Mark Beard fielded cars in the NASCAR Cup Series; The team still plans to run in the upcoming Daytona 500
Mark Beard Sr, owner of Beard Motorsports, had died. The sad news was announced by the team announced. Beard was 72.
In the 1980’s, Mark Beard ran in the NASCAR Busch Series and ARCA Racing Series. He entered the events as an owner/driver.
In the 1990’s, Beard picked up his helmet less frequently. He still ran his race team with drivers like Gary Neice, Dana Patten, Bobby Dotter, L. D. Ottinger, Richard Lasater, Butch Miller and Jim Brinkley Jr filling the seat.
Beard Motorsports was formed in 2009 after an equipment purchase from Hendrick Motorsports. The team began with ARCA Racing Series competition.