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Lloyd Doth “L.D.” Ottinger is a former NASCAR Busch Series driver. He raced occasionally in the Winston Cup Series during his career. Driving the Black Diamond Coal #2 Chevy, he was a Champion in the NASCAR Late Model Sportsman series, predecessor of the Busch Grand National Series.

L.D. Ottinger
Born (1938-12-30) December 30, 1938 (age 80)
Newport, Tennessee, United States
Achievements1975 Late Model Sportsman Division Champion
1976 Late Model Sportsman Division Champion
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
10 races run over 4 years
Best finish56th (1973)
First race1966 Smoky Mountain 200 (Maryville)
Last race1984 Holly Farms 400 (North Wilkesboro)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 2 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
206 races run over 10 years
Best finish4th (1989)
First race1982 Miller Time 300 (Charlotte)
Last race1991 Goody's 300 (Daytona)
First win1986 Busch 200 (Langley)
Last win1990 Budweiser 250 (Bristol)
Wins Top tens Poles
3 94 4
NASCAR Grand National East Series career
1 race run over 1 year
First race1972 Maryville 200 (Maryville)
Last race1972 Maryville 200 (Maryville)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
Statistics current as of April 10, 2013.

Cup SeriesEdit

Ottinger made his major NASCAR debut in 1966, where he drove for Ken Carpenter at Smoky Mountain Raceway. He started 21st in the 29-car field, but finished 28th after a crash on lap 33.

Ottinger's next start came in 1973 at Bristol Motor Speedway. He drove the #45 Chevy for James Bryant. Starting from the 11th position, Ottinger made his way through the field to the 2nd position. His next start was at Talladega a few weeks later. Driving the #02 Lonesome Pine Raceway Chevy, Ottinger started 26th and finished 10th. At another race at Charlotte, Ottinger had to settle for a 27th-place finish after his engine expired.

L.D. made four starts in 1974. However, L.D. did not finish any of the races and the best he could muster was a 25th at both Bristol events.

L.D. made his last Cup race in 1984, driving for Ron Benfield and the #98 Levi Garrett team, replacing the recently released Joe Ruttman for two races. He finished 21st and 22nd at Charlotte and North Wilkesboro Speedway, respectively.

Busch SeriesEdit

Ottinger made his Busch debut in the series first year of 1982. He started 8th in the #84 Kelly Builders Chevy at Charlotte. He was only able to complete 155 laps before he crashed out of the event.

In 1983, Ottinger made start. In his first race, he finished 4th at Rockingham, and also had runs of 24th at Darlington and 27th at Charlotte, retiring from both races with transmission problems.

His runs from previous Cup and Busch starts earned Ottinger a full-time ride in 1984. Driving the #10 Schlitz Pontiac, L.D. qualified for 26 of the 29 races. Despite not making those three races, he made up for it with three poles at Daytona, Charlotte, and IRP. Racewise, he had 3 top-5s, with his best being a 3rd at Martinsville. Along with 7 other top-10s, L.D. earned a 7th-place finish in points.

Ottinger was able to make all the races in 1985. Despite the fact that he had no poles or no wins, it was still a solid season. He matched his career best finish of 3rd, (Rockingham and Richmond. This led to 6th in the final points.

For 1986, Ottinger got funding from All Pro Auto Parts and moved over to the #2 Parker Racing team when CB Gwyn, owner of the #10 Pontiac team, sold the team to Parker. It resulted once again in a 6th place final showing, but in his first career win. It came at Langley Speedway, where he started fifth and dominated the race. In addition, Ottinger had 12 top-5s and twenty top-10s. His average start was a 10.5 and finish was 11.9, making it by far his best season.

In 1987, Ottinger fell to 9th in points. This was largely because of 9 DNFs. Also, Ottinger could only muster 6 top-5s and 10 top-10s. Despite that, Ottinger finished 2nd four times.

In 1988, Ottinger improved a little, but still finished 9th in the standings. He stayed in the #2, but had a new sponsor in Detroit Gasket. Once again, he did not win any races, but did earn his final Busch Series pole at Myrtle Beach. His best finish of the season was 2nd at Martinsville and Louisville Speedway. He had 5 top-5s and 11 top-10s.

