Butch Leitzinger


Record updated 28-Feb-07

Butch has driven and won in everthing from off-road trucks to NASCAR Winston Cup and sports prototypes. Racing in IMSA, SCCA and Grand-Am, he won the World Sports Car Championship in 1997 and 1998 for Dyson Racing.

Butch Leitzinger
A second-generation racer and second-generation champion, Butch has driven and won in a variety of cars from off-road trucks to NASCAR Busch North to Busch Grand National to Winston Cup.

Made his strongest mark in IMSA, SCCA and Grand-Am pro racing. World Sports Car champion in 1997 and 1998 with 10 wins in Dyson Racing R&S Fords. SCCA USRRC Rolex 24 at Daytona winner in 1999. 9 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series wins in 2000-2001-2002 and a third place in the 2001 24 Hours of Le Mans driving for Bentley. 3 SCCA Trans-Am series wins in 2002. Won IMSA ALMS race in 2003 at Infineon Raceway.

As an example of his character, he once turned down an offer to be Dale Earnhardt Sr.s backup driver because he had already committed to another and possibly lesser team.