Joe Lee Johnson

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Joe Lee Johnson
Born (1929-09-11)September 11, 1929
Died May 26, 2005(2005-05-26) (aged 75)
Cause of death Cancer
Awards 1959 NASCAR Convertible Division champion
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
55 race(s) run over 7 year(s)
Best finish 13th - 1960 (Grand National)
First race 1957 Daytona Beach Road Course
Last race 1962 Nashville 500 (Nashville)
First win 1959 Nashville 300 (Nashville)
Last win 1960 World 600 (Charlotte)
Wins Top tens Poles
2 20 0

Joe Lee Johnson (September 11, 1929 – May 26, 2005) was a NASCAR Grand National (now Sprint Cup Series) driver who won the inaugural World 600 in 1960. He was also the 1959 NASCAR Convertible Division champion.[1] He made his last NASCAR start in 1962. He was the owner of the Cleveland Speedway in Cleveland, Tennessee. He is of no relation to Junior Johnson or Jimmie Johnson.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1959 NASCAR Convertible Division statistics, Retrieved February 20, 2008