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Joe Ruttman

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Stock Car Racing

Joe Ruttman
Person

Born:  October 28, 1944
Hometown:  Compton, California, United States

A NASCAR driver.

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Photographs

Joe Ruttman at the 1983 Van Scoy 500 1983 Van Scoy 500
The Ron Benfield Levi Garrett Pontiac of Joe Ruttman finished 10th in the 1983 Van Scoy 500.
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Joe Ruttman at the 1983 Like Cola 500 1983 Like Cola 500
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1986 Joe Ruttman Show Car at the 1986 Goody's 500 Show car outside the 1986 Goody's 500
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1986 Joe Ruttman Car at the 1986 Goody's 500 1986 Goody's 500
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1986 Joe Ruttman Car at the 1986 Goody's 500 1986 Goody's 500
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1986 Joe Ruttman Car at the 1986 Goody's 500 1986 Goody's 500
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Joe Ruttman at the 1986 Goody's 500 1986 Goody's 500
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1989 Joe Ruttman Car at the 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1989 Joe Ruttman Car at the 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1989 Joe Ruttman Car at the 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400
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Merchandise

Collectable Cards

Card Set List

Set & #CardDetails
1992 Maxx 75Joe RuttmanFood Lion/Dinner Bell


Racing Record

Click on Racing in the navigation bar to see a list of the series and seasons included in the Library's racing records.

Winston Cup/Nextel Cup Career Statistics

YearPos.PointsStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
19778612410000$2,035
1980125010000$1,055
1981281853170027$110,125
1982163021290057$183,430
19831233423020410$202,805
1984182945291008$140,150
1985301410160014$71,425
19861532952900514$209,040
1987107040002$28,405
198839803120001$46,455
19894346990001$64,645
1990818510000$22,950
1991202938290014$335,930
1992845810000$5,250
19934341750011$70,700
19945420320000$39,695
19955610610000$39,135
20046024770000$399,093

Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series/
Busch Late Model Sportsman Series/
Busch Grand National/Busch Series/Nationwide Series Career Statistics

YearPos.PointsStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
19828724720111$6,000
19837128820002$7,175
1984984610000$915
19854152080012$10,290
19936623730000$9,970
20017821330000$45,060
2002126010000$13,385
20051149110000$17,860
2009154000000$0

SuperTruck Series by Craftsman/Craftsman Truck Series Career Statistics

YearPos.PointsStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
1995230982012918$264,798
1996432752400716$195,450
19973373626151317$506,394
19983387427211419$399,385
1999212275190039$180,705
20006327824831011$462,628
20013357024421020$457,980
20024046540011$48,850
20077717040000$37,145

Win List

DateSeriesRaceTrack
May 15, 1982Budweiser Late Model Sportsman SeriesSportsman 200Dover Downs International Speedway
June 23, 1995SuperTruck Series by CraftsmanPizza Plus 150Bristol Motor Speedway
September 25, 1995SuperTruck Series by CraftsmanGoody's 150Martinsville Speedway
January 19, 1997Craftsman Truck SeriesChevy Trucks ChallengeWalt Disney World Speedway
July 27, 1997Craftsman Truck SeriesLund Look 275KHeartland Park Topeka
October 5, 1997Craftsman Truck SeriesKragen/NASCAR 151Infineon Raceway
November 1, 1997Craftsman Truck SeriesGM Goodwrench/Delco 300Phoenix International Raceway
November 9, 1997Craftsman Truck SeriesCarQuest 420KLas Vegas Motor Speedway
May 30, 1998Craftsman Truck SeriesParts America 150Watkins Glen International
March 18, 2000Craftsman Truck SeriesChevy Trucks NASCAR 150Phoenix International Raceway
August 3, 2000Craftsman Truck SeriesPower Stroke 200O'Reilly Raceway Park
August 27, 2000Craftsman Truck SeriesSears Craftsman 175 of ChicagoChicago Motor Speedway
February 16, 2001Craftsman Truck SeriesFlorida Dodge Dealers 250Daytona International Speedway
May 20, 2001Craftsman Truck SeriesJelly Belly 200 presented DodgePikes Peak International Raceway

