Harold Dunaway

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Harold Dunaway
Harold Dunaway Mini Sprint.jpg
Dunaway with #55 Outlaw Mini Sprint
Born (1933-10-07)October 7, 1933
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States
Died September 3, 2012(2012-09-03) (aged 78)
Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia, North Carolina
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish 123rd - 1966
First race 1966 Peach Blossom 500 (Rockingham)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0

Harold Glenn Dunaway (October 7, 1933 – September 3, 2012) was an American stock car and sprint car driver. He made one start in the NASCAR Grand National Division, now known as the Sprint Cup Series.

Early and personal life[edit]

A native of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina,[1] he was the son of racer Glenn Dunaway.[2] Dunaway fought in the Korean War, serving in the United States Air Force.[1] He was a certified private pilot and scuba diver.[1] He was married, to Frances, and had two children.[1]

Racing career[edit]

Dunaway was known as a North Carolina dirt track racer;[1] he competed in NASCAR's Grand National Division, now the Sprint Cup Series, in a single race in 1966 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, driving a Plymouth and finishing 40th in a field of 44 cars.[3] He later moved to sprint car racing, becoming a Dixie Outlaw Sprint Car Series competitor.[1] He also competed several times in the Permatex 300, a Late Model Sportsman Division race that was run at Daytona International Speedway as a support race to the Daytona 500.[2]

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Date Place Division Start Finish Car # Car
Feb 26 1966 Daytona International Speedway NASCAR Modified N/A 4 62 1963 Ford Sportsman
Mar 13 1966 North Carolina Motor Speedway NASCAR Grand National 36 40 86 1965 Plymouth
Jul 4 1968 Daytona International Speedway NASCAR Grand American N/A 14 22 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Jul 20 1968 Bristol Motor Speedway NASCAR Grand American N/A 4 N/A 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Jul 24 1968 Peach State Speedway NASCAR Grand American N/A 4 N/A 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Aug 3 1968 Atlanta Motor Speedway NASCAR Grand American 8 14 22 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Aug 10 1968 Smoky Mountain Raceway NASCAR Grand American N/A 4 N/A 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Aug 31 1968 Darlington Raceway NASCAR Grand American 3 4 22 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Sep 14 1968 Augusta Speedway NASCAR Grand American N/A 6 N/A 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Sep 28 1968 North Wilkesboro Speedway NASCAR Grand American N/A 3 N/A 1968 Chevrolet Camaro

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Obituary: Harold Dunaway". The Gaston Gazette. Gastonia, NC. September 5, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  2. ^ a b Dutton, Monte (September 8, 2012). "NOTEBOOK: The wire keeps right on crackling". The Gaston Gazette. Gastonia, NC. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  3. ^ "Harold Dunnaway - NASCAR Sprint Cup Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  4. ^ http://www.ultimateracinghistory.com/racelist2.php?uniqid=4847

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