Guess Who This Is

67 Persons in the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America:

A.J. Foyt

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Joseph Foyt Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The only driver to win the Indianapolis 500 (which he won four times), the Daytona 500, the 24 Hours of Daytona, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Also won the International Race of Champions all-star racing series in 1976 and 1977. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 1990. National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame 1988. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2001. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2000. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1989. North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 2009. Automotive Hall of Fame 2007. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Al Unser

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Unser
Also Known As:
Al Unser Sr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
younger brother of
Younger than Bobby Unser by 5 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Driver, CART series and Indianapolis 500 (which he won 4 times, including consecutive wins.) International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1998. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1991. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2016. New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame 1975.

Al Unser Jr.

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Unser Jr.
Nickname(s):
Little Al
Al Junior
Junior
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Two-time winner of the Indianapolis 500. Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame 2009. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2009. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame 1994.

Alan Kulwicki

Real/Birth Name:
Alan Dennis Kulwicki
Nickname(s):
Special K
Polish Prince
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR Winston Cup driver. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2002. Lowe's Motor Speedway Court of Legends 1993. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1993. Talladega Walk of Fame 1996. Bristol Motor Speedway Heroes of Bristol Hall of Fame 1997. National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame 2001. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2010. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1999. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2013.

Amelia Earhart

Real/Birth Name:
Amelia Mary Earhart
Also Known As:
Amelia Earhart Putnam
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39, 22 days before her 40th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Apparently died in a plane crash. She was flying across the Pacific. California Hall of Fame 2006. National Women's Hall of Fame 1973. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1980. New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame 1973. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1992. Kansas Hall of Fame 2011. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1968. Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 1997. Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1973. Kansas Aviation Hall of Fame 1988. Missouri Walk of Fame 2012.

Andy Granatelli

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Granatelli
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Race car owner. CEO of STP. Owner of TuneUp Masters. Did television commercials. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1992. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2001. Cruisin' Hall of Fame 2002. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 2011. National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame 2013. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Automotive Hall of Fame 2003. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2003.

Art Arfons

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Eugene Arfons
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Held world land speed records with his "Green Monster" series of turbine-powered cars. National Tractor Puller Association Hall of Fame. Summit County Sports Hall of Fame. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2008. International Drag Racing Hall of Fame 1991. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1991.

Benny Parsons

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Stewart Parsons
Nickname(s):
BP
The Professor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver. Movie Stroker Ace. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1995. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1994. Talladega Walk of Fame 1995. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2005. North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 2008. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1998. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2017.

Bill Elliott

Real/Birth Name:
William Clyde Elliott
Nickname(s):
Wild Bill
Awesome Bill from Dawsonville
Million Dollar Bill,
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver. Georgia Racing Hall of Fame 2002. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1998. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2007. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2015. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2015. Talladega Walk of Fame 1998. Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame.

Bill France Jr.

Real/Birth Name:
William Clifton France
Nickname(s):
Little Bill
Bill Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Head of NASCAR 1972 - 2000. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2001. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2004. Motorcycle Hall of Fame 2000. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2004. Automotive Hall of Fame 2006. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2010. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2001. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1999.

Bill France Sr.

Real/Birth Name:
William Henry Getty France
Also Known As:
William Henry Getty France Sr.
Nickname(s):
Big Bill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Chairman and CEO of NASCAR. Builder of Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Speedway. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1990. Automotive Hall of Fame 2004. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1976. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1992. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2010. North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 2000. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1997. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1963. Motorcycle Hall of Fame 2000.

Bill Muncey

Real/Birth Name:
William Edward Muncey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52, 25 days before his 53rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Powerboat (hydroplane) racer, died in a blowover crash in Mexico. Breitbard Hall of Fame 1982. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2004. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1983. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1989.

Bill Vukovich

Real/Birth Name:
William John Vukovich
Nickname(s):
Vuky
The Mad Russian
Vuke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Serbian ancestry. Formula One and Indy 500 driver. Killed in a crash at the Indy 500. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1991. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1992. National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame.

Bob Glidden

Real/Birth Name:
Bob Glidden
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drag racer. International Drag Racing Hall of Fame 2001. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2005. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1994.

Bobby Allison

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Arthur Allison
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 19 days before his 81st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
older brother of
Older than Donnie Allison by 1 year.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR Winston Cup driver and car owner. Was named one of NASCAR's 50 greatest drivers. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1993. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1993. Talladega Walk of Fame 1994. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1992. North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 1998. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1984. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2011. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1986. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1991.

Bobby Rahal

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Woodward Rahal
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

CART open-wheel series driver and team owner. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2004. Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame 2009. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2004. SCCA Hall of Fame 2013. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame.

