Hut Stricklin

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Waymond Lane "Hut" Stricklin
Hut Stricklin 1998.jpg
Stricklin in 1998
Born (1961-06-24) June 24, 1961 (age 55)
Calera, Alabama
Achievements 1987 NASCAR Dash Series champion
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
328 races run over 15 years
Best finish 16th (1991)
First race 1987 Holly Farms 400 (North Wilkesboro)
Last race 2002 Sharpie 500 (Bristol)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 29 1
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
54 races run over 12 years
Best finish 25th (1992)
First race 1985 Miller 400 (Charlotte)
Last race 2000 NAPAonline.com 250 (Michigan)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 8 2
Statistics current as of July 3, 2012.

Waymond Lane "Hut" Stricklin (born June 24, 1961) is a former NASCAR race car driver.

Career[edit]

Stricklin grew up in Calera, Alabama. He married Pam Allison, the daughter of NASCAR legend Donnie Allison after they were introduced by her cousin Davey. Stricklin was the last member of the Alabama Gang.

In 1987, Stricklin won NASCAR's Dash Series championship and made his debut in the Winston Cup Series.

Two years later, he finished second to Dick Trickle in the NASCAR Rookie of the Year competition with car owner Rod Osterlund. In his sophomore season, he competed in only three events before taking over the driving chores of Bobby Allison's No. 12 Raybestos Brakes-sponsored Buick. Nineteen-eighty one turned out to be one of his best seasons, as he finished 16th in points as well as a career high second-place finish, at Michigan International Speedway. With eight races left in the 1992 season, Stricklin left Allison's team and after a few races driving for Junie Donlavey, he picked up a ride for 1993 with Junior Johnson, driving the No. 27 McDonald's-sponsored Ford. In 1994, Stricklin paired with owner Travis Carter to form a new team, the No. 23 Camel Cigarettes-sponsored Ford. It was a disappointing year for Stricklin, finishing 26th in points.

After Stricklin failed to find a ride for 1995, he served as a consultant for Kenny Bernstein's rookie driver Steve Kinser, a World of Outlaws Sprint Car champion who was struggling to transition from dirt to pavement. During the season, Kinser resigned, and Stricklin took over, posting five top 10 finishes. However the team closed at the end of the year.

1997 racecar with Stavola Brothers Racing

Stricklin joined the Stavola Brothers Racing No. 8 Circuit City-sponsored Ford in 1996. He had a second-place finish at Darlington Raceway, and ended up 22nd in the points standings that year.

In 1998, Stricklin went between jobs, first driving the No. 8 car, which closed because of sponsorship troubles, then driving substitute duty for David Green and Robert Pressley for the rest of the year.

Nineteen-eighty nine presented Stricklin with a new challenge. He was now the crew chief for Gary Bradberry's No. 78 Ford for Triad Motorsports. When that team was sold, Stricklin took over the No. 58 Ford for SBIII Motorsports. He posted some of the best finishes of the year for that team, including a top-ten finish at Michigan. Despite posting three consecutive DNQs, Stricklin appeared to have found solid footing, as Barbour announced that he would be his driver through 2003, and would have Motorsports Safety Technologies as his sponsor. However, sponsorship again plagued Stricklin, as shortly after signing the deal, MST produced a bounced check, causing Barbour's team to close its doors for good.

In 2000, Stricklin drove for Donlavey at the Brickyard 400 and finished 14th. The next year he had a sixth-place finish at Michigan. However, sponsor Hills Brothers wanted to find a new team, and they both moved to Bill Davis' No. 23 Dodge.

In 2002, Stricklin struggled and was soon released. That was the last year in which he competed in a NASCAR race.

In a March 2016 "Where Are They Now?" article with KeepIt35.com, Stricklin mentioned that he recently went to work for an old friend at Stock Car Steel in Mooresville, NC. He also mentioned that one of his biggest missed opportunites was when he chose not to take an offer to drive for Joe Gibbs new Winston Cup Series team in 1992.

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.)

Winston Cup Series[edit]

Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1989 Osterlund Racing Pontiac DNQ
1990 Tri-Star Motorsports Chevrolet 34 33
1991 Bobby Allison Motorsports Buick 5 29
1992 Chevrolet 42 24
1993 Junior Johnson & Associates Ford 18 4
1994 Travis Carter Motorsports Ford 38 33
1996 Stavola Brothers Racing Ford 42 22
1997 28 19
1998 Chevrolet DNQ
2001 Donlavey Racing Ford DNQ
2002 Bill Davis Racing Dodge DNQ

Busch Series[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hut Stricklin – 1987 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 13, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Hut Stricklin – 1988 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 13, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Hut Stricklin – 1989 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 13, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Hut Stricklin – 1990 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 13, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Hut Stricklin – 1991 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 13, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Hut Stricklin – 1992 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 13, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Hut Stricklin – 1993 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 13, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Hut Stricklin – 1994 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 13, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Hut Stricklin – 1995 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 13, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Hut Stricklin – 1996 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 13, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Hut Stricklin – 1997 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 13, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Hut Stricklin – 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 13, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Hut Stricklin – 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 13, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Hut Stricklin – 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 13, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Hut Stricklin – 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 13, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Hut Stricklin – 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 13, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Hut Stricklin – 1985 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 14, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Hut Stricklin – 1987 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 14, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Hut Stricklin – 1988 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 14, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Hut Stricklin – 1989 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 14, 2015. 
  21. ^ "Hut Stricklin – 1990 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 14, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Hut Stricklin – 1991 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 14, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Hut Stricklin – 1992 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 14, 2015. 
  24. ^ "Hut Stricklin – 1993 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 14, 2015. 
  25. ^ "Hut Stricklin – 1994 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 14, 2015. 
  26. ^ "Hut Stricklin – 1995 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 14, 2015. 
  27. ^ "Hut Stricklin – 1996 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 14, 2015. 
  28. ^ "Hut Stricklin – 1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 14, 2015. 
  29. ^ "Hut Stricklin – 1999 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 14, 2015. 
  30. ^ "Hut Stricklin – 2000 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 14, 2015. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mike Swaim
NASCAR Charlotte/Daytona Dash Series Champion
1987
Succeeded by
Larry Caudill