K&K Insurance

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K&K Insurance
For-profit
Founded 1952[1]
Headquarters Fort Wayne, Indiana[1]
Key people
Nord Krauskopf, Founder
Products Insurance
Website www.kandkinsurance.com

K&K Insurance was started in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1952 by Nord Krauskopf and his wife Theodora (Teddi) to manage and market a benevolent fund for injured race car drivers.[2]

The company currently belongs to Aon plc.[1]

Summary[edit]

As enthusiasts of motorsports, the Krauskopfs understood the risks involved in that kind of work.[2] They designed and marketed products targeted at the motorsport industry, such as race teams, sponsors, and racetrack facilities.[2] They created a racing team to support the business. During the 1960s and 1970s, the Krauskopfs fielded a team for the NASCAR Winston Cup Series.[2] Bobby Isaac (and his crew chief Harry Hyde) led K&K Insurance to a championship win in 1970.[2] This victory brought 54% of Dodges' points needed for a championship victory in the Manufacturer's Championship; breaking a seven-year streak created by the Ford vehicles.[3] These vehicles were mainly Dodge Chargers and Dodge Daytonas.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Founding date/location of K&K Insurance". Rough Notes. Retrieved 2011-07-25. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Company history - K&K Insurance". K&K Insurance. Retrieved 2011-07-25. 
  3. ^ "Additional info about 1970 Championship Win". Legends of NASCAR. Retrieved 2011-07-26. 
  4. ^ "Bobby Isaac and the K&K Insurance NASCAR Chargers". Street Legal TV. Retrieved 2011-07-25.