Bobby Unser

Real/Birth Name:
Robert William Unser
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Al Unser by 5 years.
uncle of

Brief Facts:

Drive Indianapolis 500. Won 3 times. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 1997. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1994. Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame. New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame 1973.

Buck Baker

Real/Birth Name:
Elzie Wiley Baker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1982. Talladega Walk of Fame 2001. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1998. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2013. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1992. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1996.

Buddy Baker

Real/Birth Name:
Elzie Wylie Baker Jr.
Nickname(s):
Buddy
Leadfoot
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR race driver. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1997. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1997. Talladega Walk of Fame 1997. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2008. North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 2007. South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1999.

Cale Yarborough

Real/Birth Name:
William Caleb Yarborough
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver and owner. Three time National Motorsports Press Association Driver of the Year. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1994. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1993. Talladega Walk of Fame 1996. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1994. North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 2002. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2012. South Carolina Hall of Fame 2013. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1994.

Carroll Shelby

Real/Birth Name:
Carroll Hall Shelby
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Automotive designer and racing driver. Known for the AC Motors-based Shelby American Cobra and later the Mustang-based performance cars for Ford Motor Company known as Mustang Cobras. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1991. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1992. Cruisin' Hall of Fame 1997. Automotive Hall of Fame 1992. Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Chris Economaki

Real/Birth Name:
Christopher Constantine Economaki
Nickname(s):
The Dean of American Motorsports
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 17 days before his 92nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of a pit reporter in the movies Stroker Ace, Six Pack. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1993. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1994. National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2009.

Connie Kalitta

Real/Birth Name:
Conrad Kalitta
Nickname(s):
The Bounty Hunter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drag Racer, first to reach 200 miles per hour. International Drag Racing Hall of Fame 2002. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1992.

Curtis Turner

Real/Birth Name:
Curtis Turner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Stock car racer with a reputation for drinking and partying. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2012. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1992. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2006. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2016. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1971.

Dale Earnhardt

Real/Birth Name:
Ralph Dale Earnhardt
Also Known As:
Dale Earnhardt Sr.
Nickname(s):
Ironhead
Mr. Restrictor Plate
The Man in Black
The Intimidator
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver. Died in a race car wreck at Daytona. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2006. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2001. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2010. Talladega Walk of Fame 1995. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2002. North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 2004. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1994. Automotive Hall of Fame 2006. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2004.

Dan Gurney

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Sexton Gurney
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Formula One racing. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990. Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame 2006. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1991. Riverside Sport Hall of Fame 2008. SCCA Hall of Fame 2014. Orange County Sports Hall of Fame 1982. Automotive Hall of Fame 2007. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame 2003.

Darrell Waltrip

Real/Birth Name:
Darrell Lee Waltrip
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Michael Waltrip by 16 years.

Brief Facts:

Driver and owner. NASCAR Cup Series champion and Daytona 500 winner. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2005. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2003. Talladega Walk of Fame 2000. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2003. North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 2006. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2012. Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame 2012. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2001. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1996. Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame 1990.

David Pearson

Real/Birth Name:
David Gene Pearson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won three NASCAR championships, in 1966, 1968, and 1969. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1993. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1991. Talladega Walk of Fame 1998. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1993. North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 2005. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2011. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1993.

Don Garlits

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Glenn Garlits
Nickname(s):
Big Daddy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Considered the father of drag racing. Early promoter of safety equipment, and the design of the top fuel dragster. Automotive Hall of Fame 2004. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1997. International Drag Racing Hall of Fame 1994. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1989. Cruisin' Hall of Fame 1999. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1972.

Don Prudhomme

Real/Birth Name:
Don Prudhomme
Also Known As:
Don "The Snake" Prudhomme
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Champion drag racer and funny car racer. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1991. International Drag Racing Hall of Fame 2000. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2000.

Donnie Allison

Real/Birth Name:
Dunkiny Allison
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Bobby Allison by 1 year.
uncle of

Brief Facts:

NASCAR race driver and Indianapolis 500 driver. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2009. Talladega Walk of Fame 1994. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2011. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1999. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 2000. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2001.

Eddie Rickenbacker

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Bickenbacher
Also Known As:
Edward Vernon Rickenbacker
Nickname(s):
Fast Eddie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

No middle name at birth. Changed name during World War I. Hero in World War I with 26 aerial victories. Executive and owner of airlines including Easterm Airlines. Owner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Scripts written for cartoon Ace Drummond. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1992. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 1992. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1994. Medal of Honor 1930. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1965. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame.

