List of NASCAR fatalities

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14 NASCAR drivers have died at Daytona International Speedway, more than any other circuit.

This article lists drivers who have been fatally injured while competing in or in preparation for (testing, practice, qualifying) races sanctioned by the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). A separate list compiles drivers who have died of a medical condition while driving or shortly thereafter and another section shows non-driver deaths.

The premier series of NASCAR has seen 28 driver fatalities, the most recent of which occurred in February 2001 when Dale Earnhardt was killed during the Daytona 500.

Safety in the sport has evolved through the decades. Technological advances in roll cages, window nets, seat mounts, air flaps, helmets, and driving suits as well as on-site medical facilities with helicopters, SAFER barriers,[1] and the HANS device[2] may have contributed to the prevention of further deaths.

Driver fatalities[edit]

Sprint Cup Series fatalities[edit]

This list shows Sprint Cup Series fatalities.

Driver Date of accident Event Circuit[note 1] Session
United States Larry Mann[3] September 14, 1952 250-mile race Langhorne Speedway Race
United States Frank Arford[4] June 20, 1953 International 200 Langhorne Speedway Qualifying
United States Lou Figaro[note 2] October 24, 1954 100-mile race North Wilkesboro Speedway Race
United States John McVitty[6] April 21, 1956 150-mile race Langhorne Speedway Qualifying
United States Clint McHugh[7] June 9, 1956 250-mile race Memphis-Arkansas Speedway Qualifying
United States Cotton Priddy[8] June 10, 1956 Race
United States Bobby Myers[9] September 2, 1957 Southern 500 Darlington International Raceway Race
United States Joe Weatherly[10] January 19, 1964 Motor Trend 500 Riverside International Raceway Race
United States Fireball Roberts[11][note 3] May 24, 1964 World 600 Charlotte Motor Speedway Race
United States Jimmy Pardue[13] September 22, 1964 Goodyear tire test Charlotte Motor Speedway Testing
United States Billy Wade[14] January 5, 1965 Goodyear tire test Daytona International Speedway Testing
United States Buren Skeen[15][note 4] September 6, 1965 Southern 500 Darlington International Raceway Race
United States Harold Kite[17] October 17, 1965 National 400 Charlotte Motor Speedway Race
Canada Billy Foster[18] January 20, 1967 Motor Trend 500 Riverside International Raceway Practice
United States Talmadge Prince[19] February 19, 1970 125-mile race Daytona International Speedway Qualifying Race
United States Friday Hassler[20] February 17, 1972 125-mile race Daytona International Speedway Qualifying Race
United States Larry Smith[21] August 12, 1973 Talladega 500 Alabama International Motor Speedway Race
United States Tiny Lund[22] August 17, 1975 Talladega 500 Alabama International Motor Speedway Race
United States Ricky Knotts[23] February 14, 1980 125-mile race Daytona International Speedway Qualifying Race
United States Bruce Jacobi[24][note 5] February 17, 1983 UNO Twin 125 Daytona International Speedway Qualifying Race
United States Terry Schoonover[26] November 11, 1984 Atlanta Journal 500 Atlanta International Raceway Race
United States Rick Baldwin[27][note 6] June 14, 1986 Miller American 400 Michigan International Speedway Qualifying
United States Grant Adcox[29] November 19, 1989 Atlanta Journal 500 Atlanta International Raceway Race
United States J. D. McDuffie[30] August 11, 1991 Budweiser at The Glen Watkins Glen International Race
United States Neil Bonnett[31] February 11, 1994 Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway Practice
United States Rodney Orr[32] February 14, 1994
United States Kenny Irwin, Jr.[33] July 7, 2000 thatlook.com 300 New Hampshire International Speedway Practice
United States Dale Earnhardt[34] February 18, 2001 Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway Race

By circuit[edit]

