Hurley Haywood

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The Porsche 936 which Hurley Haywood drove to victory at the 1977 24 Hour of Le Mans.

Hurley Haywood (born May 4, 1948 in Chicago) is an American race-car driver. He is said to be America's most decorated endurance driver in history. Hurley has won multiple events, including five overall victories at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, three at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and two at the 12 Hours of Sebring. He is credited with the 1988 Trans-Am title, two IMSA GT Championship titles and 23 wins, three Norelco Cup championships, a SuperCar title and 18 IndyCar starts.

He won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1977 (Porsche 936), 1983 (Porsche 956) and 1994 (Dauer 962 Le Mans) and is tied as the most successful driver at the 24 Hours of Daytona with 5 wins (1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, and 1991), alongside Scott Pruett's five wins, (1994, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013).[1] He won the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1973 and 1981. He also drove in the 1980 Indianapolis 500 finishing 18th. He represented IMSA four times in the International Race of Champions (1986, 1989, 1992, 1995).[2] In 1970, he was drafted into the Vietnam War where he served as Specialist 4. After completing his tour of duty, he won his first IMSA GT title in 1971.[3]

After Peter H. Gregg's death, Haywood has been the main leader behind Brumos Automotive dealerships.[4]

He is the chief driving instructor at the Porsche Sport Driving School, held at the Barber Motorsports Park outside Birmingham, Alabama.[1]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
None
IMSA GT champion
19711972
Succeeded by
Peter Gregg
Preceded by
Jacky Ickx
Gijs van Lennep
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1977 with:
Jacky Ickx
Jürgen Barth
Succeeded by
Jean-Pierre Jaussaud
Didier Pironi
Preceded by
Jacky Ickx
Derek Bell
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1983 with:
Vern Schuppan
Al Holbert
Succeeded by
Klaus Ludwig
Henri Pescarolo
Preceded by
Scott Pruett
Trans-Am Series champion
1988
Succeeded by
Dorsey Schroeder
Preceded by
Geoff Brabham
Christophe Bouchut
Eric Hélary
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1994 with:
Yannick Dalmas
Mauro Baldi
Succeeded by
Yannick Dalmas
JJ Lehto
Masanori Sekiya