Richard Brickhouse

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Richard Brickhouse
Born (1939-10-27) October 27, 1939 (age 74)
United States Rocky Point, North Carolina
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
39 race(s) run over 5 year(s)
Best finish 25th - 1969 Grand National Series season
First race 1968 Carolina 500 (Rockingham)
Last race 1982 Warner W. Hodgdon American 500 (Rockingham)
First win 1969 Talladega 500 (Talladega)
Last win 1969 Talladega 500 (Talladega)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 13 0

Richard Brickhouse (born October 27, 1939 in Rocky Point, North Carolina) is a retired NASCAR driver. He is best known for winning the inaugural Talladega 500 in 1969 after a boycott of the top stars of the sport at the time because concerns with tire wear with the high rate of speeds at the racetrack.[1][2] He retired in 1982 with 13 career top 10's in 39 races.[2] His nephew Jeremy, is a longtime spotter in the Sprint Cup Series for Kurt Busch.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scuffs, Tom. "A Talladega anniversary – and that scary-fast Dodge". thatsracin. Retrieved 1 February 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "NASCAR statistics". Racing Reference. Retrieved 1 February 2010.