Circuit[note 7] Fatal accidents
Total First Last
Florida Daytona International Speedway 8 1965 2001
Pennsylvania Langhorne Speedway 3 1952 1956
North Carolina Charlotte Motor Speedway 1964 1965
Arkansas Memphis-Arkansas Speedway 2 1956 1956
South Carolina Darlington Raceway 1957 1965
California Riverside International Raceway 1964 1967
Alabama Talladega Superspeedway 1973 1975
Georgia (U.S. state) Atlanta Motor Speedway 1984 1989
North Carolina North Wilkesboro Speedway 1 1954
Michigan Michigan International Speedway 1986
New York (state) Watkins Glen International 1991
New Hampshire New Hampshire Motor Speedway 2000

Fatalities in other series[edit]

Driver Date of accident Event Circuit[note 1] Session Series
United States William Davis[35] July 25, 1948 40-lap race Greensboro Fairgrounds Feature race Modified Series
United States Rex Stansell[36][note 8] July 4, 1952 200-mile race Darlington International Raceway Race Sportsman Division/Modified Series
United States Bill Blevins[37]
United States Jesse Midkiff[37]
September 19, 1953 220-mile race Raleigh Speedway Race Sportsman Division/Modified Series
United States Dick Kaufman[38] February 20, 1954 125-mile race Daytona Beach Road Course Race Sportsman Division/Modified Series
United States Al Briggs[39][note 9] February 26, 1955 125-mile race Daytona Beach Road Course Race Sportsman Division/Modified Series
United States Otis Eaton[41][note 10] May 14, 1955 Fonda Speedway Consolation race
United States Jimmy Knowlan[43] September 9, 1955 35-lap race Islip Speedway Feature race Midget Division
United States Dickey Reynolds[44] June 8, 1956 25-lap race Greensboro Fairgrounds Feature race Midget Division
United States Hap Brown[note 11] June 23, 1956 Lancaster Speedway Feature race Midget Division
United States Earl Bryant[46] October 27, 1957 Lee Kirby Memorial Concord Speedway Race Modified Series
United States Gwyn Staley[47] March 23, 1958 100-mile race Atlantic Rural Fairgrounds Race Convertible Division
United States Glenn Wagner[48] September 28, 1958 100-mile race New York State Fairgrounds Race Sportsman Division
United States Red Bolduc[note 12] June 18, 1960 Norwood Arena Feature race Cut down
United States Habe Haberling[50] February 21, 1961 250-mile race Daytona International Speedway Practice Sportsman Division/Modified Series
United States Ray Platte[51][note 13] July 20, 1963 100-lap race South Boston Speedway Feature race Modified
United States Lou Smith[53][note 14] May 15, 1965 25-lap race Fonda Speedway Feature race Sportsman
United States Pepper Eastman[55] August 14, 1965 20-lap race Fonda Speedway Consolation race Sportsman
United States Don MacTavish[56] February 22, 1969 Daytona Permatex 300 Daytona International Speedway Race Late Model Sportsman Division
United States Link Toland[57] July 30, 1971 20-lap race Clovis Speedway Feature race Super Modified
United States Bill Spencer[58] January 18, 1975 Permatex 200 Riverside International Raceway Race Late Model Sportsman Division
United States Bob Zwemke[59][note 15] September 20, 1975 San Jose Speedway
(East Tully Road & Quimby Road)
Practice Super Modified
United States Sonny Easley[60] January 15, 1978 Stock Car Products 300 Riverside International Raceway Practice Grand American Division
United States Don Williams[61][note 16] February 17, 1979 Sportsman 300 Daytona International Speedway Race Late Model Sportsman Division
United States Tim Williamson[63] January 12, 1980 Stock Car Products 300 Riverside International Raceway Race Grand American Division
United States Richie Evans[64] October 24, 1985 Winn-Dixie 500 Martinsville Speedway Practice Winston Modified Tour
United States Charles Ogle[65][note 17] December 15, 1985 Pontiac race car test Daytona International Speedway Testing Daytona Dash Series