Race-by-Race Record

DateSeriesRaceTrackMake#SponsorStartFinishStatusPointsEarnings
November 20, 1977Winston CupLos Angeles Times 500Ontario Motor SpeedwayUnknown25Unknown3313Running124/0$2,035
November 15, 1980Winston CupLos Angeles Times 500Ontario Motor SpeedwayOldsmobile5The Racers4040Out (Transmission)PE$1,055
March 15, 1981Winston CupCoca-Cola 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayBuick65 Racers Corp.2510Running134/0$3,485
May 3, 1981Winston CupWinston 500Talladega SuperspeedwayBuick6Five Racers1529Out (Engine Failure)76/0$1,640
May 24, 1981Winston CupWorld 600Charlotte Motor SpeedwayBuick6The 5 Racers197Running146/0$7,775
June 7, 1981Winston CupBudweiser 400Texas World SpeedwayBuick6The 5 Racers129Running143/5$3,100
July 4, 1981Winston CupFireCracker 400Daytona International SpeedwayBuick6The 5 Racers Corp.2229Out (Ignition)76/0$1,295
August 2, 1981Winston CupTalladega 500Talladega SuperspeedwayBuick65 Racers Corp.822Out (No Brakes)97/0$2,175
August 16, 1981Winston CupChampion 400Michigan International SpeedwayPontiac2J.D. Stacy Racing56RunningPE$9,375
August 22, 1981Winston CupBusch 500Bristol Motor SpeedwayPontiac2J.D. Stacy Racing1221Out (Cracked Oil Pan)105/5$5,100
September 7, 1981Winston CupSouthern 500Darlington RacewayPontiac2Neo-Life1615Running118/0$8,850
September 13, 1981Winston CupWrangler SanforSet 400Richmond International RacewayPontiac2J.D. Stacy Racing930Out (Engine Failure)73/0$4,950
September 20, 1981Winston CupCRC Chemicals 500Dover International SpeedwayPontiac2J.D. Stacy Racing56Running155/5$8,225
September 27, 1981Winston CupOld Dominion 500Martinsville SpeedwayBuick2J.D. Stacy Racing917Out (Transmission)112/0$5,225
October 4, 1981Winston CupHolly Farms 400North Wilkesboro SpeedwayPontiac2J.D. Stacy Racing526Out (Accident)85/0$5,085
October 11, 1981Winston CupNational 500Charlotte Motor SpeedwayBuick2J.D. Stacy Racing1019Out (Blown Engine)106/0$10,050
November 1, 1981Winston CupAmerican 500North Carolina Motor SpeedwayPontiac2J.D. Stacy Racing165Running160/5$9,700
November 8, 1981Winston CupAtlanta Journal 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayBuick2J.D. Stacy Racing825Out (Engine Failure)92/5$6,420
November 22, 1981Winston CupWinston Western 500Riverside International RacewayBuick2J.D. Stacy Racing152Running175/5$17,675
February 14, 1982Winston CupDaytona 500Daytona International SpeedwayBuick2J.D. Stacy Racing83Running165/0$54,820
February 21, 1982Winston CupRichmond 400Richmond Fairgrounds RacewayBuick2J.D. Stacy Racing415Out (Accident)123/5$4,395
March 14, 1982Winston CupValleydale 500Bristol International SpeedwayBuick2J.D. Stacy Racing218Running109/0$2,570
March 21, 1982Winston CupCoca-Cola 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayBuick2J.D. Stacy Racing1329Out (Engine Failure)76/0$3,580
March 28, 1982Winston CupHodgdon Carolina 500North Carolina Motor SpeedwayBuick2J.D. Stacy Racing224Out (Steering)96/5$3,790
April 18, 1982Winston CupNorthwestern Bank 400North Wilkesboro SpeedwayBuick75Rahmoc Racing812Running127/0$2,985
April 25, 1982Winston CupVirginia National Bank 500Martinsville SpeedwayBuick75Rahmoc Racing1114Running121/0$3,500
May 2, 1982Winston CupWinston 500Talladega SuperspeedwayPontiac75Rahmoc Racing2122Out (Engine Failure)97/0$4,870
May 8, 1982Winston CupCracker Barrel 420Nashville International RacewayBuick75Rahmoc Racing154Running160/0$4,730
