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Stevie Reeves (born May 16, 1967) is an American professional stock car racing driver and spotter.
|Born||May 16, 1967|
|Achievements||1992, 1993 USAC Midget champion|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series career|
|85 races run over 7 years|
|Best finish||20th (1997)|
|First race||1994 Goodwrench 200 (Rockingham)|
|Last race||1998 Gumout Long Life Formula 200 (Loudon)|
|NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career|
|3 races run over 1 year|
|Best finish||69th (2000)|
|First race||2000 Kroger 225 (Kentucky)|
|Last race||2000 Michigan 200 (Michigan)|
|IndyCar Series career|
|4 races run over 2 years|
|Best finish||23rd (2000)|
|First race||1998 VisionAire 500K (Charlotte)|
|Last race||2000 Excite 500 (Texas)|
After several seasons racing on the bullrings (short tracks) of Indiana, Reeves traveled nationally with the United States Automobile Club and wound up winning back-to-back USAC National Midget titles in 1992 for the Wilke Racers and in 1993 for midget car owner Steve Lewis.
In 1995, Reeves collected his first pole at Bristol Motor Speedway and got his first top 10 with a sixth-place finish at Richmond International Raceway. His career best finish in the final points standings for the Busch Series was in 1997 when he took 20th place.
Ultimately his career in the Busch Series was for the most part underwhelming. He never could hold a steady ride in his NASCAR career, which lasted from 1994 to 1998. Reeves was employed by five different car owners in his five seasons (Mark Thomas, Ed Whitaker, Mike Curb, Donald Laird, and David Ridling).
After his stint in Busch, Reeves returned to his roots in open wheel racing in 1998. Reeves made his first start in the Indy Racing League at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina on July 25 of that year, finishing an impressive 10th for Pagan Racing. He drove three more IRL races in 2000 for Logan Racing, suffering mechanical failures in each event.
Meanwhile, Reeves returned to the USAC Silver Crown Series in 1998, wheeling the Johnny Vance/Raybestos No. 28 Beast.
In 2005, he was employed with Dale Earnhardt, Inc. in NASCAR spotting for Paul Menard in the Busch series. He also drove in the USAC Silver Crown Series. Reeves was the spotter for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the 2004 Daytona 500, Dale Jr's first win in the "Great American Race."
He won a Sprint Cup Championship spotting for the No. 48 Chevrolet of Jimmie Johnson.
American Open WheelEdit
- "Expect strong new team by midyear". The Charlotte Observer. February 15, 1994. Retrieved 2009-04-04.
- "Rookie Briscoe, in Cunningham Dodge, fastest in practice at Daytona". ARCA Racing Series. February 11, 2016. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
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