United States Joe Young[67] February 13, 1987 Komfort Koach 200 Daytona International Speedway Race Charlotte/Daytona Dash Series
United States Charlie Jarzombek[68] March 22, 1987 Miller 500 Classic Martinsville Speedway Race Winston Modified Tour
United States Corky Cookman[69] July 19, 1987 Outside Pole Qualifier Thompson International Speedway Race Winston Modified Tour
United States John Gay[70][note 18] August 20, 1988 30-lap race Evergreen Speedway Feature race Super Stock
United States Frank Carlotta[71] May 27, 1989 San Jose Speedway
(Santa Clara County Fairgrounds,
Old Tully Road & S7th St)
Feature race Super Modified
United States Tommy Druar[72] June 10, 1989 40-lap race Lancaster Speedway Feature race Modified
United States Don Pratt[73] September 17, 1989 Sunoco Race of Champions Pocono International Raceway Race Winston Modified Tour
United States Tony Jankowiak[74] April 22, 1990 Coors Spring Sizzler Stafford Motor Speedway Race Winston Modified Tour
United States David Gaines[75] May 16, 1990 Sportsman 100 Charlotte Motor Speedway Practice Limited Sportsman Division
United States Gary Batson[76][note 19] May 15, 1992 Winston Sportsman 100 Charlotte Motor Speedway Qualifying Race Limited Sportsman Division
United States Clifford Allison[78] August 13, 1992 Detroit Gasket 200 Michigan International Speedway Practice Busch Grand National Series
United States Joe Booher[79] February 12, 1993 Florida 200 Daytona International Speedway Race Goody's Dash Series
United States Wayne McCarthy[note 20] June 3, 1994 Bolivar Speedway USA Heat race Winston Racing Series (Late Model)
United States Charles Johnson[81] July 22, 1994 Bolivar Speedway USA Heat race Winston Racing Series (Modified)
United States Billy Joe Pressley[82][note 21] September 24, 1994 New Asheville Speedway Race Winston Racing Series (Late Model)
United States Russell Phillips[83] October 6, 1995 Winston 100 Charlotte Motor Speedway Race Limited Sportsman Division
United States Mike Cooke[84] February 3, 1996 Skoal Bandit Copper World Classic Phoenix International Raceway Qualifying Featherlite Southwest Tour
United States John Nemechek[85][note 22] March 16, 1997 Florida Dodge Dealers 400K Metro-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex Race Craftsman Truck Series
United States Adam Petty[87] May 12, 2000 Busch 200 New Hampshire International Speedway Practice Busch Grand National Series
United States Dwight Wrich[note 23] September 30, 2000 O'Reilly Auto Parts Hawkeye 100 Crawford County Speedway Race
United States Tony Roper[89][note 24] October 13, 2000 O'Reilly 400 Texas Motor Speedway Race Craftsman Truck Series
United States Michael Roberts[91] March 24, 2001 Private test Lebanon I-44 Speedway Testing RE/MAX Challenge Series
United States Mark Hutto[92] April 13, 2002 Altamont Raceway Park Feature race Sportsman Late Model
United States John Baker[93] June 8, 2002 K&N Filters 150 Irwindale Speedway Race Featherlite Southwest Series
Mexico Marcelo Núñez[note 25] August 1, 2004 80-lap race Autódromo Monterrey Race Desafío Corona
United States Tom Baldwin Sr.[95] August 19, 2004 New England Dodge Dealers/Budweiser 150 Thompson International Speedway Race Featherlite Modified Series
United States John Blewett III[96] August 16, 2007 New England Dodge Dealers 150 Thompson International Speedway Race Whelen Modified Tour
Mexico Carlos Pardo[97][note 26] June 14, 2009 Autódromo Miguel E. Abed Race Mexico Corona Series

Fatalities caused by medical conditions[edit]

This list covers both drivers who crashed their cars after suffering a fatal medical condition, i.e. they did not die of injuries sustained in the accident itself, and those who managed to stop their cars but succumbed to a medical condition a little later.

