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Joe Booher

Donald Joe Booher (February 22, 1941 – February 12, 1993) was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series and Goody's Dash driver. He spent his time running a farming business when he was not racing. He was killed while competing in the 1993 Goody's Dash Cup season-opening Florida 200 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.[1][2]

Joe Booher
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
21 races run over 14 years
Car no., team No. 88 (88 Racing)
First race 1978 Gwyn Staley 400 (North Carolina)
Last race 1988 Budweiser 500 (Delaware)

Prior to 1993, he had made 21 career starts in NASCAR's Winston Cup (now Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series) series. He also competed in the ARCA stock car series.

On Fed. 12th, 1993, Booher was competing in the Florida 200, the season opener of the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series for 4-cylinder compact cars. Running in mid-field during the second lap of the race, Booher's Chevrolet Beretta clipped the left front quarter panel of Carl Horton's Pontiac and went out of control. He then tagged the wall and was hit in the right front by Rodney White. The accident caused a brief red flag period before the race was restarted. White was in critical condition after suffering compression fractures of his vertebrae and was taken to Halifax Medical Center, but he survived and was not paralyzed. Horton was not hurt in the accident. After being taken to the same hospital, the 51-year-old Booher died of massive head and internal injuries.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Markus, Robert (1993). "Crash at Daytona Kills Indiana's Joe Booher". chicagotribune.com. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b McKee, Sandra (1993). "Veteran Booher Killed in Florida 200 Crash". baltimoresun.com. The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 

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