Most important for Ottinger, he was able to return to victory lane in 1989, by virtue of winning the season finale at Martinsville. He had 7 top-5s and 16 top-10s, including a 2nd at Bristol. This improvement made a drastic rise in the standings for Ottinger, as he went to 4th in the final standings.

Ottinger won his final race at Bristol in 1990, in which it was marked by the violent crash of Michael Waltrip. However, the rest of his performance fell. He only managed 5 top-5s and 7 top-10s. Ottinger fell to 8th in the standings. Ottinger closed out his career with a 19th-place finish at Daytona, in 1991

Ottinger made a return to the track in 2009 to compete in a legends race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Ottinger finished 3rd in a field of twelve competitors which included Rusty Wallace, Terry Labonte, Harry Gant, and race winner Sterling Marlin.

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.)

Grand National SeriesEdit

NASCAR Grand National 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 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 NGNC Pts Ref
1966 Ken Carpenter 35 Olds AUG RSD DAY DAY DAY CAR BRI ATL HCY CLB GPS BGS NWS MAR DAR LGY MGR MON RCH CLT DTS ASH PIF SMR AWS BLV GPS DAY ODS BRR OXF FON ISP BRI SMR
28
NSV ATL CLB AWS BLV BGS DAR HCY RCH HBO MAR NWS CLT CAR 128th 16 [1]

Winston Cup SeriesEdit

NASCAR Winston Cup 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 NWCC Pts Ref
1973 James Bryant 45 Chevy RSD DAY RCH CAR BRI ATL NWS DAR MAR TAL NSV CLT DOV TWS RSD MCH DAY BRI
2
ATL 56th - [2]
02 TAL
10
NSV DAR RCH DOV NWS MAR CLT
28
CAR
1974 Russell Large Racing RSD DAY
29
RCH CAR BRI
25
ATL DAR NWS MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT RSD MCH DAY
37
BRI
25
NSV ATL POC TAL MCH DAR RCH DOV NWS MAR CLT CAR ONT 62nd 11.24 [3]
1984 Benfield Racing 98 Chevy DAY RCH CAR ATL BRI NWS DAR MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT RSD POC MCH DAY NSV POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT
21
NWS
22
CAR ATL RSD 77th - [4]
Daytona 500Edit
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1974 Russell Large Racing Chevrolet 39 29

