Ed Negre

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Ed Negre
Born (1927-07-16)July 16, 1927
Kelso, Washington
Died June 4, 2014(2014-06-04) (aged 86)
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
338 races run over 17 years
Best finish 12th - 1971 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season
First race 1955 untitled race (Bay Meadows Speedway)
Last race 1979 Southern 500 (Darlington Raceway)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 26 0

Ed Negre (July 16, 1927 - June 4, 2014) was a NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup Series driver who raced from 1955 to 1979.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Negre led 202 laps out of the 64857 laps that he raced in his career - the equivalent of 6,545.7 miles (10,534.3 km).[1] His total career earnings were $344,180 USD ($1,135,746.66 when considering inflation).[1] While his average starting position was 24th place, 22nd was Negre's average finishing position. One of his main sponsors was the Dick Brooks Honda. Negre would be famous for driving the #8 on the track (as this would become the number that he would use the most often). He is also famous for fielding the first Cup ride for Dale Earnhardt in the #8 car at the 1975 World 600. However, he would also get the most amount of DNFs (37) while competing in the #8 machine.[3] This would be counteracted by Negre getting 44 finishes in the top-twenty while competing in the #8 car.[1]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

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

Grand National Series[edit]

Winston Cup Series[edit]

Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1971 Negre Racing Dodge DNQ
1972 Ford DNQ
1973 Mercury 28 17
1974 Dodge DNQ
1975 DNQ
Warren Racing Dodge 26 14
1976 Negre Racing Dodge 42 13
1977 22 29
1978 DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Ed Negre information at Racing Reference
  2. ^ Bruce, Kenny (2014-06-05). "Former driver/owner Ed Negre dies at age 86 - Yahoo Sports". Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2014-06-12. 
  3. ^ Ed Negre information at Driver Averages
  4. ^ "Ed Negre – 1955 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 19, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Ed Negre – 1956 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 19, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Ed Negre – 1957 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 19, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Ed Negre – 1961 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 19, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Ed Negre – 1967 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 19, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Ed Negre – 1968 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 19, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Ed Negre – 1969 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 19, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Ed Negre – 1970 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 19, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Ed Negre – 1971 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 19, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Ed Negre – 1972 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 19, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Ed Negre – 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 19, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Ed Negre – 1974 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 19, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Ed Negre – 1975 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 19, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Ed Negre – 1976 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 19, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Ed Negre – 1977 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 19, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Ed Negre – 1978 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 19, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Ed Negre – 1979 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 19, 2016.