Steve Portenga

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Steve Portenga
Born (1970-05-22) May 22, 1970 (age 47)
Sparks, Nevada
Achievements 1994, 1998 NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Tour Champion
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish 137th (1999)
First race 1999 NAPA Autocare 250 (Pikes Peak)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
48 races run over 4 years
Best finish 13th (1995)
First race 1995 Racing Champions 200 (Tucson)
Last race 2002 Ford 200 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 5 0
Statistics current as of December 24, 2011.

Steven Portenga is a retired NASCAR driver. He spent more than 2 decades racing in various national and regional support series to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and he won the NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Tour championship for late models in 1994 and 1998. Portenga and his wife, Windi, are now car owners of the #21 & #31 cars in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, where he's also the crew chief for one of those drivers, Alex Schutte.

Portenga won his first racing championship in 1991 at Silver State Raceway in the Winston Racing Series. In 1995, he competed full-time in the Craftsman Truck Series, winning one pole and finishing in the top-ten three times, finishing 13th in points.

He ran six races the following year, his best finish 15th at Phoenix International Raceway. In 1999, he made his Busch Series debut at Pikes Peak International Raceway, finishing 41st. He also attempted to make his Winston Cup debut at Sears Point International Raceway, but failed to qualify.

In 2001, he returned to the trucks, running two races for MacDonald Motorsports and one race in his own truck, finishing fourteenth at Kansas Speedway. He ran two races the next year, posting two top-tens. He attempted Phoenix with Ware Racing Enterprises in the Cup series, but missed the race.

Motorsports career results[edit]


(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Nextel Cup Series[edit]

Busch Series[edit]

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Brian Germone
NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Tour Champion
Succeeded by
Kurt Busch
Preceded by
Ron Hornaday, Jr
NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Tour Champion
Succeeded by
Lance Hooper