Bob Barron

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Robert "Bob" Barron
Born (1921-01-13) January 13, 1921 (age 97)
Bradenton, Florida
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
32 races
Best finish 29th - 1961[1]
First race 1960 National 400 (Charlotte)
Last race 1961 Wilkes 200 (North Wilkesboro Speedway)
Wins Top tens Poles

Robert "Bob" Barron (January 13, 1921- ) is a former NASCAR driver from Bradenton, Florida.[1]


He completed in thirty-two Grand National/Nextel Cup Series events in his career, earning five top-tens.[1]

Barron debuted to NASCAR in 1960, racing his own car in the fall race at Charlotte.[1] Starting 46th in the fifty-car field, Barron completed most of the race before finishing 30th with mechanical woes.

The rest of Barron's starts came in 1961, when Barron completed 31 of the 52 races in the season en route to a 29th-place effort in the points.[1] He earned a 9th-place effort in his season debut at Charlotte Fairgrounds. He would finish 9th twice more in the year, along with a career-best 8th place showing at Richmond and Birmingham, his only career top-tens.

Barron did the most with his limited resources, finishing 19 of his 32 career starts, but ran out of funds following the 1961 season and retired.

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