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|Born||June 21, 1940|
|Died||July 31, 1991(aged 51)|
|Cause of death||Plane Crash|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career|
|6 races run over 2 years|
|First race||1981 Mountain Dew 500 (Pocono)|
|Last race||1982 Busch 500 (Bristol)|
Albert John (Al) Loquasto (Jr.) (June 21, 1940 – July 31, 1991), was a Sicilian-Italian-American racecar driver.
Born in Easton, Pennsylvania, Loquasto died in a plane crash in Fogelsville, Pennsylvania. He drove in the USAC and CART Championship Car series, racing in the 1969-1980 and 1982-1983 seasons, with 61 combined career starts, including the 1976 and 1977 Indianapolis 500. He finished in the top ten 11 times, with his best finish in 7th position in 1975 at Ontario. He also drove six NASCAR races from 1981 to 1982.
Al Loquasto was the first cousin of Sicilian-American scenic designer and costume designer Santo Loquasto, and a distant cousin of Sicilian-American author Angelo F. Coniglio. All are descendants of Libertino lo Guasto, a foundling born in Serradifalco, Sicily in 1796. Al Loquasto's survivors include his spouse Sandra Loquasto and son A.J. (III) Loquasto.
Indy 500 results
|1972||Gerhardt||Offy||Failed to Qualify|
|1974||McLaren||Offy||Failed to Qualify|
|1975||McLaren||Offy||Failed to Qualify|
|1978||McLaren||Offy||Failed to Qualify|
|1979||Eagle||Offy||Failed to Qualify|
|1980||McLaren||Cosworth||Failed to Qualify|
|1982||Eagle||Offy||Failed to Qualify|
|1983||Penske||Cosworth||Failed to Qualify|
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