Fireball Roberts

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Glenn Roberts Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver. Died due to pneumonia and sepsis after burns received in a race car crash a few weeks earlier, on May 24. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1965. Talladega Walk of Fame 2000. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1995. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1961. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1993. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2014.

Fred Lorenzen

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Lorenzen Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Golden Boy
Fast Freddie
The Elmhurst Express
Flyin Freddy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver between 1958 and 1972. Winner of the Daytona 500 in 1965. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1991. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1978. Talladega Walk of Fame 2003. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2001. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2015.

Gar Wood

Real/Birth Name:
Garfeld Arrthur Wood
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1956. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1990.

Gordon Johncock

Real/Birth Name:
Gordon Johncock
Nickname(s):
Gordy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Two-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, in 1973 and 1982. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1999. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1992. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2002.

Henry Ford

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Ford
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Ford Motor Company founder. Developed the Model T. Also the Ford trimotor airplane. Automotive Hall of Fame 1967. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1993. Irish American Hall of Fame 2011. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1978. Michigan Walk of Fame 2006. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1996. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1984. Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame.

Humpy Wheeler

Real/Birth Name:
Howard Augustine Wheeler Jr.
Also Known As:
H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 22 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

President and General Manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway. Voice role of Tex in animated movie Cars. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2006. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2009. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2004. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 2004.

J.C. Agajanian

Real/Birth Name:
Joshua James Agajanian
Nickname(s):
J.C.
JC
Aggie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Last name pronounced "Ag-uh-jane-ee-un." The name "J.C." comes from his aunt calling him Jessie. Car owner and builder in auto racing. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2009. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 1990. Motorcycle Hall of Fame 1999. West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame 2002. National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1992. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame.

Jacqueline Cochran

Real/Birth Name:
Bessie Lee Pittman
Also Known As:
Jaqueline Cochran-Odlum
Nickname(s):
Jackie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pioneer racing pilot. Helped in the formation of wartine women's army and air corps. The first woman to fly a bomber across the Atlantic. Received the Distinguished Service Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross. The first woman to fly faster than the speed of sound. The first woman to fly a jet across the ocean. The first woman to land and take off from an aircraft carrier. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1993. French Legion of Honor 1949. International Aerospace Hall of Fame 1965. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1971. Aerospace Walk of Honor 2006. National Women's Hall of Fame 1993. Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 2009.

Jim Hall

Real/Birth Name:
Jim Hall
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Race driver and car builder. Formula One and CART. Chaparral cars. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1997. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1994. Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Jimmy Doolittle

Real/Birth Name:
James Harold Doolittle
Nickname(s):
Jimmy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In 1929 he was the first pilot to take off, fly and land an airplane using instruments alone. Commanded "Doolittle's Raiders" near the end of World War II. Awarded theMedal of Honor. Aerospace Walk of Honor 1990. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1989. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1989. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1967.

Joe Weatherly

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Herbert Weatherly
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR racer. Died from a head injury in a race crash. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1994. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2009. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2015. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1965. Talladega Walk of Fame 2001. Motorcycle Hall of Fame 1998.

Junior Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Glenn Johnson Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Last American Hero
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Early driver in NASCAR racing. Car owner. Imprisoned for moonshining. Credited with discovering drafting as a race strategy. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1973. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2010. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990. Talladega Walk of Fame 1998. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1991. North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 2000. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1992. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1991.

Lee Petty

Real/Birth Name:
Lee Arnold Petty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 22 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

One of the pioneers of NASCAR. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1969. Talladega Walk of Fame 1999. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1996. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2011. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1966. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1994.

Les Richter

Real/Birth Name:
Leslie Alan Richter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker. Team Los Angeles Rams. College Football Hall of Fame 1982. Cruisin' Hall of Fame 1997. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2009. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2011. Riverside Sport Hall of Fame 2005. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2007. St. Louis Football Ring of Honor 2011. UPI Lineman of the Year 1950.

Louis Chevrolet

Real/Birth Name:
Louis-Joseph Chevrolet
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Became a US citizen 1915. Co-founder of the Chevrolet Motor Car Company in 1911. A founder in 1916 of the Frontenac Motor Corporation, which made racing parts for Ford's Model T. Raced cars he made, including the Indianapolis 500. Automotive Hall of Fame 1969. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1992. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1995.

Mario Andretti

Real/Birth Name:
Mario Gabriele Andretti
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

twin brother of
The same age as Aldo Andretti.
grandfather of
father of

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NASCAR and Indianapolis 500 and other auto racing. Became a naturalized United States citizen in 1964. Hoosier Auto Racing Hall of Fame 1970. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2000. Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame 2008. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1990. Italian-American National Hall of Fame 1986. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Automotive Hall of Fame 2005. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2014.

