Elliott Forbes-Robinson

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Elliott Forbes-Robinson
Born (1943-10-31) October 31, 1943 (age 70)
La Crescenta, CA
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
22 race(s) run over 5 year(s)
Best champ.
finish
35th- 1981 (Winston Cup)
First race 1977 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Last race 1984 Atlanta Journal 500 (Atlanta)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 3 0

Elliott Forbes-Robinson (born October 31, 1943 in La Crescenta, California) is a road racing racecar driver.[1] He is known for his race wins and championships in many different series, including the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), Super Vee, Trans-Am Series, CanAm, IMSA GTU, and the World Challenge.[2] He is known in NASCAR circles as a road course ringer. He is also a founder of the Legends Cars of 600 Racing and he designed their original car.[3]

Racing career[edit]

He was the 1982 champion of the Trans-Am Series.

Forbes-Robinson co-won the 1987 Grand Prix of Miami with Geoff Brabham.[4] In 1988, he took over the driver's seat from car owner Rick Hendrick during the final NASCAR race at Riverside International Raceway.[5]

In the mid 1990s he competed in SCCA, IMSA’s GTU, the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, and the World Sportscar Championship.

In 1997 he won the overall win at the 24 Hours of Daytona.

In 1999 he repeated as the overall winner at the 24 Hours of Daytona. He won the inaugural ALMS championship with teammate Butch Leitzinger for Dyson Racing.

He won the SR Class at the 2000 24 Hours of Daytona, and finished fifth in the class’ points standings.

He finished seventh the 2001 SRP class points, with a second place finish in eight starts.

He had three SRP starts in 2002. He finished third in his only SRP II start.

He was the 2003 Rolex Vintage Enduro Car champion.

He raced in The Rolex Series in 2004, and had eight Top-5 finishes in eleven races. He co-drove with Leitzinger. He raced in the No. 4 Pontiac-Crawford Daytona Prototype car for Howard-Boss Motorsports.[6]

He continued his relationship with Boss Motorsports co-driving with Leitzinger in 2005. The duo won at Mid-Ohio, and had second place finishes at the 24 Hours of Daytona, Homestead, and Laguna Seca in seven races. They finished fifth in the final series points.

Road racing career totals[edit]

He has had 51 major victories in his 30 year career.[7] His victory co-driving with Butch Leitzinger at the 2004 Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park gave him victories in 5 consecutive decades.[6]

Awards[edit]

He was inducted in the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2006.

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