Driver deaths in motorsport

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The five tracks with the most driver deaths
1 Indianapolis Motor Speedway 57
2 Nürburgring 48
3 Monza 30
4 Le Mans 27
5 Daytona International Speedway 24

Due to the inherently dangerous nature of auto racing, many individuals, including drivers, crew members, officials and spectators, have been killed in crashes related to the sport, in races, in qualifying, in practice or in private testing sessions. Deaths among racers and spectators were numerous in the early years of racing. However advances in safety technology, and specifications designed by sanctioning bodies to limit speeds, have reduced deaths in recent years. Spectacular accidents have often spurred increased safety measures and even rules changes. Widely considered to be the worst accident amongst them is the 1955 crash at Le Mans that killed driver Pierre Levegh and approximately 80 spectators with over 100 being injured in total.

This is a list alphabetically sorted, and structured after the kind of competition, of the more notable drivers, excluding motorcycle riders. In addition, several famous racing drivers have been killed in public road crashes; see List of people who died in road accidents.

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Name Date of accident Discipline Car Championship Circuit Event Session Cause Source
 Héctor Abate-Daga (BRA) July 13, 1958 Mecánica Nacional Fuerza Limitada Argentina Concordia (Parque Rivadavia, Circuito San Carlos) Primer Premio Ciudad de Concordia Race A broken spindle caused the car to crash and burst into flames [1]
 Norris Abbott (USA) July 19, 1958 Dragster United States Paradise Mesa Drag Strip Race Transmission exploded, car caught on fire, lost control of car and Norris was ejected [2]
 Bill Abell (USA) August 23, 1940 Stock car United States Fulton Fairgrounds Race Lost control and left the track [3]
 Bud Abell (USA) November 9, 1947 Stock car United States Mitchell Speedrome Qualifying Spun off the track, plunged over an embankment and overturned [4]
 Dale Abendroth (USA) June 12, 1982 Stock car Chevrolet Vega United States Wisconsin International Raceway Race Car skidded sideways, went into a ditch, flipped upside down, landed on the top and burst into flames [5]
 Dennis Abney (USA) October 14, 1989 Stock car Unknown Unknown United States Lakeland Interstate Raceway Unknown Race Car struck by a backmarker who was two laps down [6]
 Ray Abney (USA) June 10, 1973 Stock car Unknown Unknown United States Englewood Speedway Unknown Race Car burst into flames and slammed into the pit wall entrance [7]
 Franz Abraham (GER) April 16, 1977 Sports car Porsche Carrera RSR Unknown Germany Hockenheimring 1977 Jim Clark Memorial Race Practice Drove straight into a concrete wall [8]
 Marguerite Accarie (FRA) May 2, 1970 Touring car Non-championship France Rallye Féminin Paris-St. Raphaël 1970, last special stage, Briançon-Monte Carlo 28ème Rallye Féminin Paris-St Raphael Race Crashed into a private vehicle [9]
 Jean Achard (FRA) July 14, 1951 Touring car Ferrari Brazil Gávea XII Grande Prêmio da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro Testing Crashed into a concrete wall [10]
 Howard Ackley (USA) August 10, 1947 Stock car United States Towanda Fairgrounds Testing Lost control, went through a fence and crashed into a building [11]
 Les Adair (USA) September 19, 1948 Sprint car Midwest Dirt Track Racing Association United States Franklin Speedway Qualifying heat race Race Locked wheels with another car, went through a fence and the other car landed on Adair's car [12]
 Harry Adams (USA) June 22, 1958 Stock car Unknown Unknown United States Rensselaer Raceway Unknown Race Car crashed into the retaining wall [13]
 Joshua William Adams (AUS) August 20, 2005 Kart Unknown Unknown Australia Pine Creek Unknown Race Kart slid and crashed into tree [14]
 Speed Adams (USA) September 24, 1932 Unknown Frontenac Unknown United States Fairgrounds Speedway Unknown Race Blinded by dust, ran over the rear wheel of another car, locked wheels, spun, came apart and hit each other again: he was ejected and slid into an iron fence [15]
 Jim Adamson (USA) May 28, 1976 Sprint car Unknown Unknown United States Fairmont Raceway Sprint car consolation race Race Right rear tire blew out, car flipped six times, hit a lightpost and landed upside down [16]
 Grant Adcox (USA) November 19, 1989 Stock car Oldsmobile Cutlass 1989 NASCAR Winston Cup Series United States Atlanta Motor Speedway Atlanta Journal 500 Race Equipment failure Caused the car to hit the wall hard [17]
 Lionel Aderton (USA) June 5, 1949 Hotrod Unknown Unknown United States Holbrook Fairgrounds Unknown Race Locked wheels with another car, broke the rear axle, spun and crashed through a guard rail [18]
 Francis Affleck (CAN) February 7, 1985 Stock car Ford 1985 ARCA Racing Series season United States Daytona International Speedway ARCA 200 Practice Lost control, went airborne and rolled [19]
 Gérard Ah Mouck (FRA) August 19, 2007 Touring car Peugeot 306 Maxi Mauritius Rally Championship Mauritius Rallye à l'Ile Maurice Rallye Citroën à l'Ile Maurice Race Heart attack [20]
 Chris Airey (ENG) May 19, 1963 Touring car Austin A40 Molyslip Saloon Car Championship England Brands Hatch Molyslip Saloon Car Championship, event 10 Race After going off track, he got back on too quickly, rolled four times and went down an embankment (the seat came loose during the rolls and he was partially thrown out of the door) [21]
 Bob Akin (USA) April 29, 2002 Historical sportscar Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo Historic Sportscar Racing United States Road Atlanta HSR Walter Mitty Challenge Practice Crashed into concrete barrier, caught fire, flipped over the barrier, rolled and hit two trees [22]
 Lamont Akins (USA) May 25, 2014 Dragster Plymouth Duster Unknown United States Maryland International Raceway Custom T's Doorslammer Nationals Post-race Lost control, crossed lanes, struck the concrete wall, rolled and was thrown out [23]
 Kiyoshi Akiyama (JPN) August 23, 1970 Touring car Honda S800 Unknown Japan Suzuka Circuit 12 Hours of Suzuka Race Hit another car and caught fire [24]
 Marcel Albers (NED) April 20, 1992 Open wheel Ralt RT36-Honda 1992 British Formula Three season United Kingdom Thruxton Circuit Race Hit the back of Elton Julian's car, went airborne, somersaulted, and hit guardrail [25]
 Bill Albertson (USA) August 16, 1930 Single seater Miller Unknown United States Orange County Fair Speedway Unknown Qualifying Wheel brake locked, car rolled over several times, hit a guardrail and threw him out onto the track [26]
 Michele Alboreto (ITA) April 25, 2001 Sports car Audi R8 Germany EuroSpeedway Lausitz Testing Tire failed, car went airborne, somersaulted, roll bar collapsed and crushed him to death [27]
 Mario Alborghetti (ITA) April 11, 1955 Open wheel Maserati 4CLT 1955 Formula One season France Circuit de Pau-Ville Pau Grand Prix Race Went over a straw barricade and crashed into barriers [28]
 Andriy Aleksandrov (UKR) September 2, 2007 Touring car Subaru Impreza 2007 European Rally Championship season Bulgaria Sliven Rally Bulgaria Race Crashed into tree roof-first [29]
 Blaise Alexander (USA) October 4, 2001 Stock car Pontiac 2001 ARCA Racing Series season United States Lowe's Motor Speedway EasyCare 100 Race Crashed head-on into a wall [30]
 Clifford Allison (USA) August 13, 1992 Stock car Oldsmobile 1992 NASCAR Busch Series United States Michigan International Speedway Detroit Gasket 200 Practice Crashed head-on into the turn one wall [31]
 George Amick (USA) April 4, 1959 Open wheel Epperly 1959 USAC Championship United States Daytona International Speedway USAC 100-mile race Race Crashed into wall, front end sheared off, and flipped [32]
 Bob Anderson (GBR) August 14, 1967 Open wheel Brabham BT11 1967 Formula One season United Kingdom Silverstone Testing Crashed into marshal's box [33]
 Ove Andersson (SWE) June 11, 2008 Classic rally Volvo 544 South Africa Milligan Vintage Trial 39th Continental Tyre Milligan Vintage Trial Crashed head-on into a van [34]
 Keith Andrews (USA) May 15, 1957 Open wheel Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500G 1957 USAC Championship Car season United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis 500 Practice Andrews stepped into Giuseppe Farina's car for a test run, but crashed. Down the frontstretch, Andrews began to slide, and when he attempted to correct, the car backed into the inside wall separating the pit area. Andrews was crushed to death between the cowl and the fuel tank, but no fire broke out. [35]
 Paul Armagnac (FRA) October 20, 1962 Sportscar Matra Djet 1962 World Sportscar Championship season France Autodrome de Linas-Montlhéry 1000 km de Paris Practice Car slid sideways, hit the right embankment, barrel-rolled across the road, smashed against a talus and he was thrown out [36]
 Alberto Ascari (ITA) May 26, 1955 Sportscar Ferrari 750 Monza Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza Testing Crashed and rolled [37]
 Antonio Ascari (ITA) July 26, 1925 Open wheel Alfa Romeo P2 1925 Grand Prix season France Autodrome de Montlhéry 1925 French Grand Prix Race Crashed into a fence, rolled and was thrown out [38]
 Manny Ayulo (USA) June 16, 1955 Open wheel Kurtis Kraft 500C 1955 Formula One season United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1955 Indianapolis 500 Practice Steering broke and he crashed into a wall [39]
 Marc Azéma (FRA) July 12, 1954 Sportscar D.B. Panhard Monomill Formula Monomill France Comminges XVIIIè Circuit Automobile du Comminges Race Crash [40]
 Renato Bachiochi (USA) May 19, 1935 United States Huntington Speedway Race Blinded by a cloud of dust, lost control, crashed into a wall and was thrown out of his car [41]
 Steve Backenkeller (USA) June 20, 1970 Single seater McNamara Formula Vee United States Road America Sports Car Club of America June Sprints at Elkhart Lake Race Car rode over the wheels of another car, flipped several times and landed on the roll bar [42]
 Bobby Baird (IRL) July 25, 1953 Sports car Ferrari 500 Non-championship England Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit II United States Air Force Trophy Race Overturned and rolled on him: walked back to the pits, collapsed and died from a rib puncturing his lung and heart [43]
 Scott Baker (USA) June 23, 2000 Stock car Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2000 ARCA Racing Series season United States Toledo Speedway Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series 150 Race Clipped by another car and crashed into the tire barrier [44]
 Rick Baldwin (USA) June 14, 1986 Stock car Ford Thunderbird 1986 NASCAR Winston Cup Series United States Michigan International Speedway Miller American 400 Qualifying Spun out and crashed backwards into a wall [45]
 Tom Baldwin (USA) September 19, 2004 Stock car Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2004 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season United States Thompson International Speedway New England Dodge Dealers 150 Race Tried to avoid a crash, was hit by another car, slid and crashed into cement blocks [46]
 Bobby Ball (USA) January 3, 1953 Midget Unknown United States Carrell Speedway Race Crashed into the car of Andy Linden and flipped [47]
 Lorenzo Bandini (ITA) May 7, 1967 Open wheel Ferrari 312/67 1967 Formula One season Monaco Circuit de Monaco 1967 Monaco Grand Prix Race Car skidded, hit straw bales and an iron bollard, caught fire and rolled several times, landing upside down [48]
 Ryan Bard (USA) October 21, 2007 Modified United States Abilene Speedway Southern Challenge Race Car rolled, landed on its roof and burst into flames [49]
 Emmett Barr (USA) May 23, 1996 Drag racing 1927 roadster United States Quaker City Raceway Race Crashed into guardrail, rolled on a hill, helmet came off during rolls and he sustained massive head injuries [50]
 George Barringer (USA) September 2, 1946 Open wheel Shaw - Offenhauser United States Lakewood Speedway Atlanta 100-Mile National Championship Auto Race Race Hit by the car of George Robson, spun and got hit by another car [51]
 Lutz Barthel (GER) June 27, 2004 Touring car BMW 328 Motor Racing Legends Germany Nürburgring 2004 Oldtimer Festival Race Car rolled at the NKG chicane [52]
 Jörg Bastuck (GER) March 24, 2006 Rally Citroën C2 GT 2006 World Rally Championship season Spain Salou, Costa Daurada 2006 Rally Catalunya Race Struck while changing tire by the car of Barry Clark [53]
 Gary Batson (USA) May 15, 1992 Stock car Chevrolet NASCAR Sportsman Series United States Charlotte Motor Speedway Winston Sportsman 100 Qualifying race Tried to avoid a spinning car, got on its side, scraped along the wall driver-side down and caught on fire [54]
