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Auto Racing – 1987 – Twin 125 Qualifiers – Special – Firey Crash Of Driver Phil Barkdoll In The #33

Phil Barkdoll is a former NASCAR owner/driver from Phoenix, Arizona…..who only ran at two tracks in his entire career….Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway….as he drove on a part-time basis on the NASCAR circuit from 1984 to 1997….while relying on small sponsors and free advertising to help pay for his racing….while also providing a ride for other drivers at other tracks.  Barkdoll began racing in 1981….with his first race coming in the 1984 Winston 500….when after starting 16th…..he finished 35th after losing an engine on the 60th lap.

In 1987, Barkdoll had a spectacular accident heading into the tri-oval on the 4th lap during one of the Twin 125 mile qualifying races for the Daytona 500…..as seen in this video herewith…..when he got airborne, flipped across the track and into the fence before sliding to a halt on his wheels.

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