Bootie Barker is best known as the crew chief or pit stop chief of 23XI Racing and devoted more than a decade of his life to NASCAR. He has also worked as crew chief in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stock car racing series and co-hosted a weekly program on NASCAR performance.
Robert A. Bootie Barker III was born to Abul Quasem and Mst Nurun Nahar on 2nd March 1971, in Halifax, Virginia. During his childhood, he had played football as a linebacker and was also liked to play stick and ball. There is no information available about his siblings. After that, when he was a senior in high school (South Boston, Virginia), he met with an accident and was paralyzed from the waist down.
According to sources, Bootie Barker has done his schooling in Virginia, and in 1994, he graduated in the field of mechanical engineering from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. While he was studying as a junior in the university, after hearing one of the Interviews of Benny Parsons on the radio who talked about engineers that helps in constructing race card and because of him, he made his mind to go specialize in the racing industry.
Bootie Barker Career
Bootie Barker has a career with experience in more than 5 racing companies, namely, No. 13 Germain Racing GEICO Chevrolet SS driven by Casey Mears, Ashton Lewis, Bill Davis Racing, Jasper Motorsports, and Hendrick before working as a crew chief in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He got his first break in the racing industry when he worked in Late Model Sportsman Series for Ashton while he was in college. In the year 2006, he was the crew chief for the No. 66 Haas CNC Racing Chevrolet driven by Jeff Green and thereafter his popularity amongst NASCAR fans increased.
Then, he also started writing a weekly column for NASCAR.com titled “Urban Legends”, through which he expressed various myths and questions raised regarding the racing aspects. In the year 2007, he became the crew chief for Johnny Sauter and No. 77 Haas CNC Racing Chevrolet. This collaboration has finished at 9th position in the Subway Fresh Fit 500 and 5th in the Chevy Rock & Roll 400. After that in August 2007, Barker and the team appeared on a television show named, ABC’s NASCAR in Primetime.
In 2008, on 8th October, MWR revealed that Barker would be the crew chief of the #55 Toyota that will be driven by Michael Waltrip in the 2009 Sprint Cup Series. Later in February 2018, Joe Gibbs Racing introduced Barker as crew chief to Riley Herbst in the ARCA Racing series program. In 2021, in the month of September 23XI Racing hired Barker for No.23 Toyota which was driven by Bubba Wallace, after Mike Wheeler’s promotion as the Director of the Competition.
Bootie Barker Biography
|Real Name||Robert A. Barker III|
|Birth Date||2 March 1971|
|Age (as of 2022)||50 Years|
|Birth Place||Halifax, Virginia, United States|
|Profession||Crew Leader in the Monster Energy NASCAR|
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 78 kg – in Pounds – 163 lbs|
|Shoe Size||9 (U.S.)|
|Who is his wife?||Donna Peele|
Not much information is available to the media about the personal life of Bootie Barker, but it is known that he is married to Donna Peele, and together they have two children. Barker joined Twitter in June 2012, till now he has 849 followers. Further, it is not known whether he is on other social networking sites or not, but once it is known then, we will inform him.
Bootie Barker Net Worth
From the information available from various online sources, Barker’s net worth is about $1 to $5 million (According to 2021), and his primary income source is from being a NASCAR crew chief.
- Currently, Barker is the crew chief for the No.66 car of Scott Riggs.
- On 4th October 2021, Barker won his 1st win as a Cup Crew Chief when Bubba Wallace won the rain-shortened YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.
- Barker has an American nationality.