DOB: July 16, 1991
Birthplace: New Castle, Indiana
Residence: New Castle, IN.
Weight: 155 lbs
Marital Status: Single
Long before the New Castle, Ind. driver was a rising star on the NASCAR scene and the driver of the Turn One Racing's No. 60 Chevrolet Silverado, he was working in the family business as a fourth-generation farmer, learning the business of corn and soybeans from his father, just as he had learned from his father before him.
His role as both a NASCAR driver and an active participant in America's agriculture business makes Armstrong an authentic ambassador for WinField's products and services. WinField, a Lond O'Lakes company, offers top-performing seed and crop protection products. With unmatched agricultural expertise and performance as core company values, WinField brands match leading seed and crop protection products to help growers, dealers, and other industry partners achieve high levels of success.
WinField brands include CROPLAN, crop protection products, plan nutrients and other proprietary products. Backed with unrivaled technical services and knowledge, WinField products deliver outstanding solutions and value for the agriculture industry.
In addition to being able to converse with WinField growers and dealers about the benefits of WinField's products and services, the 21-year-old Armstrong has a strong on-track record to discuss which includes three wins in the ARCA Racing Series - Winchester Speedway (2011), Salem Speedway (2010) and Talladega Superspeedway (2010) - an extensive background in USAC Sprints and Midgets, having recorded more than 200 feature wins while competing in midgets, non-wing sprints, Go-Karts, Quarter Midgets, Bandoleros, Micro/Mini Sprints and Kenyon Midgets. In 2004, at 13, he became the youngest driver ever to win a USAC National Championship title.
Coming into 2013 he had two top-10 and one top-five finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in just 22 starts. His 15 starts in 2012 included a third-place finish in the VFW 200 at Michigan International Speedway in August, after starting the race 20th.
Turn One Racing was founded by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veteran driver Stacy Compton in 2006 and is focused on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and developing young drivers such as Armstrong into tomorrow's NASCAR champions. In 2013, NASCAR industry veteran John Story has joined Compton in Turn One Racing's ownership group to strengthen an already successful team.
In a driving career spanning 17 years, Compton has made 89 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts, 173 NASCAR Nationwide Series starts and 158 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts including two wins.
- Signed with Richard Childress Racing and will compete in five NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
- Racing in the full NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Turn One Racing
- Finished third in the "VFW 200" at Michigan International Speedway
- Dakoda WON the ARCA "Winchester 200" at Winchester Speedway
- Dakoda WON the "Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA Fall Classic" at Salem Speedway
- Dakoda WON the pole for the ARCA "Talladega 250"
- Dakoda WON the ARCA "Talladega 250" at Talladega Superspeedway
- Dakoda was named the ARCA Stock Car Series "Rookie of the Year"
- Dakoda was signed by NASCAR team Penske Racing into a developmental driver contract
- Dakoda WON the UMARA National Midget "Last Stand" prelim night race at Joliet Memorial Stadium
- In his first ever race at Indiana's Winchester Speedway (Worlds Fastest Half Mile), at 16 years old, Dakoda qualified his sprint car 5th and finished an impressive 8th, against USAC's best National Sprint Car drivers!
- Dakoda WON the USAC Regional Midget Series event at Mount Lawn Speedway on July 16, 2008.
- Dakoda WON the USAC Regional Midget Series event at Plymouth Speedway on June 18, 2008.
- Dakoda WON the inaugural "Anderson Midget 400" 400 lap midget car race at Anderson Speedway
- Stock Cars - In his first ever stock car race (Hooters Pro Cup), Dakoda drove from 28th to 10th, passing 18 cars. Not only was he "Rookie of the Race", but he was also the "Hard Charger", for passing more cars than anyone else in the race!
- Sprints & Midgets - Wins: 4; Top-3 Finishes: 11; Top-5 Finishes: 10; Top-10 Finishes: 11
- Dakoda WON the 2007 "PRI Mopar Midget Classic" in Orlando, Florida
- 410 Sprints - Top-3 Finishes: 1; Top-5 Finishes: 2; Top-10 Finishes: 12
- USAC Kenyon Midget Champion - Rookie Year
- Bob Nervo Memorial Lt-B - Champion - Toldeo, OH.
- Nascart Champion - Speedcreek, IN.
- Harold Lamberson Memorial Winner - Quarter Midget - Indianapolis, IN.
- Gasoline Alley, National Quarter Midget Champion, Indianapolis, IN.
- 3-Time Mini Indy Quarter Midget Champion - Indianapolis, IN.
- Bandolero Index Goodrich, IN State Champion - Bandit Division
- Nascart Champion - Speedcreek, IN.
- 2-Time Turkey Gobbler National Champion - Huntsville, AL.
- 2-Time Harold Lamberson Memorial Winner - Quarter Midget - Indianapolis, IN.
- Rookie Driver Micro Nascart - Speedcreek, IN.
- WKA National Champion - Camden, OH.