Mauri Rose

Real/Birth Name:
Maurice Rose
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Brief Facts:

Indianapolis 500 racer, won 3 times. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2007. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1994. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1972. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1996.

Michael Andretti

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Mario Andretti
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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CART Indycar race driver. Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame 2010. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2008. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame.

Mickey Thompson

Real/Birth Name:
Marion Lee Thompson
Nickname(s):
Mickey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

1960, the first American to break the 400mph barrier. Auto parts business for hot rod cars. Murdered, his wife was also killed. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990. International Drag Racing Hall of Fame 1991. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1990. Automotive Hall of Fame 2009.

Nigel Mansell

Real/Birth Name:
Nigel Ernest Mansell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

1992 Formula 1 World Champion, 1993 CART Champion & CART Rookie of the Year. Awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen's Honours List for his services to motor sports and awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2012 Queen's New Year Honours List for his services to children and young people. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2005. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2006. BBC Sports Personality of the Year 1986. BBC Sports Personality of the Year 1992. BBC Sports Personality of the Year 1993. Broad Street Walk of Stars: A star at 52.47810°N 1.91021°W; ceremony: 8 August 2011.

Parnelli Jones

Real/Birth Name:
Rufus Parnell Jones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won Indianapolis 500 in 1963. Six IndyCar wins and twelve pole positions, four wins in 34 NASCAR starts. Off-road Motorsports Hall of Fame 1976. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990. National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame 1990. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 1991. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1992. West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame 2002. Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame 2008. Cruisin' Hall of Fame 2003. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame.

Phil Hill

Real/Birth Name:
Philip Toll Hill Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Three-time winner of the 24-hour race at Le Mans, France. Also won the 12-hour endurance race at Sebring, Florida three times. Commentator for ABC TV program Wide World of Sports. Formula One Champion. Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame 2006. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1991. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1989. Automotive Hall of Fame 2008.

Ralph DePalma

Real/Birth Name:
Raffaele De Palma
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Emigrated to the United States in 1893. Won the 1915 Indianapolis 500. Set a world speed record of 149.875 mph in 1919. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1991. Motorcycle Hall of Fame 1998. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1992. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.

Rex Mays

Real/Birth Name:
Rex Houston Mays Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

AAA Championship racer. Killed in a crash at a race held at Del Mar Fairgrounds. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1993. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1995. Riverside Sport Hall of Fame 2007.

Richard Petty

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Lee Petty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
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NASCAR champion, always car number 43. Trademark cowboy hat and sunglasses. In 1996, he was the Republican nominee for North Carolina Secretary of State, but was defeated. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1997. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1998. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2010. Talladega Walk of Fame 1995. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1992. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1989. North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 1997. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1973. Automotive Hall of Fame 2002. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1990.

Rick Mears

Real/Birth Name:
Rick Ravon Mears
Nickname(s):
Rocket Rick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66, 19 days before his 67th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won the Indianapolis 500 four time, pole position 6 times. Team Penske Hall of Fame 2017. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1997. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1998.

Rodger Ward

Real/Birth Name:
Rodger M. Ward
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Midget cars and open wheel racing. Won at Indy twice. Auto Racing Hall of Fame. West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame 2003. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1992. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1995. National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame.

Roger Penske

Real/Birth Name:
Roger S. Penske
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Owner of IndyCar, NASCAR, and American Le Mans Series teams. Automotive Hall of Fame 2015. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1998. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1999. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1995. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1984. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2010. Team Penske Hall of Fame 2016.

Smokey Yunick

Real/Birth Name:
Smokey Yunick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 16 days before his 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Auto mechanic involved in auto racing. A pilot during World War II. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1984. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2000. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1997.

Tim Flock

Real/Birth Name:
Julius Timothy Flock
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Bob Flock by 6 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Fonty Flock by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Early NASCAR driver. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1978. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 2006. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1991. Talladega Walk of Fame 2000. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1999. North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 1999. Occoneechee-Orange Speedway Hall of Fame 2010. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1995. Georgia Racing Hall of Fame 2002. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2014. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1973.

Tom Sneva

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas E. Sneva
Nickname(s):
The Gas Man
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR races. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. Inland Northwest Sports Hall of Fame. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2005. State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame 2014.

Wally Parks

Real/Birth Name:
Wallace Gordon Parks Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder, president, and chairman of the National Hot Rod Association. Automotive Hall of Fame 2000. International Drag Racing Hall of Fame 1994. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1992. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1993.
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