May 15, 1982Budweiser Late Model Sportsman SeriesSportsman 200Dover Downs International SpeedwayPontiac75Rahilly & Grady Eng4WINRunning180/0$6,000
May 16, 1982Winston CupMason-Dixon 500Dover Downs International SpeedwayPontiac75Rahilly & Grady Racing1118Out (Engine Failure)109/0$2,980
May 29, 1982Budweiser Late Model Sportsman SeriesMello Yello 300Charlotte Motor SpeedwayPontiac32Out (DNF)67/0
May 30, 1982Winston CupWorld 600Charlotte Motor SpeedwayBuick75Pet Dairy1141Out (Accident)40/0$2,475
June 6, 1982Winston CupVan Scoy 500Pocono RacewayBuick75Pet Dairy1930Out (Broken Piston)73/0$2,100
June 13, 1982Winston CupBudweiser 400Riverside International RacewayPontiac75Pet Dairy2126Out (Differential)90/5$2,390
June 20, 1982Winston CupGabriel 400Michigan International SpeedwayBuick75Pet Dairy3713Running124/0$6,405
July 4, 1982Winston CupFireCracker 400Daytona International SpeedwayBuick75Pet Dairy2140Out (Fuel Pump)43/0$2,900
July 10, 1982Winston CupBusch Nashville 420Nashville International RacewayBuick75Pet Dairy612Running127/0$2,845
July 25, 1982Winston CupMountain Dew 500Pocono RacewayBuick75Pet Dairy147Running146/0$6,755
August 1, 1982Winston CupTalladega 500Talladega SuperspeedwayBuick75Pet Dairy1711Running130/0$7,180
August 22, 1982Winston CupChampion 400Michigan International SpeedwayBuick75Pet Dairy1638Out (Oil Pump)49/0$1,850
August 28, 1982Winston CupBusch 500Bristol International SpeedwayBuick75Pet Dairy424Out (Rear End)96/5$1,225
September 6, 1982Winston CupSouthern 500Darlington RacewayBuick75Pet Dairy413Running129/5$7,755
September 12, 1982Winston CupWrangler SanforSet 400Richmond Fairgrounds RacewayBuick75Pet Dairy231Out (Engine Failure)70/0$2,375
September 19, 1982Winston CupCRC Chemicals 500Dover Downs International SpeedwayBuick75Pet Dairy1118Out (Engine Failure)109/0$3,015
October 3, 1982Winston CupHolly Farms 400North Wilkesboro SpeedwayBuick75Pet Dairy176Running150/0$4,650
October 10, 1982Winston CupNational 500Charlotte Motor SpeedwayBuick75Pet Dairy134RunningPE$14,010
October 17, 1982Winston CupOld Dominion 500Martinsville SpeedwayBuick75Pet Dairy115Running155/0$6,500
October 31, 1982Winston CupHodgdon American 500North Carolina Motor SpeedwayBuick75Pet Dairy918Out (Steering)109/0$3,480
November 7, 1982Winston CupAtlanta Journal 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayBuick75Pet Dairy105Running155/0$8,775
November 21, 1982Winston CupWinston Western 500Riverside International RacewayPontiac28Ranier Racing340Out (Transmission)43/0$8,525
February 19, 1983Budweiser Late Model Sportsman SeriesGoody's 300Daytona International SpeedwayPontiac82Levi Garrett28Running142/0$4,025
February 20, 1983Winston CupDaytona 500Daytona International SpeedwayChevrolet98Levi Garrett114Running170/10$55,980
February 27, 1983Winston CupRichmond 400Richmond Fairgrounds RacewayBuick98Levi Garrett27Running156/10$8,075
March 13, 1983Winston CupHodgdon Carolina 500North Carolina Motor SpeedwayBuick98Levi Garrett1029Out (Accident)76/0$3,685
March 27, 1983Winston CupCoca-Cola 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayBuick98Levi Garrett54Running165/5$13,620
April 10, 1983Winston CupTranSouth 500Darlington RacewayBuick98Levi Garrett420Out (Valve)108/5$3,730
April 17, 1983Winston CupNorthwestern Bank 400North Wilkesboro SpeedwayBuick98Levi Garrett27Running146/0$7,440
