Claude Ballot-Léna

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Claude Ballot-Léna
ClaudeBallotLenaNASCARDriver.jpg
Image of Claude Ballot-Léna (circa 1970s)
Born (1936-08-04)August 4, 1936
France Paris, France
Died November 9, 1999(1999-11-09) (aged 63)
Cause of death Cancer
Awards 1969 Spa 24 Hours winner
1983 24 Hours of Daytona winner
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
6 races run over 2 years
First race 1978 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Last race 1979 Firecracker 400 (Daytona)
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Claude Ballot-Léna (August 4, 1936 – November 9, 1999) was a French race driver born in Paris.

Career[edit]

He won the 1969 Spa 24 Hours in a Porsche 911 and the 1983 24 Hours of Daytona in a Porsche 935 Turbo owned by Preston Henn. He also entered the 24 Hours of Le Mans many times from 1966 until the 1980s. Ballot-Léna was also one of the earliest European NASCAR drivers when he made six Winston Cup starts in 1978 to 1979 at Talladega Superspeedway, Daytona International Speedway, and Atlanta Motor Speedway.