 Erwin Bauer (GER) June 1, 1958 Sports car Ferrari 250 TR Germany Nürburgring Internationales ADAC 1000 Kilometer Rennen Nürburgring Post-race Kept racing after the checkered flag, tried to pass a slower car, slid and hit trees [55]
 Carel Godin de Beaufort (NED) August 1, 1964 Open wheel Porsche 718 1964 Formula One season Germany Nürburgring 1964 German Grand Prix Practice Left the road at Bergwerk, went down an embankment and hit a tree [56]
 Don Beauman (UK) July 9, 1955 Open wheel Connaught A Type Republic of Ireland Wicklow Leinster Trophy Race Crashed down a hill, hit a tree and caught on fire [57]
 Jean Behra (FRA) August 1, 1959 Sports car Porsche 718 RSK Germany AVUS 1959 German Grand Prix support race Race Lost control at the banking, hit a concrete building at the top of the banking, was thrown out and hit a flagpole [58]
 Stefan Bellof (GER) September 1, 1985 Sports car Porsche 956 1985 World Sportscar Championship Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 1985 1000 km of Spa Race Collided with Jacky Ickx's Porsche 962C and ran off into the barriers [59]
 Georges Berger (BEL) August 23, 1967 Sports car Porsche 911 Germany Nürburgring Marathon de la Route Race Went off the road, fell into a ravine and hit a tree [60]
 Max Berney (SWI) April 29, 1956 Touring car Alfa Romeo Giulietta SV 1956 World Sportscar Championship Italy Mille Miglia Mille Miglia Race Ivo Badaracco lost control of his car and crash off the road, killing his navigator, Max Berney [61]
 Jacques Bernusset (FRA) May 1, 1966 Single seater Cooper T76 - Ford Formula 3 France Magny-Cours V Grand Prix de Nivernais Race Lost control of the car, went off the road, rolled several times, hit a tree and burst into flames [62]
 Attilio Bettega (ITA) May 2, 1985 Rally Lancia 037 1985 World Rally Championship season France Zérubia-Santa Giulia stage, Corsica Tour de Corse Race Car slid, hit a pole, fell down a ravine and crashed into a tree on the right side of the roof [63]
 Tony Bettenhausen (USA) May 12, 1961 Open wheel Watson - Offenhauser 1961 USAC Championship Car season United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1961 Indianapolis 500 Practice An anchor bolt fell off the front radius rod support, causing the front axle to misalign when braking, which in turn caused the car to turn into the wall, roll along the wall and land upside down in the grass [64]
 Jules Bianchi (FRA) October 5, 2014 Open wheel Marussia MR03 2014 Formula One season Japan Suzuka Circuit 2014 Japanese Grand Prix Race Lost control, crashed into a recovery vehicle suffering a diffuse axonal injury, died on July 17, 2015 after spending nine months in coma [65]
 Lucien Bianchi (BEL) March 30, 1969 Sports car Alfa Romeo T33 1969 World Sportscar Championship season France Circuit de la Sarthe 24 Heures du Mans - essais préliminaires Testing Lost control, crashed into a telegraph pole and disintegrated the car into fire [66]
 Lee Bible (USA) March 13, 1929 Land speed record White Triplex United States Ormond Beach, Florida Record attempt Crashed into a dune after the gas was released too quickly and was thrown from the car [67]
 Gerry Birrell (SCO) June 23, 1973 Open wheel Chevron B25 1973 European Formula Two season France Rouen-Les-Essarts XXI Grand Prix de Rouen Race Front left tire deflated and crashed into the Armco barrier. The Armco parted and Birrell suffered fatal head injuries. [68]
 Art Bisch (USA) July 4, 1958 Open wheel Kuzma - Offenhauser USAC National Championship United States Lakewood Speedway Atlanta 100-Mile Race Race Lost control and flipped twice [69]
 Harry Blanchard (USA) January 30, 1960 Sports car Porsche 718 RSK 1960 World Sportscar Championship season Argentina Autódromo Municipal-Avenida Paz 1000 km Buenos Aires Race Crashed into the car of Heini Walter and rolled [70]
 Marcin Błaszczyński (POL) October 8, 1994 Touring car Fiat Cinquecento Polish Fiat Cinquecento Sporting Cup Poland Poznań Polski - Puchar Cinquecento Sporting - trzeci wyścig Qualifying Left the road and rolled several times [71]
 John Blewett III (USA) August 16, 2007 Stock car Chevrolet 2007 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season United States Thompson International Speedway New England Dodge Dealers 150 Race Was hit by his brother Jimmy's car and was crushed under the weight [72]
 Anita Board (AUS) November 11, 2017 Drag racing Australia Perth Motorplex Junior Dragster eliminator Qualifying The 8 year old was participating in her first solo run and was attempting to gain her racing license when she lost control of her car and crashed into a concrete wall, Died on the way to hospital. [73]
 Nicky Bogdan (USA) October 12, 1958 Drag racing United States Great Lakes Dragaway Race Veered left off of the track and plowed through a field [74]
 Felice Bonetto (ITA) November 21, 1953 Sports car Lancia D24 1953 World Sportscar Championship season Mexico Silao, Mexico Carrera Panamericana Race Crashed into the balcony of a house and hit his head on it [75]
 Sébastien Bonisseau (FRA) May 20, 2015 Touring car Ford Escort MkII Unknown Morocco Rallye du Maroc Historique VI Rallye du Maroc Historique Rally Car lost control, went into ditch; as the driver came out to get back onto the track, he was hit by another car [76]
 Neil Bonnett (USA) February 11, 1994 Stock car Chevrolet 1994 NASCAR Winston Cup Series United States Daytona International Speedway Daytona 500 Practice Spun and slammed head-on into the turn four wall [77]
 Joakim Bonnier (SWE) June 11, 1972 Sports car Lola T280 1972 World Sportscar Championship season France Circuit de la Sarthe 1972 24 Hours of Le Mans Race Crashed into another car trying to avoid him and rolled into the forest [78]
 Joe Booher (USA) February 12, 1993 Stock car NASCAR Goody's Dash Series United States Daytona International Speedway Florida Dash 200 Race Crashed into a car, turned sideways, hit the wall and was hit by another car [79]
 Pietro Bordino (ITA) April 22, 1928 Open wheel Bugatti 35B Italy Alessandria, Italy Practice Car hit a dog, jammed the steering, the car lost control, flew in the air and fell into the Tarano [80]
 Possum Bourne (NZL) April 18, 2003 Hill climb Subaru Forester New Zealand Cardrona, New Zealand Race to the Sky Pre-race recon Crashed into by another car while trying to avoid it [81]
 Wilfred Bourque (CAN) August 19, 1909 Open wheel Knox 1909 AAA Championship Car season United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway Prest-O-Lite Trophy Race Race Suffered a suspected rear-axle failure resulting in his car flipping end over end on the front stretch. [82]
 Baconin Borzacchini (ITA) September 10, 1933 Open wheel Maserati 8CM 1933 Grand Prix season Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza Italian Grand Prix Race Veered of the road, hit the car of Giuseppe Campari and was thrown out [83]
 Guy Bouriat (FRA) May 21, 1933 Open wheel Bugatti T51 France Péronne, Somme Picardy Grand Prix Race Crashed into another car, left the road, crashed into a tree and caught fire [84]
 Joe Boyer (USA) September 1, 1924 Open wheel Duesenberg American Automobile Association National Championship United States Altoona Speedway Fall classic Race A tire blew out and he crashed into the upper guardrail [85]
 Dave Bradway Jr. (USA) June 21, 1987 Sprint car United States Skagit Speedway Super Dirt Cup Race Touched wheels with another car, car slammed outside wall nose first, flipped six times, slammed the wall again, tail first, it spun in the air and landed upside down [86]

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 Don Branson (USA) November 12, 1966 Sprint car USAC sprint car United States Ascot Park Race Crashed into by the car of Dick Atkins after coming off the wall and rolled over [88]
 Scott Brayton (USA) May 17, 1996 Open wheel Lola T9500 1996 Indy Racing League season United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis 500 Practice Rear tire deflated, car spun and slammed into the wall at 230 mph [89]
 Josef Brázdil (CZE) August 27, 1934 Open wheel Maserati 6C-34 Czech Republic Masaryk Circuit Masaryk Grand Prix Practice Left wheels went into a ditch, failed to control the car, crashed into a tree and was thrown out: the car continued, hit another tree, went into the air and somersaulted [90]
 Gastone Brilli-Peri (ITA) March 22, 1930 Open wheel Talbot 700 Libya Tripoli Tripoli Grand Prix Practice Car bounced on the rough surface of the road, went into the right embankment, hit a small wall, rolled and he was thrown out [91]
 Chris Bristow (ENG) June 19, 1960 Open wheel Cooper T51 1960 Formula One season Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps Belgian Grand Prix Race Touched wheels with the car of Willy Mairesse, lost control, crashed into an embankment, rolled and he was thrown into barbed wire [92]
 Peter Brock (AUS) August 8, 2006 Sports car Motec Daytona Australian Targa Championship Australia Targa West Rally Quit Targa West Rally 2006 Race Skidded on a corner and hit a tree [93]
 Dennis Brooks (USA) June 2001 United States Auto City Speedway Race Heart attack [94]
 Jonel Broscanc (USA) June 6, 1992 Touring car Audi Quattro SCCA ProRally United States Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally Race Crashed into a tree after sliding in a curve [95]
 Jim Brouk (USA) April 15, 1990 Open wheel Ralt RT-4 SCCA club race Indianapolis Raceway Park Race Crashed into a guardrail [96]
 Jean-Pierre Brousselet (FRA) June 22, 1958 Sports car Jaguar D-Type 1958 World Sportscar Championship season France Circuit de la Sarthe 24 Heures du Man Race Fatally injured when his Jaguar went out of control just beyond the Dunlop Bridge [97]
 David Bruce-Brown (USA) October 1, 1912 Open wheel Fiat American Automobile Association National Championship United States Wauwatosa road track Vanderbilt Cup Practice Tire blew out, car flipped and he was thrown out [98]
 Jimmy Bryan (USA) June 19, 1960 Open wheel Watson-Offenhauser 1960 USAC Championship Car season United States Langhorne Speedway Langhorne 100-Mile Race Race Slid, dug in the dirt, touched the car of Jim Hurtubise, went in the air and flipped end over end [99]
 Marian Bublewicz (POL) February 20, 1993 Rally car Ford Sierra Cosworth 4x4 Polish Rally Championship Poland Winter Lower Silesian Rally Winter Lower Silesian Rally Race Went out of control, left the road and crashed into a tree on the driver's side [100]
 Ivor Bueb (ENG) July 26, 1959 Open wheel Cooper T51 BP Trophy France Clermont-Ferrand II Trophée d'Auvergne Race Overshot the corner, crashed and was thrown out [101]
 Sébastien Bühlmann (SUI) April 24, 2004 Rally Peugeot 106 Rallye Swiss Rally Championship Switzerland Rallye Critérium Jurassien 27ème Rallye Critérium Jurassien Race Left the road and crashed [102]
 Johan Bullens (BEL) July 11, 2004 Touring car BMW M3 Zolder Touring Cup Belgium Circuit Zolder Zolder Touring Cup, third round Race Had a heart attack and crashed into a concrete wall [103]
 Hans-Georg Bürger (GER) August 20, 1980 Sports car Tiga F280 BMW 1980 European Formula Two season Netherlands Zandvoort XXVIII Grote Prijs van Zanvoort Warm-up Went off the road, hit the guard rail head-on and hit his head on a fence pole [104]
 Mike Burgmann (AUS) October 5, 1986 Touring car Holden Commodore VK SS Australian Endurance Championship Australia Mount Panorama Circuit 1986 James Hardie 1000 Race Gust of wind lifted the car up, pushed it onto outside the track and caused the car to hit a tire barrier: the impact caused the engine to go into the cockpit [105]
 Bob Burman (USA) April 8, 1916 Sports car Peugeot United States Corona Corona Road Race Race One of the wheels broke, sending the car over the curb, going through a crowd barrier and hitting a telephone pole [106]
 Josh Burton (USA) May 24, 2013 Sprint car Winners Circle Designs United States Bloomington Speedway Race Crash [107]
 Oscar Cabalén (ARG) August 25, 1967 Stock car Ford Prototipo TC F.100 Argentinean Turismo Carretera Championship Argentina San Nicolas, Siderurgia 1967 Argentine Grand Prix Testing Car veered to the left, rode over the escape lane, crossed the pavement, climbed an embankment, jumped in the air, caught on fire, flew and landed on all four wheels again [108]
 Charles Cabannes (FRA) January 11, 1991 Rally Mercedes Benz Senegal Dakar Rally 1991 Paris-Dakar Rally Race Shot by Malian rebels [109]
 Steve Cabelo (FRA) April 3, 2016 Rally Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Championnat de France de la Montagne France Bagnols Sabran 46ème Course de Côte Nationale de Bagnols Sabran Race Lost control of the car, hit a light pole and a tree [110]
 Giulio Cabianca (ITA) June 15, 1961 Formula 1 Cooper-Ferrari Formula 1 Italy Modena Autodrome Practice Gearbox failure caused the car to not slow down in a turn, went through a gate to find an escape route, hit a bystander, crossed a street and crashed into the wall of a workshop [111]