April 24, 1983Winston CupVirginia National Bank 500Martinsville SpeedwayBuick98Levi Garrett44Running160/0$8,870
May 1, 1983Winston CupWinston 500Talladega SuperspeedwayChevrolet98Levi Garrett211Out (Engine Failure)135/5$9,130
May 7, 1983Winston CupMarty Robbins 420Nashville International RacewayBuick98Levi Garrett87Running146/0$4,020
May 15, 1983Winston CupMason-Dixon 500Dover Downs International SpeedwayBuick98Levi Garrett13Running170/5$13,565
May 21, 1983Winston CupValleydale 500Bristol International SpeedwayPontiac98Levi Garrett1023Out (Rear End)94/0$1,180
May 28, 1983Budweiser Late Model Sportsman SeriesMello Yello 300Charlotte Motor SpeedwayChevrolet827Running146/0$3,150
May 29, 1983Winston CupWorld 600Charlotte Motor SpeedwayChevrolet98Levi Garrett614Running121/0$7,515
June 5, 1983Winston CupBudweiser 400Riverside International RacewayBuick98Levi Garrett934Out (Engine Failure)66/5$1,725
June 12, 1983Winston CupVan Scoy 500Pocono RacewayPontiac98Levi Garrett1210Running139/5$6,600
June 19, 1983Winston CupGabriel 400Michigan International SpeedwayBuick98Levi Garrett633Out (Engine Failure)64/0$2,280
July 4, 1983Winston CupFireCracker 400Daytona International SpeedwayChevrolet98Levi Garrett237Out (Engine Failure)57/5$2,675
July 16, 1983Winston CupBusch Nashville 420Nashville International RacewayPontiac98Levi Garrett522Running97/0$1,300
July 24, 1983Winston CupLike Cola 500Pocono RacewayBuick98Levi Garrett139Running138/0$6,350
July 31, 1983Winston CupTalladega 500Talladega SuperspeedwayChevrolet98Levi Garrett2115Running118/0$7,125
August 21, 1983Winston CupChampion 400Michigan International SpeedwayChevrolet98Levi Garrett1724Running91/0$3,585
August 27, 1983Winston CupBusch 500Bristol International SpeedwayPontiac98Levi Garrett118Running109/0$3,620
September 5, 1983Winston CupSouthern 500Darlington RacewayPontiac98Levi Garrett1038Out (Cylinder Head)49/0$2,200
September 11, 1983Winston CupWrangler SanforSet 400Richmond Fairgrounds RacewayPontiac98Levi Garrett1127Out (Sway Bar)82/0$1,475
September 18, 1983Winston CupBudweiser 500Dover International SpeedwayPontiac98Levi Garrett620Out (Engine Failure)103/0$3,530
September 25, 1983Winston CupGoody's 500Martinsville SpeedwayBuick98Levi Garrett37Running146/0$6,100
October 2, 1983Winston CupHolly Farms 400North Wilkesboro SpeedwayBuick98Levi Garrett514Running121/0$2,850
October 9, 1983Winston CupMiller 500Charlotte Motor SpeedwayChevrolet98Levi Garrett1013Running124/0$7,205
October 30, 1983Winston CupHodgdon American 500North Carolina Motor SpeedwayPontiac98Levi Garrett430Out (Accident)78/5$2,655
November 6, 1983Winston CupAtlanta Journal 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayPontiac98Levi Garrett1230Out (Rear End)73/0$2,880
November 20, 1983Winston CupWinston Western 500Riverside International RacewayPontiac98Levi Garrett441Out (Engine Failure)40/0$1,840
February 19, 1984Winston CupDaytona 500Daytona International SpeedwayChevrolet98Levi Garrett3128Out (Accident)79/0$8,345
February 26, 1984Winston CupMiller High Life 400Richmond Fairgrounds RacewayChevrolet98Levi Garrett1410Running134/0$5,675
March 4, 1984Winston CupHodgdon Carolina 500North Carolina Motor SpeedwayChevrolet98Levi Garrett1117Out (Engine Failure)112/0$4,770
March 18, 1984Winston CupCoca-Cola 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayChevrolet98Levi Garrett1928Running79/0$3,800
