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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.

Troy Aikman

Real/Birth Name:
Troy Kenneth Aikman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
51, 3 days before his 52nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback for teams UCLA, Dallas Cowboys. Group The Triplets (Dallas Cowboys). Part owner in auto racing. College Football Hall of Fame 2008. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2006. Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor 2005. Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1999. Davey O'Brien Award 1988. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 2005. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award 1997.

Bobby Allison

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Arthur Allison
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 15 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.

Davey Allison

Real/Birth Name:
David Carl Allison
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver. Crashed his helicopter at Talladega infield, died the next day. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1998. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1996. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1995. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2005.

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.

Aldo Andretti

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

Relationships:

great uncle of
twin brother of
The same age as Mario Andretti.
uncle of

Brief Facts:

Auto racing with his brother until an accident damaged his face.

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

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

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.

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
Birth Place:

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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.

Marco Andrettii

Real/Birth Name:
Marco Michael Andrettii
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
31
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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Brief Facts:

Indianapolis 500 racer.

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.

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.

Jillian Barberie

Real/Birth Name:
Jillian Marie Warry
Also Known As:
Jillian Barberie-Reynolds
Jillian Reynolds
Jillian Warry
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Adopted as a baby. Newscaster on FOX television station KTTV in Los Angeles. Co-host TV show Good Day L.A.. Actor in TV shows Good Morning, Miami, V.I.P.. Spokesperson for NutriSystem television commercials. Driver in the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race in Long Beach.

Jason Bateman

Real/Birth Name:
Jason Kent Bateman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Born the same year as Amanda Anka.
younger brother of
Younger than Justine Bateman by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series The Hogan Family directed at age 19. TV series Little House on the Prairie, Arrested Development. Movies Identity Thief, Love Stinks, Necessary Roughness, Juno, Hancock Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6533 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 26 July 2017.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Neil Bonnett

Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Neil Bonnett
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver with 18 victories. Killed in a car crash at the Daytona 500 race. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1997. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2001. Talladega Walk of Fame 1994. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1997. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2005.

A.J. Buckley

Real/Birth Name:
Aaron John Buckley
Also Known As:
AJ Buckley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series SEAL Team, CSI: NY. Movies Walking Tall: The Payback, Girl Fever. Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race, Long Beach 2011.

Kurt Busch

Real/Birth Name:
Kurt Thomas Busch
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Kyle Busch by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Stock car driver. Suspended for domestic violence.

Kyle Busch

Real/Birth Name:
Kyle Thomas Busch
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Kurt Busch by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Record-setting stock car driver.

Red Byron

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Byron
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Stock car racing. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2018. Georgia Racing Hall of Fame 2002. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1966. Talladega Walk of Fame 2002.

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.

Mike Curb

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Curb
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Republican. Lieutenant Governor of California from 1979 to 1983. President of MGM Records and Verve Records. Composed or supervised over 50 motion picture soundtracks and over 400 songs including All for the Love of Sunshine, It Was a Good Time. U.S. Business Hall of Fame 2001. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2003. Music City Walk of Fame 2009. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009. West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame 2006. Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2014. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2016. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 29 June 2007.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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.

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.

Ralph Earnhardt

Real/Birth Name:
Ralph Lee Earnhardt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2004. National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame 2007. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1997. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1989.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Real/Birth Name:
Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Nickname(s):
Junior
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver, drives red #8 Chevrolet. Movie Herbie Fully Loaded. Talladega Walk of Fame 2003.

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.

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.

Red Farmer

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Lawrence Farmer
Nickname(s):
Red
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
86, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Birth date in dispute, possibly 1928 or 1932. He was a passenger in the helicopter crash at Talladega Speedway that took the life of Davey Allison but suffered only broken bones. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1990. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2004. Talladega Walk of Fame 1994. National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame 2002. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2005.

