Ron Bouchard, NASCAR driver, Died at 66

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Ron Bouchard was born on November 23, 1948, and died on December 10, 2015.

He was a NASCAR driver who was the 1981 NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year.

Ron brother Ken Bouchard was the 1988 NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year.

Ron began his racing career at the Brookline Speedway as a substitute driver in 1963 by replacing the ill driver for his father’s car.

After high school, Ron began racing in his father’s car, and he rapidly moved up the ranks to late models at Seekonk Speedway.

Ron claimed five consecutive track championships from 1967 to 1971.

He began racing at other local tracks in the Camaro, and he was noticed by Bob Johnson.

Johnson quickly puts Bouchard in his Modified car at the famous Stafford Speedway, and he won his first of his 35 career victories at Stafford in April 1972.

Ron won the 1973 and 1979 track Modified championships.

Ron Bouchard also drove for Legendary car owners Bob Judkins (#2x, grandfather of current Whelen Modified star Ryan Preece) and also Len Boehler (#3), where he won numerous races at Stafford Speedway, Thompson Speedway, Seekonk Speedway, Waterford Speedbowl and Westboro Speedway.

One of Bouchard’s biggest modified victories came at Thompson Speedway driving Dick Armstrong’s #1 in the Thompson 300 in 1980.

Ron Bouchard passed away at age 66 in December 2015.

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