NASCAR Cup
NASCAR Cup
R
Daytona Clash
08 Feb
-
09 Feb
Next event in
16 days
08 Feb
-
16 Feb
Next event in
16 days
R
Las Vegas
21 Feb
-
23 Feb
Next event in
29 days
R
Fontana
28 Feb
-
01 Mar
Next event in
36 days
R
Phoenix
06 Mar
-
08 Mar
Next event in
43 days
R
Atlanta
13 Mar
-
15 Mar
Next event in
50 days
R
Homestead
20 Mar
-
22 Mar
Next event in
57 days
R
27 Mar
-
29 Mar
Next event in
64 days
R
Bristol
03 Apr
-
05 Apr
Next event in
71 days
R
Richmond
17 Apr
-
19 Apr
Next event in
85 days
R
Talladega
24 Apr
-
26 Apr
Next event in
92 days
R
01 May
-
03 May
Next event in
99 days
R
Martinsville
07 May
-
09 May
Next event in
105 days
R
All-Star
15 May
-
16 May
Next event in
113 days
R
Charlotte
22 May
-
24 May
Next event in
120 days
R
29 May
-
31 May
Next event in
127 days
R
Michigan
05 Jun
-
07 Jun
Next event in
134 days
R
12 Jun
-
14 Jun
Next event in
141 days
R
Chicagoland
19 Jun
-
21 Jun
Next event in
148 days
R
26 Jun
-
28 Jun
Next event in
155 days
R
Indianapolis
03 Jul
-
05 Jul
Next event in
162 days
R
Kentucky
09 Jul
-
11 Jul
Next event in
168 days
R
17 Jul
-
19 Jul
Next event in
176 days
R
Michigan II
07 Aug
-
09 Aug
Next event in
197 days
R
Watkins Glen
14 Aug
-
16 Aug
Next event in
204 days
R
Dover II
21 Aug
-
23 Aug
Next event in
211 days
R
Daytona II
27 Aug
-
29 Aug
Next event in
217 days
R
Darlington
04 Sep
-
06 Sep
Next event in
225 days
R
Richmond II
10 Sep
-
12 Sep
Next event in
231 days
R
Bristol II
17 Sep
-
19 Sep
Next event in
238 days
R
Las Vegas II
25 Sep
-
27 Sep
Next event in
246 days
R
Talladega II
02 Oct
-
04 Oct
Next event in
253 days
R
Charlotte II
09 Oct
-
11 Oct
Next event in
260 days
R
Kansas II
16 Oct
-
18 Oct
Next event in
267 days
R
Texas II
23 Oct
-
25 Oct
Next event in
274 days
R
Martinsville II
30 Oct
-
01 Nov
Next event in
281 days
R
Phoenix II
06 Nov
-
08 Nov
Next event in
288 days

"Three Stooges" to Sponsor Barkdoll Car at Daytona

shares
comments
"Three Stooges" to Sponsor Barkdoll Car at Daytona
Jan 22, 1999, 12:19 PM

"Three Stooges" to ride with Barkdoll WESTWOOD, Mass. (Jan. 21, 1999) "Three Stooges Beer," a brand of the Panther Brewing Company, Thursday announced plans to sponsor Phil Barkdoll Racing and driver Ken Bouchard in the Feb. 14 Daytona 500 at ...

"Three Stooges" to ride with Barkdoll

WESTWOOD, Mass. (Jan. 21, 1999) "Three Stooges Beer," a brand of the Panther Brewing Company, Thursday announced plans to sponsor Phil Barkdoll Racing and driver Ken Bouchard in the Feb. 14 Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway and its preliminary events. The program marks the first time the brewery, located in this suburb of Boston, has been involved in motorsports. Barkdoll Racing, an independent team that concentrates on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series' most high profile events, has qualified for the 1997 and 1998 Daytona 500s and has made the race in seven of the last 11 years. "I want to see that Panther Brewing and Ken Bouchard get into the show," said Barkdoll, an entrepreneur and professional auctioneer who temporarily put his own driving career on hold several years ago as he successfully battled cancer. "I will have great equipment for them at Daytona." At this point, the team is still searching for speed. After two days of General Motors testing at Daytona this week, Bouchard, a native of Fitchburg, Mass., who won the 1988 NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year Award, posted a best lap of 182.726 mph in the No. 73 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Rusty Wallace had the best lap in testing, 193.129 mph, in a Ford Taurus. For Speedweeks 1999, Barkdoll Racing will have engines from Andy Petree Racing, for which the team owner's son Steve Barkdoll holds a managerial position. Bouchard, who defeated Ernie Irvan in one of the closest rookie of the year battles ever, has only one start in the "Great American Race." He started 15th and finished 16th in 1989 driving for fellow New Englander Bob Whitcomb. Barkdoll, 61, himself had his team's best finish in the Daytona 500 -- 17th after starting 25th in 1992. He was 20th from a 29th-place start in 1991. He also achieved some notoriety for his role in Richard Petty's vicious frontstretch crash in the 1988 Daytona 500, from which both drivers emerged unscathed. "This is going to be fun," the 43-year-old Bouchard said. "I will do whatever I can to get the Panther Brewing Company Monte Carlo a real good run." Bouchard cut his teeth in NASCAR Modifieds in the Northeast. He has also raced in the NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division and the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. He has also been involved in Petty's racing and driving school programs. Despite his limited schedule of races, Barkdoll's commitment to Daytona is unquestioned, as he turned down offers to "buy" his spot in the 1998 field. Barkdoll will stay busy during Speedweeks, as he will again serve as the auctioneer for a benefit event on Feb. 11, the night of the Gatorade 125-Mile Qualifying races for the Daytona 500. "I have a good time at Daytona," Barkdoll said, "even when I don't have the Three Stooges with me." The owner said he would hold off on naming the "Larry, Moe and Curly" of his team until the group made the race. Bud Pole Qualifying for the Daytona 500 is Feb. 6.

Source: NASCAR Online

Next article
BUSCH: Mixed Results at Texas Test

Previous article

BUSCH: Mixed Results at Texas Test

Next article

Buckshot Jones Looks Toward His First Daytona 500

Buckshot Jones Looks Toward His First Daytona 500
Load comments

About this article

Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Richard Petty , Ernie Irvan , Rusty Wallace