Marvin Burke

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Marvin Burke
Born (1918-03-15)March 15, 1918
Pittsburg, California
Died February 23, 1994(1994-02-23) (aged 75)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish Unknown (1951)
First race 1951 Oakland Stadium Race (Oakland Stadium)
Last race 1951 Oakland Stadium Race (Oakland Stadium)
First win 1951 Oakland Stadium Race (Oakland Stadium)
Last win 1951 Oakland Stadium Race (Oakland Stadium)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 1 0
Statistics current as of November 20, 2007.
Formula One World Championship career
Active years 1950
Teams Kurtis Kraft
Races 1 (0 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1950 Indianapolis 500
Last race 1950 Indianapolis 500

Marvin Burke, (March 15, 1918 – February 23, 1994) is a former NASCAR driver from Pittsburg, California. He ran one Grand National race in his career before he died on February 23, 1994. However, Burke made that race one for the history books. His starting position in the thirty-two car field in the 1951 race at Oakland is unknown. However, Burke drove to the front early and led 156 laps en route to his first career victory in just his first career start. Oddly, Burke never raced again, making him the only driver in Cup history to win in his only career start.

He attempted to qualify for the 1950 Indianapolis 500 but failed to make the grid.

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 WDC Points
1950 Ross Page Kurtis Kraft Duray L4 GBR MON 500
DNQ
SUI BEL FRA ITA NC 0

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