Jody Ridley

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Jody Ridley
Born (1942-05-19) May 19, 1942 (age 72)
Chatsworth, Georgia, United States
Achievements

1991 Slim Jim All Pro Series Champion
1992 Slim Jim All Pro Series Champion
1993 Slim Jim All Pro Series Champion
1987 ALL PRO Super Series Champion
1988 ALL PRO Super Series Champion
1990 ALL PRO Super Series Champion

1985 Snowball Derby Winner
Awards

1980 Winston Cup Series Rookie of the Year
1991, 1992, 1993 Slim Jim All Pro Series Most Popular Driver

Georgia Racing Hall of Fame (2007)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
140 races run over 11 years
Best finish 5th (1981)
First race 1973 Dixie 500 (Atlanta)
Last race 1986 Firecracker 400 (Daytona)
First win 1981 Mason-Dixon 500 (Dover)
Last win 1981 Mason-Dixon 500 (Dover)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 56 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
3 races run over 2 years
Best finish 75th (1982)
First race 1982 Goody's 300 (Daytona)
Last race 1985 Winn-Dixie 300 (Charlotte)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 2 0
Statistics current as of March 25, 2013.

Jody Ridley (born May 19, 1942) is a former NASCAR driver. He won the 1980 NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year award and one race at Dover International Speedway the next year, the only Cup victory for Donlavey Racing.

His career statistics include 140 career starts, 1 win, 7 top fives, 56 top tens, and 2 top ten points finishes (5th in 1981, and 7th in 1980).

In the 1989 Daytona 500, Ridley took over for an injured Bill Elliott, but he would have a hard crash later in the race.

He now resides in Chatsworth, Georgia. He was inducted in the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame in 2007.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inductees". Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-30. 

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Achievements
Preceded by
Butch Lindley
Snowball Derby Winner
1985
Succeeded by
Gary Balough
Awards
Preceded by
Dale Earnhardt
NASCAR Winston Cup Series Rookie of the Year
1980
Succeeded by
Ron Bouchard