July 11, 1960 |
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Awards||2000 Winston West Series Most Popular Driver|
|NASCAR Nationwide Series career|
|209 race(s) run over 13 year(s)|
|Best finish||7th (1993, 1994)|
|First race||1988 Mountain Dew 400 (Hickory)|
|Last race||2004 Alan Kulwicki 250 (Milwaukee)|
|First win||1992 Granger Select 200 (Dublin)|
|Last win||1992 Granger Select 200 (Dublin)|
|NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career|
|73 race(s) run over 10 year(s)|
|Best finish||14th (2002)|
|First race||1996 GM Goodwrench / AC Delco 300 (Phoenix)|
|Last race||2008 Camping World RV Rental 200 (Loudon)|
|Statistics current as of November 28, 2012.|
Bobby Dotter (born July 11, 1960) is a racing car driver from Chicago, Illinois. His father, Bob Dotter, is a three-time champion the Auto Racing Club of America. Dotter has made 209 starts in the NASCAR Busch Series, posting 42 top-tens and four poles. In 2000, Dotter began running in the NASCAR West Series for Gene Christensen, winning four races and the Most Popular Driver Title. He finished second in points.
Bobby won a Busch Series race at New River Valley Speedway in Radford VA. in 1992. He has also won races in the ASA series, All Pro series, and All American Challenge series. Bobby was involved in one of the most frightening crashes ever seen at Daytona International Speedway during the ARCA race in 1989. While driving his father' race car he suffered a flat tire, the car hit the wall and caught fire, Bobby climbed onto the roof of the race car while still at speed to avoid the flames. He rode on the roof until the car slowed enough that he could jump off. He suffered second and third degree burns to his face and arms.
Bobby got his start racing as a 16 year old in 1977 driving one of his dad's Late Model cars at tracks like Waukegan Speedway and Raceway Park (Blue Island, IL.). Success came instantly with numerous wins including 17 feature wins at Raceway Park during his rookie season.
- Bobby Dotter owner statistics at Racing-Reference