Hutter to Drive #36 Stanley Tools Pontiac in 1998 NASCAR BGN Season
5 October 1997
CONCORD, NC - Team 34 announced that Matt Hutter will drive the No. 36 Stanley Pontiac in 1998 on the NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division circuit. Hutter replaces Todd Bodine who will be stepping up to the Winston Cup series next season. Stanley Tools is returning for the second year as the team's primary sponsor. The 26-year old driver is a graduate from the University of Cincinnati where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BBA in Marketing. His racing career began in go-karts and he's been competing in stock cars since 1992. Hutter has spent the 1997 season as a driver for Phoenix Racing in the ARCA Series as well as a full-time crew member for their NASCAR Busch Series team and driver Dale Shaw. "Matt has the ability, raw talent and feel for the race car," said Team 34 team manager Clyde McLeod. "All he needs is track experience.