Christensen’s People Against Drugs team moved into the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in 2001 where Bobby finished fifteenth in the drivers points standings and bettered that by one position the following season.
Dotter began to hand the wheel to younger drivers over the next few seasons as the team then known as Green Light Racing became a developmental hub for drivers looking to break into NASCAR’s traveling ranks. Bobby eventually hung up his helmet to oversee the race-to-race operations of the growing team. Over the years many talented drivers have been behind the wheel of a Green Light Racing truck including Rich Bickle, Tim Sauter, Mike Bliss, Chad McCumbee, Butch Miller, Jason White and David Starr.
In 2008 Indianapolis businessman Ken Smith bought out Christensen and brought his highly successful SS Racing late model team to the Mooresville, NC raceshop forming SS Green Light Racing and together Dotter and Smith developed the team into a top-five contender each weekend in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The team has earned its first pole position, four top-fives and fifteen top-ten finishes. In 2010 both Jason White and David Starr finished in the top-ten in the drivers point standings.
Bobby Dotter, purchased 100% controlling interest of SS Green Light Racing from his longtime partner Ken Smith in July, 2017. “Ken came along in a time that I needed support to keep the team heading in the right direction” said Dotter. “I would not be here today if it was not for his steady hand throughout the years, but I am looking forward to the exciting new chapter.”
Over forty years since his humble beginnings at a Chicago-area short track, Bobby Dotter is now one of the most familiar faces in the NASCAR garage, he has earned the respect of his fellow competitors with his hard work and common sense approach to managing and getting the most from his race teams. SS Green Light Racing has made over 500 NASCAR National Touring Series starts under Dotter’s guidance and the future has never looked brighter.