Claude Ballot-Léna

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Claude Ballot-Léna
ClaudeBallotLenaNASCARDriver.jpg
Image of Claude Ballot-Léna (circa 1988)
Born(1936-08-04)August 4, 1936
France Paris, France
DiedNovember 9, 1999(1999-11-09) (aged 63)
Cause of deathCancer
Awards1969 Spa 24 Hours winner
1983 24 Hours of Daytona winner
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
6 races run over 2 years
First race1978 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Last race1979 Firecracker 400 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0

Claude Ballot-Léna (August 4, 1936 – November 9, 1999) was a French race driver born in Paris.

Career[edit]

He won the 1969 Spa 24 Hours in a Porsche 911 and the 1983 24 Hours of Daytona in a Porsche 935 Turbo owned by Preston Henn. He also entered the 24 Hours of Le Mans many times from 1966 until the 1980s. Ballot-Léna was also one of the earliest European NASCAR drivers when he made six Winston Cup starts in 1978 to 1979 at Talladega Superspeedway, Daytona International Speedway, and Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Motorsports career results[edit]

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

24 Hours of Le Mans results
Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1965 France Abarth France France Frank Ruata Abarth 1000 SP P
1.15
- DNQ DNQ
1966 France Jean-Louis Marnat & Cie France Jean-Louis Marnat Marcos Mini Marcos GT 2+2-BMC P
1.3
258 15th 5th
1967 France S.E.C. Automobiles CD France Dennis Dayan CD SP66C-Peugeot P
1.15
25 DNF DNF
1968 France Auguste Veuillet France Guy Chasseuil Porsche 911T GT
2.0
224 DNF DNF
1969 France Auguste Veuillet France Guy Chasseuil Porsche 911T GT
2.0
301 11th 2nd
1970 France Établissement Sonauto France Guy Chasseuil Porsche 914/6 GT GT
2.0
285 6th 1st
1971 France Auguste Veuillet - Sonauto France Guy Chasseuil Porsche 908/2 P
3.0
DNF DNF
1972 France Charles Pozzi France Jean-Claude Andruet Ferrari 365 GTB/4 GT
5.0
306 5th 1st
1973 France Automobiles Charles Pozzi United Kingdom Vic Elford Ferrari 365 GTB/4 GT
5.0
316 6th 1st
1974 France Robert Buchet United Kingdom Vic Elford Porsche 911 Carrera RSR GT DNF DNF
1975 France Écurie Robert Buchet Canada Jacques Bienvenue Porsche 911 Carrera RSR GT 304 8th 4th
1976 France Ecurie T.S. France Guy Chasseuil WM P76-Peugeot GTP DNF DNF
1977 France JMS Racing / ASA Cachia United States Peter Gregg Porsche 935 Gr. 5 315 3rd 1st
1978 France Pozzi-Thompson JMS Racing France Jean-Louis Lafosse Ferrari 512BB IMSA
+2.5
218 DNF DNF
1979 France JMS Racing / Charles Pozzi France Michel Leclère
United States Peter Gregg
Ferrari 512BB/LM IMSA
+2.5
219 DNF DNF
1980 France Ch. Pozzi - JMS Racing France Jean-Claude Andruet Ferrari 512BB/LM IMSA 129 DNF DNF
1981 France Charles Pozzi S.A. France Jean-Claude Andruet
Belgium Hervé Regout
Ferrari 512BB/LM IMSA
GTX
328 5th 1st
1982 France Charles Pozzi - Ferrari France France Jean-Claude Andruet Ferrari 512BB/LM IMSA
GTX
57 DNF DNF
1983 United States Preston Henn T-Bird Swap Shop
United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick Racing
United States Preston Henn
France Jean-Louis Schlesser
Porsche 956 C 327 10th 10th
1984 United States Group 44 Jaguar United States Tony Adamowicz
United Kingdom John Watson
Jaguar XJR-5 IMSA
GTP
212 DNF DNF
1985 United States Group 44 Jaguar United States Bob Tullius
United States Chip Robinson
Jaguar XJR-5 GTP 324 13th 1st
1986 Germany Porsche AG France René Metge Porsche 961 GTX 321 7th 1st
1988 United Kingdom Chamberlain Engineering France Jean-Louis Ricci
France Jean-Claude Andruet
Spice SE88C-Ford Cosworth C2 17 DNF DNF
1989 Germany Joest Racing France Henri Pescarolo
France Jean-Louis Ricci
Porsche 962C C1 371 6th 6th
Source:[1]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Winston Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR Winston Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 NWCC Pts Ref
1978 GC Spencer Racing 49 Dodge RSD DAY
22
RCH CAR ATL BRI DAR NWS MAR TAL
18
DOV CLT NSV RSD MCH DAY
35
NSV POC TAL
37
MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR ATL ONT NA 0 [2]
1979 6 Olds RSD DAY
DNQ
CAR RCH ATL
27
NWS BRI DAR MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT TWS RSD MCH DAY
31
NSV POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT NWS CAR ATL ONT NA 0 [3]
Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1978 GC Spencer Racing Dodge 35 22
1979 Oldsmobile DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Claude Ballot-Léna, France". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  2. ^ "Claude Ballot-Lena − 1978 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 21, 2015.
  3. ^ "Claude Ballot-Lena − 1979 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 21, 2015.

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