Before moving to the United States when he was eight, Nur spent his early childhood in Germany. He was surrounded by Formula 1 and developed a passion for motorsports. He dreamt of racing but knew education had to be his main priority. After earning a BA in International Relations at American University in 1998 he enrolled in the Skip Barber School of Racing.

Since then, he has gone on to compete for Team Pakistan in A1 Grand Prix - World Cup of Motorsport, capture two Legends Car Championships, two Formula Mazda Championships, competed in twelve countries on five continents as well as in select NASCAR Xfinity Series and ARCA Racing Series races.

Nur has never shied away from a new challenge. In 2015, the Trophy Club, TX native took on perhaps the biggest challenge of his career when he entered the Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) Lites Series Championship.

In 2017, the 19th year of Nur competing professionally, he will once again pilot the #42 Valvoline sponsored Global Rallycross Lites Car. 

Quick Facts

Hometown: Trophy Club, TX

Birthdate: October 12, 1974

Years in Racing: 19

Hero: Dad (Barkat Ali)

Racing Goals: To be successful at every level

Favorite Track: Wherever the next race is being held

If Not Racing: Politics

Philosophy: Follow your passion and fight for what you love

Best Advice: Give it all you've got

  • Interned for Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) in 1995
  • Graduated from American University in 1998 and received a BA in International Relations with a focus in U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Fluent in 3 languages: English, German and Urdu
  • First Asian American to compete in the ARCA Racing Series
  • The City of Southlake, Texas declared January 25th as Nur Ali Day