Driver deaths in motorsport

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This article is about car driver deaths. For motorcycle racing deaths, see Rider deaths in motorcycle racing.
The five tracks with the most competitor fatalities
1 Indianapolis Motor Speedway 56
2 Nürburgring 48
3 Monza 30
4 Le Mans 25
5 Daytona International Speedway 24

Due to the inherently dangerous nature of auto racing, many individuals, including drivers, crew members, officials and spectators, have been killed in crashes related to the sport, in races, in qualifying, in practice or in private testing sessions. Deaths among racers and spectators were numerous in the early years of racing. However advances in safety technology, and specifications designed by sanctioning bodies to limit speeds, have reduced deaths in recent years. Spectacular accidents have often spurred increased safety measures and even rules changes. Widely considered to be the worst accident amongst them is Pierre Levegh's 1955 crash at Le Mans that killed him and approximately 80 spectators with over 100 being injured in total.

This is a list alphabetically sorted, and structured after the kind of competition, of the more notable drivers, excluding motorcycle riders. In addition, several famous racing drivers have been killed in public road crashes; see List of people who died in road accidents.

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Name Date of accident Discipline Car Championship Circuit Event Session Cause Source
 Abate-Daga, HéctorHéctor Abate-Daga (BRA) July 13, 1958 Mecánica Nacional Fuerza Limitada Argentina Concordia (Parque Rivadavia, Circuito San Carlos) Primer Premio Ciudad de Concordia Race A broken spindle caused the car to crash and burst into flames [1]
 Abbott, NorrisNorris Abbott (USA) July 19, 1958 Dragster United States Paradise Mesa Drag Strip Race Transmission exploded, car caught on fire, lost control of car and Norris was ejected [2]
 Abell, BillBill Abell (USA) August 23, 1940 Stock car United States Fulton Fairgrounds Race Lost control and left the track [3]
 Abell, BudBud Abell (USA) November 9, 1947 Stock car United States Mitchell Speedrome Qualifying Spun off the track, plunged over an embankment and overturned [4]
 Abendroth, DaleDale Abendroth (USA) June 12, 1982 Stock car Chevrolet Vega United States Wisconsin International Raceway Race Car skidded sideways, went into a ditch, flipped upside down, landed on the top and burst into flames [5]
 Abraham, FranzFranz Abraham (GER) April 16, 1977 Sports car Porsche Carrera RSR Unknown Germany Hockenheimring 1977 Jim Clark Memorial Race Practice Unknown [6]
 Accarie, MargueriteMarguerite Accarie (FRA) May 2, 1970 Touring car Non-championship France Rallye Féminin Paris-St. Raphaël 1970, last special stage, Briançon-Monte Carlo 28ème Rallye Féminin Paris-St Raphael Race Crashed into a private vehicle [7]
 Achard, JeanJean Achard (FRA) July 14, 1951 Touring car Ferrari Brazil Gávea XII Grande Prêmio da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro Testing Crashed into a concrete wall [8]
 Ackley, HowardHoward Ackley (USA) August 10, 1947 Stock car United States Towanda Fairgrounds Testing Lost control, went through a fence and crashed into a building [9]
 Adair, LesLes Adair (USA) September 19, 1948 Sprint car Midwest Dirt Track Racing Association United States Franklin Speedway Qualifying heat race Race Locked wheels with another car, went through a fence and the other car landed on Adair's car [10]
 Adams, Joshua WilliamJoshua William Adams (AUS) August 20, 2005 Kart Unknown Kart Australia Pine Creek Unknown Race Lost control and hit a tree [11]
 Adams, SpeedSpeed Adams (USA) September 24, 1932 Unknown Frontenac Unknown United States Fairgrounds Speedway Unknown Race Blinded by dust, ran over the rear wheel of another car, locked wheels, spun, came apart and hit each other again: he was ejected and slid into an iron fence [12]
 Adamson, JimJim Adamson (USA) May 28, 1976 Sprint car Unknown Unknown United States Fairmont Raceway Sprint car consolation race Race Right rear tire blew out, car flipped six times, hit a lightpost and landed upside down [13]
 Adcox, GrantGrant Adcox (USA) November 19, 1989 Stock car Oldsmobile Cutlass 1989 NASCAR Winston Cup Series United States Atlanta Motor Speedway Atlanta Journal 500 Race Equipment Failure [14]
