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192 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:
85
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Al Unser

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Unser
Also Known As:
Al Unser Sr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Al Unser Jr.

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Unser Jr.
Nickname(s):
Little Al
Al Junior
Junior
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
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Two-time winner of the Indianapolis 500.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Barney Oldfield

Real/Birth Name:
Berna Eli Oldfield
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first man to drive a car at 60 miles per hour on a circular track.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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
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Head of NASCAR 1972 - 2000.

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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
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Chairman and CEO of NASCAR. Builder of Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Speedway.

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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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bobby Allison

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Arthur Allison
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bobby Rahal

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Woodward Rahal
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

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CART open-wheel series driver and team owner.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bobby Unser

Real/Birth Name:
Robert William Unser
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bruce McLaren

Real/Birth Name:
Bruce Leslie McLaren
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Formula One racing champion, also CanAm sports car racing with 56 wins, 3 wins at the Indianapolis 500 and more. Died in a crash, testing his car.

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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:

Relationships:

Descendants:

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Stock car racer.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Buddy Baker

Real/Birth Name:
Elzie Wylie Baker Jr.
Nickname(s):
Buddy
Leadfoot
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

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NASCAR race driver.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Cale Yarborough

Real/Birth Name:
William Caleb Yarborough
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver and owner.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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.

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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

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Connie Kalitta

Real/Birth Name:
Conrad Kalitta
Nickname(s):
The Bounty Hunter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Craig Breedlove

Real/Birth Name:
Craig Breedlove
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Set land speed records.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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
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NASCAR driver. Died in a race car wreck at Daytona.

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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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Darrell Waltrip

Real/Birth Name:
Darrell Lee Waltrip
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

David Pearson

Real/Birth Name:
David Gene Pearson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Don Garlits

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Glenn Garlits
Nickname(s):
Big Daddy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Don Prudhomme

Real/Birth Name:
Don Prudhomme
Also Known As:
Don "The Snake" Prudhomme
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Champion drag racer and funny car racer.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Donnie Allison

Real/Birth Name:
Dunkiny Allison
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 27 days before his 81st birthday
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Emerson Fittipaldi

Real/Birth Name:
Emerson Fittipaldi
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Formula Two and Formula One race driver. Finished 1st twice at Indianapolis 500.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Erwin Baker

Real/Birth Name:
Erwin George Baker
Nickname(s):
Cannon Ball
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Made 143 cross-country motorcycle speed runs totaling about 550,000 miles. In 1909 won the first race ever held at the newly built Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Frank Kurtis

Real/Birth Name:
Frank Peter Kuretich
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79, 23 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Racing car designer.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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:
85
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Fred Offenhauser

Real/Birth Name:
Fred H. Offenhauser Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Automotive engineer. Developed an engine for racing, used in many Indianapolis 500 racecars.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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:

Held the world water speed record on several occasions. He was the first man to travel over 100 miles per hour on water.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Gaston Chevrolet

Real/Birth Name:
Gaston Chevrolet
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Arthur Chevrolet by 8 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Louis Chevrolet by 13 years.

Brief Facts:

Competed in the 1919 Indianapolis 500, won the 1920 race. Crashed and killed at Beverly Hills Speedway.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Glenn Curtiss

Real/Birth Name:
Glenn Hammond Curtiss
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Motorcycle racer, early world record speed. Pioneer aviator.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Gordon Johncock

Real/Birth Name:
Gordon Johncock
Nickname(s):
Gordy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83, 14 days before his 84th birthday
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Humpy Wheeler

Real/Birth Name:
Howard Augustine Wheeler Jr.
Also Known As:
H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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.

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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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jim Clark

Real/Birth Name:
James Clark Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Formula 1 and Formula 2. Indianapolis 500, won in 1965. Killed in a crash in Germany. Appoinnted OBE.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jim Hall

Real/Birth Name:
Jim Hall
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85, 19 days after his birthday
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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.

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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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Johnnie Parsons

Real/Birth Name:
Johnnie Woodrow Parsons
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Race car driver. Dirt racing.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Johnny Rutherford

Real/Birth Name:
John Sherman Rutherford III
Nickname(s):
Lone Star JR
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

1974, 1976, and 1980 Indianapolis 500 champion.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Junior Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Glenn Johnson Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Last American Hero
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ken Miles

Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth Henry Miles
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Winner of multiple road races. Died in a crash testing a new car.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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.

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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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Arthur Chevrolet by 5 years.
older brother of
Older than Gaston Chevrolet by 13 years.

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Mario Andretti

Real/Birth Name:
Mario Gabriele Andretti
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
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

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR and Indianapolis 500 and other auto racing. Became a naturalized United States citizen in 1964.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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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Indianapolis 500 racer, won 3 times.

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Michael Andretti

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Mario Andretti
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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CART Indycar race driver.

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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
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1960, the first American to break the 400 mph barrier. Auto parts business for hot rod cars. Murdered, his wife was also killed.

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Ned Jarrett

Real/Birth Name:
Ned A. Jarrett
Nickname(s):
Gentleman Ned Jarrett
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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NASCAR driver and two-time champion.

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Nigel Mansell

Real/Birth Name:
Nigel Ernest Mansell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
67, 3 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
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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.

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Broad Street Walk of Stars A star at 52.47810N 1.91021W, ceremony date: 8 August 2011 .

Parnelli Jones

Real/Birth Name:
Rufus Parnell Jones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
86, 1 day before his 87th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
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Won Indianapolis 500 in 1963. Six IndyCar wins and twelve pole positions, four wins in 34 NASCAR starts.

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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
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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.

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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
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Emigrated to the United States in 1893. Won the 1915 Indianapolis 500. Set a world speed record of 149.875 mph in 1919.

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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
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AAA Championship racer. Killed in a crash at a race held at Del Mar Fairgrounds.

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Richard Petty

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Lee Petty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
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father of
son of
older brother of
Older than Maurice Petty by 1 year.

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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.

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Rick Mears

Real/Birth Name:
Rick Ravon Mears
Nickname(s):
Rocket Rick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
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Won the Indianapolis 500 four time, pole position 6 times.

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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
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Midget cars and open wheel racing. Won at Indy twice.

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Roger Penske

Real/Birth Name:
Roger S. Penske
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Owner of IndyCar, NASCAR, and American Le Mans Series teams.

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Shirley Muldowney

Real/Birth Name:
Shirley Roque
Gender:
Female

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Drag racer. Subject of movie Heart Like a Wheel

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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
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Auto mechanic involved in auto racing. A pilot during World War II.

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Tim Flock

Real/Birth Name:
Julius Timothy Flock
Gender:
Male
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Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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younger brother of
Younger than Bob Flock by 6 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Fonty Flock by 3 years.

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Early NASCAR driver.

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Tom Sneva

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas E. Sneva
Nickname(s):
The Gas Man
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Brief Facts:

Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR races.

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Tony Bettenhausen

Real/Birth Name:
Melvin Eugene Bettenhausen
Nickname(s):
Tunney
Tinley Park Express
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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Indy car racer. Died in a crash on a test run with a resulting fire.

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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
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Founder, president, and chairman of the National Hot Rod Association.

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Wilbur Shaw

Real/Birth Name:
Warren Wilbur Shaw
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51, 1 day before his 52nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
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Wwon the Indianapolis 500 race three times, in 1937, 1939 and 1940. Died in a plane crash near Decatur, Illinois.

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