Chuck Stevenson

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Chuck Stevenson
Born (1919-10-15)October 15, 1919
Sidney, Montana
Died August 21, 1995(1995-08-21) (aged 75)
Benson, Arizona
Cause of death Unknown
Awards 1952 AAA Champion
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
2 races run over 2 years
Best finish 94th - 1956 (Grand National)
First race 1955 Memphis-Arkansas Speedway Race #2 (LeHi)
Last race 1956 Willow Springs Raceway (Lancaster)
First win 1956 Willow Springs Raceway (Lancaster)
Last win 1956 Willow Springs Raceway (Lancaster)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 1 0
Statistics current as of March 22, 2007.
Chuck Stevenson
Born (1919-10-15)October 15, 1919
Died August 21, 1995(1995-08-21) (aged 75)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United States American
Active years 19511954, 1960
Teams Kurtis Kraft, Kuzma, Marchese, Watson
Races 5
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1951 Indianapolis 500
Last race 1960 Indianapolis 500

Charles "Chuck" Stevenson (October 15, 1919 Sidney, Montana – August 21, 1995 Benson, Arizona) was an American racecar driver.

AAA and USAC Championship Car series[edit]

Stevenson drove in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1949-1954, 1960–1961, and 1963-1965 seasons with 54 starts, including the Indianapolis 500 races in 1951-1954, 1960–1961, and 1963-1965. He finished in the top ten 37 times, with four victories, two of them coming in the 1952 season when he won the AAA National Championship.

Panamericana race[edit]

In 1951 Stevenson drove a Nash-Healey course (pace) car that was supplied by the Mexican Nash automobile importer in the grueling 2,000-mile (3,219 km) Carrera Panamericana race.[1][2] This endurance event is described as one of the most dangerous automobile races of any type in the world, and Stevenson had to be ahead of the racers to ensure the way was clear.[1][3] In both 1952 and 1953 Stevenson won the sedan class driving a "well-prepared" Lincoln Capri.[4][5] He is the only two-time winner in the history of the Carrera Panamericana.[6]

NASCAR[edit]

Stevenson also raced in two NASCAR events: one in 1955 and one in 1956, picking up a win at Willow Springs Raceway in 1956 driving a Ford.[7] In the 1955 race, he was driving a car owned by Indy winner Pete DePaolo.[8]

Indy 500 results[edit]

World Championship career summary[edit]

The Indianapolis 500 was part of the FIA World Championship from 1950 through 1960. Drivers competing at Indy during those years were credited with World Championship points and participation. Chuck Stevenson participated in five World Championship races, but scored no World Championship points.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tipler, Johnny; Ramirez, Jo (2008). La Carrera Panamericana: "The World's Greatest Road Race!". Veloce Publishing. p. 26. ISBN 978-1-84584-170-6. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ Murphy, Daryl E. (2008). Carrera Panamericana: History of the Mexican Road Race, 1950-54. iUniverse. p. 25. ISBN 9780595483242. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Nash Healey Racing". Nash Healey Newsletter: 4. December 2011. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ White, Gordon Eliot (2001). Kurtis-Kraft: masterworks of speed and style. MBI Publishing. p. 145. ISBN 9780760309100. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ Donnelly, Jim (August 2004). "Hot Rod Lincoln". Hemmings Muscle Machines. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  6. ^ Tipler, p. 83.
  7. ^ "Chuck Stevenson results by track". racing-reference.info. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Pete DePaolo: ownership stats". racing-reference.info. Retrieved August 19, 2014.