 Aderton, LionelLionel Aderton (USA) June 5, 1949 Hotrod Unknown Unknown United States Holbrook Fairgrounds Unknown Race Locked wheels with another car, broke the rear axle, spun and crashed through a guard rail [15]
 Affleck, FrancisFrancis Affleck (CAN) February 7, 1985 Stock car Ford 1985 ARCA Racing Series season United States Daytona Speedway ARCA 200 Practice Lost control, went airborne and rolled [16]
 Ah Mouck, GérardGérard Ah Mouck (FRA) August 19, 2007 Touring car Peugeot 306 Maxi Mauritius Rally Championship Mauritius Rallye à l'Ile Maurice Rallye Citroën à l'Ile Maurice Race Heart attack [17]
 Airey, ChrisChris Airey (ENG) May 19, 1963 Touring car Austin A40 Molyslip Saloon Car Championship England Brands Hatch Molyslip Saloon Car Championship, Event 10 Race After going off track, he got on too quickly, rolled four times and went down an embankment (the seat came loose during the rolls and he was partially thrown out of the door) [18]
 Akin, BobBob Akin (USA) April 29, 2002 Historical Sportscar Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo Historic Sportscar Racing United States Road Atlanta HSR Walter Mitty Challenge Practice Crashed into concrete barrier, caught fire, flipped over the barrier, rolled and hit two trees [19]
 Akins, LamontLamont Akins (USA) May 25, 2014 Dragster Plymouth Duster Unknown United States Maryland International Raceway Custom T's Doorslammer Nationals Post-Race Lost control, crossed lanes, struck the concrete wall, rolled and was thrown out [20]
 Akiyama, KiyoshiKiyoshi Akiyama (JPN) August 23, 1970 Touring car Honda S800 Unknown Japan Suzuka Circuit 12 Hours of Suzuka Race Hit another car and caught fire [21]
 Albers, MarcelMarcel Albers (NED) April 20, 1992 Open Wheel Ralt RT36-Honda 1992 British Formula Three season United Kingdom Thruxton Circuit Race Hit the back of Elton Julian's car, went airborne, somersaulted, and hit guardrail [22]
 Albertson, BillBill Albertson (USA) August 16, 1930 Single seater Miller Unknown United States Orange County Fair Speedway Unknown Qualifying Wheel brake locked, car rolled over several times, hit a guardrail and threw him out onto the track [23]
 Alboreto, MicheleMichele Alboreto (ITA) April 25, 2001 Sports car Audi R8 Germany EuroSpeedway Lausitz Testing Tire failed, car went airborne, somersaulted, roll bar collapsed and crushed him to death [24]
 Alborghetti, MarioMario Alborghetti (ITA) April 11, 1955 Open Wheel Maserati 4CLT 1955 Formula One season France Circuit de Pau-Ville Pau Grand Prix Race Went over a straw barricade and crashed into barriers [25]
 Aleksandrov, AndriyAndriy Aleksandrov (UKR) September 2, 2007 Touring car Subaru Impreza 2007 European Rally Championship season Bulgaria Sliven Rally Bulgaria Race Crashed into tree roof-first [26]
 Alexander, BlaiseBlaise Alexander (USA) October 4, 2001 Stock car Pontiac 2001 ARCA Racing Series season United States Lowe's Motor Speedway EasyCare 100 Race Crashed head-on into a wall [27]
 Allison, CliffordClifford Allison (USA) August 13, 1992 Stock car Oldsmobile 1992 NASCAR Busch Series United States Michigan International Speedway Detroit Gasket 200 Practice Crashed head-on into the turn one wall [28]
 Amick, GeorgeGeorge Amick (USA) April 4, 1959 Open Wheel Epperly 1959 USAC Championship United States Daytona Speedway USAC 100-mile race Race Crashed into wall, front end sheared off, and flipped [29]
 Anderson, BobBob Anderson (GBR) August 14, 1967 Open Wheel Brabham BT11 1967 Formula One season United Kingdom Silverstone Testing Crashed into marshal's box [30]
 Andersson, OveOve Andersson (SWE) June 11, 2008 Classic rally Volvo 544 South Africa Milligan Vintage Trial 39th Continental Tyre Milligan Vintage Trial Crashed head-on into a van [31]
 Armagnac, PaulPaul Armagnac (FRA) October 20, 1962 Sportscar Matra Djet 1962 World Sportscar Championship season France Autodrome de Linas-Montlhéry 1000 km de Paris Practice Car slid sideways, hit the right embankment, barrel-rolled across the road, smashed against a talus and he was thrown out [32]
 Ascari, AlbertoAlberto Ascari (ITA) May 26, 1955 Sports car Ferrari 750 Monza Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza Testing Crashed and rolled [33]
