Ron Bouchard
American racing driver
Ron Bouchard
Ron Bouchard is a former NASCAR driver who was the 1981 NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year. His brother Ken Bouchard was the 1988 NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year.
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Ideas to redevelop River Valley shared by residents - Lewiston Sun Journal
Google News - over 5 years
During a debut meeting Tuesday night of a River Valley area redevelopment group in Rumford, Rumford Selectman Jeremy Volknernick, left, and Justin Forbes, right, listen to Ron Bouchard suggest that coordinated events be held in the area to attract
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Allison scored the weekend sweep at CMS in '84 - Nascar
Google News - over 5 years
Points leader Waltrip had been running just behind the leaders at that point, but once the race restarted, his chances of victory evaporated when he crashed in Turn 2 trying to avoid Ron Bouchard and then blew a right front tire on his way back to the
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WALTRIP IS FIRST
NYTimes - over 31 years
Darrell Waltrip slipped past Ron Bouchard to take the lead 31 laps from the end, then moved away to an easy today in the Nationwise 500 Grand National stock car race.
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TALLADEGA 500 TO YARBOROUGH
NYTimes - over 31 years
Cale Yarborough pulled away on the next-to-last lap today and won the Talladega 500 Nascar Grand National race by one second over Neil Bonnett. It was Yarborough's first Talladega 500 victory, and his first victory since June 10 of last year. Yarborough put enough distance between his Ford and Bonnett's Chevrolet to break the draft and prevent any
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SPORTS NEWS BRIEFS; L.I. Driver Wins Firecracker 400
NYTimes - over 31 years
Greg Sacks, driving a Chevrolet Monte Carlo, overtook Bill Elliott's Ford Thunderbird today to score a surprising victory in the Pepsi Firecracker 400 Grand National stock car race. It was the first victory in a Grand National race for Sacks. Elliott, who led most of the 400-mile race at Daytona International Speedway, was ahead of Sacks by a few
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Ferrari TriumphsIn Grand Prix
NYTimes - almost 33 years
Michele Alboreto of Italy charged from the pole in his Ferrari and drove to an unchallenged victory in the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix today. Alboreto built such a safe lead on the 2.6-mile circuit that he was able to carry out a quick tire change in the second half of the race without losing his position. He completed the 70 laps totaling 185.4
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Waltrip Triumphs
NYTimes - almost 33 years
Darrell Waltrip won his seventh consecutive race at Bristol International Raceway today by taking advantage of what appeared to be a broken axle in Bobby Allison's new Buick. The victory, his first of the season, puts Waltrip back on top of the Grand National point standing - 5 points ahead of Terry LaBonte, who came in second. Ron Bouchard took
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ALLISON CAPTURES POCONO AUTO RACE
NYTimes - over 34 years
Bobby Allison, conserving fuel while drafting behind the leaders, burst into the lead with three laps remaining and won the Mountain Dew 500 stock car race by 17.47 seconds today at Pocono International Raceway. Richard Petty, who had alternated in the lead with Darrell Waltrip for most of the second half of the race, placed second. Terry Labonte
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Carolina 500 to Yarborough
NYTimes - almost 35 years
Cale Yarborough, helped by a six-car crash that involved four of the top six cars with about 50 laps remaining, won the Carolina 500 stock car race today at North Carolina Motor Speedway. It was the first victory this season for Yarborough, who turned 42 years old Saturday. Yarborough, who led only twice for a total of 51 laps, was in front for the
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Waltrip Captures Busch 500 Race
NYTimes - over 35 years
It's tough to beat the combination of Junior Johnson and Darrell Waltrip at Bristol International Raceway. ''The car was just that much better than everybody else's,'' Waltrip said after he coasted to a one-lap victory over Ricky Rudd in the Busch 500 Grand National stock car race last night in his Johnson-prepared Buick. It was the second triumph
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NYTimes - over 35 years
Bouchard Victor TALLADEGA, Ala., Aug. 2 (AP) - Ron Bouchard, a rookie on the super speedways, won a three-car battle at the finish today to take the $294,000 Talladega 500 NASCAR stock car race. Bouchard edged Darrell Waltrip by two feet. ''Positive thinking,'' Bouchard said after his first Grand National victory. His first-place winnings of
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Timeline
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    FORTIES
  • 1998
    Age 49
    In 1998 he was inducted into the New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame in its inaugural class.
    More Details Hide Details After racing in Winston Cup, Bouchard returned home to Fitchburg, MA and opened up Ron Bouchard Auto Stores, where he sells cars for Honda, Dodge, Nissan and other manufacters.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1987
    Age 38
    In 1987 he raced in the #1 Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce Chevrolet for owner Hoss Ellington in five events.
    More Details Hide Details Their two finishes were eighth and twelfth. He has not raced in a NASCAR event since then.
  • 1986
    Age 37
    In 1986 he changed to the #98 Valvoline Pontiac for owner Mike Curb (Curb-Agajanian Motorsports).
    More Details Hide Details The team generally finished in the Top 20 when they completed a race, but they had 9 DNF's (did not finish) in their 17 events.
  • 1983
    Age 34
    He ran full-time in 1983, 1984, and 1985.
    More Details Hide Details He finished between eleventh and sixteenth in the final points standing each of these years.
  • 1982
    Age 33
    In 1982 Bouchard finished a career-high eighth in the final points standing with 15 Top 10 finishes in 30 races.
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  • 1981
    Age 32
    He captured the 1981 NASCAR Rookie of the Year title even though he only raced in 22 of 31 events.
    More Details Hide Details He posted 12 Top 10 finishes in the 22 races, including his only career win in the Talladega 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Running third to Darrell Waltrip and Terry Labonte on the last lap, he swooped under both of them as they battled side-by-side out of the final turn. The three cars crossed the finish line nearly simultaneously, with Bouchard winning in a photo finish. After the race, Waltrip, who had been watching Labonte and not seen Bouchard pass him, asked, "Where the hell did he come from?"
    Ron began his NASCAR career in 1981 in the #47 J.D. Stacy Buick for owner Jack Beebe (Race Hill Farm team).
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1973
    Age 24
    He won the 1973 and 1979 track Modified championships.Bouchard also drove for Legendary car owners Bob Judkins (#2&#7)and also Len Boehler (#3)where he won numerous races at Stafford Speedway,Thompson Speedway,Seekonk Speedway,Waterford Speedbowl and Westboro Speedway.One of Bouchard's biggest modified victories came at Thompson Speedway driving Dick Armstrong's #1 in the Thompson 300 in 1980.
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  • 1972
    Age 23
    Johnson quickly put Bouchard in his Modified car at the famous Stafford Speedway, and he won his first of his 35 career victories at Stafford in April 1972.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1967
    Age 18
    He claimed five consecutive track championships from 1967 to 1971.
    More Details Hide Details He began racing at other local tracks in the Camaro, and he was noticed by Bob Johnson.
  • 1963
    Age 14
    Ron began racing career at Brookline Speedway as a substitute driver in 1963 by replacing the ill driver for his father's car.
    More Details Hide Details After high school he began racing in his father's car, and he rapidly moved up the ranks to late models at Seekonk Speedway.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1948
    Born
    Born in 1948.
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