George Parrish

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George Parrish
This is an image of George Parrish in his NASCAR Cup Series race car.
Born 1928 (age 88–89)
Henderson, North Carolina
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
21 races run over 4 years
Best finish 42nd - 1955 NASCAR Grand National season
First race 1954 untitled race (Southern States Fairgrounds)
Last race 1958 untitled race (Champion Speedway)
Wins Top tens Poles
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George W. Parrish (1928 - unknown) is a retired NASCAR Grand National driver from Henderson, North Carolina, USA.

Career summary[edit]

He has competed in 1,987 laps of NASCAR stock car racing – the equivalent of 1,551.7 miles or 2,497.2 kilometres.[1] Parrish has earned a grand total of $1,150 ($9,546.19 when adjusted for inflation) through his entire NASCAR Grand National Series career and was a participant of the 1955 Southern 500 which has been recorded on VHS and DVD.[1]

His average career start was 23rd while his average career finish was also 23rd.[1] This means that Parrish was very consistent throughout his racing career.[1] Parrish all of his NASCAR races using a Studebaker; he even first gained his official competition license in a 1953 Studebaker Commander coupé with the racing number 11.[2] The 1955 Richmond 200 was the site of Parrish's only top ten finish during his entire career (he would finish in tenth place and twenty-four laps behind the winner).[1] Joe Frazier (no relation to the heavyweight boxer) was Parrish's sponsor for his entire career.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Career information of George Parrish". Racing Reference. Retrieved 2012-04-24. 
  2. ^ "George Parrish in a Studebaker". Studebaker Racing. Retrieved 2012-04-24.