 Ascari, AntonioAntonio Ascari (ITA) July 26, 1925 Open Wheel Alfa Romeo P2 1925 Grand Prix season France Autodrome de Montlhéry 1925 French Grand Prix Race Crashed into a fence, rolled and was thrown out [34]
 Ayulo, MannyManny Ayulo (USA) June 16, 1955 Open Wheel Kurtis Kraft 500C 1955 Formula One season United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1955 Indianapolis 500 Practice Steering broke and crashed into the wall [35]
 Azéma, MarcMarc Azéma (FRA) July 12, 1954 Sports car D.B. Panhard Monomill Formula Monomill France Comminges XVIIIè Circuit Automobile du Comminges Race Crash [36]

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Name Date of accident Discipline Car Championship Circuit Event Session Cause Source
 Bachiochi, RenatoRenato Bachiochi (USA) May 19, 1935 United States Huntington Speedway Race Blinded by a cloud of dust, lost control, crashed into wall and was thrown out of car [37]
 Backenkeller, SteveSteve Backenkeller (USA) June 20, 1970 Single seater McNamara Formula Vee United States Road America Sports Car Club of America June Sprints at Elkhart Lake Race Car rode over the wheels of another car, flipped several times and landed on the roll bar [38]
 Baird, BobbyBobby Baird (IRL) July 25, 1953 Sports car Ferrari 500 Non-championship England Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit II United States Air Force Trophy Race Overturned and rolled on him: walked back to the pits, collapsed and died from a rib puncturing his lung and heart [39]
 Baker, ScottScott Baker (USA) June 23, 2000 Stock Car Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2000 ARCA Racing Series season United States Toledo Speedway Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series 150 Race Clipped by another car and crashed into the tire barrier [40]
 Baldwin, RickRick Baldwin (USA) June 14, 1986 Stock car Ford Thunderbird 1986 NASCAR Winston Cup Series United States Michigan International Speedway Miller American 400 Qualifying Spun out and crashed backwards into wall [41]
 Baldwin, TomTom Baldwin (USA) September 19, 2004 Stock car Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2004 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season United States Thompson International Speedway New England Dodge Dealers 150 Race Tried to avoid a crash, was hit by another car, slid and crashed into cement blocks [42]
 Ball, BobbyBobby Ball (USA) January 3, 1953 Midget Unknown United States Carrell Speedway Race Crashed into the car of Andy Linden and flipped [43]
 Bandini, LorenzoLorenzo Bandini (ITA) May 7, 1967 Open Wheel Ferrari 312/67 1967 Formula One season Monaco Circuit de Monaco 1967 Monaco Grand Prix Race Car skidded, hit straw bales and an iron bollard, caught fire and rolled several times, landing upside down [44]
 Bard, RyanRyan Bard (USA) October 21, 2007 Modified United States Abilene Speedway Southern Challenge Race Car rolled, landed on its roof and burst into flames [45]
 Barr, EmmettEmmett Barr (USA) May 23, 1996 Drag Racing 1927 Roadster United States Quaker City Raceway Race Crash [46]
 Barringer, GeorgeGeorge Barringer (USA) September 2, 1946 Open Wheel Shaw - Offenhauser United States Lakewood Speedway Atlanta 100-Mile National Championship Auto Race Race Hit by the car of George Robson, spun and got hit by another car [47]
 Bastuck, JörgJörg Bastuck (GER) March 24, 2006 Rally car Citroën C2 GT 2006 World Rally Championship season Spain Salou, Costa Daurada 2006 Rally Catalunya Race Struck while changing tire by the car of Barry Clark [48]
 Batson, GaryGary Batson (USA) July 15, 1992 Stock car Chevrolet NASCAR Sportsman Series United States Charlotte Motor Speedway Winston Sportsman 150 Qualifying race Tried to avoid a spinning car, got on its side, scraped along the wall driver-side down and caught on fire [49]
 Bauer, ErwinErwin Bauer (GER) June 1, 1958 Sports car Ferrari 250 TR58 Germany Nürburgring ADAC 1000 Kilometer Rennen Post-Race Kept racing after the checkered flag, tried to pass a slower car, slid and hit trees [50]
 Beaufort, Carel Godin deCarel Godin de Beaufort (NED) August 1, 1964 Open Wheel Porsche 718 1964 Formula One season Germany Nürburgring 1964 German Grand Prix Practice Left the road at Bergwerk, went down an embankment and hit a tree [51]
 Beauman, DonDon Beauman (UK) July 9, 1955 Open Wheel Connaught Republic of Ireland Rathnew Leinster Trophy Race Crashed down a hill, hit a tree and caught on fire [52]
