Ken Bouchard

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Ken Bouchard
BornKenneth Bouchard
(1955-04-06) April 6, 1955 (age 64)
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Awards1988 Winston Cup Series Rookie of the Year
Named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Modified Drivers
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
33 races run over 5 years
Best finish25th (1988)
First race1987 Miller American 400 (Michigan)
Last race1994 Hooters 500 (Atlanta)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
44 races run over 9 years
Best finish26th (1986)
First race1983 Goody's 300 (Daytona)
Last race1991 NE Chevy 250 (Loudon)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 12 0
Statistics current as of December 10, 2012.

Ken Bouchard (pronounced BOO-shard, born April 6, 1955) is an American former NASCAR driver and the 1988 Rookie of the Year. His brother Ron Bouchard was the 1981 Rookie of the Year and one-time Winston Cup Series race winner.

Modified career[edit]

Before he came to NASCAR, Bouchard was a modified racer in the Northeast. He won eleven NASCAR modified races in one season. He was voted one of NASCAR Modified’s 50 Greatest Drivers of All-Time. He then ran a part-time Busch Series schedule. He has driven for car owners including Sonny Koszela #15, and Len Boehler #3. Bouchard had success driving the Ted Marsh #55 in which he won several races and championships.[citation needed]

Winston Cup career[edit]

He made his Winston Cup (now Monster Energy Cup) debut in 1987 at the Miller American 400 at Michigan, finishing 32nd after suffering oil pressure problems. The next year, he raced full-time in Winston Cup in an unsponsored car owned by Bob Whitcomb. Despite this, he finished 8th at North Carolina Speedway and defeated promising rivals Ernie Irvan and Brad Noffsinger to become the 1988 NASCAR Rookie of the Year. In 1989, however, he was released from his ride after just four races. He returned in 1993, running three races for Thee Dixon in his #85 Safety-Kleen/Burger King Ford. He ran his last Winston Cup race in 1994 at the Hooters 500, where his #67 Ford expired after 280 laps because of valve trouble, finishing 29th. Since then, Bouchard has competed in 5 Craftsman Truck Series races. He also attempted several Winston Cup events, but failed to qualify for each of them, the last of which was the 1999 Pepsi 400, in the #84 Chevy sponsored by Island Oasis.

Driving instructor career[edit]

Bouchard now operates the Drive to Victory Lane Racing School at Thompson International Speedway. He finished 13th in the "Icebreaker 2006" NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event at the track.

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]

NASCAR Winston Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 NWCC Pts Ref
1987 Sullivan Racing 91 Chevy DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR NWS BRI MAR TAL CLT DOV POC RSD MCH
32
DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR RSD ATL 95th 67 [1]
1988 Whitcomb Racing 10 Ford DAY
DNQ
RCH
23
CAR
8
ATL
16
DAR
13
BRI
21
MAR
31
TAL
DNQ
CLT
11
DOV
14
RSD
DNQ
POC
14
MCH
17
DAY
36
POC
16
TAL
35
GLN
27
MCH
25
BRI
DNQ
DAR
18
RCH
19
DOV
25
MAR
17
CLT
33
NWS
27
25th 2378 [2]
Chevy NWS
27
Pontiac CAR
18
PHO
23
ATL
DNQ
1989 DAY
16
CAR
38
ATL
37
RCH
DNQ
DAR
22
BRI NWS MAR TAL CLT DOV SON POC MCH DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT NWS CAR PHO ATL 48th 313 [3]
1993 Mansion Motorsports 85 Ford DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL
40
SON CLT
DNQ
DOV
DNQ
POC MCH DAY
DNQ
NHA
29
POC
25
TAL GLN MCH
DNQ
BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL 52nd 207 [4]
1994 Cunningham Racing 67 Ford DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHA POC TAL IND
DNQ
GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT
DNQ
CAR PHO ATL
29
69th 76 [5]
1995 DAY
DNQ
CAR RCH ATL
DNQ
DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHA POC TAL IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL NA - [6]
1998 Mansion Motorsports 85 Ford DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL CLT DOV RCH MCH POC SON NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI
DNQ
NA - [7]
T.R.I.X. Racing 79 Chevy NHA
DNQ
DAR RCH
DNQ
DOV MAR
DNQ
CLT TAL DAY PHO CAR ATL
1999 Barkdoll Racing 73 Chevy DAY
DNQ
CAR LVS ATL DAR NA - [8]
PBH Motorsports 84 Chevy TEX
DNQ
BRI MAR TAL
DNQ
CAL RCH CLT DOV MCH POC SON DAY
DNQ
NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV MAR CLT TAL CAR PHO HOM ATL
Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1988 Whitcomb Racing Ford DNQ
1989 Pontiac 15 16
1995 Cunningham Racing Ford DNQ
1999 Barkdoll Racing Chevrolet DNQ

Busch Series[edit]

