Robert 'Bootie' Barker to join Michael Waltrip Racing in 2009

Oct 2, 2008 Full story: Scene Daily 73

Michael Waltrip Racing announced today that Robert "Bootie" Barker will become the new crew chief on the No.

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Mary

Syracuse, IN

#1 Nov 7, 2008
I am wondering if Bootie Barker is related to the twin brothers: Chris and Simon Hodshon on DIY Blog Cabin. They look like there is a family connection in looks for sure. I will wait for a reply. Thank you for a reply in advance.
NascarMom66

Ripon, WI

#2 Nov 9, 2008
No relation. He has a few borthers and sisters but no one in show business. It took me a while to find a photo of the Hodson twins. I can see where you would spot a resemblance.
NascarMom66

Ripon, WI

#3 Nov 9, 2008
That should have been brothers.

Since: Jan 09

Raleigh, NC

#4 Jan 4, 2009
Bootie Barker is from South Boston Viginia. This is
in the same general racing community that Scott Riggs came from. South Boston Speedway and Orange County (NC) Speedway are the local short tracks in this area that Scott won at and Bootie worked on cars there as well.

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#5 Jan 11, 2009
Congratulations to Bottie on his wedding......

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#6 Jan 11, 2009
Sorry should be Bootie. Just came in from outside fingers are cold...lol
mitchell

Decatur, AL

#7 Feb 22, 2009
why is bootie in a wheel chear and is his family into racing

“"drive for five in'10"”

Since: Jan 07

Your the Man!

#9 Feb 22, 2009
mitchell wrote:
why is bootie in a wheel chear and is his family into racing
He was in a car accident when he was a senior in high school.

“I got the power!!!!! ”

Since: Feb 09

Topix Livingroom

#10 Feb 22, 2009
jimmy48 wrote:
<quoted text>He was in a car accident when he was a senior in high school.
If you only knew what was going on in my life, you would truly burn with envy!!!
Bev

Seattle, WA

#11 Feb 22, 2009
jimmy48 wrote:
<quoted text>He was in a car accident when he was a senior in high school.
Wasn't he going to be a driver at one time.

“"drive for five in'10"”

Since: Jan 07

Your the Man!

#12 Feb 22, 2009
Bev wrote:
<quoted text>Wasn't he going to be a driver at one time.
No. He got a degree in mechanicaL engineering and went to work for Nascar I believe in 1994(but don't quot me on that part tho).

“Go KB!”

Since: Feb 09

West Virginia

#13 Feb 22, 2009
jimmy48 wrote:
<quoted text>No. He got a degree in mechanicaL engineering and went to work for Nascar I believe in 1994(but don't quot me on that part tho).
Doesnt every crew cheif do that?
rudy

Salt Lake City, UT

#14 Apr 17, 2009
Mary wrote:
I am wondering if Bootie Barker is related to the twin brothers: Chris and Simon Hodshon on DIY Blog Cabin. They look like there is a family connection in looks for sure. I will wait for a reply. Thank you for a reply in advance.
No, the twins are not related to Bootie Barker. I didn't know who Bootie was until I googled him a minute ago, but I know the Hodshon family inimately and Bootie is not in it. The twins do have three older brothers. Hope that doesn't disappoint you.

“KAIZEN!”

Since: Apr 07

Gambier , Oh.

#15 Apr 18, 2009
At any rate, I think we as fans will see one of the best pairings in NASCAR!

“yes we race in Canada too lol”

Since: Feb 08

Vernon, Canada

#17 Apr 18, 2009
go mwr wrote:
At any rate, I think we as fans will see one of the best pairings in NASCAR!
So far so good. Bootie seems to be able to calm Mike down. When Mike start's to get frustrated Bootie can reel him in, I think it's a great pairing.

“Let them hate, Drive More Mike”

Since: May 08

Waltrip fans! An Army of One!

