John McVitty

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John McVitty
Born (1926-12-26)December 26, 1926
Mamaroneck, New York
Died April 21, 1956(1956-04-21) (aged 29)
Cause of death Racing accident
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
11 races run over 2 years
Best finish 48th - 1955 Grand National season
First race 1955 untitled race (Fonda Speedway)
Last race 1956 Wilkes County 160 (North Wilkesboro Speedway)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 3 0

John P. McVitty (December 26, 1926 – April 21, 1956) was a NASCAR Grand National driver from Mamaroneck, New York, USA.

During his two-year NASCAR career, McVitty had raced in eleven races with three finished in the top ten and 1382 laps of experience under his belt - the equivalent of 786.8 miles (1,266.2 km). McVitty's total earning were considered to be $800 ($6,939.53 when adjusted for inflation). His average start was in 18th place and his average finish was in 15th place. All of McVitty's races were done in Chevrolet vehicles. At the 1956 Wilkes County 160, a fuel pump problem caused McVitty to retire from the race; he would be killed in a racing accident thirteen days later at Langhorne Speedway.