Driver Date of incident Event Circuit[note 1] Session Series
United States Gene Lovelace[98][note 27] July 3, 1970 Southside Speedway Heat race Late Model Sportsman
United States Bobby Isaac[99][note 28] August 13, 1977 Winston 200 Hickory Speedway Feature race Late Model Sportsman Division
United States Bill Baker[101][note 29] August 12, 1978 100-mile race Sears Point Raceway Practice Winston West Grand National Series
United States John Nelson[102][note 30] May 29, 1982 Bowman Gray Stadium Practice Modified
United States Gary Neice[103][note 31] May 4, 1991 Carquest 300 South Boston Speedway Race Busch Grand National Series
United States Hal Shuster[105][note 32] June 6, 1992 30-lap race Cajon Speedway Feature race Sportsman
United States Ron Biellier[106][note 33] July 15, 1994 Bolivar Speedway USA Race Winston Racing Series (Late Model Stock)
United States Al Papini[107][note 34] April 1, 2001 40-lap race Rockford Speedway Feature race Late Model
United States Bubba Beck[109][note 35] June 1, 2002 25-lap race Bowman Gray Stadium Feature race Modified
United States Bub Bilodeau[111][note 36] June 5, 2010 40-lap race Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Feature race Whelen All-American Series (Super Late Model)
United States Ron Pestana[112][note 37] July 14, 2012 15-lap race All American Speedway Feature race Whelen All-American Series (Spectator class)
United States Leon Gonyo[114][note 38] September 19, 2015 50-lap race Devil's Bowl Speedway Co-feature race Whelen All-American Series (Modified)

Non-driver fatalities[edit]

This section includes drivers participating in an event who were killed while on the sidelines.

Sprint Cup Series fatalities[edit]

This list shows Sprint Cup Series fatalities.

Name Role Date of accident Event Circuit[note 1] Session
United States Steven Clark[115] Policeman August 19, 1956 250-mile race Bay Meadows Race
United States William Thomasson[116] Spectator October 20, 1957 100-mile race North Wilkesboro Speedway Race
United States Paul McDuffie[117]
United States Charles Sweatlund[117]
Mechanic September 5, 1960 Southern 500 Darlington International Raceway Race
United States Joe Taylor[117] Official
United States Randy Owens[118] Team member May 4, 1975 Winston 500 Alabama International Motor Speedway Race
United States Dennis Wade[119] Mechanic March 18, 1979 Atlanta 500 Atlanta International Raceway Race
United States Mike Rich[120] Mechanic November 18, 1990 Atlanta Journal 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway Race

Fatalities in other series[edit]

Name Role Date of accident Event Circuit[note 1] Session Series
United States Roy Brannon[121][note 39] Spectator July 25, 1948 40-lap race Columbus Speedway Feature race Modified Series
United States Joe Salek[123] Spectator May 28, 1955 John E. Larrabee Trophy Fonda Speedway Race
United States Ray (Darney) Albert[124][note 40] Driver August 26, 1960 Kearney Bowl
(beside Fresno Chandler Airport)
Heat race
United States Richard Gough[125] Spectator October 12, 1963 Dixie Classic Fairgrounds Feature race Modified
United States Pat Pattison[126] Official September 2, 1973 Rainier 200 Evergreen Speedway Race Grand National West Series
United States Douglas Grunst[60] Team member January 15, 1978 Stock Car Products 300 Riverside International Raceway Practice Grand American Division
United States Frank Cervoni[127] Mechanic August 28, 1982 200-lap Figure 8 race Islip Speedway Feature race Modified
United States Rene Bourgois[128] Team member September 18, 1993 Stockton 99 Speedway Race Late Model Sportsman
United States Jimmy Davies[129] Team member October 17, 1998 Dodge Dealers 200K Lime Rock Park Race Busch North Series
United States Virginia Whyel[note 41] Spectator July 21, 2001 Lorain County Speedway Race Late Model

