Lee Raymond (racing driver)

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Lee Raymond
Born (1954-10-02)October 2, 1954
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
Died December 12, 2013(2013-12-12) (aged 59)
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
Cause of death Lung cancer
Achievements 1985, 1986 ARCA SuperCar Series Champion
Awards 1982 ARCA SuperCar Series Rookie of the Year
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish 82nd (1989)
First race 1989 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish 106th (1985)
First race 1985 Kroger 200 (IRP)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
ARCA Hooters Cup Super Car Series
Years active 1979-1993
Starts 136
Wins 7
Poles 9
Best finish 1st in 1985, 1986
Championship titles
1985
1986
ARCA Talladega SuperCar Series
ARCA Permatex SuperCar Series

Lee Raymond (October 2, 1954 – December 12, 2013) was an American stock car racing driver. A two-time champion of the ARCA Super Car Series, he also competed in NASCAR racing in the 1989 Daytona 500.

Racing career[edit]

A resident of Dayton, Ohio, Raymond made his debut in ARCA Racing Series competition in 1979. His career in the series ran though 1993; over the course of his career he won seven races and nine poles in the series,[1] he won the series' Rookie of the Year award in 1982, and won back to back championships in the series in 1985 and 1986.[2]

Raymond also competed in two NASCAR-sanctioned events over the course of his career; in 1985 in a Busch Series event at Indianapolis Raceway Park, where he finished 28th,[3] and in the Winston Cup Series in the 1989 Daytona 500, finishing 26th.[2]

Post-racing career[edit]

After his retirement from competition, Raymond was appointed director of competition at Kil-Kare Speedway.[2] He had been inducted into the Kil-Kare Speedway and Dayton Speedway Halls of Fame.[2] He died on December 12, 2013,[2] after a brief battle with lung cancer.[1]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Winston Cup Series[edit]

Busch Series[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Two-time ARCA champion Lee Raymond passes". Toledo, OH: Automobile Racing Club of America. December 13, 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Former ARCA racer Raymond dies". Dayton Daily News. Dayton, OH. December 13, 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  3. ^ a b "Lee Raymond - 1985 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  4. ^ "Lee Raymond - 1989 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bob Dotter
ARCA SuperCar Series champion
1984, 1985
Succeeded by
Bill Venturini