April 1, 1984Winston CupValleydale 500Bristol Motor SpeedwayChevrolet98Levi Garrett410Running134/0$5,105
April 8, 1984Winston CupNorthwestern Bank 400North Wilkesboro SpeedwayChevrolet98Levi Garrett930Out (Valve)78/5$2,335
April 15, 1984Winston CupTranSouth 500Darlington RacewayChevrolet98Levi Garrett419Running106/0$4,420
April 29, 1984Winston CupSovran Bank 500Martinsville SpeedwayChevrolet98Levi Garrett16Running155/5$9,460
May 6, 1984Winston CupWinston 500Talladega SuperspeedwayChevrolet98Levi Garrett2421Running100/0$6,115
May 12, 1984Winston CupCoors 420Nashville International RacewayBuick99Levi Garrett1315Running118/0$4,150
May 20, 1984Winston CupBudweiser 500Dover International SpeedwayPontiac98Levi Garrett2214Running121/0$5,125
May 27, 1984Winston CupWorld 600Charlotte Motor SpeedwayChevrolet98Levi Garrett3141Out (Ignition)40/0$2,925
June 3, 1984Winston CupBudweiser 400Riverside International RacewayChevrolet98Levi Garrett137Running146/0$6,375
June 10, 1984Winston CupVan Scoy 500Pocono RacewayChevrolet98Levi Garrett2111Running130/0$7,975
June 17, 1984Winston CupMiller 400Michigan International SpeedwayChevrolet98Levi Garrett88Running142/0$10,495
July 4, 1984Winston CupPepsi FireCracker 400Daytona International SpeedwayChevrolet98Levi Garrett1810Running134/0$9,255
July 14, 1984Winston CupPepsi 420Nashville International RacewayChevrolet98Levi Garrett98Running142/0$4,310
July 22, 1984Winston CupSummer 500Pocono RacewayChevrolet98Levi Garrett714Out (Engine Failure)121/0$6,275
July 29, 1984Winston CupTalladega 500Talladega SuperspeedwayChevrolet98Levi Garrett2737Out (Engine Failure)52/0$4,280
August 12, 1984Winston CupChampion 400Michigan International SpeedwayChevrolet98Levi Garrett1320Running103/0$5,675
August 25, 1984Winston CupBusch 500Bristol Motor SpeedwayChevrolet98Levi Garrett1629Out (Accident)76/0$1,870
September 2, 1984Winston CupSouthern 500Darlington RacewayChevrolet98Levi Garrett1013Out (Ignition)129/5$7,295
September 9, 1984Winston CupWrangler SanforSet 400Richmond Fairgrounds RacewayChevrolet98Levi Garrett230Out (Ignition)73/0$2,375
September 16, 1984Winston CupDelaware 500Dover International SpeedwayChevrolet98Levi Garrett1533Out (Valve)64/0$3,105
September 23, 1984Winston CupGoody's 500Martinsville SpeedwayChevrolet98Levi Garrett1229Out (Engine Failure)76/0$2,110
October 6, 1984Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesMiller Time 300Charlotte Motor SpeedwayOldsmobile98Whitaker Racing839Out (Engine)46/0$915
October 7, 1984Winston CupMiller 500Charlotte Motor SpeedwayChevrolet38Barclaysamerican2740Out (Susp.)43/0$1,005
October 21, 1984Winston CupHodgdon American 500North Carolina Motor SpeedwayChevrolet4Morgan-McClure2334Out (Accident)66/5$960
November 11, 1984Winston CupAtlanta Journal 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayChevrolet4Morgan-McClure2835Out (Engine Failure)58/0$1,015
November 18, 1984Winston CupWinston Western 500Riverside International RacewayChevrolet4Morgan-McClure1610Running134/0$3,550
July 18, 2009Nationwide SeriesMissouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 presented by VentriloGateway International RacewayChevrolet71E.O.C. MotorsportsDNQ
July 25, 2009Nationwide SeriesKroger 200 benefitting Riley Hospital for ChildrenO'Reilly Raceway ParkChevrolet71Earl Owens ChassisDNQ




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