Fred Dove

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Fred Dove
Born (1927-09-07)September 7, 1927
Died January 5, 1990(1990-01-05) (aged 62)
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
47 races run over 4 years
Best finish 16th - 1953 Grand National season
First race 1952 untitled race (held on June 8 at Occoneechee Speedway)
Last race 1955 untitled race (held on May 29 at Forsyth County Fairgrounds)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 12 0

Fred Dove (September 7, 1927 – January 5, 1990) was a NASCAR Grand National driver from Martinsville, Virginia, USA.[1]


He competed in 47 races from (1952 to 1955) with one finish in the top-five, 12 top-ten finishes, and 3919 laps of racing experience - the equivalent of 2,667.7 miles (4,293.2 km).[1] In his entire four-year career, Dove never won a race, led a lap, or started with a pole position.[1] This driver started each race an average of 20th place and ended each race an average of 17th place.[1] His total career earnings were $2,904 ($25,962.84 when adjusted for inflation) and his best season finish was in 1953.[1]

Dove's best finishes were at dirt tracks where he would finish an average of 15th place. His worst finishes were on road courses where his average finishers were a mediocre 48th place.[2]

Primarily competing for himself as a driver/owner, Dove's primary vehicle would become the #71 Oldsmobile.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Fred Dove information". Racing Reference. Retrieved 2009-10-22. 
  2. ^ "NASCAR Statistics on Fred Dove". Driver Averages. Retrieved 2012-11-11. 
  3. ^ "Complete NASCAR Statistics on Fred Dove". Fantasy Racing Cheat Sheet. Retrieved 2012-12-02.