Mike Potter (racing driver)
July 4, 1949 |
Johnson City, Tennessee, United States
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career|
|60 race(s) run over 14 year(s)|
|Best finish||36th (1992)|
|First race||1979 Southeastern 500 (Bristol)|
|Last race||1993 TranSouth 500 (Darlington)|
|NASCAR Nationwide Series career|
|20 race(s) run over 6 year(s)|
|Best finish||68th (2003)|
|First race||1982 Goody's 300 (Daytona)|
|Last race||2008 Camping World RV Sales 200 (Loudon)|
|Statistics current as of December 17, 2012.|
Over the course of his Winston Cup Series career, Potter raced 60 races. Every season he raced was part-time. The most races he ran in a season was 11 in both 1983 and 1992. 1983 was his official year as a rookie, because he ran more than 8 races. His best career finish was a 15th at Nashville Speedway in 1981.
Potter returned to the NASCAR Busch Series in 2007. He attempted two races in the #00 Chevrolet. The car was a third entry from DDL Motorsports, a team co-owned by Johnny Davis. Mike made the field for Milwaukee, his first race back, but missed the other race he attempted at Watkins Glen.
In 2008, Mike ran a variety of races for Johnny Davis Motorsports. His first race in 2008 was at his home track of Bristol. He ended up finishing last in the #0 Chevrolet, a Johnny Davis Motorsports secondary car. After Kertus Davis left the team, Potter took over the reins of the #01 SponsorDavis.com Chevrolet, the team's primary entry, for a couple of races. Mike ended up finishing a respectable 29th at the Camping World RV Sells 200 in June.
Besides NASCAR, Potter also has experience in many other forms of stock car racing, including Hooters Pro Cup.
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