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Nathan Buttke (born May 8, 1975) is a former stock car racing driver. The Randleman, North Carolina native competed in 55 NASCAR Busch Series races and 22 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series races between 1992 and 2001.[1][2][3]

Nathan Buttke
Born (1975-05-08) May 8, 1975 (age 44)
Randleman, North Carolina
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
55 races run over 7 years
Best finish28th (1993)
First race1992 Texas Pete 300 (Rougemont)
Last race1999 Myrtle Beach 250 (Myrtle Beach)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 3 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
22 races run over 3 years
Best finish23rd (1996)
First race1996 Western Auto 200 (I-70)
Last race2001 MBNA E-Commerce 200 (Dover)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 3 0

Contents

Racing careerEdit

Winston West SeriesEdit

Buttke made one foray into the NASCAR Winston West Series, running one race in 1996 for Spears Motorsports. Running at Mesa Marin Raceway, he qualified fourth and finished in that position.[4]

Craftsman Truck SeriesEdit

Spears Motorsports signed Buttke partway through the 1996 season to drive the No. 75 entry. He recorded three top ten finishes, but also crashed out of two races and failed to finish five others with mechanical issues.[5][6] Buttke did not return to the team in 1997, or even the series, focusing his efforts on the Busch Series. He attempted one race in 1998 for CSG Motorsports, finishing seventeenth at New Hampshire.[7] He returned to the series in 2001, running the first eight races of the season for Ware Racing Enterprises.[8] Finishing no better than sixteenth and falling out of three races with engine problems prompted a parting from the team.[9]

Busch SeriesEdit

Breaking into the series in 1992, Buttke drove three races for his family team, finishing 23rd at Orange County Speedway, 17th at Martinsville Speedway, and 19th at Hickory Motor Speedway.[10] In 1993, the team expanded its reach to more than half the schedule, and changed its number from 82 to 66. Buttke attempted nineteen races, qualified for seventeen, and recorded his first career top ten, at Hickory.[11] The following year, he ran five races for his family team and three more for Owen Racing, recording a top ten in the No. 9 car at South Boston Speedway, the track at which he ran best, posting an average finish of 17th.[12][13] Skipping the 1995 season, he ran seven races and failed to qualify for three more in 1996. He failed to finish six out of seven races that year, including the South Boston race, where he qualified second.[14] He also ran the second half of the Craftsman Truck Series schedule that year for Spears Motorsports. In 1997, after acquiring sponsorship from Carquest Auto Parts, he attempted four of the first ten races and made three. He was then signed by Don Browder and the No. 78 Mark III Racing team. Attempting twelve more races, he posted three top ten starts and a best finish of eleventh at Bristol Motor Speedway.[15] His first opportunity in the 1998 season was to race for Phoenix Racing, running races 22 to 24 on the schedule and placing 22nd at Michigan International Speedway, 9th at bristol, and 17th at Darlington Raceway. He then joined Washington-Erving Motorsports for one race, falling out with brake issues at Dover International Speedway. Finally, Buttke returned to the Mark III team for the final four races of the season.[16] His final Busch race came in 1999, competing at Myrtle Beach Speedway for NorthStar Motorsports, finishing 16th.

Post-NASCAREdit

Buttke has remained an active racer at Caraway Speedway[17] and in the Goodyear Challenge Series.[18]

Personal lifeEdit

Buttke attended Randleman High School while racing.[19]

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.)

