H. B. Bailey

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H. B. Bailey
Born (1936-11-15)November 15, 1936
Houston, Texas
Died April 17, 2003(2003-04-17) (aged 66)
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
85 races run over 27 years
Best finish 5th (1965)
First race 1962 Dixie 400 (Atlanta)
Last race 1993 Mountain Dew Southern 500 (Darlington)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 5 0

Herring Burl "H. B." Bailey (November 15, 1936 – April 17, 2003) was a NASCAR driver. He raced his #36 Pontiac part-time as an independent driver in the Grand National/Winston Cup series from 1962 to 1993 making 85 races over his career.

Although he never ran a full schedule, he still had his share of fans. He had the distinction of being the first driver to take a qualifying lap for the inaugural Brickyard 400 in 1994.

Bailey said he began racing at Playland Park, near Houston, in 1954. He won the track championship there in 1959. Coincidentally A.J. Foyt started his career in 1953 at Playland Park.

Darlington Raceway was one of the goateed driver's favorite venues and he was a three-time member of the UNOCAL/Darlington Record Club at the famed South Carolina oval. Bailey made his final start in the 1993 Southern 500 at Darlington.

In the 1972 NASCAR Grand American division, Bailey won the pole for the opener at Daytona International Speedway, won at Nashville and finished second in the national championship standings to Wayne Andrews.

He died of heart failure on April 17, 2003. When he died, Richard Petty said "Our sport was built by people like H.B. Bailey", who raced alongside Bailey for virtually his entire career. "We all did things the same way in those days – we drove ourselves to the race track, we worked hard when we got there, we raced hard and then we drove home. "H.B. was a racer through and through, and the sport is better off because he was a part of it. We will miss him."

His son, Joe Dan, who has had his own successful career in NASCAR over the last twenty years, participating on Daytona 500-winning and Winston Cup championship teams and becoming a crew chief in the Busch Series.

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

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

Grand National Series[edit]

Winston Cup Series[edit]

Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1963 Bailey Racing Pontiac 49 19
1965 Bailey Racing Pontiac 9 12
1966 24 49
1967 30 18
1968 18 49
1969 25 47
1973 Bailey Racing Pontiac DNQ
1975 Bailey Racing Pontiac DNQ
1981 Bailey Racing Pontiac DNQ

ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1962 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  2. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1963 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  3. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1964 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  4. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1965 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  5. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1966 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  6. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1967 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  7. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1968 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  8. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1969 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  9. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1970 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  10. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1971 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  11. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1972 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  12. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  13. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1975 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  14. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1979 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  15. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1981 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  16. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1982 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  17. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1983 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  18. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1984 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  19. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1985 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  20. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1986 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  21. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1987 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  22. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1988 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  23. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1989 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  24. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1990 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  25. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1991 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  26. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1992 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  27. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1993 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  28. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1994 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  29. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1997 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  30. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1988 ARCA Permatex SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  31. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1989 ARCA Permatex SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  32. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1990 ARCA Permatex SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  33. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1991 ARCA Permatex SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  34. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1992 ARCA SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  35. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1993 ARCA Hooters SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  36. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1994 ARCA Hooters SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  37. ^ "H.B. Bailey – 1996 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 

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