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Phil Barkdoll (born September 7, 1937) is a former NASCAR owner/driver from Phoenix, Arizona, who only ran at two tracks in his entire career: Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway.

Phil Barkdoll
Born (1937-09-07) September 7, 1937 (age 82)
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
23 races run over 9 years
Best finish45th – 1989 Winston Cup Series season
First race1984 Winston 500 (Talladega)
Last race1992 Pepsi 400 (Daytona)*
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of March 12, 2012
* qualified for 1997 Daytona 500, did not compete.

NASCAR careerEdit

Barkdoll campaigned part-time on the NASCAR circuit from 1984 to 1997, relying on small sponsorships and free advertising to help pay for his racing.[1] He has provided a ride for other drivers at other tracks. Barkdoll began racing in 1981, with his first race coming in the 1984 Winston 500. After starting 16th, Phil finished 35th after losing an engine on the 60th lap.

In 1987, Barkdoll had a spectacular accident heading into the tri-oval on the fourth lap during one of the Twin 125 mile qualifying races for the Daytona 500. He got airborne, flipped across the track and into the fence before sliding to a halt on his wheels.

In 1988, Barkdoll was involved in another spectacular accident at Daytona, this time in the Daytona 500 itself. Coming of turn four on the 106th circuit, he slightly tapped Richard Petty, which sent Petty tumbling down the track before being t-boned by Brett Bodine.

On the 144th lap of the 1989 Daytona 500, Barkdoll took yet another wild ride. Barkdoll's Oldsmobile slid into the dirt embankment on the backstretch, and ended up on its side.

In 1990, Barkdoll campaigned a second car which was driven by Stan Barrett (Stanton Barrett's father) for the Daytona 500 and Phil Parsons during the Winston 500 and the Winston.

Barkdoll had yet more trouble at the 1991 Daytona 500, and he went for a spin off turn four and the car lifted off the ground and blew out the windshield. This time the car landed on all four wheels and Barkdoll finished 20th.

Barkdoll's final Winston Cup points paying start came in 1992 in the Pepsi 400 at Daytona. He finished 28th, four laps off the pace.

In 1993, Barkdoll was diagnosed with cancer, and Stanley Smith drove his car in the Twin 125's at Daytona. Smith was eliminated in a first lap wreck with Steve Kinser, and did not make the field.

In 1994, Barkdoll was back, but did not make the Daytona 500.

In 1995, Barkdoll had a strong run in the second qualifier in his No. 73 Ford, but it ended in a crash coming off turn two.

Barkdoll's last attempt at Daytona as a driver was in 1997. That year, he qualified 25th fastest on pole qualifying day in his No. 73 Chevrolet. That speed was fast enough to earn the 38th starting position after he failed to finish in the top 15 of his Twin 125. However, SABCO Racing's No. 42 Bellsouth Chevrolet for Joe Nemechek failed to qualify for the race. Team owner Felix Sabates bought Barkdoll's car for Nemechek, leaving Barkdoll on the sidelines, but richer as a result.

Car ownerEdit

Barkdoll owned the car that he drove in most of the Winston Cup races that he competed in during his career (with the exception of the two races in 1985 that his car was owned (officially) by Helen Rae Smith and his car was called the Helen Rae Special). In addition, he fielded cars for drivers such as Ken Bouchard, Jim Sauter, Mike Wallace, Joe Ruttman and Morgan Shepherd.

In 1998, Barkdoll fielded a car in the Daytona 500 supported by longtime sponsor X-1R Performance with Wallace behind the wheel. The team raced into the 500 and finished 23rd, one lap down. The following season, Barkdoll fielded his No. 73 with sponsorship from Three Stooges Beer at the Daytona 500 for the final time. His driver, Ken Bouchard, was unable to qualify for the race.