 Juan Carlos Cabrera (ARG) August 7, 1984 Stock car IKA-Renault Torino Turismo Carretera Argentina Autódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez Series test Heart attack [112]
 Joe Caccia (ITA) May 26, 1931 Open wheel Duesenberg Jones & Maley Championship United States International 500 Mile Sweepstakes 1931 Indianapolis 500 Practice Went over the turn 2 wall, hit a tree, split the fuel tank and set the car on fire [113]
 Attilio Caffaratti (ITA) September 10, 1900 Trike Darracq-Soncin Italy Circuit Brescia 1900 Coppa Florio Race Slid off of a slippery road, went into a ditch and hit his head on a tree [114]
 James Cagle (USA) August 16, 1969 Dragster Chrysler United States Oklahoma City International Raceway Pre-race Dragster was on jacks when the throttle stuck, car fell off the jack, sped off into a fence and crashed into trees: a piece of metal came from the cockpit and entered his helmet [115]
 David Caid (USA) March 12, 1961 Sprint car California Racing Association United States Imperial Valley Speedway Race Car bumped into the back of another car, ran over the back wheels and went end-over-end several times [116]
 Giuseppe Campari (ITA) September 10, 1933 Open wheel Alfa Romeo Tipo B Italy Monza 1933 Italian Grand Prix Race Car skidded on a patch of oil, hit a stone, flipped and crushed Giuseppe [117]
 Marco Campos (BRA) October 15, 1995 Open wheel Lola-T95/50 1995 International Formula 3000 season France Magny-Cours Magny-Cours F-3000 Race Car ran over the back of Thomas Biagi's car, flipped and slid upside down on the retaining wall, ripping off the rollbar and striking Campos' head against the wall [118]
 Eugenio Castellotti (ITA) March 14, 1957 Formula 1 Ferrari 801 1957 Formula One season Italy Modena Autodrome Testing Lost control, overturned and slammed into a concrete barrier, throwing Castellotti out [119]
 Timothy Cathcart (UK) August 15, 2014 Rally car Citroën DS3 2014 British Rally Championship season United Kingdom Todds Leap Ulster Rally 2014 Todds Leap Ulster Rally Race Lost control, left the road and crashed [120]
 Philip Catlin (AUS) November 28, 1956 Sports car Bugatti Type 51 Australia Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit The Argus Trophy Race Crash [121]
 François Cevert (FRA) October 6, 1973 Formula 1 Tyrrell 006-Ford Cosworth DFV 1973 Formula One season United States Watkins Glen International 1973 United States Grand Prix Qualifying Crash [122]
 Olivier Chandon de Brailles (FRA) March 2, 1983 Formula Atlantic Ralt RT-1 Cosworth BDA 1983 Formula Mondial North American Cup United States Palm Beach, FL Pre-season testing Testing Crashed into barrier, slid into canal. Drowned while trapped in overturned car. [123]
 Nand Lal Chaudhary (IND) October 12, 2001 Rally car Maruti Gypsy India Raid de Himalaya 3rd Maruti Raid de Himalaya Race Fell into a gorge [124]
 Zygmunt Chełstowski (POL) April 29, 1975 Touring car Polski Fiat 125p Rajdowe Samochodowe Mistrzostwa Polski Poland Rajd Kormoran VIII. Rajd Kormoran Race Crashed into a tree [125]
 Gaston Chevrolet (FRA) November 25, 1920 Open wheel Frontenac American Automobile Association National Championship United States Beverly Hills Speedway Beverly Hills 200-Mile Race Race Crash [126]
 Ettore Chimeri (ITA) February 27, 1960 Sports car Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Cuba Camp Freedom Gran Premio de Cuba Practice Crash [127]
 Henri Cissac (FRA) July 7, 1908 Sports car Panhard et Levassor France Circuit de la Seine-Inferieure Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France Race Equipment failure [128]
 Jim Clark (SCO) April 7, 1968 Open wheel Lotus 48 Cosworth-FVA 1968 European Formula Two season West Germany Hockenheim II Deutschland Trophae Slipped on wet track, lost control and careened into trees Crash [129]
 Bryan Clauson (USA) Aug 7, 2016 Midget Spike Chassis Midget USAC United States Belleville High Banks Belleville Midget Nationals Race Collided with a lapped vehicle while leading and flipped several times and was subsequently hit by another car in the cockpit area, causing serious brain injuries. [130]
 Jeff Clinton (USA) March 1, 2002 Sports car Lola B2K/40 Grand American United States Homestead-Miami Speedway Nextel 250 Practice Crash [131]
 Gonzalo Clopatofsky (COL) September 19, 2014 Touring car TC2000 Colombia Championship Colombia Tocancipá Testing Crashed into a wall and went into a lagoon [132]
 Graham Coaker (GBR) April 12, 1971 Open wheel March 712M United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit Testing Crash [133]
 Tom Cole (WAL) June 14, 1953 Sports car Ferrari 340 MM Spyder Vignale 1953 World Sportscar Championship season France Circuit de la Sarthe 1953 24 Hours of Le Mans Race Lost control after passing a slower car [134]
 Chad Coleman (USA) August 28, 1998 Stock car Ford Thunderbird ARCA Racing Series United States Atlanta Motor Speedway ARCA Georgia Power 200 Race Crash [135]
 Peter Collins (ENG) August 3, 1958 Open wheel Ferrari Dino 246 1958 Formula One season Germany Nürburgring German GP Race Crash [136]
 Mark Colton (NIR) August 5, 1995 Sports car Pilbeam MP72-Judd CV 3.5 British Hill Climb Championship England Craigantlet Hillclimb Craigantlet Hillclimb Practice Equipment failure [137]
 Corky Cookman (USA) July 19, 1987 Modified NASCAR Modified United States Thompson International Speedway Winston 75 Race Equipment failure [138]
 Ashley Cooper (AUS) July 25, 2008 Touring car Holden VZ Commodore 2008 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series Australia Adelaide Street Circuit Clipsal 500 (support race) Race Crash [139]
 Piers Courage (ENG) June 21, 1970 Open wheel De Tomaso 505/38 1970 Formula One season Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort 1970 Dutch Grand Prix Race Crash [140]
 Nino Crespi (ITA) October 3, 1934 Car class Bugatti Brazil Gávea Street Circuit Il Grande Premio de Cidade do Rio de Janeiro Race Crash [141]
 Sergio Cresto (USA) May 2, 1986 Rally Lancia Delta S4 1986 World Rally Championship season France Tour de Corse Tour de Corse Rally Crash [142]
 Stanislaus Czaykowski (NED) September 10, 1933 Open wheel Bugatti T54 Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza Monza Grand Prix Race Crash [143]
 Cayetano D'Amico (ARG) September 6, 1931 Stock car Gardner (automobile) Argentina Arrecifes Gran Premio de Arrecifes Race Flipped after hitting a spectator [144]
 Guido D'Ippolito (ITA) October 8, 1933 Touring car Alfa Romeo 8C 2600MM Unknown Italy Circuito delle Province Meridionali I Circuito delle Province Meridionali, 1a Coppa Principessa di Piemonte Race Hit a horse carriage and hit his head on the axle of the carriage [145]
 Guido Dada (ITA) May 4, 1986 Truck Iveco 190/38 FIA European Truck Racing Championship Belgium Zolder Truck Super Prix Race Truck rolled and he was crushed inside [146]
 Silvio Dal Cin (ITA) May 2, 1954 Sports car Maserati A6GCS 1954 World Sportscar Championship Italy Mille Miglia Mille Miglia Race Car driven by Ferdinando Mancini, crashed into signpoint, killing Dal Cin [147]
 Paul Dana (USA) March 26, 2006 Open wheel Dallara/Honda 2006 IndyCar Series season United States Homestead-Miami Speedway 2006 Toyota Indy 300 Practice Crashed into the disabled car of Ed Carpenter at 176 mph [148]
 Jimmy Davies (USA) June 11, 1966 Midget United States Santa Fe Speedway Warm-up Crashed into a wall [149]
 Lex Davison (AUS) February 20, 1965 Open wheel Brabham/Climax 1965 Tasman Series Australia Sandown Raceway International 100 Practice Heart attack [150]
 Alfonso de Portago (SPA) May 12, 1957 Sports car Ferrari 335 S 1957 World Sportscar Championship Italy Guidizzolo Mille Miglia Race de Portago’s front tyre exploded. He lost control of the car; hit a telephone pole, jumped over a brook, then the car bounced back on to the road, slid over the road, spinning, and ended up, wheels down, in a brook at the other side of the road. Besides de Portago, his navigator Edmont Nelson, ten spectators – among them five children – lost their lives [151]
 Patrick Depailler (FRA) August 1, 1980 Open wheel Alfa Romeo 179 1980 Formula One season Germany Hockenheimring 1980 German Grand Prix Testing Suspension failure caused the car to crash into the wall with fatal head injuries [152]
 Sergio Der Stephanian (ITA) May 11, 1958 Grand touring car Ferrari 250 GT LWB 1958 World Sportscar Championship Italy Circuito Piccolo delle Madonie 1958 Targa Florio Pre-race accident His car was in a collision with a sand-laden lorry. He died shortly after in hospital [153]
 Léon Dernier (BEL) July 26, 1969 Touring car Mazda R100 European Touring Car Championship Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps Spa 24 Hours Race Crash [154]
 Fred DeSarro (USA) August 8, 1978 Modified Len Boehler 3 NASCAR Modified Series United States Thompson International Speedway Thompson 150 Practice Crashed into a sand barrier when the throttle stuck [155]
 Christian Devereux (UK) May 5, 2013 Touring car Mini Cooper S Masters Historic Racing Pre-66 Touring Car Championship United Kingdom Donington Park Donington Historic Festival - Masters Pre-66 Touring Cars Race Race Crashed into another car [156]
 Mark Donohue (USA) August 19, 1975 Open wheel March 751 1975 Formula One season Austria Österreichring 1975 Austrian Grand Prix Practice A tire failure caused the car to crash into the wall and vault over the fence: died of a blood clot in the brain two days later [157]
 Tommy Druar (USA) June 10, 1989 Stock car Chevrolet Cavalier NASCAR Modified United States Lancaster Speedway 30-lap NASCAR Modified race Race Crash - jumped wheels with another car - hit wall driver's side first [158]
 Ronnie Duman (USA) June 9, 1968 Open wheel Gerhardt/Ford 1968 USAC Champ Car season United States Milwaukee Mile Rex Mays 150 Race Crashed into the car of Bay Darnell, caught fire and was hit by another car [159]
 Clive Dunfee (GBR) September 24, 1932 Endurance Bentley Speed Six BRDC United Kingdom Brooklands BRDC 500 Miles Race Car cartwheeled, hit a tree and he was ejected [160]
 Arie Duyzers (NLD) June 2, 1985 Touring car Netherlands IJsselstein Race Lost control and rolled several times [161]
 Eugene Earixson (USA) September 12, 1948 Stock car United States Chariton Speed Bowl Race Car bumped from behind and flipped [162]
 Cameron Earl (UK) June 18, 1952 Formula 1 English Racing Automobiles Formula 1 United Kingdom MIRA Ltd. Private test Lost control, went off the track and rolled several times [163]
 Dale Earnhardt (USA) February 18, 2001 Stock car Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Series United States Daytona International Speedway 2001 Daytona 500 Race Suffered a basilar skull fracture in crash [164]
 Sonny Easley (USA) January 15, 1978 Stock car 1968 Camaro 1978 Grand American Sportsman Series United States Riverside Raceway 1978 Stock Car Products 300 Practice Crash [165]
 Bill Egleston (USA) January 16, 2018 Modified Unknown International Motor Contest Association - Modifieds United States Perris Auto Speedway International Motor Contest Association Modified Winter Heat Race He lost control, rode up the retaining wall and flipped. His car was then hit into the drivers side by another car, while it was lying on its roof. [166]
 Stefan Eickelmann (GER) October 10, 1998 Touring car BMW M3 VLN Germany Nurburgring 22. DMV-250-Meilen-Rennen, Veranstaltergemeinschaft Langstreckenpokal Nürburgring (Veedol-Cup), 9th round Race Heart attack [167]
 Ed Elisian (USA) August 30, 1959 Open wheel Travelon Trailer Special 1959 USAC Championship Car season United States Milwaukee Mile Milwaukee 200 Race Fuel cell ruptured in crash and he burned to death [168]
 John Engle (USA) August 19, 2007 Touring car BMW M3 National Auto Sport Association United States Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Unknown Race Spun in oil and crashed into a parked car [169]
 Sébastien Enjolras (FRA) May 3, 1997 Sportscar WR LM97 Non-championship France Le Mans 1997 24 Hours of Le Mans Pre-race test Part of the rear bodywork of his car came loose, causing it to airborne and exploded in flames [170]
 Marcel Escoda (AND) September 6, 2003 Touring car Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI Catalan Rallying Championship Spain Criterium del Berguedà XXXII Criterium del Berguedà Race Crashed into a tree [171]
 Richie Evans (USA) October 24, 1985 Stock car Chevrolet Cavalier NASCAR Featherlite Modified Series United States Martinsville Speedway Winn-Dixie 500 modified feature Practice Crash [172]
 Bunk Ezzell (USA) July 24, 1950 Stock car Buick United States Warner Robins Super Speedway Qualifying Rolled and caught on fire [173]
 Bertrand Fabi (CAN) February 21, 1986 Formula 3 Ralt R30 Formula 3 United Kingdom Goodwood Circuit Testing Left the road because of icy conditions, hit the barriers and rolled [174]
