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USAC National Sprint Car Series

Driver Information

nationality
American
birthday
28 Mar 1935
hometown
Sellersburg, Indiana
died
25 Oct 2010
Phoenix, Arizona
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Driver Information

nationality
American
birthday
28 Mar 1935
hometown
Sellersburg, Indiana
died
25 Oct 2010
Phoenix, Arizona
helmet

Competitors

Career Overview

year
series
team
points
position
1971
Sands Racing
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
1969 Chevrolet Camaro
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
2
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
2
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
(Chevrolet)
5
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
5
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
8
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
8
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
7
0
1
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
7
0
1
0
year
series
team
points
position
1970
Jerry O'Connell Racing
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Hayhoe 68
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
1
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
4
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
4
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Brabham (Offenhauser)
5
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
5
0
0
0
61
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
19
0
3
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
19
0
3
0
year
series
team
points
position
1968
Boyce Holt Racing, Federal Engineering, California Speed/Sport
520
25th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Halibrand (Offenhauser)
Turner D (Chevrolet)
Gerhardt (Offenhauser TC)
Gerhardt (Chevrolet)
9
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
9
0
0
0
520
year
series
team
points
position
1967
Bill Dixon,Iddings Brothers
0
5th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
16
3
6
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
16
3
6
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
1
1
1
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
1
1
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
1
1
1
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
1
1
0
year
type
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest lap
1971
Racing
8
0
0
0
0
1970
Racing
16
0
1
0
0
1969
Racing
9
0
0
0
0
1968
Racing
28
0
3
0
?
1967
Racing
16
3
6
0
?
1966
Racing
1
1
1
0
?
1965
Racing
1
1
1
0
?

DriverDB Top 100

pos
driver
championship
points
change
01
FIA Formula One World Championship
2204.55
+2
02
FIA Formula One World Championship
2130.8
-3.4
03
FIA Formula One World Championship
2034.25
+2.8
04
FIA Formula One World Championship
2023.45
+3
05
British GT Championship - GT3
1999.6
-5.4
06
FIA Formula One World Championship
1992.25
+1.8
07
IMSA SportsCar Championship - GTD
1990.25
-
08
ARCA Series
1956.65
-6.3
09
Intercontinental GT Challenge
1946.35
-
10
FIA Formula One World Championship
1946.1
+1.3
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