Motorsports career resultsEdit

NASCAREdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Winston Cup SeriesEdit

NASCAR Winston Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 NWCC Pts
1984 Barkdoll Racing 38 Chevy DAY RCH CAR ATL BRI NWS DAR MAR TAL
35
NSV DOV CLT RSD POC MCH DAY NSV POC TAL
25
MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT NWS CAR ATL RSD 65th 146
1985 Helen Rae Motorsports 00 Chevy DAY RCH CAR ATL BRI DAR NWS MAR TAL
35
DOV CLT RSD POC MCH DAY POC TAL
22
MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR ATL RSD 68th 155
1986 Barkdoll Racing 73 Ford DAY
DNQ
RCH CAR ATL BRI DAR NWS MAR TAL
28
DOV CLT RSD POC MCH DAY
DNQ
POC TAL
33
GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR ATL RSD 103rd 84
1987 Olds DAY
DNQ
CAR RCH ATL DAR NWS BRI MAR 100th 58
Chevy TAL
35
CLT DOV POC RSD MCH DAY
DNQ
POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT
DNQ
CAR RSD ATL
1988 Ford DAY
36
RCH CAR ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR DAY
DNQ
POC 52nd 210
Chevy TAL
31
CLT DOV RSD POC MCH TAL
26
GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT NWS CAR PHO ATL
1989 Olds DAY
31
CAR ATL RCH DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL
32
CLT
DNQ
DOV SON POC MCH DAY
15
POC TAL
15
GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT NWS CAR PHO ATL 45th 378
1990 DAY
39
RCH CAR ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL
30
CLT DOV SON POC MCH DAY
31
POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL 63rd 189
1991 DAY
20
RCH CAR ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL
19
CLT DOV SON POC MCH DAY
35
POC TAL
22
GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL 46th 364
1992 DAY
17
CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL
DNQ
CLT
DNQ
DOV SON POC MCH DAY
28
POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL 55th 191
1993 DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL
DNQ
SON CLT DOV POC MCH NA -
Chevy DAY
DNQ
NHA POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL
1994 DAY
DNQ
CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHA POC TAL IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL NA -
1995 Ford DAY
DNQ
CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHA POC TAL IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL NA -
1996 Chevy DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL
DNQ
SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHA POC TAL IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL NA -
1997 DAY
QL
CAR RCH ATL DAR TEX BRI MAR SON TAL
DNQ
CLT DOV POC MCH CAL DAY NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV MAR CLT TAL CAR PHO ATL NA -
- Qualified but replaced by Joe Nemechek
Daytona 500Edit
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1986 Barkdoll Racing Ford DNQ
1987 Oldsmobile DNQ
1988 Ford 25 36
1989 Oldsmobile 31 31
1990 35 39
1991 29 20
1992 25 17
1994 Barkdoll Racing Chevrolet DNQ
1995 Ford DNQ
1997 Barkdoll Racing Chevrolet QL
- Qualified but replaced by Joe Nemechek

ARCA Hooters SuperCar SeriesEdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Hooters SuperCar Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 AHSSC Pts Ref
1982 Barkdoll Racing 00 Dodge NSV DAY
11
TAL
5
FRS CMS WIN NSV TAT TAL
11
FRS BFS MIL
19
SND 17th 460 [2]
1983 DAY
27
NSV TAL
12
LPR LPR ISF IRP SSP FRS BFS WIN LPR POC NA 0 [3]
38 Buick TAL
35
MCS FRS MIL DSF ZAN SND
1994 Venturini Motorsports 35 Chevy DAY TAL FIF LVL KIL TOL FRS MCH DMS
18
POC POC KIL FRS INF I70 ISF DSF TOL SLM WIN ATL 110th - [4]
Results before 1985 may be incomplete.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Willis, Ken (February 16, 1989). "Phil Barkdoll: A happy pig in 500 pile". Daytona Beach News-Journal. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Phil Barkdoll – 1982 Season Results ARCA Talladega SuperCar Series". TheThirdTurn. Retrieved March 31, 2018.
  3. ^ "Phil Barkdoll – 1983 Season Results ARCA Permatex SuperCar Series". TheThirdTurn. Retrieved March 31, 2018.
  4. ^ "Phil Barkdoll – 1994 ARCA Hooters SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 23, 2015.

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