William Fichtner

Real/Birth Name:
William Edward Fichtner
Also Known As:
Bill Fichtner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
61, 9 days before his 62nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Independence Day: Resurgence, The Perfect Storm, The Dark Knight, Blades of Glory, The Longest Yard, Contact, Blackhawk Down. TV series Invasion, Grace Under Fire, Prison Break, Entourage, MDs. Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race, Long Beach 2011.

Bob Flock

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Newman Flock
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46, 30 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Fonty Flock by 2 years.
older brother of
Older than Tim Flock by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Pole position for NASCAR's first Strictly Stock (now Monster Energy Cup Series) race. Was a moonshiner. Georgia Racing Hall of Fame 2003. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1981.

Fonty Flock

Real/Birth Name:
Truman Fontell Flock
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Bob Flock by 2 years.
older brother of
Older than Tim Flock by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver. Georgia Automobile Racing Hall of Fame 2004. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1965. Talladega Walk of Fame 2004. Georgia Racing Hall of Fame 2004.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dario Franchitti

Real/Birth Name:
George Dario Mario Franchitti
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Ashley Judd by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Italian ancestry. Resides in Tennessee. Movie Driven. Winner of the 2007 Indy 500 race, the 2010 race and the 2012 race. Also drives NASCAR races. Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame 2014. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame.

Harry Gant

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Phil Gant
Nickname(s):
Handsome Harry
Mr. September
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver, number 33 car. Movies Days of Thunder, Stroker Ace. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2000. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2006. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2003. Talladega Walk of Fame 1999.

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.

J. Geils

Real/Birth Name:
John Warren Geils Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group The J. Geils Band. Album Freeze-Frame. Song Centerfold. Guitar. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Joe Gibbs

Real/Birth Name:
Joe Jackson Gibbs
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77, 7 days before his 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR and hot rod racing. Coach team Washington Redskins, St. Louis Cardinals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Diego Chargers. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2016. Paul Brown Trophy 1983. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1996. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame. Washington Redskins Ring 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jacky Ickx

Real/Birth Name:
Jacques Bernard Ickx
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name pronouced "Ix" or "Icks." 25 podium finishes in Formula One and six wins in the 24 hours of Le Mans. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2002.

Dale Jarrett

Real/Birth Name:
Dale Arnold Jarrett
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
61, 8 days before his 62nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Stock car driver. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Talladega Walk of Fame 1997. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2009. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2014. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2011.

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.

Jimmie Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
Jimmie Kenneth Johnson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A NASCAR race car driver. Drives Chevrolet #48. Won three championships in a row. Supports children through his foundation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bobby Labonte

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Allen Labonte
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Terry Labonte by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Stock car NASCAR race driver. Talladega Walk of Fame 2008. Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Terry Labonte

Real/Birth Name:
Terrance Lee Labonte
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62, 2 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Bobby Labonte by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Stock car NASCAR race driver. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2008. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2016. Talladega Walk of Fame 2007. Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

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.

Irlene Mandrell

Real/Birth Name:
Ellen Irlene Mandrell
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger sister of
Younger than Barbara Mandrell by 7 years.
younger sister of
Younger than Louise Mandrell by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Youngest of the Mandrell sisters. Involved in Catalyst Racing.

Pippa Mann

Real/Birth Name:
Philippa Mann
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Female IZOD IndyCar driver. Also Formula Renault race series.

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.

Dan Marino

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Constantine Marino Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Team Miami Dolphins. Analyst for TV show The NFL Today. Owner in NASCAR racing. College Football Hall of Fame 2002. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 2003. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2005. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1992. Miami Dolphin Honor Roll 2000. Dolphins Walk of Fame 2011. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Bert Bell Award 1984. Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award 1984. NFL Player of the Year 1984. Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award 1998.

Nick Mason

Real/Birth Name:
Nicholas Berkeley Mason
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer, member of the band Pink Floyd. Album The Dark Side of the Moon. Le Mans racing and auto collector. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2010 as a member of Pink Floyd.
London Avenue of Stars 2010 as a member of Pink Floyd.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996 as a member of Pink Floyd.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of Pink Floyd.

