Al Loquasto

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Al Loquasto
Born (1940-06-21)June 21, 1940
Died July 31, 1991(1991-07-31) (aged 51)
Cause of death Plane Crash
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
6 races run over 2 years
First race 1981 Mountain Dew 500 (Pocono)
Last race 1982 Busch 500 (Bristol)
Wins Top tens Poles

Albert John (Al) Loquasto (Jr.) (June 21, 1940 – July 31, 1991), was an Italian-American racecar driver.

Born in Easton, Pennsylvania, Loquasto died in a plane crash in Fogelsville, Pennsylvania. He drove in the USAC and CART Championship Car series, racing in the 1969-1980 and 1982-1983 seasons, with 61 combined career starts, including the 1976 and 1977 Indianapolis 500. He finished in the top ten 11 times, with his best finish in 7th position in 1975 at Ontario. He also drove six NASCAR races from 1981 to 1982.

Al Loquasto was the first cousin of Sicilian-American scenic designer and costume designer Santo Loquasto, and a distant cousin of Sicilian-American author Angelo F. Coniglio. All are descendants of Libertino lo Guasto,[1] a foundling born in Serradifalco, Sicily in 1796. Al Loquasto's survivors include his spouse Sandra Loquasto and son A.J. (III) Loquasto.

Indy 500 results[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish
1970 Gerhardt Offy Practice Crash
1971 Gerhardt Ford Practice Crash
1972 Gerhardt Offy Failed to Qualify
1973 McLaren Offy Practice Crash
1974 McLaren Offy Failed to Qualify
1975 McLaren Offy Failed to Qualify
1976 McLaren Offy 24th 25th
1977 McLaren Offy 15th 28th
1978 McLaren Offy Failed to Qualify
1979 Eagle Offy Failed to Qualify
1980 McLaren Cosworth Failed to Qualify
1982 Eagle Offy Failed to Qualify
1983 Penske Cosworth Failed to Qualify
1984 March Cosworth Sold Car


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