Mike Eddy

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Mike Eddy
Nationality American
Born (1952-07-17) July 17, 1952 (age 62)
Midland, Michigan, United States
Retired 2007
Related to Travis Eddy (son)
American Speed Association
Years active 1972-2002, 2004
Teams Mike Eddy Racing
Moenning Brothers
Starts 470
Wins 58
Poles 34
Best finish 1st in 1974, 1976, 1981, 1982, 1989, 1991, and 1992
Championship titles
1974
1976
1981
1982
1989
1991
1992
ASA National Tour Champion
ASA National Tour Champion
ASA National Tour Champion
ASA National Tour Champion
ASA National Tour Champion
ASA National Tour Champion
ASA National Tour Champion
Awards
1970
1995
MARC Times Rookie of the Year
Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame

Michael Eddy (born July 17, 1952 in Midland, Michigan) is a stock car auto racer. He is most notable for racing in the now defunct American Speed Association (ASA). He was a seven time ASA National Champion, which is the most in ASA history. During his run in ASA Eddy drove the number 88 car.

ASA[edit]

Eddy won his seven championships in 1974, 1976, 1981, 1982, 1989, 1991, and 1992. In addition to this he was ASA's all-time career leader in laps lead, starts, and top 10s. Eddy also ranks second in all-time victories with 58 and second on the all-time earnings list. During his championship season of 1992 he led 2,183 laps that year, which was a single-season record. Eddy recorded his 58th victory on June 12, 2004 at the Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan after a two-year absence from auto racing. Eddy was known to be an aggressive driver who wasn't shy about nudging slower cars out of his way.

Offers from NASCAR teams[edit]

Because of the success that he had achieved in ASA, Eddy received several offers from NASCAR teams, turning them down each time. In the early 1990s, he was offered the No. 75 car by RahMoc Enterprises, which was a prominent Winston Cup Series ride at the time. He turned it down because his GM Goodwrench deal in ASA came along at the same time.[1]

A few years later, Eddy was offered to drive the No. 43 truck for Petty Enterprises for the 1996 Craftsman Truck Series season, but once again had to turn down the offer due to his contract with GM Goodwrench at the time.[1]

Personal[edit]

Eddy has a wife named Patsy.

Awards[edit]

Eddy was inducted into the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame in 1995.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Doerr, Erich T. (February 20, 2011). "Local racer Mike Eddy took on and beat NASCAR's future stars". M Live. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  2. ^ "Mike Eddy - Inducted into the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame in 1995.". Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Dave Sorg
ASA National Tour Champion
1974
Succeeded by
Rodney Combs
Preceded by
Rodney Combs
ASA National Tour Champion
1976
Succeeded by
Rodney Combs
Preceded by
Mark Martin
ASA National Tour Champion
1981, 1982
Succeeded by
Rusty Wallace
Preceded by
Butch Miller
ASA National Tour Champion
1989
Succeeded by
Bob Senneker
Preceded by
Bob Senneker
ASA National Tour Champion
1991, 1992
Succeeded by
Johnny Benson