On August 6, 2017, Klutt will make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut at Watkins Glen International, where he will drive the No. 15 Chevrolet for Premium Motorsports.

Personal life

Klutt works for his family reality television show Legendary Motorcar, which is shown internationally (U. S. on Velocity and in other countries, Discovery World). His other interests include real estate.