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Mike Potter is a retired NASCAR driver. He was born on July 4, 1949 and currently resides in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Michael Potter
MikePotterNASCAR1985.jpg
Potter in 1985
Born (1949-07-04) July 4, 1949 (age 70)
Johnson City, Tennessee, United States
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
60 races run over 14 years
Best finish36th (1992)
First race1979 Southeastern 500 (Bristol)
Last race1993 TranSouth 500 (Darlington)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
20 races run over 6 years
Best finish68th (2003)
First race1982 Goody's 300 (Daytona)
Last race2008 Camping World RV Sales 200 (Loudon)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of December 17, 2012.
Potter racing in 1985 for Jimmy Walker Enterprises

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.

In the early 2000s he ran a few races in the Busch Series, primarily for Means Racing during 2003. Potter attempted five races in 2004 for Johnny Davis Motorsports but only made two of them.

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.

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.)

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 31 NWCC Pts Ref
1979 Potter Racing 76 Chevy RSD DAY CAR RCH ATL NWS BRI
16
DAR MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT TWS
22
RSD MCH DAY NSV POC TAL MCH BRI
23
DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT NWS CAR
35
ATL ONT 68th 209 [1]
1980 RSD DAY RCH CAR
36
ATL BRI
30
DAR NWS MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT TWS RSD MCH
18
DAY NSV POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV NWS MAR CLT CAR ATL ONT 64th 237 [2]
1981 Hamby Motorsports 17 Chevy RSD DAY RCH CAR ATL BRI NWS DAR
35
MAR TAL NSV
15
DOV CLT TWS RSD BRI
26
92nd - [3]
Buick MCH
26
DAY NSV POC TAL
27
MCH DAR
28
RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR ATL RSD
1982 66 DAY RCH BRI ATL CAR DAR NWS MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT POC RSD MCH DAY NSV POC
20
TAL MCH BRI 97th 64 [4]
Olds DAR
33
RCH DOV NWS CLT
DNQ
MAR CAR ATL
DNQ
RSD
1983 Potter Racing 76 Olds DAY
DNQ
RCH CAR ATL DAR
DNQ
NWS MAR TAL NSV DOV POC
21
TAL
30
DAR
36
39th 662 [5]
Buick BRI
28
CLT RSD POC
22
Pontiac MCH
DNQ
DAY NSV
Reeder Racing 02 Pontiac MCH
DNQ
BRI
24
RCH
19
DOV MAR
20
NWS
29
CLT CAR
31
ATL
22
RSD
1984 Walker Enterprises 06 Ford DAY RCH CAR ATL BRI NWS DAR MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT RSD POC MCH
DNQ
DAY NSV POC TAL MCH BRI
DNQ
DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT NWS CAR
40
ATL RSD NA 0 [6]
1985 68 DAY RCH CAR
17
ATL BRI
26
DAR NWS MAR TAL
DNQ
DOV CLT
DNQ
RSD POC
21
MCH DAY POC
DNQ
TAL MCH BRI
31
DAR
28
RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR
22
ATL RSD 42nd 443 [7]
1986 88 DAY RCH CAR
DNQ
ATL BRI DAR
DNQ
NWS MAR TAL DOV
33
CLT RSD 67th 192 [8]
68 POC
DNQ
MCH DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV
40
MAR NWS CLT
Langley Racing 64 Ford CAR
26
ATL RSD
1987 Salmon Racing 93 Chevy DAY CAR RCH ATL
25
46th 456 [9]
Fillip Racing 81 Ford DAR
DNQ
NWS BRI
18
MAR TAL CLT DOV
33
POC RSD MCH
DNQ
DAY POC TAL BRI
DNQ
DAR
33
RCH DOV
35
MAR NWS CLT CAR RSD ATL
Arrington Racing 61 Ford GLN
30
MCH
1988 Potter Racing 64 Chevy DAY
DNQ
RCH CAR ATL DAR BRI
DNQ
NWS MAR TAL CLT DOV RSD POC
DNQ
MCH DAY POC
37
TAL GLN MCH BRI
DNQ
DAR
DNQ
RCH DOV MAR CLT
DNQ
NWS CAR PHO ATL 83rd 52 [10]
1989 O.C. Welch 81 Ford DAY CAR ATL RCH DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL CLT DOV SON POC MCH DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR
34
RCH DOV MAR CLT NWS CAR PHO ATL 93rd 61 [11]
1990 Mansion Motorsports 13 Chevy DAY
DNQ
RCH CAR ATL 60th 210 [12]
Wawak Racing 74 Pontiac DAR
DNQ
BRI NWS MAR TAL CLT
DNQ
DOV
30
SON POC MCH DAY POC
25
TAL GLN MCH BRI
DNQ
DAR RCH DOV
38
MAR NWS CLT
DNQ
CAR PHO ATL
1991 DAY RCH CAR ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL CLT DOV SON POC MCH DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT
DNQ
CAR PHO ATL NA - [13]
1992 Balough Racing 77 Chevy DAY
30
CAR RCH ATL
DNQ
DAR
31
BRI NWS MAR TAL
DNQ
CLT
DNQ
MCH
33
DAY POC
27
TAL MCH
30
ATL
DNQ
36th 806 [14]
Buick DOV
28
SON POC
20
GLN
33
BRI
DNQ
DAR
33
RCH
DNQ
DOV
25
MAR NWS CLT
DNQ
Jimmy Means Racing Pontiac CAR
39
PHO
1993 Gray Racing Ford DAY
DNQ
CAR
37
RCH ATL DAY
DNQ
NHA POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH 66th 101 [15]
Jimmy Means Racing 53 Ford DAR
38
BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH
Balough Racing 77 Ford DOV
DNQ
MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL
Daytona 500Edit
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1983 Potter Racing Oldsmobile DNQ
1988 Potter Racing Chevy DNQ
1990 Mansion Motorsports Chevy DNQ
1992 Balough Racing Chevy 29 30
1993 Gray Racing Ford DNQ