 Juan Oscar Facchini (ARG) November 15, 1964 Touring car Chevrolet Cupé Turismo Carretera Argentina Tandil XII Vuelta de Tandil Ciudad de Turismo Race Lost control of the car and crashed into a bus, splitting the car in half [175]
 Milan Facek (CZE) August 3, 1986 Touring car Lada VFTS European Rally Championship Bulgaria Rally Vida XVI Rally Vida Rally Lost control and hit a tree [176]
 Frank Facenda (USA) September 12, 1947 Midget car United States Seekonk Speedway Race Overturned and spun into a rail [177]
 Luigi Fagioli (ITA) May 31, 1952 Sportscar Lancia Aurelia B20 Non-championship Monaco Circuit de Monaco 1952 Monaco Grand Prix Practice Crashed into stone balustrade and thrown out of car [178]
 Miroslav Fajkus (CZE) May 4, 2008 Sports car Lola T99/50 Czech Hillclimb Championship Czech Republic Náměšť nad Oslavou XXVII Zámecký vrch Mann Filter - Náměšť nad Oslavou Hill climb Went off the road, hit a small hill and crashed into a tree [179]
 Guido Falaschi (ARG) November 13, 2011 Touring car Ford Falcon Turismo Carretera Argentina Autódromo Juan Manuel Fangio Race Crashed into tire wall and hit by another car on driver's side door [180]
 Walt Faulkner (USA) April 22, 1956 Stock car Ford USAC Late Model Championship United States Vallejo Raceway Qualifier Hit rut, flipped, was partially ejected when the car rolled on him [181]
 Věra Filipová (CZE) June 1, 2013 Touring car Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX Central Europe Rally Cup Championship Czech Republic Rallye Templice 1. Rallye Teplice 2013 Race Left the road, rolled and hit a tree [182]
 David Fisher (USA) January 13, 2001 Touring car BMW M3 SCCA United States Phoenix International Raceway Unknown Qualifying Crashed into wall at turn 4 [183]
 Jim Fitzgerald (USA) November 8, 1987 Sports car Nissan 300ZX Turbo Trans-Am Championship United States Streets of St. Petersburg, Florida Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Race Accident [184]
 Al Fleming (UK) April 11, 2014 Touring car Lotus Elan Germany Hockenheimring Hockenheim Historic – Das Jim Clark Revival Qualifying Went out of control and flipped [185]
 Billy Foster (CAN) January 20, 1967 Stock car Dodge Charger NASCAR Grand National Series United States Riverside International Raceway Motor Trend 500 Practice Wheel drum broke and crashed into wall when his head struck the barrier [186]
 Eric Forrest-Greene  (ARG) January 25, 1954 Sports car Aston Martin DB3 1954 World Sportscar Championship season Argentina Autódromo Municipal-Avenida Paz 1000 km Buenos Aires Race Crashed and rolled his car, landing upside in flames. Later died from his injuries [187]
 Roger Freeman (UK) July 12, 2003 Rally car Subaru WRX SCCA ProRally Championship United States Oregon Trail SCCA ProRally Oregon Trail Rally Race Crashed into a tree [188]
 Rodger Freeth (NZL) September 19, 1993 Rally car Subaru Legacy 1993 World Rally Championship season Australia Third rally stage at Mundaring Rally Australia Race Crashed into pine plantation [189]
 Piero Frescobaldi (ITA) July 25, 1964 Touring car Lancia Flavia Non-championship Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hours of Spa Race Went off the road and rolled [190]
 Joe Fry (UK) July 29, 1950 Freikaiserwagen United Kingdom Blanford Circuit 1950 Blandford Hillclimb Practice Crashed off of road [191]
 Yukio Fukuzawa (JPN) February 12, 1969 Sports car Toyota 7 Japan Fuji Speedway Testing Car went off-road and crashed into sign [192]
 Ross Fyfe (AUS) December 28, 1991 Stock car Holden Torana Tasmanian Super Sedan Championship Australia Derwent Valley Speedway Race Bounced off of a wall, stuck the throttle and slammed head on into the inside wall [193]
 Ray Gaarsland (USA) August 19, 1962 Stock car Unknown Lake Region Racing Association Championship United States Weetown Outlaw Speedway Unknown Race His car flipped and his seat belt was ripped away from its moorings [194]
 Marcos Gaggino (ARG) May 9, 1984 Stock car Ford Falcon (Argentina) SP221 Campeonato Argentino de Turismo Carretera Argentina Punta Alta IV Vuelta de la Ciudad de Punta Alta Test Tried to avoid a truck, lost control, hit an embankment, rolled several times, crashed into a small wall and was thrown out [195]
 Totò Gagliano (ITA) September 1, 2000 Touring car Honda Civic Non-championship Italy Nicolosi-Etna 37° Corsa dell'Etna Hillclimb Crashed into a wall to avoid another car and died 34 days later [196]
 Mike Gagliardo (USA) May 20, 2001 Sports car Chevrolet Corvette Trans-Am Series Canada Mosport International Raceway Trans-Am Series 125 Race Spun out, stalled and hit by another car [197]
 David Gaines (USA) May 16, 1990 Stock car Oldsmobile NASCAR Limited Sportsman Division United States Lowes Motor Speedway Unknown Practice Hit by the car of Peter Gibbons in the rear and then hit broadside by the car of Steve McEachern [198]
 John Gall (USA) August 8, 1975 Midget Unknown USAC National Midget Series United States Indianapolis Speedrome Unknown Race Struck a concrete wall, flipped over it, and slammed into a light pole: caused by a stuck throttle [199]
 Frank Galvin (USA) December 3, 1916 Open wheel Premier United States Uniontown Speedway Universal Trophy Race Crashed into grandstand [200]
 Ian Gammon-Hardaway (UK) May 26, 1991 Touring car Citroën 2CV Citroën 2CV National Championship United Kingdom Lydden Hill Race Seat collapsed after the car went off the road [201]
 Jerry Gannon (USA) June 1, 2002 Dragster Chevrolet Camaro Jet funny car United States Atlanta Dragway Race Hit two walls, flipped and caught fire [202]
 Dean Gardner (USA) October 3, 1946 Midget Ford United States Phoenix Speedway Race Crash [203]
 Johnny Garrett (USA) March 15, 1953 Sprint car WCRA Sprint Cars United States Clovis Speedway Race Hit car of George Amick, hit wall and flipped [204]
 Jo Gartner (AUT) June 1, 1986 Sports car Porsche 962C 1986 World Sportscar Championship season France Le Mans 1986 24 Hours of Le Mans Race Crashed into the concrete barrier on Mulsanne Straight, somersaulted, hit a phone pole and caught fire [205]
 Ray Gastelu (USA) June 30, 2001 Stock car United States Wall Township Speedway Race Heart attack [206]
 Jean Gaupillat (FRA) July 22, 1934 Open wheel Bugatti T51 1934 Grand Prix season France Dieppe 1934 Grand Prix de Dieppe Race Crashed into a tree [207]
 Chris Gehrke (USA) May 4, 1991 Stock car Oldsmobile ARCA RE/MAX Series United States Talladega Superspeedway Poulan Pro 500-K Race Flipped several times and was hit by another car [208]
 Ignazio Giunti (ITA) January 10, 1971 Sports car Ferrari 312PB 1971 World Sportscar Championship season Argentina Autódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez 1971 1000 Kilómetros de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires Race Crashed into the stopped car of Jean-Pierre Beltoise, somersaulted and caught fire [209]
 Fritz Glatz (AUT) July 14, 2002 Open wheel Arrows Footwork FA17 - Ford Euroboss Czech Republic Autodrom Most Race Hit curb, somersaulted and was destroyed [210]
 Ab Goedemans (NED) August 30, 1968 Sportscar Fiat-Abarth 1000SP Non-championship Germany Nürburgring ADAC 500 km-Rennen Practice Left the road while overtaking another car and was thrown out [211]
 Bob Goldich (USA) March 23, 1957 Sports car Arnolt-Bristol Bolide 1957 World Sportscar Championship United States Sebring International Raceway 12-Hour Florida International Grand Prix of Endurance for the Amoco Trophy Race Crashed at the esses, flipped his car several times. He died instantly of a fractured skull and broken neck [212]
 Joseph Göttgens (NLD) May 12, 1957 Sports car Triumph TR3 1957 World Sportscar Championship Italy near Florence Mille Miglia Race He crashed his car near Florence and died of his injuries in a hospital [213]
 Mike Grbac (USA) November 29, 1978 Stock car AMC Gremlin United States Reading Fairgrounds Speedway Schmidt's 200 Race Hit by another car roof first [214]
 Jeff Green (USA) June 16, 2018 Open Wheel Lola T300 Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada Canada Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Race Made hard contact with wall outside turn 8 [215]
 Paul Greifzu (GER) May 10, 1952 Sports car Germany Rennstrecke Dessau 3.Dessauer Wagen- und Motorradrennen Practice Engine failure resulting in crash and got thrown out
 Cliff Haas (USA) October 20, 1990 Stock car Unknown Unknown United States Lernerville Speedway 150-lap Enduro race Race Skidded in a turn, was hit by another car and overturned [216]
 Harold Haberling (USA) June 30, 1961 Stock car 1955 Chevrolet 1961 NASCAR Championship United States Daytona International Speedway 1961 Daytona 500 Practice Crashed into wall and rolled [217]
 Jack Habermehl (USA) June 21, 1948 Midget Kurtis-Offenhauser United States Los Angeles Coliseum Race Crashed into a wall and flipped [218]
 Enrique Hachmeister (GTM) May 5, 1950 Touring car Lincoln Non-championship Mexico Chihuahua (state) 1950 Carrera Panamericana Race Rolled while trying to pass another car and was launched through the window [219]
 Akira Hagiwara (JPN) April 7, 1986 Touring car Mercedes 190E Japanese Touring Car Championship Japan Sportsland SUGO Test Crashed into a barrier and burst into flames [220]
 Peter Hall (AUS) October 27, 2013 Touring car Datsun 260Z Victorian State Circuit Racing Championship Australia Phillip Island Unknown Race Crashed into a stalled Lamborghini Gallardo [221]
 Hugh Hamilton (NIR) August 26, 1934 Open wheel Maserati 8CM Championship Switzerland Bremgarten 1934 Swiss Grand Prix Race Left wheel broke, overcorrected the turn, hit a tree, slid and hit another tree [222]
 Shane Hammond (USA) April 6, 2008 Midget NorthEastern Midget Championship United States Thompson International Speedway Icebreaker 2008 Race Throttle stuck, tangled with another car and hit a loose banner billboard [223]
 Gregg Hansford (AUS) March 5, 1995 Touring car Ford Mondeo Championship Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit 1995 Australian Super Touring Championship Race Crashed into a wall, went into the track and got hit by the car of Mark Adderton [224]
 Walt Hansgen (USA) April 2, 1966 Sportscar Ford GT Mk II A 1966 World Sportscar Championship season France Circuit de la Sarthe 24 Heures de Mans - Essais Prelimiaires Test Crashed into a barrier that was placed in an escape road [225]
 Dickie Harrell (USA) September 12, 1971 Dragster Chevrolet Vega AHRA Top Fuel Canada Golden Horseshoe Dragway Race Crashed into a light pole after the chutes couldn't open [226]
 László Hartmann (HUN) May 15, 1938 Open wheel Maserati 4CM Libya Mellaha XII Gran Premio de Tripoli Race Overturned after the car of Giuseppe Farina clipped his left wheel [227]
 Friday Hassler (USA) February 17, 1972 Stock car Chevrolet 1972 NASCAR Grand National Series United States Daytona International Speedway 1972 Daytona 500 Race Spun in a pile-up and was hit head-on by another car [228]
 Kouichi Hatakeyama (JPN) January 26, 1969 Japan Fuji Speedway 100 km of Fuji Race [229]
 Paul Hawkins (AUS) May 26, 1969 Sportscar Lola T70 Mk3B British Sportscar Championship England Oulton Park Tourist Trophy Race Lost control, went up an embankment, hit a tree and caught fire [230]
 Bert Hawthorne (IRE) April 14, 1972 Open wheel Leda-Tui AM29 1972 European Formula 2 Championship Germany Hockenheimring VI Deutschland Trophäe, Jim Clark Gedächtnisrennen Practice Hit by another car and pushed into a guardrail, where he caught on fire [231]
 John Heath (ENG) April 29, 1955 Sports car HWM-Jaguar 1956 World Sportscar Championship Italy near Ravenna Mille Miglia Race He came off the wet road before Ravenna and overturned into a ditch. He died the next day from his injuries in a local hospital [232]
 Kara Hendrick (USA) October 5, 1991 Midget USAC Western States Midget United States Cajon Raceway USAC Western States Midget Race Ran over ripple strips, flipped the car, hit a concrete wall, was hit by another car, went over a wall and hit a signboard before it fell on a dirt embankment [233]
 Ralph Hepburn (USA) May 16, 1948 Open wheel Kurtis 200 Novi American Automobile Association National Championship United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Practice Went into the grass, overcorrected and hit the wall at a 45-degree angle [234]
 Louis Héry (FRA) July 29, 1956 Sports car Monopole-Panhard X86 Non-championship race France Circuit de la Sarthe 24 Heures du Mans Race Héry over - turned his car at Maison Blanche and succumbed to his injuries on the way to hospital [235]
 Jim Hickman (USA) July 31, 1982 Open wheel March-Cosworth 1982 Championship Auto Racing Teams United States Milwaukee Mile Tony Bettenhausen 200 Practice Crash [236]
 Greg Hodnett (USA) September 20, 2018 Sprint Car Maxim World of Outlaws United States BAPS Speedway BAPS 410 Winged Sprint Car Series Race Lost control while racing and hit a pit entrance wall.
