Date of Birth: June 7, 1955 Hometown: Ashland, Ohio Died: Aug. 13, 1989 Starts: 185 Wins: 13 Top Fives: 42 Top 10s: 78 Poles: 14 Winnings: $2,310,693 The story of Tim Richmond as a racecar driver and personality is best suited for the big screen. It is so full of triumph, betrayal and tragedy as …
It is easy to overlook the fact that Cotton Owens was a racecar driver before he began his career as a successful mechanic and team owner.
Editor’s Note: With the 50th running of the Daytona 500 just days away, we’re proud to present Frontstretch Senior Writer Matt McLaughlin’s “History of Daytona” series. McLaughlin has profiled all 49 Daytona 500s – and whether it’s Pearson and Petty spinning through the grass or Earnhardt finally getting the monkey off his back, he’ll have …
Ricky Rudd began his racing career the same way as many of today’s drivers; behind the wheel of something other than a fendered stock car.
Let’s set the record straight. DeWayne Tiny Lund was not a small man by any stretch of the imagination. The name “Tiny” was a term of endearment.
Ned Jarrett was one of the first bonafide superstars of the sport, helping to bring NASCAR to the next level in the early to mid-1960s.
Rusty Wallace came of age during the late ’70s and early 1980s running USAC and ASA with such short-track luminaries as Larry Phillips and Dick Trickle.
Tim Flock was one of the legendary personalities of the sport, along with the likes of his brother Fonty Flock, Curtis Turner, and Fireball Roberts.
Joe Weatherly’s driving career almost ended before it began. He nearly died while out with a group of friends, losing control while driving through an S-curve.
Bobby Allison started racing around southern Florida while he was in high school, but after one too many accidents, his dad, “Pops” Allison made him quit.