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 34 35 NNSC Pts Ref
1982 07 Pontiac DAY
32
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 HCY MAR 173rd 67 [16]
2001 Jimmy Means Racing 52 Ford DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL RCH NHA NZH CLT DOV KEN MLW GLN CHI GTY PPR IRP
41
MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM PHO CAR HOM 144th 40 [17]
2003 Jimmy Means Racing 52 Ford DAY CAR
42
LVS DAR
41
BRI
41
TEX TAL NSH
43
CAL RCH GTY
40
NZH
38
CLT DOV
43
NSH
41
KEN
DNQ
MLW DAY CHI
36
NHA MCH
DNQ
BRI DAR
43
RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM ATL PHO CAR HOM 68th 473 [18]
Davis Motorsports 07 Chevy PPR
32
IRP
Moy Racing 77 Ford DAR
QL
2004 Davis Motorsports 0 Chevy DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI
DNQ
TEX NSH TAL CAL GTY RCH NZH
39
CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW
43
DAY CHI NHA PPR IRP MCH BRI
DNQ
CAL RCH
DNQ
DOV KAN CLT MEM ATL PHO DAR HOM 126th 80 [19]
2007 D.D.L. Motorsports 00 Chevy DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW
42
NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP
DNQ
CGV GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 155th 37 [20]
2008 JD Motorsports 0 DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI
43
NSH TEX PHO
41
MXC TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN 89th 217 [21]
01 MLW
32
NHA
29
DAY CHI GTY IRP CGV GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM
- Qualified for Brad Teague