#18 Apr 18, 2009
nasfan wrote:
<quoted text>So far so good. Bootie seems to be able to calm Mike down. When Mike start's to get frustrated Bootie can reel him in, I think it's a great pairing.
Besides being a better crew chief, that is also one quality Bobby Kennedy never had. Booty hears Mike and works on calming him down. Bobby just frustrated Mike more. I think the longer these two stay together the more good results will come. I think there is good chemistry there. And that's something that has been lacking for Mikey and crew chiefs since about Tony Eury Jr. And more especially Slugger Labbe. It's only been 7 races so far. They have done very well in that time frame.
li55p

Sunnyvale, CA

#19 Apr 18, 2009
gowaltrip wrote:
<quoted text> Besides being a better crew chief, that is also one quality Bobby Kennedy never had. Booty hears Mike and works on calming him down. Bobby just frustrated Mike more. I think the longer these two stay together the more good results will come. I think there is good chemistry there. And that's something that has been lacking for Mikey and crew chiefs since about Tony Eury Jr. And more especially Slugger Labbe. It's only been 7 races so far. They have done very well in that time frame.
Yes Booty is a vastly superior cc compared to Bobby Kennedy (remember all the BK defenders last year??? Lmao, lmfao, lmffao). Yet Booty is just one man and he cannot work miracles with a never been driver on the decline)

For those buds who listen to the scanner does it bother you that POS talks to Booty with much more disrepect that he did with BK?
Dillinger

AOL

#20 Apr 18, 2009
li55p wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes Booty is a vastly superior cc compared to Bobby Kennedy (remember all the BK defenders last year??? Lmao, lmfao, lmffao). Yet Booty is just one man and he cannot work miracles with a never been driver on the decline)
For those buds who listen to the scanner does it bother you that POS talks to Booty with much more disrepect that he did with BK?
Interesting observation, li55p...I will pay great attention to that tonight. I still do not trust Bobby. My problem. I do, however, like Booty a lot. Anything or anybody who makes Mike happy, I am all for!!!

“Let them hate, Drive More Mike”

Since: May 08

Waltrip fans! An Army of One!

#21 Apr 18, 2009
li55p wrote:
<quoted text>
For those buds who listen to the scanner does it bother you that POS talks to Booty with much more disrepect that he did with BK?
I don't think that is true. Mikey has been more reserved with Bootie. He lets a comment in here and there when he is frustrated, but he's maintained this year. Last year him and Kennedy were toe to toe a lot. Mikey would say things like "Don't get smart with me". And "You tried that 8 races ago and it still doesn't work are you telling me you don't know what else to do?".

I think Mikey has caught himself getting to the point of saying something he's going to regret and scaled back this year. I think Mike knows his behavior is detrimental to the entire team when he overdoes it. He's made some smart remarks to Bootie, but nothing like last year I'd say.
Voice of Reality

Petersburg, VA

#22 Apr 18, 2009
gowaltrip wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't think that is true. Mikey has been more reserved with Bootie. He lets a comment in here and there when he is frustrated, but he's maintained this year. Last year him and Kennedy were toe to toe a lot. Mikey would say things like "Don't get smart with me". And "You tried that 8 races ago and it still doesn't work are you telling me you don't know what else to do?".
I think Mikey has caught himself getting to the point of saying something he's going to regret and scaled back this year. I think Mike knows his behavior is detrimental to the entire team when he overdoes it. He's made some smart remarks to Bootie, but nothing like last year I'd say.
Mikey Waltrip is a never was and will be a never will, he needs to get back on stage and do his bafoon routine. Mikey has never been a threat to win since his days in the Bull Frog Knits Baby Grand and that was only because it was so superior to the other cars that even Mikey said he never learned how to drive in it because it was too easy to win in. Mikey has one strong team and attempting to remain as an active driver is very much of a negative for his company, NAPA must be happy with him because he is about the same speed as their delivery trucks.

NAPA, when are you going to allow Mikey to drive the truck?

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