 Bill Hollowell (ENG) August 9, 1925 Open wheel 350cc AJS Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 1925 Belgian Grand Prix Race Crash [237]
 Ted Horn (USA) October 10, 1948 Open wheel Horn-Offenhauser American Automobile Association National Championship United States DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Duquoin 100 Mile Race Race Equipment failure [238]
 William Horstmeyer (USA) August 22, 1964 Open wheel Kuzma-Offenhauser United States Auto Club United States Illinois State Fairgrounds Racetrack Tony Bettenhausen Memorial 100 Race Crash [239]
 Markus Höttinger (GER) April 13, 1980 Open wheel Maurer MM80 1980 European Formula Two season Germany Hockenheimring Jim Clark Rennen Race Debris [240]
 Jerry Hoyt (USA) July 10, 1955 Open wheel Offenhauser American Automobile Association Sprint Car Championship United States Oklahoma City State Fairgrounds Race Crash [241]
 Jim Hughes (USA) March 26, 1960 GT Lotus Elite FIA GT Cup United States Sebring International Raceway 1960 Tenth Annual Sebring International Grand Prix of Endurance for the Amoco Trophy Race The Lotus Elite suffered a brake failure and headed for the escape road, only to found a photographer standing here, complete with tripod. Hughes tried to avoid him, but rolled his little Lotus, striking the photographer and killing them both. [242]
 Denny Hulme (NZL) October 4, 1992 Touring car BMW M3 Australian Touring Cars Australia Mount Panorama Tooheys 1000 Race Heart attack [243]
 Xavier Hutin (SUI) October 9, 1988 Touring car Renault 5 Swiss Rally Championship Switzerland Rallye de Court Rallye de Court Race Crashed into a tree [244]
 Ralph Iacovetta (USA) July 8, 1948 Roadster United States Englewood Speedway Race Rolled after locking wheels with another car [245]
 Gus Ianacone (USA) August 5, 1934 Garden State Racing Association United States Woodbridge Speedway Five-mile qualifying race Race Skidded, spun, hit a guard rail, was hit by another car, was thrown out and run over [246]
 Paco Ibarra (MEX) March 16, 1958 Sports car Jaguar C-Type Mexico Orizaba (public roads) Test Hit a stone and rolled after trying to pass a truck [247]
 Iván Iglesias (BRA) October 21, 1973 Touring car Chevrolet Opala 4 Rio Grande do Sul State Division 3 Championship Brazil Autódromo Internacional de Tarumã 6a. etapa do Campeonato Gaúcho de Divisão 3 Race After hitting another car, both went up an embankment, drivers were launched into the air and both slammed to the ground. Iglesias's car exploded upon impact. [248]
 Silvio Ilari (ARG) March 30, 1923 Stock car Argentina Rosario-Santa Fe-Rosario (public roads) Test Crash [249]
 Anthony Imbimbo (USA) July 2, 1948 Midget American Racing Drivers Club Midget Championship United States Hinchliffe Stadium Consolation race Race Spun trying to avoid a crash, hit a car and flipped [250]
 Vladimiro Immigrati (ITA) September 20, 1997 Touring car Fiat Cinquecento Sporting Campionato Italiano Rally 2 Litri Italy Rally San Martino di Castrozza Rally San Martino di Castrozza 1997, seventh special stage, Valnevera Slid off the road, fell down a ravine and crashed against a tree [251]
 Bill Infantino (USA) August 24, 1958 Sports car Ferrari United States Holland Hill Climb Holland Hill Climb Practice Lost control, hit concrete posts, car flipped and driver was thrown out [252]
 Leo Ingebrigtsen (NOR) June 21, 1974 Sprint car United States Rocky Mountain Raceway Copper Cup Race Crashed into walls and fuel tank ruptured [253]
 Bill Ingram (USA) August 14, 1940 Midget car United Midget Racing Association United States Balboa Stadium Race Crash [254]
 Freddie Inscore (USA) January 28, 1946 Roadster United States Sportsman Park Race Rolled the car [255]
 Harris Insinger (USA) September 8, 1935 Gilmore Red Lion/Garnant Special United States Oakland Speedway Feature race Race Locked wheels with another car and somersaulted several times [256]
 Ralph Ireland (USA) August 21, 1911 Touring car Staver-Chicago AAA National Championship United States Elgin Road Course Elgin National Trophy Practice Tire deflated, car veered into a ditch, rear wheel collapsed and the car rolled, crushing him [257]
 Hengkie Iriawan (INA) April 23, 1972 Open wheel Malaysia Ipoh Temporary Circuit 3rd BP Kart Prix Race Crash [258]
 Kenny Irwin, Jr. (USA) July 7, 2000 Stock car Chevrolet Monte Carlo Winston Cup Series United States New Hampshire International Speedway thatlook.com 300 Practice Stuck throttle caused him to crash into the wall [259]
 Sonny Irwin (USA) June 11, 1992 Sprint car United States Manzanita Speedway Race Slid into a wall [260]
 Bobby Isaac (USA) August 13, 1977 Stock car Chevrolet Nova NASCAR Late Model Sportsman United States Hickory Motor Speedway 1977 late model sportsman race Post race Heat exhaustion [261]
 Masazi Iso (JPN) March 6, 1982 Open wheel Formula Three Japan Suzuka Circuit Practice Hit while walking away from crash [262]
 Derek Israel (USA) September 14, 1997 Touring car Datsun 510 Sports Car Club of America Pacific Coast Championship United States Sears Point GT-4 race Race Struck by debris from another car [263]
 Buddy Iuliano (USA) October 5, 1968 Dragster Chevrolet National Hot Rod Association United States Coastal Plains Raceway Race Car overturned and he was ejected [264]
 Lewis Jackson (USA) November 18, 1916 Open wheel Marmon American Automobile Association National Championship United States Santa Monica 1916 American Grand Prize Race Went off the track, hit several palm trees and a lemonade stand [265]
 Bruce Jacobi (USA) February 17, 1983 Stock car Chevrolet Winston Cup Series United States Daytona International Speedway UNO twin 125 qualifiers Qualifying Lost control, flipped and the roll cage failed; Jacobi died almost four years after the crash [266]
 Alexandre Jacopini (FRA) May 31, 2002 Rally car Peugeot 206 XS Sport 2002 World Rally Championship season France Rallye Alsace-Vosges French Rally Championship Race Crashed heavily after losing control of the car [267]
 Patrick Jacquemart (FRA) July 9, 1981 Touring car Renault 5 Turbo Alpine International Motor Sports Association United States Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Testing Crashed into a sandbank [268]
 Seppo Jämsä (FIN) August 2, 1974 Touring car Mini (Mark I) 1974 World Rally Championship season Finland 1000 Lakes Rally 1000 Lakes Rally Race Crashed head on into a railing bridge [269]
 Tony Jankowiak (USA) April 22, 1990 Stock car Pontiac Sunbird NASCAR Modified United States Stafford Motor Speedway Coors Spring Sizzler 200 Race Crashed into turn one wall [270]
 Charlie Jarzombek (USA) March 22, 1987 Stock car Chevrolet Cavalier NASCAR Modified United States Martinsville Speedway Miller 200 Race Stuck throttle caused the car to hit inner curb, spin, hit another car, and slam into wall [271]
 Harry Jastrow (USA) September 15, 1935 Midget United States Milwaukee Mile Race Car locked wheels with another car, flipped and crushed him [272]
 Charly Jellen (Austria-Hungary) May 7, 1934 Sports car Alfa Romeo 8C Germany Ingolstadt autobahn Testing Went out of control and flipped [273]
 Frank Jenkinson (USA) July 27, 1930 Open wheel Frontenac-Ford United States Jungle Park Speedway Race Spindle broke on the right front axle and car went through a fence into the woods [274]
 Paul Jessen (Germany) June 20, 1925 Excelsior Germany Nideggen III Eifelrundfahrt Race Left road, hit tree and was hit by another driver [275]
 Bill Johnson (USA) August 26, 1940 Studebaker United States Oakland Speedway Practice Went out of control, hit a guardrail and flipped four times [204]
 Blaine Johnson (USA) August 31, 1996 Drag racing NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series United States Indianapolis Raceway Park Mac Tools US Nationals Qualifying Connecting rod broke, cut a tire, sent the car into the left guardrail and came back to hit the right retaining wall [276]
 Jason Johnson (USA) June 23, 2018 Sprint Car Maxim World of Outlaws United States Beaver Dam Raceway 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Race Lost control while racing for lead with Daryn Pittman, flipped out of track and hit an advertising billboard.
 Niokoa Johnson (USA) March 23, 2014 Mini stock car United States Bubba Raceway Park Time trial Crash [277]
 Slick Johnson (USA) February 11, 1990 Stock car Pontiac ARCA Series United States Daytona International Speedway Daytona ARCA 200 Race Crashed and was hit by five other cars [278]
 Van Johnson (USA) July 19, 1959 Open wheel Kurtis - Offenhauser USAC national championship United States Williams Grove Speedway Indianapolis Sweepstakes Race Hit by the car of Joe Barzda and flipped [279]
 Hans-Peter Joisten (GER) July 21, 1973 Touring car BMW 3.0 CSL European Touring Car Championship Belgium Spa-Francorchamps 24 Heures de Spa-Francorchamps Race Crashed into guardrail and was hit by the car of Roger Dubos: both drivers died in the crash [280]
 Robert Kaarto (USA) July 8, 1966 Stock car Unknown Unknown United States Superior Speedway Unknown Race Hit by another car while getting out of his burning car [281]
 Akihiro Kabe (JPN) May 24, 1994 Touring car Ferrari F40 Unknown Australia Stuart Highway Northern Territory Cannonball Run Race Lost control, hit two officials at a checkpoint, went onto the gravel and hit a parked Jeep [282]
 Scott Kalitta (USA) June 21, 2008 Drag racing Toyota Solara funny car NHRA Funny Car United States Old Bridge Township Raceway Park 2008 NHRA Lucas Oil Supernationals qualifying Race Engine exploded, damaged parachutes and crashed at the end of the sand trap [283]
 Ken Kalla (USA) April 30, 1983 Stock car Buick Regal ARCA Racing Series United States Talladega Superspeedway 1983 Permatex 500 Race Lost control and crashed into the infield guardrail [284]
 Hiroshi Kazato (JPN) June 2, 1974 Sports car Chevron B26 - BMW Fuji Grand Champion Series Japan Fuji Speedway Fuji Grand Champion Series, 2nd round, 2nd race Race Crashed into the two leaders of the race and caught fire [285]
 Ray Keech (USA) June 15, 1929 Open wheel Miller "Simplex Piston Ring" United States Altoona Speedway Altoona 200-Mile Race Race Crashed into a loose piece of guardrail, rolled several times and caught fire at the bottom of the track [286]
 Al Keller (USA) November 19, 1961 Open wheel Philipps - Offenhauser "Konstant Hot" United States Arizona State Fairgrounds Track Race Right wheel got caught in a rut, car spun, rolled broadside several times and landed upside down on a chain link fence [287]
 Csaba Kesjár (HUN) June 24, 1988 Open wheel Dallara 388 German Formula Three Championship Germany Norisring 200 Meilen von Nurnberg Practice Brakes failed, hit a guardrail, was thrown into the air and landed upside down [288]
 Johnny Key (USA) June 30, 1954 Midget United States Cincinnati Race Bowl American Automobile Association Midget Championship Race A broken radius rod caused the car to crash into a wall and he was thrown out of the car: he was then run over by the car of Jack Turner [289]
 Billy Kimmel (USA) September 2, 2007 Sprint car United States Williams Grove Speedway Race Flipped several times and was hit by another car [290]
 Harold Kite (USA) October 17, 1965 Stock car Plymouth Grand National Series United States Lowe's Motor Speedway 1965 National 400 Race Crashed into the wall while trying to avoid an accident [291]
 Ricky Knotts (USA) February 14, 1980 Stock car Oldsmobile 1980 NASCAR Winston Cup Series United States Daytona International Speedway 1980 Daytona 500 Qualifying Car's hood flew up, car lost control, crashed into the outside wall, was hit by the car of Blackie Wangerin and spun into the inside retaining wall [292]
 Helmuth Koinigg (AUT) October 6, 1974 Open wheel Surtees TS16/3 - Ford Formula 1 United States Watkins Glen International 1974 United States Grand Prix Race Deflated right tire caused the car to crash head-on into crash mesh: the car went straight under the guardrail and he was decapitated [293]
 Dimitris Koliopanos (GRC) September 27, 2003 Touring car Toyota Yaris European Rally Championship Greece ELPA Rally ELPA Rally Race Crashed into phone pole and electrical transformer fell on car [294]
 Alexander Nikolaevich Konshin (RUS) September 22, 1912 Open wheel Opel Unknown Russia Elenino-Klin-Elenino First Russian Automobile Club Moscow 100 km Race Explosion [295]
 Ingo Koschmieder (GER) July 5, 2014 Touring car Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII Unknown Germany ADAC-Grabfeldrallye 21. Nationalen ADAC-Grabfeldrallye 2014 Race Went off the road and into a ditch [296]
 Sandor Kovacs (USA) May 6, 2000 Rally car Toyota Celica All-Trac Sports Car Club of America Div ProRally Championship United States Sawmill Club Rally Sawmill Club Rally Rally stage Crash [297]
 Ferdinand Křehlík (CZE) September 20, 2003 Touring car Renault Clio Non-championship Czech Republic Rallye Světlá Rallye Světlá Race Crashed into a tree [298]
 Jeff Krosnoff (USA) July 14, 1996 Open wheel Reynard 96l - Toyota 1996 IndyCar season Canada Toronto Road Course 1996 Molson Indy Toronto Race Struck the back of another car and was launched into streetpole; also killed a marshal [299]
 Steve King (USA) August 9, 2006 Sprint car United States Knoxville Raceway Knoxville Nationals Race Crash [300]
 Krzysztof Krajewski (POL) July 24, 1971 Touring car Polski Fiat 125p Non-championship Poland Rajd Festiwalowy 2. Rajd Festiwalowy Race Left the road and crashed [301]
 Stefano La Motta (ITA) April 1, 1951 Touring car Alfa Romeo 1900 Italy Giro de Sicilia XI Giro Automobilistico de Sicilia Race Gearbox trouble caused the car to hit the wall of a house and bring it down [302]
 Piero La Pera (ITA) October 2, 1981 Sports car Lola T298 Italy Val d'Anapo-Sortino Val d'Anapo-Sortino - Trofeo Giovanni Oddo Hillclimb Test Hit another car, slid, destroyed a small wall, crashed through a gap between two guard rails and went up in flames [303]