Banjo Matthews

Real/Birth Name:
Edwin Keith Matthews
Nickname(s):
Banjo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver, car owner, and car builder. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1998. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1996.

James Matthews (racing Driver)

Real/Birth Name:
James Spencer Matthews
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Pippa Middleton by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Hedge fund manager. Formula 3 driver. Heir to courtesy title Laird of Glen Affric. Married on 20 May 2017.

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.

Rick Mears

Real/Birth Name:
Rick Ravon Mears
Nickname(s):
Rocket Rick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66, 15 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.

Stirling Moss

Real/Birth Name:
Stirling Craufurd Moss
Also Known As:
Sir Stirling Moss
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

British Formula 1 racing champion. Appointed OBE. Knighted 2000 New Year Honours List. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990. BBC Sports Personality of the Year 1957. BBC Sports Personality of the Year 1961.

Frankie Muniz

Real/Birth Name:
Francisco James Muniz IV
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
32, 17 days before his 33rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Malcolm in the Middle. Movie Agent Cody Banks. Atlantic Chamionship races. Toyota Pro/Celebrity race, Long Beach 2011.

Paul Newman

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Leonard Newman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Joanne Woodward, until he died.
Older than Joanne Woodward by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Salad dressing named "Newman's Own" funds his charity work. Movies Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, The Hustler, Cool Hand Luke, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame 2007. Kennedy Center Honors 1992. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1991. SCCA Hall of Fame 2009. Cecil B DeMille Award 1984. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 1 February 1994.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Cotton Owens

Real/Birth Name:
Cotton Owens
Also Known As:
Everett "Cotton" Owens
Nickname(s):
King of the Modifieds
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sprint Cup (then known as Grand National) winner five straight years (1957-61). Won NASCAR's first live televised race. South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame 2009. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2008. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1970. Occoneechee-Orange Speedway Hall of Fame 2008. NASCAR Mechanics Hall of Fame. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2013.

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.

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.

Danica Patrick

Real/Birth Name:
Danica Sue Patrick
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

IndyCar race driver. Won a race at the 2008 Indy Japan 300. Model in the magazine Sports Illustrated 2009 swimsuit edition.

David Pearson

Real/Birth Name:
David Gene Pearson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83, 34 days before his 84th birthday
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.

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.

Kyle Petty

Real/Birth Name:
Kyle Eugene Petty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver. Involved with family business Petty Enterprises. Movie Stroker Ace. Talladega Walk of Fame 2004. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2010. Little League Hall of Excellence 2010.

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.

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
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

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.

Megyn Price

Real/Birth Name:
Megyn Samantha Price
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Mystery, Alaska. TV series Rules of Engagement. Toyota Pro/Celebrity race, Long Beach 2011.

Jason Priestley

Real/Birth Name:
Jason Bradford Priestley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Infiniti Pro Series racing driver. Injured in a car crash at Kentucky Speedway. TV series Beverly Hills, 90210

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.

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.

Graham Rahal

Real/Birth Name:
Graham Robert Rahal
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Indianapolis 500 racer on his father's team.

Rajo Jack

Real/Birth Name:
Dewey Gatson
Also Known As:
Jack DeSoto
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Early African-American stock racecar driver. Named for the Rajo cylinder head product he used on his Model T Fords. Used name Jack DeSoto because of racism at the time. West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame 2003. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 2007.

Lance Reventlow

Real/Birth Name:
Count Lance von Haugwitz-Hardenberg-Reventlow
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:

Relationships:

son of
first cousin once removed of
grand nephew of
grandson of
great grandson of
grandson of
ex-husband of
Older than Jill St. John by 4 years.
son of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Heir to the Woolworth fortune, playboy. At the age of 21, he was given the choice between becoming an American, Danish or British citizen. He chose American citizenship. Died in a plane crash.

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.

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.

Floyd Roberts

Real/Birth Name:
Floyd Marion Roberts
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won the 1938 Indianapolis 500 with a then-record speed of 117.2 mph. Killed in the 1939 race. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame.

