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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.

Steve Portenga
Born (1970-05-22) May 22, 1970 (age 49)
Sparks, Nevada
Achievements1994, 1998 NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Tour Champion
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish137th (1999)
First race1999 NAPA Autocare 250 (Pikes Peak)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
48 races run over 4 years
Best finish13th (1995)
First race1995 Racing Champions 200 (Tucson)
Last race2002 Ford 200 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 5 0
Statistics current as of December 24, 2011.

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 resultsEdit

NASCAREdit

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

Nextel Cup SeriesEdit

NASCAR Nextel 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 32 33 34 35 36 NNCC Pts
1999 Golden Gate Racing 96 Pontiac DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR TEX BRI MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV MCH POC SON
DNQ
DAY NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV MAR CLT TAL CAR PHO HOM ATL N/A 0
2005 Mach 1 Motorsports 34 Chevy DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO
DNQ
TAL DAR RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV TAL KAN CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM N/A 0
2006 Rick Ware Racing 52 Dodge DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO
DNQ
TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM N/A 0

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
1999 Golden Gate Racing 14 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR TEX NSV BRI TAL CAL NHA RCH NZH CLT DOV SBO GLN MLW MYB PPR
41
GTY IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAR MEM PHO HOM 137th 0

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 NCWTC Pts
1995 L&M Racing 83 Chevy PHO TUS
22
SGS MMR
21
POR
19
EVG
12
I70
5
LVL
6
BRI
24
MLW
20
CNS
9
HPT
25
IRP
17
FLM
16
RCH
14
MAR
11
NWS
13
SON
16
MMR
24
PHO
26
13th 2048
1996 HOM PHO
15
POR
28
EVG
13
TUS CNS
17
HPT BRI NZH MLW LVL I70 IRP
31
FLM GLN NSV RCH NHA MAR NWS SON
25
MMR PHO LVS 41st 591
2001 MacDonald Motorsports 72 Chevy DAY HOM MMR
32
MAR GTY DAR PPR DOV TEX MEM MLW KAN
14
KEN NHA IRP NSH CIC NZH RCH SBO TEX LVS PHO 67th 249
Portenga Motorsports 39 Chevy CAL
34
2002 DAY
32
DAR
26
MAR
DNQ
GTY
14
PPR
8
DOV
13
TEX
28
MEM
27
MLW
17
KAN
11
KEN
10
NHA
16
MCH
11
IRP
23
NSH
22
RCH
29
TEX
25
SBO
13
LVS
28
CAL
26
PHO
22
HOM
19
18th 2167

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Brian Germone
NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Tour Champion
1998
Succeeded by
Kurt Busch
Preceded by
Ron Hornaday, Jr
NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Tour Champion
1994
Succeeded by
Lance Hooper