ARCA Re/Max SeriesEdit

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

ARCA Re/Max 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 ARMC Pts Ref
1980 6 Chevy DAY NWS FRS FRS MCH TAL
2
IMS FRS 10th 370 [22]
Potter Racing 8 Chevy MCH
5
1981 0 Chevy DAY DSP FRS FRS BFS TAL
11
FRS COR NA 0 [23]
1983 19 Olds DAY NSV TAL
22
LPR LPR ISF IRP SSP FRS BFS WIN LPR POC NA 0 [24]
Reeder Racing 02 Pontiac TAL
32
MCS FRS MIL DSF ZAN SND
1984 70 Olds DAY ATL
20
NA 0 [25]
Satterfield Racing 8 Chevy TAL
23
CSP SMS FRS MCS LCS IRP TAL FRS ISF DSF TOL MGR
1986 6 Buick ATL DAY ATL
14
TAL SIR SSP FRS KIL CSP TAL BLN ISF DSF TOL OWO ATL 106th - [26]
1989 99 Chevy DAY ATL KIL TAL FRS POC KIL HAG POC TAL DEL FRS ISF TOL DSF SLM ATL
5
119th - [27]
1990 Mansion Motorsports 98 Chevy DAY
38
ATL KIL TAL
DNQ
FRS POC KIL TOL HAG POC TAL MCH ISF TOL DSF WIN DEL ATL 108th - [28]
1991 35 Buick DAY ATL KIL TAL TOL FRS POC MCH KIL FRS DEL POC TAL HPT MCH
42
ISF TOL DSF TWS ATL 137th - [29]
1999 Mike Potter Racing 99 Ford DAY ATL SLM AND CLT MCH POC
DNQ
TOL SBS BLN POC
DNQ
KIL FRS FLM ISF WIN DSF SLM CLT TAL ATL NA - [30]
2000 DAY SLM AND CLT KIL FRS MCH POC
37
TOL KEN BLN POC WIN ISF KEN DSF SLM CLT TAL ATL 142nd 45 [31]
2001 DAY NSH WIN SLM GTY KEN CLT KAN MCH POC MEM GLN KEN MCH POC
DNQ
NSH ISF CHI DSF SLM TOL BLN CLT TAL ATL NA - [32]
Results before 1985 may be incomplete.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mike Potter – 1979 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  2. ^ "Mike Potter – 1980 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  3. ^ "Mike Potter – 1981 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  4. ^ "Mike Potter – 1982 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  5. ^ "Mike Potter – 1983 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  6. ^ "Mike Potter – 1984 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  7. ^ "Mike Potter – 1985 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  8. ^ "Mike Potter – 1986 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  9. ^ "Mike Potter – 1987 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  10. ^ "Mike Potter – 1988 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  11. ^ "Mike Potter – 1989 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  12. ^ "Mike Potter – 1990 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  13. ^ "Mike Potter – 1991 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  14. ^ "Mike Potter – 1992 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  15. ^ "Mike Potter – 1993 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  16. ^ "Mike Potter – 1982 NASCAR Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  17. ^ "Mike Potter – 2001 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  18. ^ "Mike Potter – 2003 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  19. ^ "Mike Potter – 2004 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  20. ^ "Mike Potter – 2007 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  21. ^ "Mike Potter – 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  22. ^ "Mike Potter – 1980 Season Results ARCA Racing Series". TheThirdTurn. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  23. ^ "Mike Potter – 1981 Season Results ARCA Racing Series". TheThirdTurn. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  24. ^ "Mike Potter – 1983 Season Results ARCA Permatex SuperCar Series". TheThirdTurn. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  25. ^ "Mike Potter – 1984 Season Results ARCA Permatex SuperCar Series". TheThirdTurn. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  26. ^ "Mike Potter – 1986 ARCA Permatex SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  27. ^ "Mike Potter – 1989 ARCA Permatex SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  28. ^ "Mike Potter – 1990 ARCA Permatex SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  29. ^ "Mike Potter – 1991 ARCA Permatex SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  30. ^ "Mike Potter – 1999 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  31. ^ "Mike Potter – 2000 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  32. ^ "Mike Potter – 2001 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 17, 2016.