 Daniel Ray Laber (USA) September 19, 1988 Unknown Unknown Unknown United States Magic City Speedway Unknown Unknown Unknown [304]
 Bob Lace (USA) September 8, 1963 Dragster United States LaPlace Dragway Race Went off the track and rolled [305]
 Jim Ladd, Jr. (USA) November 15, 1964 Sports car Austin-Healey 3000 American Road Racing Championship United States Riverside International Raceway American Road Race of Champions, D production sports car race Race Spun, hit by another car, went up an embankment and flipped twice [306]
 Jean-Louis Lafosse (FRA) June 13, 1981 Sports Car Rondeau M379 C Ford Cosworth 1981 World Sportscar Championship season France Circuit de la Sarthe 1981 24 Hours of Le Mans Race Suspension failure caused the car to slam into the right-hand barrier and come back into the other barrier: the car was completely destroyed [307]
 Hans Laine (FIN) May 30, 1970 Sports Car Porsche 908 1970 World Sportscar Championship season West Germany Nürburgring 1970 1000km of Nürburgring Qualifying Car had a blow over, crashed heavily against the pavement and rolled again; the car then caught fire [308]
 Roy Lake (USA) September 24, 1938 Sprint car American Automobile Association Sprint Car Championship United States Allentown Fairgrounds Race Crashed into a concrete wall [309]
 Eugene Lambert (USA) September 29, 1940 Stock car United States Winchester Speedway Crash [310]
 Percy E. Lambert (UK) October 31, 1913 Talbot 25 hp 4.5-liter United Kingdom Brooklands Land speed record Record attempt Rear tire disintegrated, went up an embankment, rolled and he was thrown out [311]
 Raymond Lambert (SUI) June 1961 Touring car Ferrari 250GT France Faucille Course de Côté de La Faucille Post race Lost control and rolled [312]
 Catullo Lami (ITA) August 13, 1939 Open wheel Maserati 6CM Italy Pescara Circuit XV Coppa Tito Acerbo Race Went off the road and rolled [313]
 Evasio Lampiano (ITA) June 14, 1923 Sports car Fiat 804 France Faucille Course de Côte de La Faucille Practice Crashed into a curbstone, went off the road, hit an embankment and overturned [314]
 Jean-Marie Landeau (FRA) June 1976 Touring car Alpine Renault A110 1800 France Ronde limousine Ronde limousine Race Crashed into a tree after going off the road [315]
 Ian Landies (USA) August 27, 2000 Dragster Chevrolet 2000 National Hot Rod Association Division 1 United States Cecil County Dragway Race Crossed the center line, slid down the guard wall and hit a telephone pole [316]
 Jerry Landon (USA) April 29, 1989 Open wheel United States Kalamazoo Speedway Race Crashed into another car, went airborne and hit the outside wall [317]
 Jerzy Landsberg (POL) April 21, 1979 Rally car Opel Kadett GT/E Polish Rally Championship Poland Rajd Krakowski (1979 variant) IV Rajd Krakowski - Krokusy Rally stage Crashed when it left the road [318]
 Ron Laney (USA) January 30, 2002 Sprint car American Sprint Car Series United States East Bay Raceway Fourth King of The 360 Race Crashed into outside wall, flipped and was hit by another car [319]
 Sigi Lang (LIE) May 10, 1970 Sports car Porsche 907 West Germany Säckingen-Eggberg Säckingen-Eggberg Bergrennen Hillclimb Race Crashed into a tree [320]
 Xu Lang (CHN) June 16, 2008 Pick-up truck Zhengzhou Russia Transorientale Trans-oriental Rally Marathon Race Tow cable snapped and hit him in the face when he was helping another car [321]
 David Langheinrich (GER) April 29, 2006 Rally car Trabant 1.1 German Rally Series Germany Sachsen-Rallye (2006 second special stage, Lichtentanne 1) 40 AvD Sachsen-Rallye Rally stage Went off the road, flipped over in a ditch and crashed into a tree [322]
 Jud Larson (USA) June 11, 1966 Sprint car Dunseth Sprinter USAC Sprint Division United States Reading Fairgrounds Speedway Race Crashed into another car, rolled and hit a fence [323]
 Massimo Larini (ITA) July 21, 1973 Touring car Alfa Romeo GTAm European Touring Car Championship Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 1973 Spa 24 Hours Race Lost control, hit the barrier head on and rolled several times [324]
 Jean Larivière (FRA) June 23, 1951 Touring car Ferrari 212 Export C Non-championship France Circuit de la Sarthe 1951 24 Hours of Le Mans Race Left the track, jumped an embankment and crashed into a barbed wire barricade [325]
 Arsenio Laurel (PHL) November 19, 1967 Touring car Lotus 41 Unknown Hong Kong Guia Circuit XIV Grande Prêmio de Macau Race Lost control, crashed into the Mandarin bend and caught on fire [326]
 Ed Lawrence (USA) March 20, 1959 Sports car Maserati 300S 1959 World Sportscar Championship United States Sebring International Raceway 12-Hour Florida International Grand Prix of Endurance for the Amoco Trophy Practice [327]
 Glenn Leasher (USA) September 10, 1962 Infinity United States Bonneville Salt Flats Land speed record Record attempt Car exploded on the flats [328]
 Vern Leech (AUS) January 2, 1939 Open wheel MG P-type Australia Lobethal 1939 Australian Grand Prix Race Crash [329]
 Jason Leffler (USA) June 12, 2013 Sprint car Tri-State RaceSaver Series 410 Sprint Car Championship United States Bridgeport Speedway Night of Wings 2013 Qualifying Front suspension failed, causing the car to hit a wall and flip several times [330]
 Marcel Lehoux (FRA) July 19, 1936 Open wheel ERA R3B France Deauville Grand Prix de Deauville Race Crashed into the car of Giuseppe Farina, flipped and he was thrown out [331]
 Pierre Levegh (FRA) June 11, 1955 Sports car Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR World Sports Car Championship France Le Mans 24 Hours of Le Mans Race Crash [332]
 Miroslav Levora (CZE) June 21, 2008 Touring car Škoda Fabia 2000 Czech Rally Championship Czech Republic Horácká Rally XIX Horácká Rally Rally stage Went off the road on a jump and hit a tree [333]
 Stuart Lewis-Evans (UK) October 19, 1958 Open wheel Vanwall VW57 1958 Formula One season Morocco Ain-Diab Circuit 1958 Moroccan Grand Prix Race Crash [334]
 Scott Liebler (USA) October 13, 1989 Open wheel Martini Mk.53-Volkswagen Formula Atlantic United States Road Atlanta SCCA National Championship Runoffs Race Crash [335]
 Dick Linder (USA) April 19, 1959 Open wheel Kurtis-Offenhauser United States Auto Club National Championship United States Trenton Speedway Trenton 100-Mile Race Race Crash [336]
 Butch Lindley (USA) April 13, 1985 Stock car Chevrolet Camaro All Pro Super Series United States DeSoto Speedway Keene Brothers Trucking 125 Race Crash [337]
 Peter Lindner (GER) October 11, 1964 Sports car Jaguar E-Type Lightweight 1964 World Sportscar Championship season France Autodrome de Linas-Montlhéry 1000 km de Paris Race Collided with the Abarth-Simca 1300 Bialbero of Franco Patria in the pit lane on lap 83 of the race [338]
 John Lingenfelter (USA) October 27, 2002 Dragster Chevrolet Cavalier NHRA sports compact United States Pomona Mazda NHRA Sport Compact World Finals Race Crash [339]
 Kevin Lloyd (ENG) May 29, 2004 Touring car Renault Clio Renault Clio Cup United Kingdom Thruxton Circuit Renault Clio Cup, 9th Round Race Left the road and crashed into a tire wall [340]
 George Christian von Lobkowicz (CZE) May 22, 1932 Open wheel Bugatti T54 Non-championship Germany AVUS Internationales AVUS Rennen Race Car swerved, crossed the straight, cut through three trees and hit a railway wall [341]
 Frank Lockhart (USA) April 25, 1928 Open wheel Stutz Blackhawk Special United States Daytona Beach Record attempt Equipment failure [342]
 Mark Lovell (UK) July 12, 2003 Rally car Subaru WRX Sports Car Club of America ProRally Championship United States Oregon Trail SCCA ProRally Oregon Trail SCCA ProRally Rally stage Crash [343]
 Jean Lucienbonnet (ITA) August 19, 1962 Open wheel Lotus 22 Italian Formula Junior Championship Italy Pergusa XI Gran Premio Pergusa Race Crash [344]
 Tiny Lund (USA) August 17, 1975 Stock car Dodge 1975 NASCAR Winston Cup Series United States Talladega Superspeedway 1975 Talladega 500 Race Crash [345]
 Stuart Lyndon (NZL) June 2, 1985 Stock car Ford Thunderbird Automobile Racing Club of America United States Atlanta International Raceway Race Crash [346]
 David Ma (HK) November 19, 1971 Open Wheel Lotus 47 Non-championship China Guia Circuit Guia Race of Macau Qualifying Crashed into a street lamp after losing control [347]
 Dave MacDonald (USA) May 30, 1964 Open Wheel Thompson 63-Ford 1964 USAC Championship Car season United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1964 Indianapolis 500 Race Lost control of the car, hit the wall, exploded and was hit by the car of Eddie Sachs [348]
 Herbert MacKay-Fraser (USA) July 14, 1957 Sports Car Lotus Eleven Formula Two Non-Championship France Reims-Gueux Coupe Internationale de Vitesse Race Went off the road, rolled and he was thrown out [349]
 Doc Mackenzie (USA) August 23, 1936 Sports Car Crager American Automobile Association United States Milwaukee Mile 25 mile feature event Race Two wheels went into the dirt, causing the car to flip and land on the safety bank [350]
 Duncan Mackenzie (NZL) April 15, 1961 Sports Car Cooper T43 Formula Two New Zealand Levin Circuit 1961 April Levin Meeting Race Two wheels went into the dirt, causing the car to flip and land on the safety bank [351]
 Don MacTavish (USA) February 22, 1969 Stock Car Mercury Comet NASCAR Sportsman Division United States Daytona International Speedway Sportsman 300 Race Crashed into a wall, sheared the front end of the car off and was hit head on by another car [352]
 Marco Magaña (MEX) May 30, 1993 Open Wheel 1993 Mexican Formula Three season Mexico Autódromo Monterrey Fórmula Dos championship Race Rock launched from another car went into his visor, ran off the track, hit an embankment, went airborne and hit a commentating box [353]
 Jorge Magnasco (ARG) January 26, 1958 Sports Car Maserati 300S 1958 World Sportscar Championship Argentina Autódromo Municipal-Avenida Paz 1958 1000 km Buenos Aires Race Car overturned following an accident [354]
 Richard Mainwaring (GBR) September 18, 1955 Sports car Elva-Climax Mk.1 1955 World Sportscar Championship Northern Ireland Dundrod Circuit RAC Tourist Trophy Race lose control of his car and crash off the track [232]
 Jim Malloy (USA) May 14, 1972 Open Wheel Eagle-Offenhauser United States Auto Club National Championship United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Practice Lost control and crashed into the wall at 186 mph [355]
 Andrea Mamé (ITA) June 30, 2013 Sports Car Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 2013 Lamborghini Super Trofeo Season France Paul Ricard Circuit Blancpain Race Weekends au Circuit Paul Ricard Race Crashed into a wall near the pit lane [356]
 Jovy Marcelo (PHI) May 15, 1992 Open Wheel Lola T91/00-Cosworth 1992 IndyCar season United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis 500 Practice Crashed into a wall backwards and hit his head on the cockpit [357]
 Pierre Maréchal (UK) June 26, 1949 Sports Car Aston Martin DB2 France Circuit de la Sarthe 1949 24 Hours of Le Mans Race Lost control of the car, hit an embankment and flipped [358]
 Onofre Marimón (ARG) July 31, 1954 Open Wheel Maserati 250F 1954 Formula One season Germany Nürburgring 1954 German Grand Prix Practice Careened down a hill [359]
 Matthew Marker (USA) April 30, 2011 Rally car Subaru Impreza WRX Rally America United States Olympus Rally Olympus Rally Rally Special Stage 6 Went off the road and hit a tree [360]
 Bobby Marshman (USA) November 27, 1964 Open Wheel Lotus-Ford USAC Championship United States Phoenix International Raceway Testing Suddenly turned into the wall and crashed head on [361]
 Eric Martin (USA) October 9, 2002 Stock Car Chevrolet ARCA Re/Max Series United States Lowe's Motor Speedway EasyCare Vehicle Service Contracts 100 Practice Hit by the car of Deborah Renshaw on the driver's side [362]
 Emilio Materassi (Italy) September 9, 1928 Sports Car Talbot 700 Italy Monza Gran Premio d'Italia e d'Europa Race Touched the rear wheel of another car, swerved to the left, jumped over a fence and went into the crowd [363]
 Takashi Matsunaga (JPN) August 10, 1969 Sports Car Honda R1300 Japan Suzuka Circuit 12 Hours of Suzuka Race Crashed into a guardrail and burst into flames [364]
 Timmy Mayer (USA) February 28, 1964 Open Wheel Cooper T70-Climax 1964 Tasman Cup Australia Longford Circuit South Pacific Trophy Qualifying Lost control of the car, landed crooked, launched into a group of trees and was thrown out [365]
 Jim Mayers (ENG) September 18, 1955 Sports car Cooper-Climax T39 1955 World Sportscar Championship Northern Ireland Dundrod Circuit RAC Tourist Trophy Race hit a concrete pillar and the car immediately burst into a ball of flame. Mayers would have been killed instantly [232]
 Rex Mays (USA) November 6, 1949 Open Wheel Kurtis 2000 - Offenhauser American Automobile Association National Championship United States Del Mar Del Mar 100-Mile Race Race Hit a rut, flipped, was thrown out and run over [366]
 Stewart McColl (AUS) August 9, 2003 Touring Car Volkswagen Golf 2003 Australian GT Performance Car Championship Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Australian GT Performance Championship, Sixth round Practice Crashed into a wall [367]
 J. D. McDuffie (USA) August 11, 1991 Stock Car Pontiac 1991 NASCAR Winston Cup Series United States Watkins Glen International 1991 Budweiser at The Glen Race Lost brakes and a wheel, crashed into a tire barrier at full speed, flipped and landed upside down [368]
 Jack McGrath (USA) November 6, 1955 Open Wheel Kurtis 4000-Offenhauser American Automobile Association National Championship United States Arizona State Fairgrounds Bobby Ball Memorial Race Race Axle broke and car flipped [369]
