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83 Joey Bauer, Jr.          Updated by Driver: 4/7/2006
Edited by Staff: 9/13/2006

 Driver Information
Hometown: HoneyCreek,IA
Birthdate: 5/6/85
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 180
Email Address: pbauer4135@aol.com
Marital Status: Single
Employer: Joey Bauer's Carpet Service
Job: Carpet Installer
Year Started Racing: 2003
Total Years Racing: 3
Racing Hero: Dale Earnhardt, Jr. - he puts his heart into it every race.

 Car Information
Year/Make/Model: 2003 GRT
Motor: Chevy 350
Owner: Joey Bauer, Jr.
Crew Chief: Dave Hill
Crew: Dave Hill, Ray Hill, Dane Kennedy, Ron Hoden, Mark Grosvenor, Joey Bauer, Sr., Travis Bauer.
Sponsors & Support: Dad & Mom, and my little brother Travis for helping with the car, cheering me on, and wishing me luck every race. A big thanks to Dave & Ray Hill for all of their hard work and all of the time they have spent on helping me be the very best I can be! This will be the third year they helped us to set the car up for racing successfully. Sponsors are Dave's Crankshaft Service, Lenny Gochanour of Lenny's Carpet Service, Tom Ratigan of Pheasant Tavern, and Advanced Auto.



 Tracks & Series
I-80 Speedway (NE) - Grand National Late Model #83

 Awards & Accomplishments
In 2004 racing at Blackbird Bend I finished 4th in Points and won Best Appearing Car for the Grand National Late Model class. In 2005 Blackbird Bend no longer had our class so we raced at NRP in Nebraska. Finished the year being 2005 Grand National Point Champion and was also awarded Rookie Of The Year with 3 Feature wins and finished in the Top 5 15 times.
 
 Career Summary
My racing began in 2003 with the help of Glenn and Steve Robey of Robey Racing. I bought my first chassis from Steve, which was a Barry Wright. I began racing in the Grand National Division and had never raced before then. The quality of people and friends that surround me have made me be the best I can be, and I will never forget them and the help and time they invested in me. It is no doubt how I have made it as far as I have. Racing only three years and receiving champion status would not have been possible without each and every one who surrounded me.
 
 Racing Goals
I hope to continue to do well, race clean, and make friends along the way. Everyone knows there are no better people than race people! I will do my best to be the best I can be for my sponsors, and try to make it one day to the asphalt. A big step, I know, but you asked!!!
 
 Other Interesting Team Information
My grandmother passed away in 2002 and I have her photo in my helmet, I always wear my lucky Bloomquist T-shirt, my lucky chain, and trinkets that my fans have given me for luck, if they are small enough to ride with me around the track. Racing fans are the best. They don't judge you if you have a bad night and they are right back to see you and cheer you on the next week. It just doesn't get any better than that!
 

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