Busch SeriesEdit

NASCAR Busch 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 34 35 NBSC Pts Ref
1982 Fred Kelly 34 Pontiac DAY RCH BRI MAR DAR HCY SBO CRW RCH LGY DOV HCY CLT ASH HCY SBO CAR CRW SBO HCY LGY IRP BRI HCY RCH MAR CLT
25
HCY MAR 157th 88 [5]
1983 DAY RCH CAR
4
HCY MAR NWS SBO GPS LGY DOV BRI CLT SBO HCY ROU SBO ROU CRW ROU SBO HCY LGY IRP GPS BRI HCY 60th 333 [6]
Gwyn Racing 26 Olds DAR
24
RCH NWS SBO MAR ROU
Pontiac CLT
27
HCY MAR
1984 10 DAY
8
RCH CAR
4
DAR
26
CLT
32
ROU
8
HCY
19
IRP
23
LGY SBO
8
BRI
26
RCH
25
NWS
7
CLT
33
HCY
8
MAR
3
7th 3069 [7]
Olds HCY
21
MAR
13
ROU
9
NSV
9
LGY
15
MLW
19
DOV
14
SBO
26
HCY
12
ROU
13
SBO DAR
4
CAR
21
1985 Pontiac DAY
8
HCY
9
BRI
19
MAR
15
DAR
3
SBO
6
LGY
13
DOV
6
CLT
3
SBO
15
HCY
5
ROU
8
IRP
8
SBO
13
LGY
13
HCY
10
MLW
6
BRI
8
RCH
3
NWS
7
ROU
5
CLT
37
HCY
10
CAR
3
MAR
7
6th 3732 [8]
Olds CAR
6
DAR
11
1986 Parker Racing 2 Pontiac DAY
35
HCY
3
MAR
4
BRI
15
SBO
10
LGY
7
JFC
5
DOV
8
CLT
32
HCY
6
ROU
7
IRP
4
SBO
6
RAL
5
OXF
28
SBO
24
HCY
25
LGY
1*
ROU
18
BRI
27
RCH
8
MAR
3
ROU
17
MAR
3
6th 4094 [9]
Olds CAR
10
DAR
16
DAR
5
DOV
4
10 Pontiac SBO
4
2 Buick CLT
4
CAR
24
1987 DAY
34
HCY
4
MAR
11
DAR
14
BRI
22
LGY
22
SBO
15
CLT
31
DOV
26
IRP
25
ROU
2
JFC
16
OXF
13
SBO
22
HCY
15
RAL
2
LGY
7
ROU
25
BRI
30
JFC
2
DAR
22
RCH
2
DOV
3
MAR
7
CLT
6
CAR
9
MAR
22
9th 3261 [10]
1988 DAY
22
HCY
14
CAR
30
MAR
2*
DAR
29
BRI
17
LNG
14
NZH
20
SBO
6
NSV
10
CLT
15
DOV
11
ROU
9
LAN
4
LVL
2*
MYB
21
OXF
24
SBO
14
HCY
23
LNG
13
IRP
13
ROU
5
BRI
9
DAR
21
RCH
8
DOV
8
MAR
23
CLT
24
CAR
14
MAR
4
9th 3670 [11]
1989 Pontiac DAY
20
CAR
6
MAR
17
HCY
13
DAR
11
BRI
7
NZH
14
SBO
12
LAN
16
NSV
10
CLT
14
DOV
13
ROU
21
LVL
4
VOL
4
MYB
22
SBO
4
HCY
8
DUB
5
IRP
7
ROU
6
BRI
2
DAR
8
RCH
9
DOV
8
MAR
5*
CLT
23
CAR
15
MAR
1
4th 3916 [12]
1990 Olds DAY
10
CAR
26
MAR
27
HCY
12
DAR
4
BRI
1*
LAN
22
SBO
19
NZH
16
HCY
11
CLT
11
DOV
28
ROU
24
VOL
23
MYB
2
OXF
11
NHA
20
SBO
18
DUB
22
IRP
17
ROU
2
BRI
12
DAR
15
RCH
18
DOV
18
MAR
5
CLT
18
NHA
13
CAR
21
MAR
9
8th 3693 [13]
Pontiac RCH
20
1991 Beard Motorsports 00 Olds DAY
19
RCH CAR MAR VOL HCY DAR BRI LAN SBO NZH CLT DOV ROU HCY MYB GLN OXF NHA SBO DUB IRP ROU BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT NHA CAR MAR 89th 106 [14]

ARCA Talladega SuperCar SeriesEdit

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

ARCA Talladega SuperCar Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 ATCSC Pts Ref
1985 Gwyn Racing 10 Pontiac ATL DAY ATL TAL ATL SSP IRP
8
CSP FRS IRP OEF ISF DSF TOL 116th - [15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "L.D. Ottinger – 1966 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 14, 2018.
  2. ^ "L.D. Ottinger – 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 14, 2018.
  3. ^ "L.D. Ottinger – 1974 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 14, 2018.
  4. ^ "L.D. Ottinger – 1984 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 14, 2018.
  5. ^ "L.D. Ottinger – 1982 NASCAR Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  6. ^ "L.D. Ottinger – 1983 NASCAR Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  7. ^ "L.D. Ottinger – 1984 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  8. ^ "L.D. Ottinger – 1985 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  9. ^ "L.D. Ottinger – 1986 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  10. ^ "L.D. Ottinger – 1987 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  11. ^ "L.D. Ottinger – 1988 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  12. ^ "L.D. Ottinger – 1989 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  13. ^ "L.D. Ottinger – 1990 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  14. ^ "L.D. Ottinger – 1991 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  15. ^ "L.D. Ottinger – 1985 ARCA Talladega SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 14, 2018.

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