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e The name of the circuit at the time of the accident/incident is displayed.
  2. ^ Figaro died on October 25, 1954, the day after his accident.[5]
  3. ^ Roberts died on July 2, 1964, 39 days after his accident.[12]
  4. ^ Skeen died on September 13, 1965, a week after his accident.[16]
  5. ^ Having remained in a semicomatose state for four years, Jacobi died on February 4, 1987.[25]
  6. ^ Having remained in a coma for eleven years, Baldwin died on June 12, 1997.[28]
  7. ^ The current, last, or best known name of the circuit is displayed.
  8. ^ The 35-year-old driver died on July 5, 1952, the day after his accident.[36]
  9. ^ The 30-year-old World War II veteran died on February 27, 1955, the day after his accident.[40]
  10. ^ The 27-year-old World War II veteran died on May 16, 1955, two days after his accident.[42]
  11. ^ The 34-year-old nurse died on June 24, 1956, the day after his accident.[45]
  12. ^ The 28-year-old truck driver died on June 19, 1960, the day after his accident.[49]
  13. ^ Platte died on July 21, 1963, the day after his accident.[52]
  14. ^ The 23-year-old car dealership co-owner died on June 1, 1965, 17 days after his accident.[54]
  15. ^ The 31-year-old driver died on September 26, 1975, six days after his accident.[59]
  16. ^ Having remained in a semicomatose state for more than ten years, Williams died on May 21, 1989.[62]
  17. ^ Ogle died on December 26, 1985, eleven days after his accident.[66]
  18. ^ The 43-year-old contractor died on September 2, 1988, 13 days after his accident.[70]
  19. ^ The 40-year-old restaurateur died on May 16, 1992, the day after his accident.[77]
  20. ^ The 42-year-old drilling contractor died on June 4, 1994, the day after his accident.[80]
  21. ^ The 43-year-old baptist minister collided with another car but might have ruptured an aorta before the accident.[82]
  22. ^ Nemechek died on March 21, 1997, five days after his accident.[86]
  23. ^ The 38-year-old financial consultant died on October 1, 2000, the day after his accident.[88]
  24. ^ Roper died on October 14, 2000, the day after his accident.[90]
  25. ^ The 26-year-old driver died on August 9, 2004, eight days after his accident.[94]
  26. ^ The race was suspended with Pardo being declared the posthumous winner.[97]
  27. ^ Having stopped in the pits, the 36-year-old upholstery shop owner suffered a fatal heart attack.[98]
  28. ^ Having stopped in the pits, Isaac collapsed due to heat exhaustion and later suffered a heart attack, of which he died in the early hours of August 14, 1977, the next day.[100]
  29. ^ Having finished a practice run, Baker suffered a fatal heart attack.[101]
  30. ^ The 51-year-old driver slammed into a guard rail and was hit by another car but died of a heart attack.[102]
  31. ^ The 36-year-old driver hit a wall but died of a heart attack.[104]
  32. ^ Having stopped in the pits, the 49-year-old driver suffered a fatal diabetic seizure.[105]
  33. ^ The 45-year-old driver brushed a wall but died of a heart attack.[106]
  34. ^ The 41-year-old driver crashed into a wall but died of a heart attack.[108]
  35. ^ The 66-year-old garage owner hit a guard rail but died of a heart attack.[110]
  36. ^ Having finished the rain-shortened race, the 53-year-old sales manager suffered a fatal heart attack.[111]
  37. ^ The 60-year-old real estate agent hit a wall but died of a heart attack.[113]
  38. ^ The 63-year-old former superintendent at a school district hit a wall while taking a victory lap but died of a stroke.[114]
  39. ^ The seven-year-old boy died on July 26, 1948, the day after the accident.[122]
  40. ^ Ray Albert used the name Ray Darney when driving a race car.[124]
  41. ^ The 64-year-old woman died on July 22, 2001, the day after the accident.[130]

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