Frank Warren (racing driver)
September 8, 1933 |
|Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career|
|396 races run over 18 years|
|Best finish||8th - 1971 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season|
|First race||1963 Pickens 200 (Greenville-Pickens Speedway)|
|Last race||1980 CRC Chemicals 500 (Dover Downs International Speedway)|
Warren had led 72 of the 88,863 laps finished in his career. Warren's total career earnings were $625,886 ($1,819,265.57 when adjusted for inflation) and while his average finish was 20th place in his entire career. The total amount of miles raced in his career is 103,495.4 miles (166,559.7 km). Limited only by his financial banking, Warren proved to be a highly skilled driver and mechanic with tenacious moves on the track
He was one of the last drivers to campaign a Dodge (Magnum) car in NASCAR up until the end of his days in top stock car circuit in 1980. Lack of funds prevented him from rebuilding his Dodge for 1981 season, when the smaller (110" wheelbase) cars were mandated. In the 1980s, he occasionally competed on the ARCA circuit, running a Chrysler LeBaron. Native Tan was one of his consistent sponsors.
Flat tracks and short tracks were Frank Warren's strongest tracks; where finishes of 17th place were considered to be routine. His weakest finishes came on road courses where he was expected to finish around 23rd place on average.
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