 Bruce McLaren (NZL) June 2, 1970 Sports Car McLaren M8D-Chevrolet England Goodwood Circuit Testing The rear part of the bodywork failed, the car went onto the grass and crashed into a marshal's post [370]
 Bob McLean (CAN) March 26, 1966 Sports Car Ford GT40 1966 World Sportscar Championship season United States Sebring International Raceway 12 Hours of Sebring Race Lost a wheel in a hairpin, rolled several times, crashed into a telephone pole and exploded [371]
 Eric Medlen (USA) March 19, 2007 Funny Car Ford Mustang NHRA POWERade Series United States Gainesville Raceway Testing Tire went flat and came apart, causing the car to shake violently, which in turn caused his helmet to hit the roll cage [372]
 Russell Mendez (USA) March 16, 1975 Rocket Dragster United States Gainesville Raceway Gatornationals Exhibition Run Crashed into guardrail and was thrown from the car after the chute was deployed without having time to inflate [373]
 Otto Merz (GER) May 18, 1933 Sports Car Mercedes-Benz SSKL Germany AVUS 1933 Avusrennen Practice Car aquaplaned, crashed against a cement milestone, rolled and was thrown out [374]
 Fausto Meyrat (SWI) June 7, 1959 Sports Car Auto Union RS1080 1959 World Sportscar Championship West Germany Nürburgring ADAC 1000 Kilometer Rennen Race Meyrat was being lapped by Stirling Moss, when both their cars lightly touched, Meyrat lost control of his car and crashed heavily, with fatal consequences. [375]
 Danny Milburn (USA) February 3, 1991 USAC Silver Crown United States Phoenix International Raceway Copper World Classic Race Locked wheels with another driver and hit the wall at a flat angle, shattering the right side [376]
 Ken Miles (ENG) August 17, 1966 Sports Car Ford GT J International Championship for Makes United States Riverside International Raceway Testing Car went out of control, spun into the infield and went over an embankment, where he was thrown out [377]
 Chet Miller (USA) May 15, 1953 Open Wheel Kurtis FD-Novi American Automobile Association National Championship United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Practice Car went into the dirt, Chet overcorrected and slammed into the wall [378]
 Kenny Minter (USA) October 29, 1995 Modified United States Caraway Speedway Southern Modified Feature Race Crashed into a wall [379]
 Takeshi Mitsuno (JPN) October 10, 1965 Sports Car Kansai Sports Car Club Japan Suzuka Circuit [380]
 Gerhard Mitter (GER) August 30, 1969 BMW-Dornier 269 1969 Formula Two Germany Nürburgring 1969 Großer Preis von Deutschland Practice Front suspension failure caused a wheel to fall off, which caused a crash [381]
 Laurenţiu Moldovan (ROM) July 6, 2008 Touring car Renault Clio Campionatului Naţional de Viteză în Coastă Romania Reşiţa Rally Campionatului Naţional de Viteză în Coastă de la Reşiţa Race Crashed into a tree [382]
 Guy Moll (ALG) August 15, 1934 Open Wheel Alfa Romeo Tipo B 2900 Formula Libre Italy Pescara Circuit X Coppa Tito Acerbo Race Tried to overtake the car of Ernst Henne, lost control of the car, hit the parapet of a bridge, somersaulted and flung Guy out [383]
 Greg Moore (CAN) October 31, 1999 Open Wheel Reynard 99-Mercedes 1999 CART season United States California Speedway 1999 Marlboro 500 Race Jumped loose coming off of turn 2, became inverted, and crashed top first into concrete barrier [384]
 Tyler Morr (USA) May 19, 2012 Mini Stock Car Auburndale Kid's Club United States Auburndale Speedway Race Crash [385]
 Roberto Mouras (ARG) November 22, 1992 Stock Car Chevrolet Argentinean Turismo Carretera Championship Argentina Lobos 3a Vuelta de Lobos - Premio Policia de la Provincia de Buenos Aires Race Crash [386]
 Paul Mulcahy (IRL) June 30, 2013 Rally car Toyota Starlet Dunlop National Rally Championship Republic of Ireland Carrick-on-Suir Ravens Rock Stages Rally Carrick-on-Suir Ravens Rock Stages Rally 2013 Rally Stage Crash [387]
 Herbert Müller (SUI) May 24, 1981 Sports Car Porsche 908/03-81 Turbo 1981 World Sportscar Championship Germany Nürburgring 1000 km von Nürburgring Race Crash [388]
 John Mulligan (USA) September 1, 1969 Dragster Chrysler NHRA Top Fuel United States Indianapolis Raceway Park NHRA U.S. Nationals Race Crash [389]
 Eiki Muramatsu (JPN) March 23, 1990 Mooncraft MC041B-Mugen All-Japan Formula 3000 Championship Japan Fuji Speedway Testing Crash [390]
 Doc Murphy (USA) April 14, 1956 Sports car Jaguar XK120 SCCA United States Marlboro Motor Raceway Racing school Left the road and rolled onto roof [391]
 Jimmy Murphy (USA) September 15, 1924 Open Wheel Miller American Automobile Association National Championship United States New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse 150-Mile Race Race Crash [392]
 Luigi Musso (ITA) July 6, 1958 Open Wheel Ferrari Dino 246 1958 Formula One season France Reims 1958 French Grand Prix Race Tire Deflation [393]
 Bobby Myers (USA) September 2, 1957 Stock Car Oldsmobile NASCAR Grand National Series United States Darlington Raceway 1957 Southern 500 Race Crash [394]
 Lyle Nabbefeldt (USA) May 26, 1973 Stock Car Chevrolet Corvette United States Wisconsin Dells Motor Speedway Qualifying Stuck throttle caused the car to crash into the wall [395]
 Kenichi Nagai (JPN) May 3, 1966 Touring Car Japan Fuji Speedway Gust of wind picked up the car and was thrown over the barriers [396]
 Michał Nahorski (POL) July 22, 1959 Rally car Triumph TR3A European Rally Championship Poland Adriatic Rally Race Went off the road, went down a ravine, hit a tree roof first and caught fire [397]
 Osamu Nakajima (JPN) October 21, 2012 Sports Car Nissan Fairlady Z33 Super Taikyu GT Championship Japan Suzuka Circuit Super Taikyu Suzuka Race Crashed into a barrier on the first turn [398]
 Masaharu Nakano (JPN) November 23, 1973 Sports Car Chevron B23 Grand Champion Series Japan Fuji Speedway Fuji Victory 200 Kilometers Race Spun out, crossed the track, was hit by other cars and the car exploded [399]
 Théodore Namont (FRA) May 25, 1930 Sports Car France Course de Côte à Fontainebleau Hillclimb Went off the road and somersaulted [400]
 Bill Nansen (USA) August 13, 1970 Dragster United States Island Dragway Qualifying Crashed into a ramp, flipped and hit a wall [401]
 Walter Narr (GER) May 17, 1969 Germany Harz Harz-Bergpreis Practice Crashed [402]
 Mike Nazaruk (USA) May 1, 1955 Sprint car Nyquist-Offenhauser United States Langhorne Race Veered into the wall, swerved, hit the wall again, went partway through it, rolled several times and caught fire: he was thrown out of the car [403]
 Biagio Nazzaro (ITA) July 15, 1922 Fiat 804 France Strasbourg XVI Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France Race Threw a rear wheel, hit a tree and rolled several times [404]
 David Ndahura (UGA) March 28, 1970 Rally car Peugeot 404 International Championship for Manufacturers Kenya Safari Rally 18th East African Safari Rally Race Drowning [405]
 Carrie Neal (USA) July 25, 1997 Dragster NHRA National Championship Drag Races United States Sears Point NHRA Autolite Nationals Warm-Up Throttle stuck [406]
 Harry Neale (AUS) February 6, 1959 Midget Australia Claremont Speedway Race Crashed into another car, rolled several times, belt broke and was thrown out [407]
 Bill Neapolitan (USA) August 28, 1932 United States Woodbridge Speedway Race Crash [408]
 Gérard Nectoute (FRA) May 1982 March 742 France Cagnotte Course de Côte de Cagnotte Race Skidded, went off the road and crashed [409]
 Darren Needham (ENG) August 8, 2004 Touring Car Mini Cooper S John Cooper Challenge England Silverstone Race Crashed into another car and into a barrier [410]
 George Neely (USA) October 10, 1959 Stock Car United States Mansfield Motorsports Speedway Post-Race Ran into the rear tire of another car, went up an embankment, the shoulder straps broke and caused him to hit his helmet on the rollcage [411]
 Bruno Nefe (GER) September 15, 1978 Touring Car Trabant 601 East Germany Touring Car Championship Germany Frohburger-Dreieck DDR Tourenwagen Meisterschaft Race Crashed and somersaulted [412]
 John Negley (USA) October 24, 1953 Sports Car Allard-Chrysler Sports Car Club of America National United States Turner Air Force Base Strategic Air Power Trophy Race Practice Car rolled over [413]
 Jean-Louis Negro (FRA) September 13, 1981 France Gourdon Caussols Course de Côte de Gourdon Caussols Hillclimb Struck by another car while in the parking lot [414]
 Gary Neice (USA) May 4, 1991 Stock Car Oldsmobile 1991 NASCAR Busch Series United States South Boston Speedway 1991 Carquest 300 Race Heart Attack [415]
 Edmont Nelson (USA) May 12, 1957 Sports Car Ferrari 335S 1957 World Sports Car Championship Italy Guidizzolo Mille Miglia Race Alfonso de Portago’s front tyre exploded. He lost control of the car; hit a telephone pole, jumped over a brook, then the car bounced back on to the road, slid over the road, spinning, and ended up, wheels down, in a brook at the other side of the road. Besides de Portago, his navigator Nelson, ten spectators – among them five children – lost their lives [151]
 Norman Nelson (USA) August 31, 1963 United States Hartford Speedway Park Race Rolled over [416]
 John Nemechek (USA) March 16, 1997 Truck Chevrolet Craftsman Truck Series United States Homestead-Miami Speedway Race Lost control and crashed into the wall on the driver's door [417]
 Kenny Nemire (USA) July 6, 1957 Stock Car Ford Convertible ARCA Racing Series United States Toledo Raceway Park Race Crashed into retaining wall, slid, rolled and was ejected [418]
 Nikolai Nenov (BUL) May 8, 1993 Rally car Nissan Sunny GTI-R European Rally Championship Bulgaria Rally Zlatni Piassatzi 24th International Rally Zlatni Piassatzi Race Crashed into a rock after going off a road and down an embankment [419]
 Guy Nève (BEL) June 28, 1992 Sportscar Porsche 911 Carrera Belgian Procar Belgium Chimay Street Circuit Race Clipped another car, slid, rolled several times and caught fire [420]
 Roger Newell (USA) May 23, 1987 California Racing Association - Sprint Car United States Ascot Park Salute to the Indy 500 Race Slid and crashed into a wall [421]
 Eddie Nicholson (USA) June 9, 1946 International Motor Contest Association United States Milwaukee Mile Barney Oldfield Race Race Crashed through a fence and overturned [422]
 Gilfert Nielson (USA) April 9, 1969 Dragster United States Orange County International Raceway Race Thrown out of the car [423]
 Joop van Nieuwenhuijzen (NED) January 18, 1960 Rally car Alfa Romeo Giulietta TI European Rally Championship for Drivers Sweden Rallye de Monte-Carlo 29ème Rallye de Monte-Carlo Race Crashed into a truck [424]
 Mark Niver (USA) July 11, 2010 Dragster National Hot Rod Association United States Seattle International Raceway Northwest Nationals Post Race Parachutes ripped off car and crashed into nets [425]
 Hob Noel (USA) October 11, 1964 Stock Car United States Eldora Speedway Race Hit wall, bounced back onto the track, ran over a wheel off a competitor and flipped over the track wall [426]
 Art Noll (USA) July 10, 1932 United States Ho-Ho-Kus Speedway Practice [427]
 Eric Nord (USA) April 27, 1980 Kart United States Talladega Super Speedway Crash [428]
 Frank Norris (USA) September 16, 1922 Sports Car United States Arlington Park Race Crashed through a fence [429]
 Marcelo Núñez (MEX) August 1, 2004 Stock Car Pontiac Grand Prix Desafío Corona Mexico Autódromo Monterrey Desafío Corona, 4ta. fecha Race Swerved to avoid hitting a wall, went into a gravel trap, went onto track again and was hit by another car [430]
 Jack Nunnally (USA) January 15, 1926 United States Arizona State Fairgrounds Practice Crashed through a fence and overturned [431]
 Hank Nykaza (USA) August 24, 1957 Midget Car United States Auto Club National Midget Championship United States Milwaukee Mile Race Rear wheels locked up, car skidded, jack-knifed, seat belt snapped and was thrown out [432]
 Pat O'Connor (USA) May 30, 1958 Open Wheel Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 1958 USAC Championship Car season United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1958 Indianapolis 500 Race Hit the car of Jimmy Reece, flipped, skidded, hit a wall and caught fire [433]
 Eddie O'Donnell (USA) November 25, 1920 Open Wheel Duesenberg American Automobile Association National Championship United States Beverly Hills Speedway Beverly Hills 200-Mile Race Race Crashed into the car of Gaston Chevrolet [434]
 Kieth O'dor (GBR) September 10, 1995 Touring car Nissan Primera Super Tourenwagen Cup Germany AVUS AVUS Rennen Race Equipment failure caused the car to hit a wall and spin: he was then hit by the car of Frank Biela on the driver's door [435]
 Hitoshi Ogawa (JPN) May 24, 1992 Open Wheel Mugen Honda Japanese F3000 Japan Suzuka Circuit Million Card Cup Race Round 2 Race Crashed into the car of Andrew Gilbert-Scott, flew into the gravel trap and hit a pole supporting a fence [436]
 Ken O'Neill (USA) August 7, 1965 Sportscar Merlyn-Climax Sports Car Club of America United States Candlestick Park 3rd annual Candlestick Park Road Races Qualifying Flipped over a guard rail [437]
 Charles Ogle (USA) December 15, 1985 Stock Car Pontiac Sunbird United States Daytona International Speedway Testing Car flipped over [438]
 Rance Olds (USA) June 23, 1923 Open Wheel Curtiss United States Roby Speedway Qualifying Crash [439]
 Greg Olhava (USA) October 14, 2000 Dragster National Hot Rod Association United States Indianapolis Raceway Park Pre-race Car suddenly accelerated, crashed and rolled over [440]
 Gigi Olivari (ITA) April 14, 1957 Sports Car Maserati A6 Italy Giro di Sicilia XVII Giro Automobilistico di Sicilia Race Skidded, crashed into a concrete wall and burst into flames [441]
 Senkichi Omura (JPN) April 7, 1974 Open Wheel F2000 Brabham Japan Suzuka Circuit Testing Crashed into a guard rail [442]
