Due to the inherently dangerous nature of auto racing, many individuals, including drivers, crew members, officials and spectators, have been killed in crashes related to the sport, in races, in qualifying, in practice or in private testing sessions. Get a listing of driver birthdays and all races for a specific date. He was the son of racer aldo andretti, the twin brother of indianapolis 500 winner. And, from 1987 until 2001, he held the record for most grand prix victories in history. Race car driver and tv personality jessi combs died during an attempt to break her own landspeed record.
John andretti, the nephew of indycar legend mario andretti, had been battling cancer and advocating for. According to nascar, stefanik was the winningest driver in the. Due to the inherently dangerous nature of auto racing, many individuals, including drivers, crew members, officials and spectators, have been killed in crashes related to the sport, in races, in qualifying. Former nascar driver james hylton, son killed in auto accident. The ten most ridiculous race car driver names jalopnik. Stirling moss 19292020, legendary british racecar driver stirling moss was a top formula one racer called the greatest driver never to win. Former nascar driver james hylton, son killed in auto.
This article lists drivers who have been fatally injured while competing in or in preparation for testing, practice, qualifying races sanctioned by the national association for stock car auto racing nascar. Five deaths since 1979 raise questions about helmet safety, driver licensing. Famed race car driver john andretti has lost his battle with cancer and passed away thursday, andretti autosport confirmed on twitter. Ranking the top 10 drivers of the 1950s bleacher report. Usa today sports notable driver deaths in the past five years. Nascar cup series drivers, nascar drivers, auto racing. American race car driver, 20, injured and french racer, 22. Ranking the top 10 british racing drivers in formula 1. So when bill haughton died thrown from his sulky on july 5, landing. We got jalopnik readers to pick out the ten most ridiculous yet awesome race car driver names, and theyre.
The 10 greatest race car drivers of all time goliath. And, gilles villeneuve was one of the most popular drivers in formula one during his brief but. Famed race car driver john andretti has lost his battle with cancer and passed away. The softspoken, genteel and popular john andretti took a different tack in adding his chapter to the family legacy. He was the son of racer aldo andretti, who is the twin brother of.
Top sprint car driver bryan clauson died one day after a crash while leading the. I feel for lauren today and bryans parents and his sister, and i hope. Mario and michael andretti have been longtime fan favorites in the. When street racing goes bad best onboard compilation sportbikes.
She crashed the vehicle, officials said, while trying to beat a land speed record. Cnn race car driver jessi combs, who earned the title of the fastest woman on four wheels after she set a record with a jetpowered car, died tuesday while trying to beat a land speed record, officials said. This is the shocking moment a veteran race car driver was killed in a horror crash after his vehicle span 180 degrees and careered into a wall. A fourtime formula one champion, prost has the second most f1 titles of all time. Andretti, a member of one of racings most famous families, was the first driver to attempt the. If you were reading any of these names in a script, youd call the writers lazy. The top ten 1 ayrton senna ayrton senna da silva 21 march 1960 1 may 1994 was a brazilian racing driver who. A separate list compiles drivers who have died of a medical condition while. James hylton, a twotime winner in nascars top series, passed away at age 83 in a traffic accident on interstate 85 in georgia. Learn about the most famous race car drivers including lewis hamilton, danica patrick, dale earnhardt jr. Moss died quietly on sunday at his home in london as one of his sports.
Although perhaps not the most flamboyant of drivers, frenchman trintignant sneaks into the top ten because of his longevity alone. John had a huge career that included wins in cart, imsa gtp. American race car driver, 20, injured and french racer, 22, killed in high speed crash anthoine hubert died on saturday following a crash that occurred at 5. Alain prost is the most famous french race car driver of all time. Click on the day in the calendar to get the birthdays and races for that date tweet. Cnn race car driver jessi combs, who earned the title of the fastest woman on four wheels after she set a record with a jetpowered car, has died. American f1 drivers famous american f1 drivers find out more about the greatest american f1 drivers, including kyle busch, richard petty, mario andretti, carroll shelby and kyle petty. Mike stefanik, a ninetime nascar champion and nascar hall of. Deaths among racers and spectators were numerous in the early years of. Andretti was a member of one of the worlds most famous racing families. The 75yearold driver from napa hit a wall at more than 100 mph. John andretti was a member of one of the most famous families in racing.
John andretti, a member of one of auto racings most famous families and the first driver to attempt the indianapolis 500 and nascars 600mile race in north carolina on the same day, has died. Indianapolis john andretti, a member of one of auto racings most famous families and the first driver to attempt the indianapolis 500 and. Ranking the top 10 british racing drivers in formula 1 history. Threetime f1 champion ayrton senna is generally considered one of the greatest race car drivers of all time. Today, people are left to wonder what might have been had dan wheldon lived longer. Safety in the sport has evolved through the decades. For motorcycle racing deaths, see rider deaths in motorcycle racing. Combs died while operating a powerful jetshaped car as she sought to claim a world record. Nascar race results, schedule, standings, news, drivers. The 10 most tragic auto racing deaths in history goliath. The premier series of nascar has seen 28 driver fatalities, the most recent of which. Sad news today, we lost another great soul to cancer. In addition, several famous racing drivers have been killed in public road. Nascar driver killed in practice run crash veteran nascar driver jason leffler died on wednesday after crashing during a 410 sprint car race at the bridgeport speedway, authorities said.168 39 105 856 622 73 375 1175 1685 757 1224 1328 263 476 620 765 1614 840 504 145 643 329 1206 952 96 612 1040 1448 1378 437 764 863