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
Birth Place:

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.

Ricky Rudd

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Lee Rudd
Nickname(s):
The Rooster
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2014. Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame 2010. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2012. Talladega Walk of Fame 2001. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 2007.

Wendell Scott

Real/Birth Name:
Wendell Oliver Scott
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2006. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1999. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2015. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2000.

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.

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.

Lake Speed

Real/Birth Name:
Lake Chambers Speed
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former NASCAR driver. 6-time United States Karting champion and World Karting champion 1978. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2010.

Scott Speed

Real/Birth Name:
Scott Andrew Speed
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver with F1 experience. Drives a Toyota Camry for Red Bull.

Jackie Stewart

Real/Birth Name:
John Young Stewart
Also Known As:
Sir Jackie Stewart
Nickname(s):
Flying Scot
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Formula One driver. In the 1971 Birthday Honours Stewart was created an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). Knighted 2001. Automotive Hall of Fame 2013. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1973. BBC Sports Personality of the Year 1973.

Tony Stewart

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Wayne Stewart
Nickname(s):
Smoke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver and owner of racetracks. Spokesmodel for Subway, Toyota, Burger King. Talladega Walk of Fame 2006. National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame.

Herb Thomas

Real/Birth Name:
Herbert Watson Thomas
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1994. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1965. Talladega Walk of Fame 2005. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2013. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1992. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1998.

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.

Speedy Thompson

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Bruce Thompson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45, 1 day before his 46th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1984. Talladega Walk of Fame 2011.

Tommy Thompson

Real/Birth Name:
Howard W. Thompson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
74 or 75
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First to win with a Chrysler hemi engine. Built a racetrack with a 1/4 mile oval. Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame 2012.

Dick Trickle

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Trickle
Nickname(s):
White Knight
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Short track racer. More than an estimated 2,200 races, Trickle logged one million laps and is believed to have won over 1,200 feature races. Suicide by gunshot.

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.

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.

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.

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.

William K. Vanderbilt II

Real/Birth Name:
William Kissam Vanderbilt II
Also Known As:
William K. Vanderbilt Jr.
Nickname(s):
Willie K.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

first cousin once removed of
first cousin of
son of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
younger brother of
Younger than Consuelo Vanderbilt by 1 year.
great grandson of
nephew of
nephew of
first cousin of
first cousin of
first cousin once removed of
older brother of
Older than Harold Stirling Vanderbilt by 6 years.
grandson of
father of
first cousin of
husband of
grandson of
son of
father of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Built estate "Eagle's Nest". Set record speed for 1 mile - 39 seconds (92mph) in 1904.

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.

Rusty Wallace

Real/Birth Name:
Russell William Wallace Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver. Movie Herbie Fully Loaded. Talladega Walk of Fame 2006. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1998. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2013. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2006. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2010.

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.

Michael Waltrip

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Curtis Waltrip
Also Known As:
Mike Waltrip
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Darrell Waltrip by 16 years.

Brief Facts:

Two-time winner of the Daytona 500. Owner of Michael Waltrip Racing. Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame 2010.

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.

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.

Humpy Wheeler

Real/Birth Name:
Howard Augustine Wheeler Jr.
Also Known As:
H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 26 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.

Dan Wheldon

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Clive Wheldon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Winner of Indianapolis 500 race, 2005 and 2011. Died in a massive car crash pileup at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Billy Carroll Wooldridge

Real/Birth Name:
William Carroll Wooldridge
Also Known As:
Billy Wooldridge
Nickname(s):
BC
Billy Carroll
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61, 23 days before his 62nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Died 2 days after a heart attack and injuries in a crash just as he completed a race at an event named for his uncle.

Butterball Wooldridge

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Wooldridge
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
48 or 49
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

The Annual Paul "Butterball" Wooldridge Memorial Race is named for him. National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame 2008. Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame 2011.

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.

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.
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