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 NBSC Pts
1992 Buttke Racing 82 Olds DAY CAR RCH ATL MAR DAR BRI HCY LAN DUB NZH CLT DOV ROU MYB GLN VOL NHA TAL IRP ROU
23
MCH NHA BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT MAR
17
CAR HCY
19
61st 312
1993 66 Chevy DAY CAR
30
RCH
DNQ
DAR
31
BRI
29
HCY ROU
17
MAR
26
MLW
24
TAL IRP
31
MCH NHA
35
BRI DAR
17
RCH
27
DOV
31
ROU
16
CLT
DNQ
MAR
29
CAR
24
HCY
8
ATL 28th 1490
Pontiac NZH
34
CLT DOV MYB
19
GLN
1994 Owen Racing 9 Chevy DAY
DNQ
CAR RCH ATL MAR
DNQ
DAR HCY BRI ROU
19
NHA NZH CLT DOV MYB
28
GLN SBO
8
TAL 49th 716
Buttke Racing 66 Chevy MLW
29
HCY
18
IRP MCH BRI
34
DAR
29
RCH DOV CLT MAR CAR
32
1996 Buttke Racing 66 Chevy DAY CAR
40
RCH
DNQ
ATL NSV DAR
39
BRI HCY
29
NZH CLT
DNQ
DOV SBO
29
MYB
27
GLN MLW
35
NHA
Wth
TAL IRP
17
MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAR HOM 54th 493
1997 DAY CAR RCH
DNQ
ATL LVS DAR
20
HCY TEX BRI
25
NSV
41
TAL NHA NZH 41st 1135
Mark III Racing 78 Chevy CLT
DNQ
DOV SBO
14
GLN MLW
36
MYB
18
GTY
33
IRP
16
MCH
DNQ
BRI
11
DAR
21
RCH
38
DOV CLT
38
CAL CAR
17
HOM
1998 Phoenix Racing 4 Chevy DAY CAR LVS NSV DAR BRI TEX HCY TAL NHA NZH CLT DOV RCH PPR GLN MLW MYB CAL SBO IRP MCH
22
BRI
9
DAR
17
RCH 55th 577
Washington-Erving Motorsports 50 Ford DOV
39
CLT
Mark III Racing 78 Chevy GTY
23
CAR
26
ATL
DNQ
HOM
DNQ
1999 30 DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR TEX NSV BRI TAL CAL NHA RCH NZH CLT
DNQ
DOV SBO GLN MLW 100th 115
NorthStar Motorsports 89 Chevy MYB
16
PPR GTY IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAR MEM PHO HOM

Craftsman Truck SeriesEdit

NASCAR Craftsman 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 26 27 NCTC Pts
1996 Spears Motorsports 75 Chevy HOM PHO POR EVG TUS CNS HPT BRI NZH MLW LVL I70
7
IRP
8
FLM
19
GLN
29
NSV
28
RCH
6
NHA
17
MAR
28
NWS
21
SON
27
MMR
14
PHO
25
LVS
33
23rd 1435
1998 CSG Motorsports 57 Ford WDW HOM PHO POR EVG I70 GLN TEX BRI MLW NZH CAL PPR IRP NHA
17
FLM NSV HPT LVL RCH MEM GTY MAR SON MMR PHO LVS 89th 112
2001 Ware Racing Enterprises 81 Ford DAY
31
HOM
16
MMR
29
MAR
23
GTY
26
DAR
19
PPR
17
DOV
18
TEX MEM MLW KAN KEN NHA IRP NSH CIC NZH RCH SBO TEX LVS PHO CAL 37th 767

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nathan Buttke Career Statistics - Racing-Reference.info". www.racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  2. ^ "Nathan Buttke | Racing career profile | Driver Database". www.driverdb.com. Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  3. ^ "Nathan Buttke". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  4. ^ "Nathan Buttke 1996 NASCAR Winston West Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". www.racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  5. ^ "Nathan Buttke 1996 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". www.racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  6. ^ "Camping World Truck Statistics: Nathan Buttke - 1996 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series [DriverAverages.com]". www.driveraverages.com. Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  7. ^ "Nathan Buttke 1998 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". www.racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  8. ^ "Nathan Buttke Photos Page". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  9. ^ "Nathan Buttke 2001 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". www.racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  10. ^ "Nathan Buttke 1992 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". www.racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  11. ^ "Nathan Buttke 1993 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". www.racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  12. ^ "Xfinity: Nathan Buttke Average Finish [DriverAverages.com]". www.driveraverages.com. Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  13. ^ "Nathan Buttke 1994 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". www.racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  14. ^ "Nathan Buttke 1996 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". www.racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  15. ^ "Nathan Buttke 1997 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". www.racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  16. ^ "Nathan Buttke 1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  17. ^ "2015 Top 500 Driver Standings: Final | NASCAR Home Tracks". hometracks.nascar.com. Retrieved 2017-11-17.
  18. ^ "LATE MODEL ROUNDUP - Presented By Five Star Racecar Bodies". www.speed51archives.com. Retrieved 2017-11-17.
  19. ^ "Nathan Buttke Gallery | The Trading Card Database". www.tradingcarddb.com. Retrieved 2017-11-17.

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