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Brett Butler (racing driver)

Brett Butler (born April 10, 1985)[1] is an American NASCAR driver who most recently ran in the Camping World Truck Series. He is the younger brother of driver Ken Butler III, and the son of Aaron's, Inc. president Ken Butler.[2]

Brett Butler
Born (1985-04-10) April 10, 1985 (age 34)
Lilburn, Georgia, U.S.
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
3 races run over 1 year
2013 position68th
Best finish68th (2013)
First race2013 CNBC Prime's "The Profit" 200 (Loudon)
Last race2013 Dollar General 300 (Joliet)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
19 races run over 2 years
Best finish22nd (2010)
First race2009 Kroger 250 (Martinsville)
Last race2010 Too Tough To Tame 200 (Darlington)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of November 16, 2013.

Early careerEdit

Butler graduated from Parkview High School where he was a star wrestler. At the age of 15, he started his racing career by running go-karts along with his brother Ken. In 2003 and 2004, he ran in the Aaron's Pro Challenge series, accumulating 22 top-10s and two poles. For 2005, Butler ran part-time in the Dodge Weekly Racing Series at Hickory Motor Speedway. He earned three top-10s and finished 12th in points.[2][3]

Driver development programEdit

Around this time, Butler signed with Michael Waltrip Racing as part of their driver development program. In 2006, he began running in the Hooters USAR Pro Cup Series. He ran the entire season in their Southern Division and finished 21st in points with 1 top-10. He finished 2nd in both Rookie of the Year and Most Popular Driver Standings. In 2007, he ran selected Pro Cup races and also made his ARCA series debut by running 2 races with Aaron's sponsorship. In 2008, Brett returned to running full-time in Pro Cup, this time in their Northern Division.

Camping World Truck SeriesEdit

In 2009, Butler made his debut in the Truck Series at Martinsville Speedway in March, driving the No. 47 Chevrolet for Fast Track Racing Enterprises. He started in the 36th position and finished 26th. He would run 3 more races that season with a best finish of 20th at Martinsville in October in a No. 99 Chevrolet owned by Dwayne Tatman.

For 2010, Brett was tabbed by Rick Ware Racing to drive the full season for their newly created Truck Series team in the No. 47 Fuel Doctor Chevrolet. At Daytona International Speedway, in his first race with the team, Butler earned rookie of the race honors by finishing 11th and leading one lap. This would be the high point for Butler's season with him only garnering two more top-20 finishes over the next 13 races. After the August race at Nashville Superspeedway, Butler was removed from the No. 47. He ran the next race at Darlington Raceway in the No. 6 Chevrolet, parking after just 19 laps. This would be his last appearance of the 2010 season.

Return to NASCAREdit

In 2013 Butler returned to NASCAR competition, driving for SR² Motorsports in the Nationwide Series part-time.

Motorsports career resultsEdit

NASCAREdit

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

Nationwide SeriesEdit

NASCAR Nationwide Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 NNSC Pts
2013 SR² Motorsports 24 Toyota DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX RCH TAL DAR CHA DOV IOW MCH ROA KEN DAY NHA
36
CHI IND IOW
33
GLN LEX BRI ATL CHI
34
KEN DOV KAN CHA TEX PHO HOM 68th 29
00 RCH
DNQ

Camping World Truck SeriesEdit

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 NCWTC Pts
2009 Fast Track Racing 47 Chevy DAY CAL ATL MAR
26
KAN CLT DOV TEX MCH MLW MEM KEN IRP NSH 59th 279
Tatman Racing 99 Chevy BRI
24
CHI IOW GTW NHA LVS MAR
20
TAL TEX PHO
SS-Green Light Racing 08 Chevy HOM
24
2010 Rick Ware Racing 47 Chevy DAY
11
ATL
23
MAR
25
NSH
32
KAN
26
DOV
28
CLT
22
TEX
19
MCH
24
IOW
18
GTY
21
IRP
21
POC
23
NSH
25
22nd 1409
6 DAR
29
BRI CHI KEN NHA LVS MAR TAL TEX PHO HOM

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brett Butler Career Statistics
  2. ^ a b Minter, Rick (September 4, 2009). "Lucky Dog My Paw: Racer Ken Butler III Says There's More To His Story Than A Powerful Papa". RacinToday.com. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  3. ^ Brett Butler's Bio - Butler Brothers Racing Archived March 14, 2010, at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit