List of driver deaths in motorsport

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The six tracks with the most driver deaths
Indianapolis 57 (list)
Nürburgring 48 (list)
Monza 30 (list)
Le Mans 27
Spa-Francorchamps 26 (list)
Daytona 24

(list)

Many people, including drivers, crew members, officials and spectators, have been killed in crashes related to the sport of auto racing, in races, in qualifying, in practice or in private testing sessions. Deaths among racers and spectators were numerous in the early years of racing, but advances in safety technology, and specifications designed by sanctioning bodies to limit speeds, have reduced the rate of fatal accidents.[1] Major accidents have often spurred increased safety measures and rules changes.[2][3] Widely considered to be the worst accident[4] is the 1955 Le Mans disaster at 24 Hours of 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 driver deaths, excluding those of motorcycle riders. In addition, several 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) 1958-07-13 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 [5]
 Norris Abbott (USA) 1958-07-19 Drag racing United States Paradise Mesa Drag Strip Race Transmission exploded, car caught on fire, Norris lost control of car and was ejected [6]
 Bill Abell (USA) 1940-08-23 Stock car United States Fulton Fairgrounds Race Lost control and car left the track [7]
 Bud Abell (USA) 1947-11-09 Stock car United States Mitchell Speedrome Qualifying Spun off the track, plunged over an embankment and overturned [8]
 Dale Abendroth (USA) 1982-06-12 Stock car Chevrolet Vega United States Wisconsin International Raceway Race Car skidded sideways, went into a ditch, flipped upside down, and burst into flames [9]
 Dennis Abney (USA) 1989-10-14 Stock car Unknown Unknown United States Lakeland Interstate Raceway Unknown Race Car struck by a backmarker [10]
 Ray Abney (USA) 1973-06-10 Stock car Unknown Unknown United States Englewood Speedway Unknown Race Car burst into flames and slammed into the pit wall entrance [11]
 Franz Abraham (FRG) 1977-04-16 Sports car Porsche Carrera RSR Unknown West Germany Hockenheimring 1977 Jim Clark Memorial Race Practice Drove straight into a concrete wall [12]
 Marguerite Accarie (FRA) 1970-05-02 Rally car Non-championship France Rallye Paris - Saint-Raphaël Féminin 1970, last special stage, Briançon-Monte Carlo 28ème Rallye Paris - Saint-Raphaël Féminin Race Crashed into a private vehicle [13]
 Jean Achard (FRA) 1951-07-14 Touring car Ferrari Brazil Gávea XII Grande Prêmio da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro Testing Crashed into a concrete wall [14]
 Howard Ackley (USA) 1947-08-10 Stock car United States Towanda Fairgrounds Testing Lost control, went through a fence and crashed into a building [15]
 Les Adair (USA) 1948-09-19 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 [16]
 Harry Adams (USA) 1958-06-22 Stock car Unknown Unknown United States Rensselaer Raceway Unknown Race Car crashed into the retaining wall [17]
 Joshua William Adams (AUS) 2005-08-20 Kart Unknown Unknown Australia Pine Creek Unknown Race Kart slid and crashed into tree [18]
 Speed Adams (USA) 1932-09-24 Unknown Frontenac Unknown United States Fairgrounds Speedway Unknown Race Blinded by dust, Adams ran over the rear wheel of another car, locked wheels, spun, his car came apart and hit the other car again: he was ejected and slid into an iron fence [19]
 Jim Adamson (USA) 1976-05-28 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 [20]
 Grant Adcox (USA) 1989-11-19 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 a wall hard [21]
 Lionel Aderton (USA) 1949-06-05 Hotrod Unknown Unknown United States Holbrook Fairgrounds Unknown Race Locked wheels with another car, broke the rear axle, car spun and crashed through a guard rail [22]
 Francis Affleck (CAN) 1985-02-07 Stock car Ford 1985 ARCA Racing Series season United States Daytona International Speedway ARCA 200 Practice Lost control, car went airborne and rolled [23]
 Gérard Ah Mouck (FRA) 2007-08-19 Rally car Peugeot 306 Maxi Mauritius Rally Championship Mauritius Rallye à l'Ile Maurice Rallye Citroën à l'Ile Maurice Race Heart attack [24]
 Chris Airey (GBR) 1963-05-19 Touring car Austin A40 Molyslip Saloon Car Championship United Kingdom Brands Hatch Molyslip Saloon Car Championship, event 10 Race After going off track, he got back on too quickly, car rolled four times and went down an embankment (the seat came loose during the rolls and he was partially thrown out of the door) [25]
 Bob Akin (USA) 2002-04-29 Historical sportscar Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo Historic Sportscar Racing United States Road Atlanta HSR Walter Mitty Challenge Practice Crashed into concrete barrier, car caught fire, flipped over the barrier, rolled and hit two trees [26]
 Lamont Akins (USA) 2014-05-25 Drag racing Plymouth Duster Unknown United States Maryland International Raceway Custom T's Doorslammer Nationals Post-race Lost control, car crossed lanes, struck aconcrete wall, rolled and Akins was thrown out [27]
 Kiyoshi Akiyama (JPN) 1970-08-23 Touring car Honda S800 Unknown Japan Suzuka Circuit 12 Hours of Suzuka Race Akiyama's car hit another car and caught fire [28]
 Marcel Albers (NED) 1992-04-20 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 [29]
 Bill Albertson (USA) 1930-08-16 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 Albertson out onto the track [30]
 Michele Alboreto (ITA) 2001-04-25 Sports car Audi R8 Germany EuroSpeedway Lausitz Testing Tire failed, car went airborne, somersaulted, roll bar collapsed and crushed Alboreto to death [31]
 Mario Alborghetti (ITA) 1955-04-11 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 [32]
 Andriy Aleksandrov (UKR) 2007-09-02 Rally car Subaru Impreza 2007 European Rally Championship season Bulgaria Sliven Rally Bulgaria Race Crashed into tree roof-first [33]
 Blaise Alexander (USA) 2001-10-04 Stock car Pontiac 2001 ARCA Racing Series season United States Lowe's Motor Speedway EasyCare 100 Race Made contact with Kerry Earnhardt, crashed head on into a wall. the car then touched Earnhardt's car, flipping it upside down [34]
 Randy Alexander (USA) 2018-05-05 Drag racing Chevrolet Corvette NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series United States Atlanta Dragway NHRA Southern Nationals Race The car veered to the right across the center line and into the other lane, where it was t-boned at high speed by the car of Bob Mandell III [35]
 Clifford Allison (USA) 1992-08-13 Stock car Oldsmobile 1992 NASCAR Busch Series United States Michigan International Speedway Detroit Gasket 200 Practice Seat broke after he spun in turn 3 hitting the wall with the driver's side of the car [36]
 George Amick (USA) 1959-04-04 Open wheel Epperly 1959 USAC Championship United States Daytona International Speedway USAC 100-mile race Race Crashed into wall, front end sheared off, and car flipped
 Bob Anderson (GBR) 1967-08-14 Open wheel Brabham BT11 1967 Formula One season United Kingdom Silverstone Testing Crashed into marshal's box [37]
 Ove Andersson (SWE) 2008-06-11 Classic rally Volvo 544 South Africa Milligan Vintage Trial 39th Continental Tyre Milligan Vintage Trial Crashed head-on into a van [38]
 Keith Andrews (USA) 1957-05-15 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. [39]
 Elio de Angelis (ITA)[note 1] 1986-05-14 Open wheel Brabham BT55-BMW Formula One Flag of France.svg Paul Ricard Circuit Formula 1 World Championship TestTest drive that was not part of any racing event. During tests at the Paul Ricard circuit in France, the rear wing of de Angelis's BT55 detached at high speed. Angelis died 29 hours later, at the hospital in Marseille where he had been taken, from smoke inhalation. [41]
 Paul Armagnac (FRA) 1962-10-20 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 [42]
 Alberto Ascari (ITA) 1955-05-26 Sportscar Ferrari 750 Monza Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza Testing Crashed and rolled [43]
 Antonio Ascari (Kingdom of Italy) 1925-07-26 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 [44]
 Manny Ayulo (USA) 1955-06-16 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 [45]
 Marc Azéma (FRA) 1954-07-12 Sportscar D.B. Panhard Monomill Formula Monomill France Comminges XVIIIè Circuit Automobile du Comminges Race Crash [46]
 Renato Bachiochi (USA) 1935-05-19 United States Huntington Speedway Race Blinded by a cloud of dust, lost control, crashed into a wall and was thrown out of his car [47]
 Steve Backenkeller (USA) 1970-06-20 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 [48]
 Bobby Baird (IRL) 1953-07-25 Sports car Ferrari 500 Non-championship United Kingdom 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 [49]
 Scott Baker (USA) 2000-06-23 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 [50]
 Rick Baldwin (USA) 1986-06-14 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, died 11 years later in a coma [51]
 Tom Baldwin (USA) 2004-09-19 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 [52]
 Bobby Ball (USA) 1953-01-03 Midget Unknown United States Carrell Speedway Race Crashed into the car of Andy Linden and flipped [53]
 Lorenzo Bandini (ITA) 1967-05-07 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 [54]
 Ryan Bard (USA) 2007-10-21 Modified United States Abilene Speedway Southern Challenge Race Car rolled, landed on its roof and burst into flames [55]
 Emmett Barr (USA) 1996-05-23 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 [56]
 George Barringer (USA) 1946-09-02 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 [57]
 Lutz Barthel (GER) 2004-06-27 Touring car BMW 328 Motor Racing Legends Germany Nürburgring 2004 Oldtimer Festival Race Car rolled at the NKG chicane [58]
 Jörg Bastuck (GER) 2006-03-24 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 [59]
 Gary Batson (USA) 1992-05-15 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 [60]
 Erwin Bauer (FRG) 1958-06-01 Sports car Ferrari 250 TR West 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 [61]
 Carel Godin de Beaufort (NED) 1964-08-01 Open wheel Porsche 718 1964 Formula One season West Germany Nürburgring 1964 German Grand Prix Practice Left the road at Bergwerk, went down an embankment and hit a tree [62]
 Don Beauman (GBR) 1955-07-09 Open wheel Connaught A Type Republic of Ireland Wicklow Leinster Trophy Race Crashed down a hill, hit a tree and caught on fire [63]
 Jean Behra (FRA) 1959-08-01 Sports car Porsche 718 RSK West 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 [64]
 Stefan Bellof (FRG) 1985-09-01 Sports car Porsche 956 1985 World Sportscar Championship West Germany Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 1985 1000 km of Spa Race Collided with Jacky Ickx's Porsche 962C and ran off into the barriers [65]
 Georges Berger (BEL) 1967-08-23 Sports car Porsche 911 West Germany Nürburgring Marathon de la Route Race Went off the road, fell into a ravine and hit a tree [66]
 Max Berney (SUI) 1956-04-29 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 [67]
 Jacques Bernusset (FRA) 1966-05-01 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 [68]
 Attilio Bettega (ITA) 1985-05-02 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 [69]
 Tony Bettenhausen (USA) 1961-05-12 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 [70]
 Jules Bianchi (FRA) 2014-10-05 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 brain injury; died on July 17, 2015 after spending nine months in coma [71]
 Lucien Bianchi (BEL) 1969-03-30 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 [72]
 Lee Bible (USA) 1929-03-13 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 [73]
 Gerry Birrell (GBR) 1973-06-23 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. [74]
 Art Bisch (USA) 1958-07-04 Open wheel Kuzma - Offenhauser USAC National Championship United States Lakewood Speedway Atlanta 100-Mile Race Race Lost control and flipped twice [75]
 Harry Blanchard (USA) 1960-01-30 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 [76]
 Marcin Błaszczyński (POL) 1994-10-08 Touring car Fiat Cinquecento Polish Fiat Cinquecento Sporting Cup Poland Tor Poznań Polski - Puchar Cinquecento Sporting - trzeci wyścig Qualifying Left the road and rolled several times [77]
 John Blewett III (USA) 2007-08-16 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 [78]
 Anita Board (AUS) 2017-11-11 Drag racing Australia Perth Motorplex Junior Dragster licence pass 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, life support was turned off the following day. [79]
 Nicky Bogdan (USA) 1958-10-12 Drag racing United States Great Lakes Dragway Race Veered left off of the track and plowed through a field [80]
 Felice Bonetto (ITA) 1953-11-21 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 [81]
 Sébastien Bonisseau (FRA) 2015-05-20 Rally 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 [82]
 Neil Bonnett (USA) 1994-02-11 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 [83]
 Joakim Bonnier (SWE) 1972-06-11 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 [84]
 Joe Booher (USA) 1993-02-12 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 [85]
 Pietro Bordino (ITA) 1928-04-22 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 [86]
 Possum Bourne (NZL) 2003-04-18 Hillclimbing Subaru Forester New Zealand Cardrona, New Zealand Race to the Sky Pre-race recon Crashed into by another car while trying to avoid it [87]
 Wilfred Bourque (CAN) 1909-08-19 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. [88]
 Baconin Borzacchini (ITA) 1933-09-10 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 [89]
 Guy Bouriat (FRA) 1933-05-21 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 [90]
 Joe Boyer (USA) 1924-09-01 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 [91]
 Dave Bradway Jr. (USA) 1987-06-21 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 [92]

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 Don Branson (USA) 1966-11-12 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 [94]
 Scott Brayton (USA) 1996-05-17 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, hitting his head against the barrier [95]
 Josef Brázdil (CZE) 1934-08-27 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 [96]
 Gastone Brilli-Peri (ITA) 1930-03-22 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 [97]
 Chris Bristow (GBR) 1960-06-19 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 [98]
 Peter Brock (AUS) 2006-08-08 Sports car Motec Daytona Australian Targa Championship Australia Gidgegannup Quit Targa West Rally 2006 Race Skidded on a corner and hit a tree [99]
 Dennis Brooks (USA) 2001-06-01 United States Auto City Speedway Race Heart attack [100]
 Jonel Broscanc (USA) 1992-06-06 Rally 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 [101]
 Jim Brouk (USA) 1990-04-15 Open wheel Ralt RT-4 SCCA club race United States Indianapolis Raceway Park Race Crashed into a guardrail [102]
 Jean-Pierre Brousselet (FRA) 1958-06-22 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 [103]
 David Bruce-Brown (USA) 1912-10-01 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 [104]
 Jimmy Bryan (USA) 1960-06-19 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 [105]
 Marian Bublewicz (POL) 1993-02-20 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 [106]
 Ivor Bueb (GBR) 1959-07-26 Open wheel Cooper T51 BP Trophy France Clermont-Ferrand II Trophée d'Auvergne Race Overshot the corner, crashed and was thrown out [107]
 Sébastien Bühlmann (SUI) 2004-04-24 Rally Peugeot 106 Rallye Swiss Rally Championship Switzerland Rallye Critérium Jurassien 27ème Rallye Critérium Jurassien Race Left the road and crashed [108]
 Johan Bullens (BEL) 2004-07-11 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 [109]
 Hans-Georg Bürger (FRG) 1980-08-20 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 [110]
 Mike Burgmann (AUS) 1986-10-05 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 [111]
 Bob Burman (USA) 1916-04-08 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 [112]
 Josh Burton (USA) 2013-05-24 Sprint car Winners Circle Designs United States Bloomington Speedway Race Began flipping, another car made contact and was hit the head by the another car [113]
 Oscar Cabalén (ARG) 1967-08-25 Stock car Ford Prototipo TC F.100 Argentinean Turismo Carretera Championship Flag of Argentina.svg 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 [114]
 Charles Cabannes (FRA) 1991-01-11 Rally Mercedes Benz Flag of Senegal.svg Dakar Rally 1991 Paris-Dakar Rally Race Shot by Malian rebels [115]
 Steve Cabelo (FRA) 2016-04-03 Rally Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Championnat de France de la Montagne Flag of France.svg Bagnols Sabran 46ème Course de Côte Nationale de Bagnols Sabran Race Lost control of the car, hit a light pole and a tree [116]
 Giulio Cabianca (ITA) 1961-06-15 Formula 1 Cooper-Ferrari Formula 1 Flag of Italy.svg 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 [117]
 Juan Carlos Cabrera (ARG) 1984-08-07 Stock car IKA-Renault Torino Turismo Carretera Flag of Argentina.svg Autódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez Series test Heart attack [118]
 Joe Caccia (Kingdom of Italy) 1931-05-26 Open wheel Duesenberg Jones & Maley Championship Flag of the United States.svg 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 [119]
 Attilio Caffaratti (Kingdom of Italy) 1900-09-10 Trike Darracq-Soncin Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Circuit Brescia 1900 Coppa Florio Race Slid off of a slippery road, went into a ditch and hit his head on a tree [120]
 James Cagle (USA) 1969-08-16 Drag Racing Chrysler Flag of the United States.svg 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 [121]
 David Caid (USA) 1961-03-12 Sprint car California Racing Association Flag of the United States.svg Imperial Valley Speedway Race Car bumped into the back of another car, ran over the back wheels and went end-over-end several times [122]
 Giuseppe Campari (Kingdom of Italy) 1933-09-10 Open wheel Alfa Romeo Tipo B Flag of Italy.svg Monza 1933 Italian Grand Prix Race Car skidded on a patch of oil, hit a stone, flipped and crushed Giuseppe [123]
 Marco Campos (BRA) 1995-10-15 Open wheel Lola-T95/50 1995 International Formula 3000 season Flag of France.svg 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 [124]
 Eugenio Castellotti (ITA) 1957-03-14 Formula 1 Ferrari 801 1957 Formula One season Flag of Italy.svg Modena Autodrome Testing Lost control, overturned and slammed into a concrete barrier, throwing Castellotti out [125]
 Timothy Cathcart (UK) 2014-08-15 Rally car Citroën DS3 2014 British Rally Championship season Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Todds Leap Ulster Rally 2014 Todds Leap Ulster Rally Race Lost control, left the road and crashed [126]
 Philip Catlin (AUS) 1956-11-28 Sports car Bugatti Type 51 Flag of Australia.svg Albert Park Circuit The Argus Trophy Race Crash [127]
 François Cevert (FRA) 1973-10-06 Formula 1 Tyrrell 006-Ford Cosworth DFV 1973 Formula One season Flag of the United States.svg Watkins Glen International 1973 United States Grand Prix Qualifying Crash [128]
 Olivier Chandon de Brailles (FRA) 1983-03-02 Formula Atlantic Fred Opert Racing Ralt RT-1 Cosworth BDA 1983 Formula Mondial North American Cup Flag of the United States.svg Palm Beach, FL Pre-season testing Testing Crashed into barrier, slid into canal. Drowned while trapped in overturned car. [129]
 Nand Lal Chaudhary (IND) 2001-10-12 Rally car Maruti Gypsy Flag of India.svg Raid de Himalaya 3rd Maruti Raid de Himalaya Race Fell into a gorge [130]
 Zygmunt Chełstowski (POL) 1975-04-29 Rally car Polski Fiat 125p Rajdowe Samochodowe Mistrzostwa Polski Flag of Poland.svg Rajd Kormoran VIII. Rajd Kormoran Race Crashed into a tree [131]
 Gaston Chevrolet (FRA) 1920-11-25 Open wheel Frontenac American Automobile Association National Championship Flag of the United States.svg Beverly Hills Speedway Beverly Hills 200-Mile Race Race Crashed into the car of Eddie O’Donnell [132]
 Ettore Chimeri (VEN) 1960-02-27 Sports car Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Flag of Cuba.svg Camp Freedom Gran Premio de Cuba Practice Crash [133]
 Henri Cissac (FRA) 1908-07-07 Sports car Panhard et Levassor Flag of France.svg Circuit de la Seine-Inferieure Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France Race Equipment failure [134]
 Jim Clark (GBR) 1968-04-07 Open wheel Lotus 48 Cosworth-FVA 1968 European Formula Two season Flag of West Germany (1949–1990).png Hockenheim II Deutschland Trophae Race Slipped on wet track, lost control and careened into trees [135]
 Bryan Clauson (USA) 2016-08-07 Midget Spike Chassis Midget USAC Flag of the United States.svg 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. [136]
 Jeff Clinton (USA) 2002-03-01 Sports car Lola B2K/40 Grand American Flag of the United States.svg Homestead-Miami Speedway Nextel 250 Practice Crash [137]
 Gonzalo Clopatofsky (COL) 2014-09-19 Touring car TC2000 Colombia Championship Flag of Colombia.svg Tocancipá Testing Crashed into a wall and went into a lagoon [138]
 Graham Coaker (GBR) 1971-04-12 Open wheel March 712M Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Silverstone Circuit Testing Crash [139]
 Tom Cole (GBR) 1953-06-14 Sports car Ferrari 340 MM Spyder Vignale 1953 World Sportscar Championship season Flag of France.svg Circuit de la Sarthe 1953 24 Hours of Le Mans Race Lost control after passing a slower car [140]
 Chad Coleman (USA) 1998-08-28 Stock car Ford Thunderbird ARCA Racing Series Flag of the United States.svg Atlanta Motor Speedway ARCA Georgia Power 200 Race Crash [141]
 Peter Collins (GBR) 1958-08-03 Open wheel Ferrari Dino 246 1958 Formula One season Flag of Germany.svg Nürburgring German GP Race Crash [142]
 Mark Colton (GBR) 1995-08-05 Sports car Pilbeam MP72-Judd CV 3.5 British Hill Climb Championship Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Craigantlet Hillclimb Craigantlet Hillclimb Practice Equipment failure [143]
 Corky Cookman (USA) 1987-07-19 Modified NASCAR Modified Flag of the United States.svg Thompson International Speedway Winston 75 Race Equipment failure caused his car to crash into a wall at a severe angle [144]
 Ashley Cooper (AUS) 2008-07-25 Touring car Holden VZ Commodore 2008 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series Flag of Australia.svg Adelaide Street Circuit Clipsal 500 (support race) Race Hit the wall, spun round and hit the other wall backwards [145]
 Piers Courage (GBR) 1970-06-21 Open wheel De Tomaso 505/38 1970 Formula One season Flag of the Netherlands.svg Circuit Zandvoort 1970 Dutch Grand Prix Race Went up an embankment, disintegrated and burst into flames [146]
 Nino Crespi (Kingdom of Italy) 1934-10-03 Car class Bugatti Flag of Brazil.svg Gávea Street Circuit Il Grande Premio de Cidade do Rio de Janeiro Race Crash [147]
 Sergio Cresto (USA) 1986-05-02 Rally Lancia Delta S4 1986 World Rally Championship season Flag of France.svg Tour de Corse Tour de Corse Rally Was the co-driver of Henri Toivonen, the car hit the outside wall, left the track and caught fire [148]
 Stanislaus Czaykowski (NED) 1933-09-10 Open wheel Bugatti T54 Flag of Italy.svg Autodromo Nazionale Monza Monza Grand Prix Race Crash [149]
 Cayetano D'Amico (ARG) 1931-09-06 Stock car Gardner (automobile) Flag of Argentina.svg Arrecifes Gran Premio de Arrecifes Race Flipped after hitting a spectator [150]
 Guido D'Ippolito (Kingdom of Italy) 1933-10-08 Touring car Alfa Romeo 8C 2600MM Unknown Flag of Italy.svg 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 [151]
 Guido Dada (ITA) 1986-05-04 Truck Iveco 190/38 FIA European Truck Racing Championship Flag of Belgium.svg Zolder Truck Super Prix Race Truck rolled and he was crushed inside [152]
 Silvio Dal Cin (ITA) 1954-05-02 Sports car Maserati A6GCS 1954 World Sportscar Championship Flag of Italy.svg Mille Miglia Mille Miglia Race Car driven by Ferdinando Mancini, crashed into signpoint, killing Dal Cin [153]
 Paul Dana (USA) 2006-03-26 Open wheel Dallara/Honda 2006 IndyCar Series season Flag of the United States.svg Homestead-Miami Speedway 2006 Toyota Indy 300 Practice Crashed into the disabled car of Ed Carpenter at 176 mph [154]
 Fabio Danti (ITA) 2000-06-03 Sports car Osella/PA 20S BMW Campionato Italiano Velocità Montagna Flag of Italy.svg Caprino-Spiazzi Hillclimb Crashed into a tree
 Jimmy Davies (USA) 1966-06-11 Midget Flag of the United States.svg Santa Fe Speedway Warm-up Crashed into a wall [155]
 Lex Davison (AUS) 1965-02-20 Open wheel Brabham/Climax 1965 Tasman Series Flag of Australia.svg Sandown Raceway International 100 Practice Heart attack [156]
 Alfonso de Portago (SPA) 1957-05-12 Sports car Ferrari 335 S 1957 World Sportscar Championship Flag of Italy.svg 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 [157]
 Patrick Depailler (FRA) 1980-08-01 Open wheel Alfa Romeo 179 1980 Formula One season Flag of Germany.svg Hockenheimring 1980 German Grand Prix Testing Suspension failure caused the car to crash into the wall with fatal head injuries [158]
 Sergio Der Stephanian (ITA) 1958-05-11 Grand touring car Ferrari 250 GT LWB 1958 World Sportscar Championship Flag of Italy.svg 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 [159]
 Léon Dernier (BEL) 1969-07-26 Touring car Mazda R100 European Touring Car Championship Flag of Belgium.svg Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps Spa 24 Hours Race Crash [160]
 Fred DeSarro (USA) 1978-08-08 Modified Len Boehler 3 NASCAR Modified Series Flag of the United States.svg Thompson International Speedway Thompson 150 Practice Crashed into a sand barrier when the throttle stuck [161]
 Christian Devereux (UK) 2013-05-05 Touring car Mini Cooper S Masters Historic Racing Pre-66 Touring Car Championship Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Donington Park Donington Historic Festival - Masters Pre-66 Touring Cars Race Race Crashed into another car [162]
 Mark Donohue (USA) 1975-08-19 Open wheel March 751 1975 Formula One season Flag of Austria.svg 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 [163]
 Tommy Druar (USA) 1989-06-10 Stock car Chevrolet Cavalier NASCAR Modified Flag of the United States.svg Lancaster Speedway 30-lap NASCAR Modified race Race Crash - jumped wheels with another car - hit wall driver's side first [164]
 Ronnie Duman (USA) 1968-06-09 Open wheel Gerhardt/Ford 1968 USAC Champ Car season Flag of the United States.svg Milwaukee Mile Rex Mays 150 Race Crashed into the car of Bay Darnell, caught fire and was hit by another car [165]
 Clive Dunfee (GBR) 1932-09-24 Endurance Bentley Speed Six BRDC Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Brooklands BRDC 500 Miles Race Car cartwheeled, hit a tree and he was ejected [166]
 Arie Duyzers (NLD) 1985-06-02 Touring car Flag of the Netherlands.svg IJsselstein Race Lost control and rolled several times [167]
 Eugene Earixson (USA) 1948-09-12 Stock car Flag of the United States.svg Chariton Speed Bowl Race Car bumped from behind and flipped [168]
 Cameron Earl (GBR) 1952-06-18 Formula 1 English Racing Automobiles Formula 1 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg MIRA Ltd. Private test Lost control, went off the track and rolled several times [169]
 Dale Earnhardt (USA) 2001-02-18 Stock car Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Flag of the United States.svg Daytona International Speedway 2001 Daytona 500 Race Tagged by another car and crashed head on into a wall at 160 mph [170]
 Sonny Easley (USA) 1978-01-15 Stock car 1968 Camaro 1978 Grand American Sportsman Series Flag of the United States.svg Riverside Raceway 1978 Stock Car Products 300 Practice Crash [171]
 Sean Edwards (GBR) 2013-10-15 Touring car Porsche 996 Flag of Australia.svg Queensland Raceway Private test He was killed in a crash as a passenger, when it hit a tyre wall protecting a concrete barrier [172]
 Bill Egleston (USA) 2018-01-16 Modified Victory Circle Chassis International Motor Contest Association - Modifieds Flag of the United States.svg 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 [173]
 Stefan Eickelmann (GER) 1998-10-10 Touring car BMW M3 VLN Flag of Germany.svg Nurburgring 22. DMV-250-Meilen-Rennen, Veranstaltergemeinschaft Langstreckenpokal Nürburgring (Veedol-Cup), 9th round Race Heart attack [174]
 Ed Elisian (USA) 1959-08-30 Open wheel Travelon Trailer Special 1959 USAC Championship Car season Flag of the United States.svg Milwaukee Mile Milwaukee 200 Race Fuel cell ruptured in crash and he burned to death [175]
 John Engle (USA) 2007-08-19 Touring car BMW M3 National Auto Sport Association Flag of the United States.svg Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Unknown Race Spun in oil and crashed into a parked car [176]
 Sébastien Enjolras (FRA) 1997-05-03 Sportscar WR LM97 Non-championship Flag of France.svg 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 [177]
 Marcel Escoda (AND) 2003-09-06 Rally car Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI Catalan Rallying Championship Flag of Spain.svg Criterium del Berguedà XXXII Criterium del Berguedà Race Crashed into a tree [178]
 Richie Evans (USA) 1985-10-24 Stock car Chevrolet Cavalier NASCAR Featherlite Modified Series Flag of the United States.svg Martinsville Speedway Winn-Dixie 500 modified feature Practice Crash [179]
 Bunk Ezzell (USA) 1950-07-24 Stock car Buick Flag of the United States.svg Warner Robins Super Speedway Qualifying Rolled and caught on fire [180]
 Bertrand Fabi (CAN) 1986-02-21 Formula 3 Ralt R30 Formula 3 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Goodwood Circuit Testing Left the road because of icy conditions, hit the barriers and rolled [181]
 Juan Oscar Facchini (ARG) 1964-11-15 Rally car Chevrolet Cupé Turismo Carretera Flag of Argentina.svg Tandil XII Vuelta de Tandil Ciudad de Turismo Race Lost control of the car and crashed into a bus, splitting the car in half [182]
 Milan Facek (CZE) 1986-08-03 Rally car Lada VFTS European Rally Championship Flag of Bulgaria.svg Rally Vida XVI Rally Vida Rally Lost control and hit a tree [183]
 Frank Facenda (USA) 1947-09-12 Midget car Flag of the United States.svg Seekonk Speedway Race Overturned and spun into a rail [184]
 Luigi Fagioli (ITA) 1952-05-31 Sportscar Lancia Aurelia B20 Non-championship Flag of Monaco.svg Circuit de Monaco 1952 Monaco Grand Prix Practice Crashed into stone balustrade and thrown out of car [185]
 Miroslav Fajkus (CZE) 2008-05-04 Sports car Lola T99/50 Czech Hillclimb Championship Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Náměšť nad Oslavou XXVII Zámecký vrch Mann Filter - Náměšť nad Oslavou Hillclimb Went off the road, hit a small hill and crashed into a tree [186]
 Guido Falaschi (ARG) 2011-11-13 Touring car Ford Falcon Turismo Carretera Flag of Argentina.svg Autódromo Juan Manuel Fangio Race Crashed into tire wall and hit by another car on driver's side door [187]
 Walt Faulkner (USA) 1956-04-22 Stock car Ford USAC Late Model Championship Flag of the United States.svg Vallejo Raceway Qualifier Hit rut, flipped, was partially ejected when the car rolled on him [188]
 Věra Filipová (CZE) 2013-06-01 Rally car Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX Central Europe Rally Cup Championship Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Rallye Templice 1. Rallye Teplice 2013 Race Left the road, rolled and hit a tree [189]
 David Fisher (USA) 2001-01-13 Touring car BMW M3 SCCA Flag of the United States.svg Phoenix International Raceway Unknown Qualifying Crashed into wall at turn 4 [190]
 Jean-Antoine Fiori (FRA) 2022-03-06 Rally car Peugeot 208 R2 France Cup France Rallye Régional Eccica-Suarella Rallye Régional d'Eccica Suaredda 2022 Race Lost control and slid into a ravine. [191]
 Jim Fitzgerald (USA) 1987-11-08 Sports car Nissan 300ZX Turbo Trans-Am Championship Flag of the United States.svg Streets of St. Petersburg, Florida Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Race Accident [192]
 Al Fleming (UK) 2014-04-11 Touring car Lotus Elan Flag of Germany.svg Hockenheimring Hockenheim Historic – Das Jim Clark Revival Qualifying Went out of control and flipped [193]
 Billy Foster (CAN) 1967-01-20 Stock car Dodge Charger NASCAR Grand National Series Flag of the United States.svg Riverside International Raceway Motor Trend 500 Practice Wheel drum broke and crashed into wall when his head struck the barrier [194]
 Eric Forrest-Greene  (ARG) 1954-01-25 Sports car Aston Martin DB3 1954 World Sportscar Championship season Flag of Argentina.svg Autódromo Municipal-Avenida Paz 1000 km Buenos Aires Race Crashed and rolled his car, landing upside in flames. Later died from his injuries [195]
 Roger Freeman (UK) 2003-07-12 Rally car Subaru WRX SCCA ProRally Championship Flag of the United States.svg Oregon Trail SCCA ProRally Oregon Trail Rally Race Crashed into a tree [196]
 Rodger Freeth (NZL) 1993-09-19 Rally car Subaru Legacy 1993 World Rally Championship season Flag of Australia.svg Third rally stage at Mundaring Rally Australia Race Crashed into pine plantation. He later died in hospital after his lungs were crushed when the mounting points of his harnesses where realigned due to the impact. [197]
 Piero Frescobaldi (ITA) 1964-07-25 Touring car Lancia Flavia Non-championship Flag of Belgium.svg Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hours of Spa Race Went off the road and rolled [198]
 Joe Fry (UK) 1950-07-29 Freikaiserwagen Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Blanford Circuit 1950 Blandford Hillclimb Practice Crashed off of road [199]
 Yukio Fukuzawa (JPN) 1969-02-12 Sports car Toyota 7 Flag of Japan.svg Fuji Speedway Testing Car went off-road and crashed into sign [200]
 Ross Fyfe (AUS) 1991-12-28 Stock car Holden Torana Tasmanian Super Sedan Championship Flag of Australia.svg Derwent Valley Speedway Race Bounced off of a wall, stuck the throttle and slammed head on into the inside wall [201]
 Ray Gaarsland (USA) 1962-08-19 Stock car Unknown Lake Region Racing Association Championship Flag of the United States.svg Weetown Outlaw Speedway Unknown Race His car flipped and his seat belt was ripped away from its moorings [202]
 Marcos Gaggino (ARG) 1984-05-09 Stock car Ford Falcon (Argentina) SP221 Campeonato Argentino de Turismo Carretera Flag of Argentina.svg 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 [203]
 Totò Gagliano (ITA) 2000-09-01 Rally car Honda Civic Non-championship Flag of Italy.svg Nicolosi-Etna 37° Corsa dell'Etna Hillclimb Crashed into a wall to avoid another car and died 34 days later [204]
 Mike Gagliardo (USA) 2001-05-20 Sports car Chevrolet Corvette Trans-Am Series Flag of Canada.svg Mosport International Raceway Trans-Am Series 125 Race Spun out, stalled and hit by another car [205]
 David Gaines (USA) 1990-05-16 Stock car Oldsmobile NASCAR Limited Sportsman Division Flag of the United States.svg 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 [206]
 John Gall (USA) 1975-08-08 Midget Unknown USAC National Midget Series Flag of the United States.svg Indianapolis Speedrome Unknown Race Struck a concrete wall, flipped over it, and slammed into a light pole: caused by a stuck throttle [207]
 Frank Galvin (USA) 1916-12-03 Open wheel Premier Flag of the United States.svg Uniontown Speedway Universal Trophy Race Crashed into grandstand [208]
 Ian Gammon-Hardaway (UK) 1991-05-26 Rally car Citroën 2CV Citroën 2CV National Championship Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lydden Hill Race Seat collapsed after the car went off the road [209]
 Jerry Gannon (USA) 2002-06-01 Drag Racing Chevrolet Camaro Jet Funny Car Flag of the United States.svg Atlanta Dragway Race Hit two walls, flipped and caught fire [210]
 Dean Gardner (USA) 1946-10-03 Midget Ford Flag of the United States.svg Phoenix Speedway Race Crash [211]
 Johnny Garrett (USA) 1953-03-15 Sprint car WCRA Sprint Cars Flag of the United States.svg Clovis Speedway Race Hit car of George Amick, hit wall and flipped [212]
 Jo Gartner (AUT) 1986-06-01 Sports car Porsche 962C 1986 World Sportscar Championship season Flag of France.svg 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 [213]
 Ray Gastelu (USA) 2001-06-30 Stock car Flag of the United States.svg Wall Township Speedway Race Heart attack [214]
 Jean Gaupillat (FRA) 1934-07-22 Open wheel Bugatti T51 1934 Grand Prix season Flag of France.svg Dieppe 1934 Grand Prix de Dieppe Race Crashed into a tree [215]
 Chris Gehrke (USA) 1991-05-04 Stock car Oldsmobile ARCA RE/MAX Series Flag of the United States.svg Talladega Superspeedway Poulan Pro 500-K Race Flipped several times and was hit by another car [216]
 Ignazio Giunti (ITA) 1971-01-10 Sports car Ferrari 312PB 1971 World Sportscar Championship season Flag of Argentina.svg 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 [217]
 Fritz Glatz (AUT) 2002-07-14 Open wheel Arrows Footwork FA17 - Ford Euroboss Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Autodrom Most Race Hit curb, somersaulted and was destroyed [218]
 Ab Goedemans (NED) 1968-08-30 Sportscar Fiat-Abarth 1000SP Non-championship Flag of Germany.svg Nürburgring ADAC 500 km-Rennen Practice Left the road while overtaking another car and was thrown out [219]
 Bob Goldich (USA) 1957-03-23 Sports car Arnolt-Bristol Bolide 1957 World Sportscar Championship Flag of the United States.svg 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 [220]
 Joseph Göttgens (NLD) 1957-05-12 Sports car Triumph TR3 1957 World Sportscar Championship Flag of Italy.svg near Florence Mille Miglia Race He crashed his car near Florence and died of his injuries in a hospital [221]
 Mike Grbac (USA) 1978-11-29 Stock car AMC Gremlin Flag of the United States.svg Reading Fairgrounds Speedway Schmidt's 200 Race Hit by another car roof first [222]
 Jeff Green (USA) 2018-06-16 Open wheel Lola T300 Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada Flag of Canada.svg Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Race Made hard contact with wall outside turn 8 [223]
 Paul Greifzu (GER) 1952-05-10 Sports car Flag of Germany.svg Rennstrecke Dessau 3.Dessauer Wagen- und Motorradrennen Practice Engine failure resulting in crash and got thrown out
 Cliff Haas (USA) 1990-10-20 Stock car Unknown Unknown Flag of the United States.svg Lernerville Speedway 150-lap enduro race Race Skidded in a turn, was hit by another car and overturned [224]
 Harold Haberling (USA) 1961-06-30 Stock car 1955 Chevrolet 1961 NASCAR Championship Flag of the United States.svg Daytona International Speedway 1961 Daytona 500 Practice Crashed into wall and rolled [225]
 Jack Habermehl (USA) 1948-06-21 Midget Kurtis-Offenhauser Flag of the United States.svg Los Angeles Coliseum Race Crashed into a wall and flipped [226]
 Enrique Hachmeister (GTM) 1950-05-05 Touring car Lincoln Non-championship Flag of Mexico.svg Chihuahua (state) 1950 Carrera Panamericana Race Rolled while trying to pass another car and was launched through the window [227]
 Akira Hagiwara (JPN) 1986-04-07 Touring car Mercedes 190E Japanese Touring Car Championship Flag of Japan.svg Sportsland SUGO Test Crashed into a barrier and burst into flames [228]
 Peter Hall (AUS) 2013-10-27 Touring car Datsun 260Z Victorian State Circuit Racing Championship Flag of Australia.svg Phillip Island Unknown Race Crashed into a stalled Lamborghini Gallardo [229]
 Hugh Hamilton (GBR) 1934-08-26 Open wheel Maserati 8CM Championship Flag of Switzerland.svg Bremgarten 1934 Swiss Grand Prix Race Left wheel broke, overcorrected the turn, hit a tree, slid and hit another tree [230]
 Shane Hammond (USA) 2008-04-06 Midget NorthEastern Midget Championship Flag of the United States.svg Thompson International Speedway Icebreaker 2008 Race Throttle stuck, tangled with another car and hit a loose banner billboard [231]
 Gregg Hansford (AUS) 1995-03-05 Touring car Ford Mondeo Championship Flag of Australia.svg Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit 1995 Australian Super Touring Championship Race Lost control exiting turn 1 on second lap of the race, hit earth and tyre wall then bounced back out into the path of the car driven by Mark Adderton [232]
 Walt Hansgen (USA) 1966-04-02 Sportscar Ford GT Mk II A 1966 World Sportscar Championship season Flag of France.svg Circuit de la Sarthe 24 Heures de Mans - Essais Prelimiaires Test Crashed into a barrier that was placed in an escape road [233]
 Dickie Harrell (USA) 1971-09-12 Drag Racing Chevrolet Vega AHRA top fuel Flag of Canada.svg Golden Horseshoe Dragway Race Crashed into a light pole after the chutes did not open [234]
 László Hartmann (HUN) 1938-05-15 Open wheel Maserati 4CM Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Mellaha XII Gran Premio de Tripoli Race Overturned after the car of Giuseppe Farina clipped his left wheel [235]
 Friday Hassler (USA) 1972-02-17 Stock car Chevrolet 1972 NASCAR Grand National Series Flag of the United States.svg Daytona International Speedway 1972 Daytona 500 Qualifying Spun in a pile-up and was hit head-on by another car [236]
 Kouichi Hatakeyama (JPN) 1969-01-26 Flag of Japan.svg Fuji Speedway 100 km of Fuji Race [237]
 Paul Hawkins (AUS) 1969-05-26 Sportscar Lola T70 Mk3B British Sportscar Championship Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Oulton Park Tourist Trophy Race Lost control, went up an embankment, hit a tree and caught fire [238]
 Bert Hawthorne (IRE) 1972-04-14 Open wheel Leda-Tui AM29 1972 European Formula Two season Flag of Germany.svg Hockenheimring VI Deutschland Trophäe, Jim Clark Gedächtnisrennen Practice Hit by another car and pushed into a guardrail, where he caught on fire [239]
 John Heath (GBR) 1955-04-29 Sports car HWM-Jaguar 1956 World Sportscar Championship Flag of Italy.svg 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 [240]
 Kara Hendrick (USA) 1991-10-05 Midget USAC Western States Midget Flag of the United States.svg 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 [241]
 Ralph Hepburn (USA) 1948-05-16 Open wheel Kurtis 200 Novi American Automobile Association National Championship Flag of the United States.svg Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Practice Went into the grass, overcorrected and hit the wall at a 45-degree angle [242]
 Louis Héry (FRA) 1956-07-29 Sports car Monopole-Panhard X86 Non-championship race Flag of France.svg 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 [243]
 Jim Hickman (USA) 1982-07-31 Open wheel March-Cosworth 1982 Championship Auto Racing Teams Flag of the United States.svg Milwaukee Mile Tony Bettenhausen 200 Practice Crash [244]
 Greg Hodnett (USA) 2018-09-20 Sprint Car Maxim World of Outlaws Flag of the United States.svg BAPS Speedway BAPS 410 Winged Sprint Car Series Race Lost control due to mechanical failure in steering and hit a pit entrance wall. [245]
 Bill Hollowell (GBR) 1925-08-09 Open wheel 350cc AJS Flag of Belgium.svg Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 1925 Belgian Grand Prix Race Crash
 Ted Horn (USA) 1948-10-10 Open wheel Horn-Offenhauser American Automobile Association National Championship Flag of the United States.svg DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Duquoin 100 Mile Race Race Equipment failure [246]
 Bill Horstmeyer (USA) 1964-08-22 Open wheel Kuzma-Offenhauser United States Auto Club Flag of the United States.svg Illinois State Fairgrounds Racetrack Tony Bettenhausen Memorial 100 Race Made contact with the outside wall, flipped violently and caught fire [247]
 Markus Höttinger (FRG) 1980-04-13 Open wheel Maurer MM80 1980 European Formula Two season Flag of Germany.svg Hockenheimring Jim Clark Rennen Race Debris [248]
 Jerry Hoyt (USA) 1955-07-10 Open wheel Offenhauser American Automobile Association Sprint Car Championship Flag of the United States.svg Oklahoma City State Fairgrounds Race Crash [249]
 Anthoine Hubert (FRA) 2019-08-31 Open wheel Dallara F2 2018 2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship Flag of Belgium.svg Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 2019 Spa-Francorchamps FIA Formula 2 round Race After crashing into a barrier, hit broadside at high speed by Juan Manuel Correa who could not have avoided the collision [250]
 Jim Hughes (USA) 1960-03-26 GT Lotus Elite FIA GT Cup Flag of the United States.svg 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. [251]
 Denny Hulme (NZL) 1992-10-04 Touring car BMW M3 Australian Touring Cars Flag of Australia.svg Mount Panorama Tooheys 1000 Race Heart attack caused loss of control on Conrod Straight [252]
 Xavier Hutin (SUI) 1988-10-09 Rally car Renault 5 Swiss Rally Championship Flag of Switzerland.svg Rallye de Court Rallye de Court Race Crashed into a tree [253]
 Ralph Iacovetta (USA) 1948-07-08 Roadster Flag of the United States.svg Englewood Speedway Race Rolled after locking wheels with another car [254]
 Gus Ianacone (USA) 1934-08-05 Garden State Racing Association Flag of the United States.svg Woodbridge Speedway Five-mile qualifying race Race Skidded, spun, hit a guard rail, was hit by another car, was thrown out and run over [255]
 Paco Ibarra (MEX) 1958-03-16 Sports car Jaguar C-Type Flag of Mexico.svg Orizaba (public roads) Test Hit a stone and rolled after trying to pass a truck [256]
 Iván Iglesias (BRA) 1973-10-21 Touring car Chevrolet Opala 4 Rio Grande do Sul State Division 3 Championship Flag of Brazil.svg 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. [257]
 Silvio Ilari (ARG) 1923-03-30 Stock car Flag of Argentina.svg Rosario-Santa Fe-Rosario (public roads) Test Crash [258]
 Anthony Imbimbo (USA) 1948-07-02 Midget American Racing Drivers Club Midget Championship Flag of the United States.svg Hinchliffe Stadium Consolation race Race Spun trying to avoid a crash, hit a car and flipped [259]
 Vladimiro Immigrati (ITA) 1997-09-20 Rally car Fiat Cinquecento Sporting Campionato Italiano Rally 2 Litri Flag of Italy.svg 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 [260]
 Bill Infantino (USA) 1958-08-24 Sports car Ferrari Flag of the United States.svg Holland Hill Climb Holland Hill Climb Practice Lost control, hit concrete posts, car flipped and driver was thrown out [261]
 Leo Ingebrigtsen (NOR) 1974-06-21 Sprint car Flag of the United States.svg Rocky Mountain Raceway Copper Cup Race Crashed into walls and fuel tank ruptured [262]
 Bill Ingram (USA) 1940-08-14 Midget car United Midget Racing Association Flag of the United States.svg Balboa Stadium Race Crash [263]
 Freddie Inscore (USA) 1946-01-28 Roadster Flag of the United States.svg Sportsman Park Race Rolled the car [264]
 Harris Insinger (USA) 1935-09-08 Gilmore Red Lion/Garnant Special Flag of the United States.svg Oakland Speedway Feature race Race Locked wheels with another car and somersaulted several times [265]
 Ralph Ireland (USA) 1911-08-21 Touring car Staver-Chicago AAA National Championship Flag of the United States.svg Elgin Road Course Elgin National Trophy Practice Tire deflated, car veered into a ditch, rear wheel collapsed and the car rolled, crushing him [266]
 Hengkie Iriawan (INA) 1972-04-23 Open wheel Flag of Malaysia.svg Ipoh Temporary Circuit 3rd BP Kart Prix Race Crash [267]
 Kenny Irwin, Jr. (USA) 2000-07-07 Stock car Chevrolet Monte Carlo Winston Cup Series Flag of the United States.svg New Hampshire International Speedway thatlook.com 300 Practice Stuck throttle caused him to crash into the wall [268]
 Sonny Irwin (USA) 1992-06-11 Sprint car Flag of the United States.svg Manzanita Speedway Race Slid into a wall [269]
 Bobby Isaac (USA) 1977-08-13 Stock car Chevrolet Nova NASCAR Late Model Sportsman Flag of the United States.svg Hickory Motor Speedway 1977 late model sportsman race Post race Heat exhaustion [270]
 Masazi Iso (JPN) 1982-03-06 Open wheel Formula Three Flag of Japan.svg Suzuka Circuit Practice Hit while walking away from crash [271]
 Derek Israel (USA) 1997-09-14 Touring car Datsun 510 Sports Car Club of America Pacific Coast Championship Flag of the United States.svg Sears Point GT-4 race Race Struck by debris from another car [272]
 Buddy Iuliano (USA) 1968-10-05 Drag Racing Chevrolet National Hot Rod Association Flag of the United States.svg Coastal Plains Raceway Race Car overturned and he was ejected [273]
 Lewis Jackson (USA) 1916-11-18 Open wheel Marmon American Automobile Association National Championship Flag of the United States.svg Santa Monica 1916 American Grand Prize Race Went off the track, hit several palm trees and a lemonade stand [274]
 Bruce Jacobi (USA) 1983-02-17 Stock car Chevrolet Winston Cup Series Flag of the United States.svg Daytona International Speedway UNO twin 125 qualifiers Qualifying Lost control, flipped and the roll cage failed; Jacobi died almost four years after the crash [275]
 Alexandre Jacopini (FRA) 2002-05-31 Rally car Peugeot 206 XS Sport 2002 World Rally Championship season Flag of France.svg Rallye Alsace-Vosges French Rally Championship Race Crashed heavily after losing control of the car [276]
 Patrick Jacquemart (FRA) 1981-07-09 Touring car Renault 5 Turbo International Motor Sports Association Flag of the United States.svg Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course IMSA private testing Testing Crashed into a sandbank [277]
 Seppo Jämsä (FIN) 1974-08-02 Rally car Mini (Mark I) 1974 World Rally Championship season Flag of Finland.svg 1000 Lakes Rally 1000 Lakes Rally Race Crashed head on into a railing bridge [278]
 Tony Jankowiak (USA) 1990-04-22 Stock car Pontiac Sunbird NASCAR Modified Flag of the United States.svg Stafford Motor Speedway Coors Spring Sizzler 200 Race Crashed into turn one wall [279]
 Charlie Jarzombek (USA) 1987-03-22 Stock car Chevrolet Cavalier NASCAR Modified Flag of the United States.svg Martinsville Speedway Miller 200 Race Stuck throttle caused the car to hit inner curb, spin, hit another car, and slam into wall [280]
 Harry Jastrow (USA) 1935-09-15 Midget Flag of the United States.svg Milwaukee Mile Race Car locked wheels with another car, flipped and crushed him [281]
 Charly Jellen (Austria-Hungary) 1934-05-07 Sports car Alfa Romeo 8C Flag of Germany.svg Ingolstadt autobahn Testing Went out of control and flipped [282]
 Frank Jenkinson (USA) 1930-07-27 Open wheel Frontenac-Ford Flag of the United States.svg Jungle Park Speedway Race Spindle broke on the right front axle and car went through a fence into the woods [283]
 Paul Jessen (Weimar Republic) 1925-06-20 Excelsior Flag of Germany.svg Nideggen III Eifelrundfahrt Race Left road, hit tree and was hit by another driver [284]
 Bill Johnson (USA) 1940-08-26 Studebaker Flag of the United States.svg Oakland Speedway Practice Went out of control, hit a guardrail and flipped four times [212]
 Blaine Johnson (USA) 1996-08-31 Drag racing NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series Flag of the United States.svg 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 [285]
 Jason Johnson (USA) 2018-06-23 Sprint Car Maxim World of Outlaws Flag of the United States.svg Beaver Dam Raceway 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Race Lost control while racing for lead with Daryn Pittman, flipped out of the track and hit an advertising billboard. [286]
 Niokoa Johnson (USA) 2014-03-23 Mini stock car Flag of the United States.svg Bubba Raceway Park Time trial Crash [287]
 Slick Johnson (USA) 1990-02-11 Stock car Pontiac ARCA Series Flag of the United States.svg Daytona International Speedway Daytona ARCA 200 Race Crashed and was hit by five other cars [288]
 Van Johnson (USA) 1959-07-19 Open wheel Kurtis - Offenhauser USAC national championship Flag of the United States.svg Williams Grove Speedway Indianapolis Sweepstakes Race Hit by the car of Joe Barzda and flipped [289]
 Hans-Peter Joisten (FRG) 1973-07-21 Touring car BMW 3.0 CSL European Touring Car Championship Flag of Belgium.svg 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 [290]
 Robert Kaarto (USA) 1966-07-08 Stock car Unknown Unknown Flag of the United States.svg Superior Speedway Unknown Race Hit by another car while getting out of his burning car [291]
 Akihiro Kabe (JPN) 1994-05-24 Rally car Ferrari F40 Unknown Flag of Australia.svg Stuart Highway Northern Territory Cannonball Run Race Lost control, hit two officials at a checkpoint, went onto the gravel and hit a parked Jeep [292]
 Scott Kalitta (USA) 2008-06-21 Drag racing Toyota Solara Funny Car NHRA Funny Car Flag of the United States.svg 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 [293]
 Ken Kalla (USA) 1983-04-30 Stock car Buick Regal ARCA Racing Series Flag of the United States.svg Talladega Superspeedway 1983 Permatex 500 Race Lost control and crashed into the infield guardrail [294]
 Hiroshi Kazato (JPN) 1974-06-02 Sports car Chevron B26 - BMW Fuji Grand Champion Series Flag of Japan.svg Fuji Speedway Fuji Grand Champion Series, 2nd round, 2nd race Race Crashed into the two leaders of the race and caught fire [295]
 Ray Keech (USA) 1929-06-15 Open wheel Miller "Simplex Piston Ring" Flag of the United States.svg 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 [296]
 Al Keller (USA) 1961-11-19 Open wheel Philipps - Offenhauser "Konstant Hot" Flag of the United States.svg 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 [297]
 Csaba Kesjár (HUN) 1988-06-24 Open wheel Dallara 388 German Formula Three Championship Flag of Germany.svg Norisring 200 Meilen von Nurnberg Practice Brakes failed, hit a guardrail, was thrown into the air and landed upside down [298]
 Johnny Key (USA) 1954-06-30 Midget Flag of the United States.svg 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 [299]
 Billy Kimmel (USA) 2007-09-02 Sprint car Flag of the United States.svg Williams Grove Speedway Race Flipped several times and was hit by another car [300]
 Harold Kite (USA) 1965-10-17 Stock car Plymouth Grand National Series Flag of the United States.svg Lowe's Motor Speedway 1965 National 400 Race Crashed into the wall while trying to avoid an accident [301]
 Ricky Knotts (USA) 1980-02-14 Stock car Oldsmobile 1980 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Flag of the United States.svg 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 [302]
 Helmuth Koinigg (AUT) 1974-10-06 Open wheel Surtees TS16/3 - Ford Formula 1 Flag of the United States.svg 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 [303]
 Dimitris Koliopanos (GRC) 2003-09-27 Rally car Toyota Yaris European Rally Championship Flag of Greece.svg ELPA Rally ELPA rally Race Crashed into phone pole and electrical transformer fell on car [304]
 Alexander Nikolaevich Konshin (RUS) 1912-09-22 Open wheel Opel Unknown Flag of Russia.svg Elenino-Klin-Elenino First Russian Automobile Club Moscow 100 km Race Explosion [305]
 Ingo Koschmieder (GER) 2014-07-05 Rally car Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII Unknown Flag of Germany.svg ADAC-Grabfeldrallye 21. Nationalen ADAC-Grabfeldrallye 2014 Rally Went off the road and into a ditch [306]
 Sandor Kovacs (USA) 2000-05-06 Rally car Toyota Celica All-Trac Sports Car Club of America Div ProRally Championship Flag of the United States.svg Sawmill Club Rally Sawmill Club Rally Rally stage Crash [307]
 Otakar Kramsky (CZE) 2015-04-25 Hillclimbing Reynard K15 European Hill Climb Championship Flag of Austria.svg Rechberg Grossen Bergpreis von Osterreich am Rechberg Training Crashed
 Ferdinand Křehlík (CZE) 2003-09-20 Rally car Renault Clio Non-championship Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Rallye Světlá Rallye Světlá Race Crashed into a tree [308]
 Jeff Krosnoff (USA) 1996-07-14 Open wheel Reynard 96l - Toyota 1996 IndyCar season Flag of Canada.svg Toronto Road Course 1996 Molson Indy Toronto Race Struck the back of another car and was launched into streetpole; also killed a marshal [309]
 Steve King (USA) 2006-08-09 Sprint car Flag of the United States.svg Knoxville Raceway Knoxville Nationals Race Crash [310]
 Krzysztof Krajewski (POL) 1971-07-24 Rally car Polski Fiat 125p Non-championship Flag of Poland.svg Rajd Festiwalowy 2. Rajd Festiwalowy Race Left the road and crashed [311]
 Stefano La Motta (ITA) 1951-04-01 Rally car Alfa Romeo 1900 Flag of Italy.svg Giro de Sicilia XI Giro Automobilistico de Sicilia Race Gearbox trouble caused the car to hit the wall of a house [312]
 Piero La Pera (ITA) 1981-10-02 Sports car Lola T298 Flag of Italy.svg 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 [313]
 Daniel Ray Laber (USA) 1988-09-19 Unknown Unknown Unknown Flag of the United States.svg Magic City Speedway Unknown Unknown Unknown [314]
 Bob Lace (USA) 1963-09-08 Drag Racing Flag of the United States.svg LaPlace Dragway Race Went off the track and rolled [315]
 Jim Ladd, Jr. (USA) 1964-11-15 Sports car Austin-Healey 3000 American Road Racing Championship Flag of the United States.svg 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 [316]
 Jean-Louis Lafosse (FRA) 1981-06-13 Sports Car Rondeau M379 C Ford Cosworth 1981 World Sportscar Championship season Flag of France.svg 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 [317]
 Hans Laine (FIN) 1970-05-30 Sports Car Porsche 908 1970 World Sportscar Championship season Flag of West Germany (1949–1990).png Nürburgring 1970 1000km of Nürburgring Qualifying Car had a blow over, crashed heavily against the pavement and rolled again; the car then caught fire [318]
 Roy Lake (USA) 1938-09-24 Sprint car American Automobile Association Sprint Car Championship Flag of the United States.svg Allentown Fairgrounds Race Crashed into a concrete wall [319]
 Eugene Lambert (USA) 1940-09-29 Stock car Flag of the United States.svg Winchester Speedway Crash [320]
 Percy E. Lambert (UK) 1913-10-31 Talbot 25 hp 4.5-liter Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Brooklands Land speed record Record attempt Rear tire disintegrated, went up an embankment, rolled and he was thrown out [321]
 Raymond Lambert (SUI) 1961-06-01 Touring car Ferrari 250GT Flag of France.svg Faucille Course de Côté de La Faucille Post race Lost control and rolled [322]
 Catullo Lami (ITA) 1939-08-13 Open wheel Maserati 6CM Flag of Italy.svg Pescara Circuit XV Coppa Tito Acerbo Race Went off the road and rolled [323]
 Evasio Lampiano (ITA) 1923-06-14 Sports car Fiat 804 Flag of France.svg Faucille Course de Côte de La Faucille Practice Crashed into a curbstone, went off the road, hit an embankment and overturned [324]
 Jean-Marie Landeau (FRA) 1976-06-01 Rally car Alpine Renault A110 1800 Flag of France.svg Ronde limousine Ronde limousine Race Crashed into a tree after going off the road [325]
 Ian Landies (USA) 2000-08-27 Drag Racing Chevrolet 2000 National Hot Rod Association Division 1 Flag of the United States.svg Cecil County Dragway Race Crossed the center line, slid down the guard wall and hit a telephone pole [326]
 Jerry Landon (USA) 1989-04-29 Open wheel Flag of the United States.svg Kalamazoo Speedway Race Crashed into another car, went airborne and hit the outside wall [327]
 Jerzy Landsberg (POL) 1979-04-21 Rally car Opel Kadett GT/E Polish Rally Championship Flag of Poland.svg Rajd Krakowski (1979 variant) IV Rajd Krakowski - Krokusy Rally stage Crashed when it left the road [328]
 Ron Laney (USA) 2002-01-30 Sprint car American Sprint Car Series Flag of the United States.svg East Bay Raceway Fourth King of The 360 Race Crashed into outside wall, flipped and was hit by another car [329]
 Sigi Lang (LIE) 1970-05-10 Sports car Porsche 907 Flag of West Germany (1949–1990).png Säckingen-Eggberg Säckingen-Eggberg Bergrennen Hillclimb Race Crashed into a tree [330]
 Xu Lang (CHN) 2008-06-16 Pick-up truck Zhengzhou Flag of Russia.svg Transorientale Trans-oriental Rally Marathon race Tow cable snapped and hit him in the face when he was helping another car [331]
 David Langheinrich (GER) 2006-04-29 Rally car Trabant 1.1 German Rally Series Flag of Germany.svg 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 [332]
 Jud Larson (USA) 1966-06-11 Sprint car Dunseth Sprinter USAC Sprint Division Flag of the United States.svg Reading Fairgrounds Speedway Race Crashed into another car, rolled and hit a fence [333]
 Massimo Larini (ITA) 1973-07-21 Touring car Alfa Romeo GTAm European Touring Car Championship Flag of Belgium.svg Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 1973 Spa 24 Hours Race Lost control, hit the barrier head on and rolled several times [334]
 Jean Larivière (FRA) 1951-06-23 Touring car Ferrari 212 Export C Non-championship Flag of France.svg Circuit de la Sarthe 1951 24 Hours of Le Mans Race Left the track, jumped an embankment and crashed into a barbed wire barricade [335]
 Arsenio Laurel (PHL) 1967-11-19 Touring car Lotus 41 Unknown Flag of Portugal.svg Guia Circuit XIV Grande Prêmio de Macau Race Lost control, crashed into the Mandarin bend and caught on fire [336]
 Ed Lawrence (USA) 1959-03-20 Sports car Maserati 300S 1959 World Sportscar Championship Flag of the United States.svg Sebring International Raceway 12-Hour Florida International Grand Prix of Endurance for the Amoco Trophy Practice [337]
 Glenn Leasher (USA) 1962-09-10 Infinity Flag of the United States.svg Bonneville Salt Flats Land speed record Record attempt Car exploded on the flats [338]
 Vern Leech (AUS) 1939-01-02 Open wheel MG P-type Flag of Australia.svg Lobethal 1939 Australian Grand Prix Race Crash [339]
 Jason Leffler (USA) 2013-06-12 Sprint car Tri-State RaceSaver Series 410 Sprint Car Championship Flag of the United States.svg Bridgeport Speedway Night of Wings 2013 Qualifying Front suspension failed, causing the car to hit a wall and flip several times [340]
 Marcel Lehoux (FRA) 1936-07-19 Open wheel ERA R3B Flag of France.svg Deauville Grand Prix de Deauville Race Crashed into the car of Giuseppe Farina, flipped and he was thrown out [341]
 Pierre Levegh (FRA) 1955-06-11 Sports car Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR World Sports Car Championship Flag of France.svg Le Mans 24 Hours of Le Mans Race Crash [342]
 Miroslav Levora (CZE) 2008-06-21 Rally car Škoda Fabia 2000 Czech Rally Championship Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Horácká Rally XIX Horácká Rally Rally stage Went off the road on a jump and hit a tree [343]
 Stuart Lewis-Evans (UK) 1958-10-19 Open wheel Vanwall VW57 1958 Formula One season Flag of Morocco.svg Ain-Diab Circuit 1958 Moroccan Grand Prix Race Engine seizure led to crash, caught fire on impact [344]
 Scott Liebler (USA) 1989-10-13 Open wheel Martini Mk.53-Volkswagen Formula Atlantic Flag of the United States.svg Road Atlanta SCCA National Championship Runoffs Race Crash [345]
 Dick Linder (USA) 1959-04-19 Open wheel Kurtis-Offenhauser United States Auto Club National Championship Flag of the United States.svg Trenton Speedway Trenton 100-Mile Race Race Crash [346]
 Butch Lindley (USA) 1985-04-13 Stock car Chevrolet Camaro All Pro Super Series Flag of the United States.svg DeSoto Speedway Keene Brothers Trucking 125 Race Crash [347]
 Peter Lindner (GER) 1964-10-11 Sports car Jaguar E-Type Lightweight 1964 World Sportscar Championship season Flag of France.svg 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 [348]
 John Lingenfelter (USA) 2002-10-27 Drag Racing Chevrolet Cavalier NHRA sports compact Flag of the United States.svg Pomona Mazda NHRA Sport Compact World Finals Race Crash [349]
 Kevin Lloyd (GBR) 2004-05-29 Rally car Renault Clio Renault Clio Cup Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Thruxton Circuit Renault Clio Cup, 9th Round Race Left the road and crashed into a tire wall [350]
 George Christian von Lobkowicz (CZE) 1932-05-22 Open wheel Bugatti T54 Non-championship Flag of Germany (3-2 aspect ratio).svg AVUS Internationales AVUS Rennen Race Car swerved, crossed the straight, cut through three trees and hit a railway wall [351]
 Frank Lockhart (USA) 1928-04-25 Land Speed Stutz Blackhawk Special Flag of the United States.svg Daytona Beach Record attempt Car cut tire, lost control, rolled multiple times and was ejected. [352]
 Mark Lovell (UK) 2003-07-12 Rally car Subaru WRX Sports Car Club of America ProRally Championship Flag of the United States.svg Oregon Trail SCCA ProRally Oregon Trail SCCA ProRally Rally stage Crash [353]
 Jean Lucienbonnet(FRA) 1962-08-19 Open wheel Lotus 22 Italian Formula Junior Championship Flag of Italy.svg Pergusa XI Gran Premio Pergusa Race Crash [354]
 Tiny Lund (USA) 1975-08-17 Stock car Dodge 1975 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Flag of the United States.svg Talladega Superspeedway 1975 Talladega 500 Race Crash [355]
 Stuart Lyndon (NZL) 1985-06-02 Stock car Ford Thunderbird Automobile Racing Club of America Flag of the United States.svg Atlanta International Raceway Race Crash [356]
 David Ma (HK) 1971-11-19 Open Wheel Lotus 47 Non-championship Flag of China.svg Guia Circuit Guia Race of Macau Qualifying Crashed into a street lamp after losing control [357]
 Dave MacDonald (USA) 1964-05-30 Open wheel Thompson 63-Ford 1964 USAC Championship Car season Flag of the United States.svg 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 [358]
 Herbert MacKay-Fraser (USA) 1957-07-14 Sports car Lotus Eleven Formula Two Non-Championship Flag of France.svg Reims-Gueux Coupe Internationale de Vitesse Race Went off the road, rolled and he was thrown out [359]
 Doc Mackenzie (USA) 1936-08-23 Sports car Crager American Automobile Association Flag of the United States.svg Milwaukee Mile 25 mile feature event Race Two wheels went into the dirt, causing the car to flip and land on the safety bank [360]
 Duncan Mackenzie (NZL) 1961-04-15 Sports car Cooper T43 Formula Two Flag of New Zealand.svg Levin Circuit 1961 April Levin Meeting Race Two wheels went into the dirt, causing the car to flip and land on the safety bank [361]
 Don MacTavish (USA) 1969-02-22 Stock car Mercury Comet NASCAR Sportsman Division Flag of the United States.svg 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 [362]
 Marco Magaña (MEX) 1993-05-30 Open wheel 1993 Mexican Formula Three season Flag of Mexico.svg 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 [363]
 Jorge Magnasco (ARG) 1958-01-26 Sports car Maserati 300S 1958 World Sportscar Championship Flag of Argentina.svg Autódromo Municipal-Avenida Paz 1958 1000 km Buenos Aires Race Car overturned following an accident [364]
 Richard Mainwaring (GBR) 1955-09-18 Sports car Elva-Climax Mk.1 1955 World Sportscar Championship Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dundrod Circuit RAC Tourist Trophy Race lose control of his car and crash off the track [240]
 Jim Malloy (USA) 1972-05-14 Open wheel Eagle-Offenhauser United States Auto Club National Championship Flag of the United States.svg Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Practice Lost control and crashed into the wall at 186 mph [365]
 Andrea Mamé (ITA) 2013-06-30 Sports car Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 2013 Lamborghini Super Trofeo Season Flag of France.svg Paul Ricard Circuit Blancpain Race Weekends au Circuit Paul Ricard Race Crashed into a wall near the pit lane [366]
 Jovy Marcelo (PHI) 1992-05-15 Open wheel Lola T91/00-Cosworth 1992 IndyCar season Flag of the United States.svg Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis 500 Practice Crashed into a wall backwards and hit his head on the cockpit [367]
 Victorio Marchesich (ARG) 1950-02-25 Touring car Ford V8 1950 Turismo Carretera season Flag of Argentina.svg Casilda II Vuelta de Santa Fe Race Overturn [368]
 Pierre Maréchal (UK) 1949-06-26 Sports car Aston Martin DB2 Flag of France.svg Circuit de la Sarthe 1949 24 Hours of Le Mans Race Lost control of the car, hit an embankment and flipped [369]
 Onofre Marimón (ARG) 1954-07-31 Open wheel Maserati 250F 1954 Formula One season Flag of Germany.svg Nürburgring 1954 German Grand Prix Practice Careened down a hill [370]
 Matthew Marker (USA) 2011-04-30 Rally car Subaru Impreza WRX Rally America Flag of the United States.svg Olympus Rally Olympus Rally Rally special stage 6 Went off the road and hit a tree [371]
 Bobby Marshman (USA) 1964-11-27 Open wheel Lotus-Ford USAC Championship Flag of the United States.svg Phoenix International Raceway Testing Suddenly turned into the wall and crashed head on [372]
 Eric Martin (USA) 2002-10-09 Stock car Chevrolet ARCA Re/Max Series Flag of the United States.svg Lowe's Motor Speedway EasyCare Vehicle Service Contracts 100 Practice Hit by the car of Deborah Renshaw on the driver's side [373]
 Emilio Materassi (Kingdom of Italy) 1928-09-09 Sports car Talbot 700 Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg 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 [374]
 Takashi Matsunaga (JPN) 1969-08-10 Sports car Honda R1300 Flag of Japan.svg Suzuka Circuit 12 Hours of Suzuka Race Crashed into a guardrail and burst into flames [375]
 Timmy Mayer (USA) 1964-02-28 Open wheel Cooper T70-Climax 1964 Tasman Cup Flag of Australia.svg Longford Circuit South Pacific Trophy Qualifying Lost control of the car, landed crooked, launched into a group of trees and was thrown out [376]
 Jim Mayers () 1955-09-18 Sports car Cooper-Climax T39 1955 World Sportscar Championship Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 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 [240]
 Rex Mays (USA) 1949-11-06 Open wheel Kurtis 2000 - Offenhauser American Automobile Association National Championship Flag of the United States.svg Del Mar Del Mar 100-Mile Race Race Hit a rut, flipped, was thrown out and run over [377]
 Stewart McColl (AUS) 2003-08-09 Touring car Volkswagen Golf 2003 Australian GT Performance Car Championship Flag of Australia.svg Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Australian GT Performance Championship, sixth round Practice Crashed head on into a wall at turn 4 after an apparent brake failure [378]
 J. D. McDuffie (USA) 1991-08-11 Stock car Pontiac 1991 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Flag of the United States.svg 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 [379]
 Jack McGrath (USA) 1955-11-06 Open wheel Kurtis 4000-Offenhauser American Automobile Association National Championship Flag of the United States.svg Arizona State Fairgrounds Bobby Ball Memorial Race Race Axle broke and car flipped [380]
 Bruce McLaren (NZL) 1970-06-02 Sports car McLaren M8D-Chevrolet Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Goodwood Circuit Testing The rear part of the bodywork failed, the car went onto the grass and crashed into a marshal's post [381]
 Bob McLean (CAN) 1966-03-26 Sports car Ford GT40 1966 World Sportscar Championship season Flag of the United States.svg Sebring International Raceway 12 Hours of Sebring Race Lost a wheel in a hairpin, rolled several times, crashed into a telephone pole and exploded [382]
 Eric Medlen (USA) 2007-03-19 Drag Racing Ford Mustang Funny car NHRA POWERade Series Flag of the United States.svg 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 [383]
 Russell Mendez (USA) 1975-03-16 Rocket dragster Flag of the United States.svg Gainesville Raceway Gatornationals Exhibition run Crashed into guardrail and was thrown from the car after the chute was deployed without having time to inflate [384]
 Otto Merz (GER) 1933-05-18 Sports car Mercedes-Benz SSKL Flag of Germany (1933–1935).svg AVUS 1933 Avusrennen Practice Car aquaplaned, crashed against a cement milestone, rolled and he was thrown out [385]
 Fausto Meyrat (SWI) 1959-06-07 Sports car Auto Union RS1080 1959 World Sportscar Championship Flag of Germany.svg 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 [386]
 Danny Milburn (USA) 1991-02-03 USAC Silver Crown Flag of the United States.svg Phoenix International Raceway Copper World Classic Race Locked wheels with another driver and hit the wall at a flat angle, shattering the right side [387]
 Ken Miles (GBR) 1966-08-17 Sports car Ford GT J International Championship for Makes Flag of the United States.svg Riverside International Raceway Testing Car went out of control, spun into the infield and went over an embankment, where he was thrown out [388]
 Chet Miller (USA) 1953-05-15 Open Wheel Kurtis FD-Novi American Automobile Association National Championship Flag of the United States.svg Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Practice Car went into the dirt, Miller overcorrected and slammed into the wall [389]
 Kenny Minter (USA) 1995-10-29 Modified Flag of the United States.svg Caraway Speedway Southern Modified Feature Race Crashed into a wall [390]
 Takeshi Mitsuno (JPN) 1965-10-10 Sports car Kansai Sports Car Club Flag of Japan.svg Suzuka Circuit [391]
 Gerhard Mitter (GER) 1969-08-30 BMW-Dornier 269 1969 Formula Two Flag of Germany.svg Nürburgring 1969 Großer Preis von Deutschland Practice Front suspension failure caused a wheel to fall off, which caused a crash [392]
 Laurenţiu Moldovan (ROM) 2008-07-06 Rally car Renault Clio Campionatului Naţional de Viteză în Coastă Flag of Romania.svg Reşiţa Rally Campionatului Naţional de Viteză în Coastă de la Reşiţa Race Crashed into a tree [393]
 Guy Moll (ALG) 1934-08-15 Open wheel Alfa Romeo Tipo B 2900 Formula Libre Flag of Italy.svg 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 [394]
 Greg Moore (CAN) 1999-10-31 Open wheel Reynard 99-Mercedes 1999 CART season Flag of the United States.svg California Speedway 1999 Marlboro 500 Race Jumped loose coming off of turn two, became inverted, and crashed top first into concrete barrier [395]
 Tyler Morr (USA) 2012-05-19 Mini stock car Auburndale Kid's Club Flag of the United States.svg Auburndale Speedway Race Crash [396]
 Roberto Mouras (ARG) 1992-11-22 Stock car Chevrolet Argentinean Turismo Carretera Championship Flag of Argentina.svg Lobos 3a Vuelta de Lobos - Premio Policia de la Provincia de Buenos Aires Race Crash [397]
 Paul Mulcahy (IRL) 2013-06-30 Rally car Toyota Starlet Dunlop National Rally Championship Flag of Ireland.svg Carrick-on-Suir Ravens Rock Stages Rally Carrick-on-Suir Ravens Rock Stages Rally 2013 Rally stage Crash [398]
 Herbert Müller (SUI) 1981-05-24 Sports car Porsche 908/03-81 Turbo 1981 World Sportscar Championship Flag of Germany.svg Nürburgring 1000 km von Nürburgring Race Crash [399]
 John Mulligan (USA) 1969-09-01 Drag Racing Chrysler NHRA top fuel Flag of the United States.svg Indianapolis Raceway Park NHRA U.S. Nationals Race Crash [400]
 Eiki Muramatsu (JPN) 1990-03-23 Mooncraft MC041B-Mugen All-Japan Formula 3000 Championship Flag of Japan.svg Fuji Speedway Testing Crash [401]
 Doc Murphy (USA) 1956-04-14 Sports car Jaguar XK120 SCCA Flag of the United States.svg Marlboro Motor Raceway Racing school Left the road and rolled onto roof [402]
 Jimmy Murphy (USA) 1924-09-15 Open wheel Miller American Automobile Association National Championship Flag of the United States.svg New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse 150-Mile Race Race Crash [403]
 Luigi Musso (ITA) 1958-07-06 Open wheel Ferrari Dino 246 1958 Formula One season Flag of France.svg Reims 1958 French Grand Prix Race Tire deflation [404]
 Bobby Myers (USA) 1957-09-02 Stock car Oldsmobile NASCAR Grand National Series Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Darlington Raceway 1957 Southern 500 Race Crashed into a stalled car and rolled [405]
 Lyle Nabbefeldt (USA) 1973-05-26 Stock car Chevrolet Corvette Flag of the United States.svg Wisconsin Dells Motor Speedway Qualifying Stuck throttle caused the car to crash into the wall [406]
 Kenichi Nagai (JPN) 1966-05-03 Touring car Flag of Japan.svg Fuji Speedway Gust of wind picked up the car and was thrown over the barriers [407]
 Michał Nahorski (POL) 1959-07-22 Rally car Triumph TR3A European Rally Championship Flag of Poland.svg Adriatic Rally Race Went off the road, went down a ravine, hit a tree roof first and caught fire [408]
 Osamu Nakajima (JPN) 2012-10-21 Sports car Nissan Fairlady Z33 Super Taikyu Series Flag of Japan.svg Suzuka Circuit Super Taikyu Suzuka Race Crashed into a barrier on the first turn [409]
 Masaharu Nakano (JPN) 1973-11-23 Sports car Chevron B23 Grand Champion Series Flag of Japan.svg Fuji Speedway Fuji Victory 200 Kilometers Race Spun out, crossed the track, was hit by other cars and the car exploded [410]
 Théodore Namont (FRA) 1930-05-25 Hillclimbing Flag of France.svg Course de Côte à Fontainebleau Hillclimb Went off the road and somersaulted [411]
 Bill Nansen (USA) 1970-08-13 Drag Racing Flag of the United States.svg Island Dragway Qualifying Crashed into a ramp, flipped and hit a wall [412]
 Walter Narr (GER) 1969-05-17 Flag of Germany.svg Harz Harz-Bergpreis Practice Crashed [413]
 Mike Nazaruk (USA) 1955-05-01 Sprint car Nyquist-Offenhauser Flag of the United States.svg 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 [414]
 Biagio Nazzaro (Kingdom of Italy) 1922-07-15 Fiat 804 Flag of France.svg Strasbourg XVI Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France Race Threw a rear wheel, hit a tree and rolled several times [415]
 David Ndahura (UGA) 1970-03-28 Rally car Peugeot 404 International Championship for Manufacturers Flag of Kenya.svg Safari Rally 18th East African Safari Rally Race Drowning [416]
 Carrie Neal (USA) 1997-07-25 Drag Racing NHRA National Championship Drag Races Flag of the United States.svg Sears Point NHRA Autolite Nationals Warm-up Throttle stuck [417]
 Harry Neale (AUS) 1959-02-06 Midget Flag of Australia.svg Claremont Speedway Race Crashed into another car, rolled several times, belt broke and was thrown out [418]
 Bill Neapolitan (USA) 1932-08-28 Flag of the United States.svg Woodbridge Speedway Race Crash [419]
 Gérard Nectoute (FRA) 1982-05-01 March 742 Flag of France.svg Cagnotte Course de Côte de Cagnotte Race Skidded, went off the road and crashed [420]
 Darren Needham (GBR) 2004-08-08 Touring car Mini Cooper S John Cooper Challenge Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Silverstone Race Crashed into another car and into a barrier [421]
 George Neely (USA) 1959-10-10 Stock car Flag of the United States.svg 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 [422]
 Bruno Nefe (GER) 1978-09-15 Touring car Trabant 601 East Germany Touring Car Championship Flag of Germany.svg Frohburger-Dreieck DDR Tourenwagen Meisterschaft Race Crashed and somersaulted [423]
 John Negley (USA) 1953-10-24 Sports car Allard-Chrysler Sports Car Club of America National Flag of the United States.svg Turner Air Force Base Strategic Air Power Trophy Race Practice Car rolled over [424]
 Jean-Louis Negro (FRA) 1981-09-13 Flag of France.svg Gourdon Caussols Course de Côte de Gourdon Caussols Hillclimb Struck by another car while in the parking lot [425]
 Gary Neice (USA) 1991-05-04 Stock car Oldsmobile 1991 NASCAR Busch Series Flag of the United States.svg South Boston Speedway 1991 Carquest 300 Race Heart attack [426]
 Edmont Nelson (USA) 1957-05-12 Sports car Ferrari 335S 1957 World Sports Car Championship Flag of Italy.svg 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 [157]
 Norman Nelson (USA) 1963-08-31 Flag of the United States.svg Hartford Speedway Park Race Rolled over [427]
 John Nemechek (USA) 1997-03-16 Truck Chevrolet Craftsman Truck Series Flag of the United States.svg Homestead-Miami Speedway Race Lost control and crashed into the wall on the driver's door [428]
 Kenny Nemire (USA) 1957-07-06 Stock car Ford convertible ARCA Racing Series Flag of the United States.svg Toledo Raceway Park Race Crashed into retaining wall, slid, rolled and was ejected [429]
 Nikolai Nenov (BUL) 1993-05-08 Rally car Nissan Sunny GTI-R European Rally Championship Flag of Bulgaria.svg Rally Zlatni Piassatzi 24th International Rally Zlatni Piassatzi Race Crashed into a rock after going off a road and down an embankment [430]
 Guy Nève (BEL) 1992-06-28 Sportscar Porsche 911 Carrera Belgian Procar Flag of Belgium.svg Chimay Street Circuit Race Clipped another car, slid, rolled several times and caught fire [431]
 Roger Newell (USA) 1987-05-23 California Racing Association - sprint car Flag of the United States.svg Ascot Park Salute to the Indy 500 Race Slid and crashed into a wall [432]
 Eddie Nicholson (USA) 1946-06-09 International Motor Contest Association Flag of the United States.svg Milwaukee Mile Barney Oldfield Race Race Crashed through a fence and overturned [433]
 Gilfert Nielson (USA) 1969-04-09 Drag Racing Flag of the United States.svg Orange County International Raceway Race Thrown out of the car [434]
 Joop van Nieuwenhuijzen (NED) 1960-01-18 Rally car Alfa Romeo Giulietta TI European Rally Championship for Drivers Flag of Monaco.svg Rallye de Monte-Carlo 29ème Rallye de Monte-Carlo Race Crashed into a truck [435]
 Mark Niver (USA) 2010-07-11 Drag Racing National Hot Rod Association Flag of the United States.svg Seattle International Raceway Northwest Nationals Post race Crashed into nets after parachutes were ripped off car and [436]
 Hob Noel (USA) 1964-10-11 Stock car Flag of the United States.svg Eldora Speedway Race Hit wall, bounced back onto the track, ran over a competitor's wheel and flipped over the track wall [437]
 Art Noll (USA) 1932-07-10 Flag of the United States.svg Ho-Ho-Kus Speedway Practice [438]
 Eric Nord (USA) 1980-04-27 Kart Flag of the United States.svg Talladega Super Speedway Crash [439]
 Frank Norris (USA) 1922-09-16 Sports car Flag of the United States.svg Arlington Park Race Crashed through a fence [440]
 Marcelo Núñez (MEX) 2004-08-01 Stock car Pontiac Grand Prix Desafío Corona Flag of Mexico.svg 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 [441]
 Jack Nunnally (USA) 1926-01-15 Flag of the United States.svg Arizona State Fairgrounds Practice Crashed through a fence and overturned [442]
 Hank Nykaza (USA) 1957-08-24 Midget car United States Auto Club National Midget Championship Flag of the United States.svg Milwaukee Mile Race Rear wheels locked up, car skidded, jack-knifed, seat belt snapped and was thrown out [443]
 Pat O'Connor (USA) 1958-05-30 Open wheel Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 1958 USAC Championship Car season Flag of the United States.svg Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1958 Indianapolis 500 Race Hit the car of Jimmy Reece, flipped, skidded, hit a wall and caught fire [444]
 Eddie O'Donnell (USA) 1920-11-25 Open wheel Duesenberg American Automobile Association National Championship Flag of the United States.svg Beverly Hills Speedway Beverly Hills 200-Mile Race Race Crashed into the car of Gaston Chevrolet [445]
 Kieth O'dor (GBR) 1995-09-10 Touring car Nissan Primera Super Tourenwagen Cup Flag of Germany.svg 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 [446]
 Hitoshi Ogawa (JPN) 1992-05-24 Open wheel Mugen Honda Japanese F3000 Flag of Japan.svg Suzuka Circuit Million Card Cup Race round two Race Crashed into the car of Andrew Gilbert-Scott, flew into the gravel trap and hit a pole supporting a fence [447]
 Ken O'Neill (USA) 1965-08-07 Sportscar Merlyn-Climax Sports Car Club of America Flag of the United States.svg Candlestick Park Third annual Candlestick Park Road Races Qualifying Flipped over a guard rail [448]
 Charles Ogle (USA) 1985-12-15 Stock car Pontiac Sunbird Flag of the United States.svg Daytona International Speedway Testing Car flipped over [449]
 Rance Olds (USA) 1923-06-23 Open wheel Curtiss Flag of the United States.svg Roby Speedway Qualifying Crash [450]
 Greg Olhava (USA) 2000-10-14 Drag Racing National Hot Rod Association Flag of the United States.svg Indianapolis Raceway Park Pre-race Car suddenly accelerated, crashed and rolled over [451]
 Gigi Olivari (ITA) 1957-04-14 Sports car Maserati A6 Flag of Italy.svg Giro di Sicilia XVII Giro Automobilistico di Sicilia Race Skidded, crashed into a concrete wall and burst into flames [452]
 Senkichi Omura (JPN) 1974-04-07 Open wheel F2000 Brabham Flag of Japan.svg Suzuka Circuit Testing Crashed into a guard rail [453]
 Vladislav Ondřejík (CZE) 1977-07-10 Touring car Škoda 130RS East Germany Touring Car Championship Flag of Germany.svg Sachsenring Sachsenring Rennen Race Crashed into two other cars and into a concrete pole [454]
 Henri Oreiller (FRA) 1962-10-21 Sports car Ferrari 250 GTO World Sportscar Championship Flag of France.svg Autodrome de Montlhéry 1000 km de Paris Race Crash [455]
 Jim O'Rourke (USA) 1970-06-12 Stock car Modified super stock car Flag of the United States.svg Sportsman Park Qualifying Fire [456]
 Rodney Orr (USA) 1994-02-14 Stock car Ford Thunderbird Winston Cup Series Flag of the United States.svg Daytona International Speedway 1994 Daytona 500 Practice Crash [457]
 Pete O'Shea (IRL) 2011-08-13 Open wheel Swift Cooper SC-10 Ford Formula Ford Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Castle Combe Circuit Castle Combe August Cup Qualifying Heart attack [458]
 Skip Pabis (USA) 2005-05-23 Modified Unknown International Motor Contest Association Flag of the United States.svg Afton Speedway Unknown Race Rolled over [459]
 Jim Packard (USA) 1960-10-01 Midget Unknown United States Auto Club National Midget Championship Flag of the United States.svg Fairfield Unknown Qualifying Steering broke, car flipped over a wall and hit a tree [460]
 Don Padia (USA) 1951-09-16 Midget Unknown Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association Flag of the United States.svg Englewood Speedway Unknown Race Locked wheels with another driver and flipped into a parking lot [461]
 Jim Pagel (USA) 1997-05-01 Stock car Unknown Unknown Flag of the United States.svg Wisconsin International Raceway US96/Goldstar Racing Supply Fox River Racing Club event Qualifying Spun out and hit a wall [462]
 Giancarlo Pagliuca (ITA) 1997-05-18 Kart Unknown Kart Flag of Italy.svg Sarno Non-championship race Race Hit another competitor and rolled as the kart ran over him [463]
 Pierre Pagnibon (FRA) 1953-06-07 Sportscar Ferrari 340MM Touring Spyder #0268AM Non-championship Flag of France.svg Hyères Les Douze Heures d'Hyères Race Lost control of car in the rain, crashed and was ejected [464]
 Riccardo Paletti (ITA) 1982-06-13 Open wheel Osella FA1C-Cosworth 1982 Formula One season Flag of Canada.svg Montreal 1982 Canadian Grand Prix Race Crashed into the stalled car of Didier Pironi and caught fire [465]
 Carlos Pardo (MEX) 2009-06-14 Stock car Ford Fusion 2009 NASCAR Corona Series season Flag of Mexico.svg Puebla Race Hit by another car and slammed into a containment wall [466]
 Michael Park (GBR) 2005-09-18 Rally car Peugeot 307 WRC 2005 World Rally Championship season Flag of United Kingdom.svg Wales Rally Race Crashed into a tree [467]
 Neal Parker (USA) 2010-06-11 Drag Racing 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season Flag of the United States.svg Old Bridge Township Raceway Park 2010 United Association NHRA SuperNationals Parachute did not deploy, went through a gravel trap, went through safety nets and hit water barrels [468]
 J.G. Parry-Thomas (GBR) 1927-03-03 Land speed record Babs Flag of United Kingdom.svg Pendine Sands Car slid, flipped, landed on its wheels and caught fire [469]
 Franco Patria (ITA) 1964-10-11 Sports car Abarth-Simca 1300 Bialbero 1964 World Sportscar Championship season Flag of France.svg 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 [470]
 Carlo Pedrazzini (SWI) 1934-04-22 Open wheel Maserati 8CM Flag of Italy.svg 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 [471]
 Stan Perry (USA) 2007-05-04 Stock car Flag of the United States.svg Spartan Speedway Race Crashed and had a heart attack [472]
 Ronnie Peterson (SWE) 1978-09-10 Open wheel Lotus 78 - Cosworth 1978 Formula One season Flag of Italy.svg 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 [473]
 Adam Petty (USA) 2000-05-12 Stock car Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2000 NASCAR Busch Series Flag of the United States.svg New Hampshire International Speedway Sta-Green 200 Practice Stuck throttle caused the car to crash into the turn 3 wall [474]
 Russell Phillips (USA) 1995-10-06 Stock car Oldsmobile Cutlass NASCAR Limited Sportsman Division Flag of the United States.svg 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. [475]
 Wanda Phillips (USA) 2007-06-30 Stock car Flag of the United States.svg Lonesome Pine International Raceway Race Crash [476]
 Wolfgang Piwco (GER) 1956-04-29 Touring car Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 1956 World Sportscar Championship Flag of Italy.svg Montemarciano Mille Miglia Race Car hit a wall, killing him instantly [477]
 Georg Plasa (GER) 2011-07-10 Sports car BMW 134 - Judd V8 European Hill Climb Championship Flag of Italy.svg Rieti-Terminillo Coppa Bruno Carotti Hillclimb Hit a hill, flipped and was ejected
 Carlos Polanco (CHI) 1990-11-25 Touring car Nissan Sunny Monomarca Nissan Sunny (Chile) Flag of Chile.svg Roca Roja Race Tagged by another car, flipped violently and was ejected [478]
 Art Pollard (USA) 1973-05-12 Open wheel Eagle-Offenhauser 1973 USAC Championship Car season Flag of the United States.svg Indianapolis Motor Speedway International Motor Speedway Practice Crashed hard into the outside wall, flipped over multiple times and caught fire [479]
 Mark Porter (NZL) 2006-10-06 Touring car Holden Commodore V8 Supercar Championships Flag of Australia.svg Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst 1000 Race Crash into wall coming to a stop sideways mid track to be hit in the drivers door by a following car [480]
 Andre Pouschol (France) 1954-05-02 Touring car Citroën 15 Six 1954 World Sportscar Championship Flag of Italy.svg Vigenza Mille Miglia Race Crashed into signpoint [481]
 Donald Pratt (USA) 1989-09-17 Stock car Chevrolet Cavalier NASCAR Modified Flag of the United States.svg Pocono Raceway Sunoco Race of Champions 250 Race Crashed broadside into a wall [482]
 Talmadge Prince (USA) 1970-02-19 Stock car Dodge Daytona NASCAR Grand National Series Flag of the United States.svg Daytona International Speedway Twin 125 Race T-Boned broadside by another car [483]
 Tom Pryce (GBR) 1977-03-05 Open wheel Shadow DN8 1977 Formula One season Flag of South Africa.svg Kyalami 1977 South African Grand Prix Race Hit in the head by a fire extinguisher [484]
 Willy Quevedo (ARG) 2007-03-02 Drag Racing De Carlo Unknown Flag of Argentina.svg Luján de Cuyo Las Picadas de Lujan de Cuyo Exhibition Engine exploded and debris hit him [485]
 Jimmy Quick (USA) 1965-07-16 Flag of the United States.svg Devil's Bowl Speedway Race Crushed inside car after crash [486]
 Gene Quillin (USA) 1947-06-08 Stock car Ohio Speedway Association Flag of the United States.svg Ravenna Fairgrounds Race Crashed through a guard rail and was impaled on it [487]
 Del Quinn (USA) 2001-04-28 Stock car Northern California Modifieds Association Flag of the United States.svg Kings Speedway Post-race Heart attack [488]
 Joe Quinn (USA) 1948-07-14 Stock car Flag of the United States.svg Owosso Speedway Race Hit by a car after crash [489]
 Joe Quinn (IRE) 1954-08-28 Sports car Quinn Special V8 Formula Libre Flag of Ireland.svg The Curragh Wakefield Trophy and O'Boyle Trophy Handicap Race Crashed into spectator enclosure and rope wrapped around his neck [490]
 Kenny Quinn (USA) 1924-10-18 Flag of the United States.svg Clearfield Driving Park Race Crashed through a fence [491]
 Manuel Quintana (CUB) 1980-03-21 Sports car Porsche 911 World Challenge for Endurance Drivers Flag of the United States.svg Sebring International Raceway 28th Annual Coca-Cola 12 Hours of Sebring International Grand Prix of Endurance Qualifying Crashed and somersaulted [492]
 Esteban Quispitupa (PER) 1999-10-10 Rally car Toyota Peruvian National Rally Championship Flag of Peru.svg Caminos del Inca XXIX Gran Premio Nacional de Carretreras "Caminos del Inca" Rally Stage Crashed against a rock to avoid crashing into the sea [493]
 Eddie Raasch (USA) 1930-06-22 International Motor Contest Association Flag of the United States.svg Milwaukee Mile Race Crashed into two stalled cars and was ejected [494]
 Leslie Rabik (USA) 1940-07-04 Stock car Jalopy Unknown Flag of the United States.svg 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 [495]
 Ian Raby (GBR) 1967-07-30 Open wheel Brabham BT14-Ford Lotus LF 1967 European Formula Two season Flag of the Netherlands.svg Circuit Park Zandvoort Grote Prijs van Zandvoort Race Crash [496]
 Paul Rademacher (USA) 1969-07-04 Midget Unknown United Auto Racing Association Flag of the United States.svg Waukegan Speedway Unknown Race Smashed against a concrete wall, flipped and skidded on the track for 50 feet [497]
 Barry Radford (AUS) 2004-11-13 Stock car Holden Commodore Sprintcar Association of Tasmania Nu-Tech Systems Sprintcar Series - Super Sedan class Flag of Australia.svg 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 [498]
 Boris Radichkov (BUL) 1977-07-08 Rally car VAZ-2101 European Rally Championship Flag of Poland.svg Rajd Polski 1977 Rajd Polski Rally stage Left the road, fell into a ravine and hit a tree with the driver-side door [499]
 Hans Rager (MAR) 1958-10-19 Sports car Triumph Non-championship Flag of Morocco.svg Ain-Diab Circuit 2 Heures de Casablanca Race Car skidded and turned over [500]
 Adrian Răspopa (ROM) 2021-09-04 Rally car Škoda Fabia R5 2021 Campionatul Național de Raliuri Flag of Romania.svg Hadâmbu 2021 Raliul Iașului Race Crashed into a bridge [501]
 Roland Ratzenberger (AUT) 1994-04-30 Open wheel Simtek S941-Ford 1994 Formula One season Flag of Italy.svg Imola 1994 San Marino Grand Prix Qualifying Crashed into the wall head on due to a front wing failure [502]
 Tracy Read (USA) 1987-07-25 Stock car Chevrolet Automobile Racing Club of America Flag of the United States.svg Alabama International Motor Speedway ARCA Permatex 500 Race Crashed into another car and hit an earthen embankment [503]
 Jimmy Reece (USA) 1958-09-28 Open wheel Kurtis 500G-Offenhauser 1958 USAC Championship Car season Flag of the United States.svg Trenton Speedway Trenton 100 Race Touched a dirt part of the track, went up the track, hit a fence and was thrown out [504]
 Lionel Régal (FRA) 2010-08-15 Hillclimbing Reynard 01L-Mugen Honda European Hill Climb Championship Flag of Switzerland.svg Saint-Ursanne - Les Rangiers 67ème Course de Côte Internationale Saint-Ursanne - Les Rangiers Hillclimb Slid and crashed into a tree [505]
 Klaus Reisch (AUT) 1971-09-12 Sports car Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Interserie Flag of Italy.svg Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari 6 Hours of Imola Race Spun, crashed backwards into the wall, burst into flames and was thrown out [506]
 Marcel Renault (FRA) 1903-05-24 Sports car Renault Flag of France.svg 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 [507]
 Tony Renna (USA) 2003-10-22 Open wheel G-Force-Toyota Indy Racing League Flag of the United States.svg Indianapolis Motor Speedway Testing Spun, went airborne into the catch fence and disintegrated [508]
 Dario Resta (Kingdom of Italy) 1924-09-02 Sports car Sunbeam Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Brooklands Record attempt Tire puncture caused the car to go backwards through a fence and catch fire [509]
 Peter Revson (USA) 1974-03-22 Open wheel Shadow DN3 Ford-Cosworth 1974 Formula One season Flag of South Africa (1928–1994).svg Kyalami 1974 South African Grand Prix Testing Lost control, slid, crashed into the barriers and caught fire [510]
 Gene Richards (USA) 1982-07-31 Stock car Chevrolet Monte Carlo Automobile Racing Club of America Flag of the United States.svg Alabama International Speedway Talladega 200 Race Crashed into inside wall, went across track and hit other wall [511]
 Red Riegel (USA) 1966-06-11 Sprint car USAC Sprint Division Flag of the United States.svg Reading Fairgrounds Race Crashed into the car of Jud Larson and both cars flipped over a wall [512]
 Jochen Rindt (AUT) 1970-09-05 Open wheel Lotus 72C Ford-Cosworth DFV 1970 Formula One season Flag of Italy.svg Monza 1970 Italian Grand Prix Qualifying Right front brakeshaft broke apart, causing the car to veer left and hit the guardrail: the car went under the guardrail and he was pulled into the cockpit [513]
 Fireball Roberts (USA) 1964-05-24 Stock car Ford Galaxie 1964 NASCAR Grand National Series Flag of the United States.svg 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 [514]
 Floyd Roberts (USA) 1939-05-30 Open wheel Wetteroth-Offenhauser American Automobile Association National Championship Flag of the United States.svg Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Race Made contact with another car, left the track and crashed into a tree [515]
 Johnny Roberts (USA) 1965-07-24 Stock car Ford Flag of the United States.svg Lincoln Speedway Race Crash [516]
 Ford Robinson (USA) 1954-11-23 Sports car Ferrari 375 Plus Pinin Farina 1954 World Sportscar Championship Flag of Mexico.svg Carrera Panamericana Carrera Panamericana Race Accident [517]
 James Robinson (USA) 1988-02-07 Stock car Pontiac Trans Am Flag of the United States.svg Phoenix International Raceway 1988 Skoal Bandit Copper World Classic Race Tagged by another car, crashed broadside into a wall. Died 7 years later from pneumonia [518]
 George Robson (GBR) 1946-09-02 Open wheel Wetteroth-Offenhauser American Automobile Association National Championship Flag of the United States.svg Lakewood Speedway Atlanta 100-Mile National Championship Auto Race Race Crash [519]
 Chuck Rodee (USA) 1966-05-14 Open wheel Watson-Ford United States Auto Club Flag of the United States.svg Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1966 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Qualifying Slammed into the wall broadside and hit his head against the barrier [520]
 Gonzalo Rodríguez (URU) 1999-09-11 Open wheel Lola B99/00 1999 CART season Flag of the United States.svg Laguna Seca Honda Grand Prix of Monterey Qualifying overshot the braking point, car left the track slamming into a concrete barrier at the entry of the Corkscrew corner and flipping over the wall. [521]
 Pedro Rodríguez (MEX) 1971-07-11 Sportcar Ferrari 512M Berlinetta Interserie Flag of Germany.svg Norisring 200 Meilen von Nürnberg Race Crash [522]
 Ricardo Rodríguez (MEX) 1962-11-01 Open wheel Lotus 24-Climax 1962 Formula One season Flag of Mexico (1934-1968) alternative version.svg Magdalena Mixchuca 1962 Mexican Grand Prix Practice Crash [523]
 Tony Roper (USA) 2000-10-13 Stock pick-up truck Ford truck 2000 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Flag of the United States.svg Texas Motor Speedway O'Reilly 400 Race Tagged by another car and went head on into a wall. Died the next day from neck injures with restricted the blood supply to his brain [524]
 Bernd Rosemeyer (Nazi Germany) 1938-01-28 Auto Union Flag of Germany (1935–1945).svg Frankfurt-Darmstadt autobahn Record attempt Crash [525]
 Louis Rosier (FRA) 1956-10-07 Sports car Ferrari 750 Monza Sportscar, non-championship Flag of France.svg Linas-Montlhéry Coupe du Salon de l'Auto de Paris Race Crash [526]
 Darrell Russell (USA) 2004-06-27 Drag Racing NHRA top fuel Flag of the United States.svg Gateway International Raceway Sears Craftsman Nationals Race Mechanical failure caused his car to disentegrate, he died when one of his tyre hit him on the head [527]
 Peter Ryan (USA) 1962-07-01 Open wheel Lotus 22-Ford Formula Junior Flag of France.svg Reims Coupe Internationale de Vitesse des Juniors Race Crash [528]