Duke Bare drives the #52 Pure Stock Class car. His home
track is Wythe Raceway, but he can also be found racing at Rural Retreat
Antioch Speedway, Cherokee Speedway, Harris Speedway, Friendship Speedway and Volunteer Speedway. He lives
in Meadowview, VA.
Team members helping Duke are: Pie Short
- Girlfriend, Brandon Farris, Uncle Sam & Carol, Russell Scott,
Daughters - Erica & Ali, Stepdaughters - Bethaney & Hannah,
Grandchildren - Emma and Brody.
Duke started racing in 1992 in the Street
Stock Class at Wythe Raceway because that's what Earnhardt did! His first win was that same year. Career
highlights include 1997 Enduro Track Championship at Kingsport Speedway in
TN, 1997 Enduro Champion at Wythe Raceway, 1998 Modified Street Champion
at Wythe Raceway, 2000 Street Stock Champion at Lonesome Pine Speedway,
2003 Street Stock Champion at Wythe Raceway, 2004 Street Stock Champion at
Wythe Raceway and Contingency Connection (Mr. Gasket 1 Hurst Shifters)
Champion, 149 Feature wins, 9 Championships, raced at Bristol Motor
Speedway, Rockingham Speedway, Kentucky Speedway and over 30 other
asphalt, concrete and dirt tracks.
The thrill of racing for Duke is doing
what others couldn't!
His most exciting racing moment was pulling out on the high banks of
Bristol Motor Speedway. He's most
proud of helping his girlfriend, Pie, win 2 Championships.
Duke's racing hero is Dale Earnhardt.
Of racing, Duke says, "Don't ever
settle! Keep on living your dreams!".
Duke's favorite racing website is