 Vladislav Ondřejík (CZE) July 10, 1977 Touring Car Škoda 130RS East Germany Touring Car Championship Germany Sachsenring Sachsenring Rennen Race Crashed into two other cars and into a concrete pole [443]
 Henri Oreiller (FRA) October 21, 1962 Sports Car Ferrari 250 GTO World Sportscar Championship France Autodrome de Montlhéry 1000 km de Paris Race Crash [444]
 Jim O'Rourke (USA) June 12, 1970 Stock Car Modified Super Stock Car United States Sportsman Park Qualifying Fire [445]
 Rodney Orr (USA) February 14, 1994 Stock car Ford Thunderbird Winston Cup Series United States Daytona International Speedway 1994 Daytona 500 Practice Crash [446]
 Pete O'Shea (IRL) August 13, 2011 Open Wheel Swift Cooper SC-10 Ford Formula Ford United Kingdom Castle Combe Circuit Castle Combe August Cup Qualifying Heart Attack [447]
 Skip Pabis (USA) May 23, 2005 Modified Unknown International Motor Contest Association United States Afton Speedway Unknown Race Rolled over [448]
 Jim Packard (USA) October 1, 1960 Midget Unknown United States Auto Club National Midget Championship United States Fairfield Unknown Qualifying Steering broke, car flipped over a wall and hit a tree [449]
 Don Padia (USA) September 16, 1951 Midget Unknown Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association United States Englewood Speedway Unknown Race Locked wheels with another driver and flipped into a parking lot [450]
 Jim Pagel (USA) May 1, 1997 Stock car Unknown Unknown United States Wisconsin International Raceway US96/Goldstar Racing Supply Fox River Racing Club event Qualifying Spun out and hit a wall [451]
 Giancarlo Pagliuca (ITA) May 18, 1997 Kart Unknown Kart Italy Sarno Non-championship race Race Hit another competitor and rolled as the kart ran over him [452]
 Pierre Pagnibon (FRA) June 7, 1953 Sportscar Ferrari 340MM Touring Spyder #0268AM Non-championship France Hyères Les Douze Heures d'Hyères Race Lost control of car in the rain, crashed and was ejected [453]
 Riccardo Paletti (ITA) June 13, 1982 Open Wheel Osella FA1C-Cosworth 1982 Formula One season Canada Montreal 1982 Canadian Grand Prix Race Crashed into the stalled car of Didier Pironi and caught fire [454]
 Carlos Pardo (MEX) June 14, 2009 Stock Car Ford Fusion 2009 NASCAR Corona Series season Mexico Puebla Race Hit by another car and slammed into a containment wall [455]
 Michael Park (ENG) September 18, 2005 Rally car Peugeot 307 WRC 2005 World Rally Championship season Wales Wales Rally Race Crashed into a tree [456]
 Neal Parker (USA) June 11, 2010 Dragster 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season United States Old Bridge Township Raceway Park 2010 United Association NHRA SuperNationals Parachute didn't deploy, went through a gravel trap, went through safety nets and hit water barrels [457]
 J.G. Parry-Thomas (WAL) March 3, 1927 Land Speed Record Babs Wales Pendine Sands Car slid, flipped, landed on its wheels and caught fire [458]
 Franco Patria (ITA) October 11, 1964 Sports car Abarth-Simca 1300 Bialbero 1964 World Sportscar Championship season France Autodrome de Linas-Montlhéry 1000 km de Paris Race Hit by the Jaguar E-Type Lightweight of Peter Lindner in the pit lane on lap 83 of the race [459]
 Carlo Pedrazzini (SWI) April 22, 1934 Open Wheel Maserati 8CM Italy Circuito Pietro Bordino Circuito di Alessandria Gran Premio Pietro Bordino Race Crashed into a parapet on a bridge, somersaulted, hit a wall and he was thrown out [460]
 Stan Perry (USA) May 4, 2007 Stock Car United States Spartan Speedway Race Crashed and had a heart attack [461]
 Ronnie Peterson (SWE) September 10, 1978 Open Wheel Lotus 78 - Cosworth 1978 Formula One season Italy Monza 1978 Italian Grand Prix Race Hit by the car of James Hunt, spun into a wall and caught fire: died of a fat embolism the next day [462]
 Adam Petty (USA) May 12, 2000 Stock Car Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2000 NASCAR Busch Series United States New Hampshire International Speedway Sta-Green 200 Practice Stuck throttle caused the car to crash into the turn 3 wall [463]
 Russell Phillips (USA) October 6, 1995 Stock Car Oldsmobile Cutlass NASCAR Limited Sportsman Division United States Lowe's Motor Speedway Winston 100 NASCAR Sportsman Series Race Was hit by another car and launched roof first into the wall, while trying to avoid a spinning car. The roof and roll cage were sheared away exposing Phillps' body to the fence and a caution light. This has been deemed the most gruesome crash in NASCAR history. [464]
 Wanda Phillips (USA) June 30, 2007 Stock Car United States Lonesome Pine International Raceway Race Crash [465]
 Wolfgang Piwco (GER) April 29, 1956 Touring Car Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 1956 World Sportscar Championship Italy Montemarciano Mille Miglia Race car hit a wall, killing him instantly [466]
 Carlos Polanco (CHI) November 25, 1990 Touring Car Nissan Sunny Monomarca Nissan Sunny (Chile) Chile Roca Roja Race Crash [467]
 Art Pollard (USA) May 12, 1973 Open Wheel Eagle-Offenhauser 1973 USAC Championship Car season United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway International Motor Speedway Practice Crash [468]
 Mark Porter (NZL) October 6, 2006 Touring Car Holden Commodore V8 Supercar Championships Australia Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst 1000 Race Crash [469]
 Andre Pouschol (France) May 2, 1954 Touring Car Citroën 15 Six 1954 World Sportscar Championship Italy Vigenza Mille Miglia Race Crashed into signpoint, killing both himself and his navigator, F. Saisse [470]
 Donald Pratt (USA) September 17, 1989 Stock Car Chevrolet Cavalier NASCAR Modified United States Pocono Raceway Sunoco Race of Champions 250 Race Crash [471]
 Talmadge Prince (USA) February 19, 1970 Stock Car Dodge Daytona NASCAR Grand National Series United States Daytona International Speedway Twin 125 Race Crash [472]
 Tom Pryce (WAL) March 5, 1977 Open Wheel Shadow DN8 1977 Formula One season South Africa Kyalami 1977 South African Grand Prix Race Hit in the head by a fire extinguisher [473]
 Willy Quevedo (ARG) March 2, 2007 Dragster De Carlo Unknown Argentina Luján de Cuyo Las Picadas de Lujan de Cuyo Exhibition Engine exploded and debris hit him [474]
 Jimmy Quick (USA) July 16, 1965 United States Devil's Bowl Speedway Race Crushed inside car after crash [475]
 Gene Quillin (USA) June 8, 1947 Stock Car Ohio Speedway Association United States Ravenna Fairgrounds Race Crashed through a guard rail and impaled on it [476]
 Del Quinn (USA) April 28, 2001 Stock car Northern California Modifieds Association United States Kings Speedway Post-race Heart attack [477]
 Joe Quinn (USA) July 14, 1948 Stock car United States Owosso Speedway Race Hit by a car after crash [478]
 Joe Quinn (IRE) August 28, 1954 Sports Car Quinn Special V8 Formula Libre Republic of Ireland The Curragh Wakefield Trophy and O'Boyle Trophy Handicap Race Crashed into spectator enclosure and rope wrapped around his neck [479]
 Kenny Quinn (USA) October 18, 1924 United States Clearfield Driving Park Race Crashed through a fence [480]
 Manuel Quintana (CUB) March 21, 1980 Sports Car Porsche 911 World Challenge for Endurance Drivers United States Sebring International Raceway 28th Annual Coca-Cola 12 Hours of Sebring International Grand Prix of Endurance Qualifying Crashed and somersaulted [481]
 Esteban Quispitupa (PER) October 10, 1999 Rally car Toyota Peruvian National Rally Championship Peru Caminos del Inca XXIX Gran Premio Nacional de Carretreras "Caminos del Inca" Rally Stage Crashed against a rock to avoid crashing into the sea [482]
 Eddie Raasch (USA) June 22, 1930 International Motor Contest Association United States Milwaukee Mile Race Crashed into two stalled cars and was ejected [483]
 Leslie Rabik (USA) July 4, 1940 Stock car Jalopy Unknown United States Hawkeye Downs Speedway Jalopy race Race Blinded by dust, car lost control and crashed through a fence: A jagged piece of fence severed his jugular vein [484]
 Ian Raby (ENG) July 30, 1967 Open Wheel Brabham BT14-Ford Lotus LF 1967 European Formula Two season Netherlands Circuit Park Zandvoort Grote Prijs van Zandvoort Race Crash [485]
 Paul Rademacher (USA) July 4, 1969 Midget Unknown United Auto Racing Association United States Waukegan Speedway Unknown Race Smashed against a concrete wall, flipped and skidded on the track for 50 feet [486]
 Barry Radford (AUS) November 13, 2004 Stock car Holden Commodore Sprintcar Association of Tasmania Nu-Tech Systems Sprintcar Series - Super Sedan class Australia Cranes Combined Carrick Speedway Super Sedans, first round, second heat race Race Clipped by another car and slammed head-on into the pit lane wall [487]
 Boris Radichkov (BUL) July 8, 1977 Touring car VAZ-2101 European Rally Championship Poland Rajd Polski 1977 Rajd Polski Rally stage Left the road, fell into a ravine and hit a tree with the driver-side door [488]
 Hans Rager (MAR) October 19, 1958 Sports car Triumph Non-championship Morocco Ain-Diab Circuit 2 Heures de Casablanca Race Car skidded and turned over [489]
 Roland Ratzenberger (AUT) April 30, 1994 Open Wheel Simtek S941-Ford 1994 Formula One season Italy Imola 1994 San Marino Grand Prix Qualifying Crashed into the wall head on due to a front wing failure [490]
 Tracy Read (USA) July 25, 1987 Stock Car Chevrolet Automobile Racing Club of America United States Alabama International Motor Speedway ARCA Permatex 500 Race Crashed into another car and hit an earthen embankment [491]
 Jimmy Reece (USA) September 28, 1958 Open Wheel Kurtis 500G-Offenhauser 1958 USAC Championship Car season United States Trenton Speedway Trenton 100 Race Touched a dirt part of the track, went up the track, hit a fence and was thrown out [492]
 Lionel Régal (FRA) August 15, 2010 Open Wheel Reynard 01L-Mugen Honda European Hill Climb Championship Switzerland Saint-Ursanne - Les Rangiers 67ème Course de Côte Internationale Saint-Ursanne - Les Rangiers Hillclimb Slid and crashed into a tree [493]
 Klaus Reisch (AUT) September 12, 1971 Sports car Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Interserie Italy Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari 6 Hours of Imola Race Spun, crashed backwards into the wall, burst into flames and was thrown out [494]
 Marcel Renault (FRA) May 24, 1903 Sports Car Renault France Paris-Madrid Paris-Madrid - VIII Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France Marathon Race Wheel got stuck in a rut and crashed into a tree [495]
 Tony Renna (USA) October 22, 2003 Open Wheel G-Force-Toyota Indy Racing League United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway Testing Spun, went airborne into the catch fence and disintegrated [496]
 Dario Resta (ITA) September 2, 1924 Sports Car Sunbeam England Brooklands Record Attempt Tire puncture caused the car to go backwards through a fence and catch fire [497]
 Peter Revson (USA) March 22, 1974 Open Wheel Shadow DN3 Ford-Cosworth 1974 Formula One season South Africa Kyalami 1974 South African Grand Prix Testing Lost control, slid, crashed into the barriers and caught fire [498]
 Gene Richards (USA) July 31, 1982 Stock Car Chevrolet Monte Carlo Automobile Racing Club of America United States Alabama International Speedway Talladega 200 Race Crashed into inside wall, went across track and hit other wall [499]
 Red Riegel (USA) June 11, 1966 Sprint Car USAC Sprint Division United States Reading Fairgrounds Race Crashed into the car of Jud Larson and both cars flipped over a wall [500]
 Jochen Rindt (GER) September 5, 1970 Open Wheel Lotus 72C Ford-Cosworth DFV 1970 Formula One season Italy Monza 1970 Italian Grand Prix Qualifying Right front brakeshaft broke apart, causing the car to veer left and hit the guardrail: the nose went under the guardrail and he was pulled into the cockpit [501]
 Fireball Roberts (USA) May 24, 1964 Stock Car Ford Galaxie 1964 NASCAR Grand National Series United States Charlotte Motor Speedway World 600 Race Hit the wall trying to avoid another wreck from Junior Johnson and Ned Jarrett, rolled over and burst into flames; died 39 days later [502]
 Floyd Roberts (USA) May 30, 1939 Open Wheel Wetteroth-Offenhauser American Automobile Association National Championship United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Race Crash [503]
 Johnny Roberts (USA) July 24, 1965 Stock Car Ford United States Lincoln Speedway Race Crash [504]
 Ford Robinson (USA) November 23, 1954 Sports car Ferrari 375 Plus Pinin Farina 1954 World Sportscar Championship Mexico Carrera Panamericana Carrera Panamericana Race Accident [505]
 James Robinson (USA) February 7, 1988 Stock Car Pontiac Trans Am United States Phoenix International Raceway 1988 Skoal Bandit Copper World Classic Race Pneumonia [506]
 George Robson (ENG) September 2, 1946 Open Wheel Wetteroth-Offenhauser American Automobile Association National Championship United States Lakewood Speedway Atlanta 100-Mile National Championship Auto Race Race Crash [507]
 Chuck Rodee (USA) May 14, 1966 Open Wheel Watson-Ford United States Auto Club United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1966 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Qualifying Crash [508]
 Gonzalo Rodríguez (URU) September 11, 1999 Open Wheel Lola B99/00 1999 CART season United States Laguna Seca Honda Grand Prix of Monterey Qualifying Crash [509]
 Pedro Rodríguez (MEX) July 11, 1971 Sportcar Ferrari 512M Berlinetta Interserie Germany Norisring 200 Meilen von Nürnberg Race Crash [510]
 Ricardo Rodríguez (MEX) November 1, 1962 Open Wheel Lotus 24-Climax 1962 Formula One season Mexico Magdalena Mixchuca 1962 Mexican Grand Prix Practice Crash [511]
 Tony Roper (USA) October 13, 2000 Stock Pick-up Truck Ford Truck 2000 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series United States Texas Motor Speedway O'Reilly 400 Race Crash [512]
 Bernd Rosemeyer (GER) January 28, 1938 Auto Union