Harvey Eakin

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Harvey Eakin
Born(1926-10-30)October 30, 1926
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
DiedJanuary 13, 1973(1973-01-13) (aged 46)
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
17 races run over 4 years
Best finish42nd – 1954 NASCAR Grand National Series season
First race1954 race at Daytona Beach and Road Course
Last race1957 race at Langhorne Speedway
Wins Top tens Poles
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Harvey Eakin (October 30, 1926 – January 13, 1973) is a retired NASCAR Grand National Series driver from Baltimore, Maryland who competed from 1954 to 1957.


During the course of 17 races, he never won or even got a finish in the "top ten." Eakin did race for 2,089 official NASCAR laps; bringing home $1,110 in the process ($9,901.88 when adjusted for inflation). His average start is 35th place while 25th place was considered to be par for the course for Eakin. His only DNQ came at the 1955 Southern 500.[1] The previous year at the 1954 Southern 500, Eakin started in 31st in his 1954 Nash vehicle and finished in 18th place; collecting $250 in the process ($2,332.40 when adjusted for inflation).[2]

Intermediate tracks were the most favored by Eakin; giving him an 18th-place finish on average. His weakness was on road courses where a 32nd-place finish was considered to be normal. Richmond Raceway was Eakin's favorite track because he would finish 15th place there on average. Raleigh Speedway was really not a good track for Eakin because of his tendency to finish in 33rd place there on average.[3] Eakin has competed in the USAC Stock Car series on one occasion and was always considered to be an owner-driver.[4]

Eakin wasn't a terrible driver, however, as he managed to get one "top-15" finish in addition to six "top-20" finishes.[5] Nash and Ford were his preferred manufacturers when it came to NASCAR vehicles.[6] Not all of Eakin's races were considered to be successes as he failed to complete 8 out of the 17 races that he competed in.[7]


  1. ^ Driver information for Harvey Eakin at Racing Reference
  2. ^ 1954 Southern 500 racing information at Racing Reference
  3. ^ NASCAR statistics on Harvey Eakin at Driver Averages
  4. ^ Harvey Eakin career information at Ultimate Racing History
  5. ^ Career statistics on Harvey Eakin at Fantasy Racing Cheat Sheet
  6. ^ Harvey Eakin racing profile at Driver Database
  7. ^ Career driver statistics for Harvey Eakin at NASCAR Reference