Bootie Barker

Film actor from United States of America

Robert "Bootie" Barker III (born March 2, 1971) is a crew chief in the NASCAR Sprint Cup stock car racing series. Barker is the crew chief for the No. 13 Germain Racing GEICO Ford Fusion driven by Casey Mears in the Sprint Cup Series. In the past, Barker has worked for Ashton Lewis, Bill Davis Racing, Jasper Motorsports, and Hendrick Motorsports. Barker is also a television co-host on NASCAR Performance a weekly program on the Speed Channel. Barker graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from Old Dominion University, in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1994. He began his motorsports career working in the Late Model Sportsman Series for Ashton Lewis while still in college. He was paralyzed from the waist down after suffering injuries in a car accident while a senior in high school (South Boston, Virginia). Barker has since overcome his injuries to be a respected crew chief and one of NASCAR's most brilliant minds. For most of 2006, Barker was the crew chief for the No. 66 Haas CNC Racing Chevrolet driven by Jeff Green. His visibility to NASCAR fans increased in 2006. Barker wrote a weekly column for titled "Urban Legends," in which he addressed myths and questions about  ( Wikipedia article )


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Known as
Robert Barker III,Robert "Bootie" Barker III
Date of birth
Place of birth
United States of America


Institution From To
Old Dominion University

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