NASCAR Busch Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 NBSC Pts Ref
1983 08 Pontiac DAY
12
RCH CAR HCY MAR NWS SBO GPS LGY DOV
10
BRI CLT SBO HCY ROU SBO ROU CRW ROU SBO HCY LGY IRP GPS BRI HCY DAR RCH NWS SBO MAR ROU CLT HCY MAR 75th 261 [9]
1984 Sullivan Racing 65 Pontiac DAY
24
RCH CAR HCY MAR DAR ROU NSV LGY MLW DOV 58th 267 [10]
Olds CLT
19
SBO HCY ROU SBO ROU HCY IRP LGY SBO BRI DAR RCH NWS CLT
31
HCY CAR MAR
1985 DAY
15
CAR HCY BRI MAR DAR SBO LGY DOV
14
CLT
10
SBO HCY ROU IRP SBO LGY HCY MLW BRI DAR
9
RCH NWS ROU CLT
31
HCY 33rd 719 [11]
Pontiac CAR
9
MAR
1986 Marty Bezema 10 Buick DAY
32
CAR
6
HCY MAR BRI
9
DAR
18
SBO
9
LGY
23
JFC
17
DOV
9
CLT
27
SBO HCY ROU IRP SBO RAL OXF SBO HCY LGY ROU BRI DAR
29
RCH DOV
7
MAR ROU CLT
18
CAR MAR 26th 1359 [12]
1987 Whitcomb Racing Chevy DAY
25
HCY MAR DAR
7
BRI LGY SBO CLT
8
DOV
6
IRP ROU JFC OXF SBO HCY RAL LGY ROU BRI JFC DAR
13
RCH DOV
21
MAR CLT
29
CAR MAR 38th 650 [13]
1988 1 DAY HCY CAR MAR DAR BRI LNG NZH SBO NSV CLT DOV ROU LAN LVL MYB OXF SBO HCY LNG IRP ROU BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT
18
CAR MAR 78th 109 [14]
1989 0 Pontiac DAY
35
73rd 176 [15]
10 CAR
32
MAR HCY DAR BRI NZH SBO LAN NSV CLT DOV ROU LVL VOL MYB SBO HCY DUB IRP ROU BRI DAR RCH
18 Olds DOV
18
MAR CLT CAR MAR
1990 72 Pontiac DAY RCH CAR MAR HCY DAR BRI LAN SBO NZH HCY CLT DOV
16
ROU VOL MYB OXF
37
NHA
37
SBO DUB IRP ROU BRI DAR RCH DOV
13
MAR CLT NHA
38
CAR MAR 56th 392 [16]
1991 12 DAY
43
RCH CAR MAR VOL HCY DAR BRI LAN SBO NZH
24
CLT DOV ROU HCY MYB GLN OXF
24
56th 374 [17]
72 NHA
33
SBO DUB IRP ROU BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT
92 NHA
23
CAR MAR
1998 Washington-Erving Motorsports 50 Ford DAY CAR LVS NSV DAR BRI TEX HCY TAL NHA NZH CLT DOV RCH PPR GLN MLW MYB CAL SBO IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT GTY CAR ATL
DNQ
HOM NA - [18]

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 NCTC Pts Ref
1996 Brevak Racing 1 Ford HOM PHO POR EVG TUS CNS HPT BRI NZH MLW LVL I70 IRP FLM GLN NSV RCH NHA
16
MAR NWS SON MMR PHO 98th 116 [19]
MB Motorsports 26 Ford LVS
DNQ
1997 Petty Enterprises 42 Dodge WDW TUS HOM PHO POR EVG I70 NHA TEX
10
BRI NZH MLW LVL CNS HPT IRP FLM NSV GLN RCH MAR SON MMR CAL PHO 99th 134 [20]
Doran Racing 77 Chevy LVS
23
1998 WDW
DNQ
HOM
DNQ
PHO POR EVG I70 GLN TEX 48th 350 [21]
Team Racing 11 Chevy BRI
16
MLW
DNQ
NZH
17
CAL PPR IRP NHA FLM NSV HPT LVL RCH MEM GTY MAR SON MMR PHO LVS

Busch North Series[edit]

Winston West Series[edit]

NASCAR Winston West Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 NWWSC Pts
1988 Whitcomb Racing 10 Ford SON MMR RSD
DNQ
SGP POR EVG MMR PHO N/A -

Whelen Southern Modified Tour[edit]

NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour results
Year Car owner No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 NSWMTC Pts
2012 John Olender, Jr. 55 Chevy CRW CRW SBO CRW CRW BGS BRI LGY THO
15
CRW CLT 42nd 29

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.)

ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 ABSC Pts Ref
1987 Whitcomb Racing Chevy DAY ATL TAL DEL ACS TOL ROC POC FRS KIL TAL FRS ISF INF DSF SLM ATL
5
86th - [22]
1999 PBH Motorsports 88 Pontiac DAY ATL SLM AND CLT
12
MCH POC TOL SBS BLN POC KIL FRS FLM ISF WIN DSF SLM CLT TAL ATL 97th 170 [23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ken Bouchard – 1987 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  2. ^ "Ken Bouchard – 1988 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  3. ^ "Ken Bouchard – 1989 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  4. ^ "Ken Bouchard – 1993 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  5. ^ "Ken Bouchard – 1994 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  6. ^ "Ken Bouchard – 1995 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  7. ^ "Ken Bouchard – 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  8. ^ "Ken Bouchard – 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  9. ^ "Ken Bouchard – 1983 NASCAR Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  10. ^ "Ken Bouchard – 1984 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  11. ^ "Ken Bouchard – 1985 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  12. ^ "Ken Bouchard – 1986 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  13. ^ "Ken Bouchard – 1987 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  14. ^ "Ken Bouchard – 1988 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  15. ^ "Ken Bouchard – 1989 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  16. ^ "Ken Bouchard – 1990 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  17. ^ "Ken Bouchard – 1991 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  18. ^ "Ken Bouchard – 1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  19. ^ "Ken Bouchard – 1996 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  20. ^ "Ken Bouchard – 1997 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  21. ^ "Ken Bouchard – 1998 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  22. ^ "Ken Bouchard – 1987 ARCA Permatex SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  23. ^ "Ken Bouchard – 1999 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 15, 2016.

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Preceded by
Davey Allison
NASCAR Rookie of the Year
1988
Succeeded by
Dick Trickle