 Behra, JeanJean Behra (FRA) August 1, 1959 Sports car Porsche 718 RSK Germany AVUS 1959 German Grand Prix Support Race Race Lost control at the banking, hit a concrete building at the top of the banking, was thrown out and hit a flagpole [53]
 Berger, GeorgesGeorges Berger (BEL) August 23, 1967 Sports car Porsche 911 Germany Nürburgring Marathon de la Route Race Went off the road, fell into a ravine and hit a fir [54]
 Bettega, AttilioAttilio Bettega (ITA) May 2, 1985 Rally Lancia 037 1985 World Rally Championship season France Zérubia-Santa Giulia stage, Corsica Tour de Corse Race Car slid, hit a pole, fell down a ravine and crashed into a tree on the right side of the roof [55]
 Bettenhausen, TonyTony Bettenhausen (USA) May 12, 1961 Open Wheel Watson - Offenhauser 1961 USAC Championship Car season United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1961 Indianapolis 500 Practice An anchor bolt fell off the front radius rod support, causing the front axle to misalign when braking, which in turn caused the car to turn into the wall, roll along the wall and land upside down in the grass [56]
 Bianchi, JulesJules Bianchi (FRA) October 5, 2014 Open Wheel Marussia MR03 2014 Formula One season Japan Suzuka Circuit 2014 Japanese Grand Prix Race Lost control, crashed into a recovery vehicle suffering a diffuse axonal injury [57]
 Bianchi, LucienLucien Bianchi (ITA) March 30, 1969 Sports car Alfa Romeo T33 1969 World Sportscar Championship season France Circuit de la Sarthe 24 Heures du Mans - Essais Préliminaires Testing Lost control, crashed into a telegraph pole and disintegrated the car into fire [58]
 Bible, LeeLee Bible (USA) March 13, 1929 Land Speed Record White Triplex United States Ormond Beach, Florida Record attempt Crashed into a dune after the gas was released too quickly and was thrown from the car [59]
 Birrell, GerryGerry Birrell (SCO) June 23, 1973 Open Wheel Chevron B25 1973 European Formula Two season France Rouen-Les-Essarts XXI Grand Prix de Rouen Race Front left tire deflated and crashed into the guardrail: he went under the guardrail and was decapitated [60]
 Bisch, ArtArt Bisch (USA) July 4, 1954 Open Wheel Kuzma - Offenhauser USAC National Championship United States Lakewood Speedway Atlanta 100-Mile Race Race Lost control and flipped twice [61]
 Blanchard, HarryHarry Blanchard (USA) January 30, 1960 Sports car Porsche 718 RSK 1960 World Sportscar Championship season Argentina Autódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez 1960 1000 km Buenos Aires Race Crashed into the car of Heini Walter and rolled [62]
 Błaszczyński, MarcinMarcin Błaszczyński (POL) October 8, 1994 Touring car Fiat Cinquecento Polish Fiat Cinquecento Sporting Cup Poland Poznań Polski - Puchar Cinquecento Sporting - trzeci wyścig Qualifying Left the road and rolled several times [63]
 Blewett III, JohnJohn Blewett III (USA) August 16, 2007 Stock car Chevrolet 2007 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season United States Thompson International Speedway New England Dodge Dealers 150 Race Was hit by his brother Jimmy's car and was crushed under the weight [64]
 Bogdan, NickyNicky Bogdan (AFG) October 12, 1958 Dragster United States Great Lakes Dragaway Race Veered left off of the track and plowed through a field [65]
 Bonetto, FeliceFelice Bonetto (ITA) November 21, 1953 Sports car Lancia D24 1953 World Sportscar Championship season Mexico Silao, Mexico Carrera Panamericana Race Crashed into the balcony of a house and he hit his head on it [66]
 Bonnett, NeilNeil Bonnett (USA) February 11, 1994 Stock car Chevrolet 1994 NASCAR Winston Cup Series United States Daytona International Speedway Daytona 500 Practice Spun and slammed head-on into the Turn 4 wall [67]
 Bonnier, JoakimJoakim Bonnier (SWE) June 11, 1972 Sports car Lola T280 1972 World Sportscar Championship season France Circuit de la Sarthe 1972 24 Hours of Le Mans Race Crashed into another car with trying to avoid him and rolled into the forest [68]
 Booher, JoeJoe Booher (USA) February 12, 1993 Stock car NASCAR Goody's Dash Series United States Daytona International Speedway Florida Dash 200 Race Crashed into a car, turned sideways, hit the wall and was hit by another car [69]
 Bordino, PietroPietro Bordino (ITA) April 22, 1928 Open Wheel Bugatti 35B Italy Alessandria, Italy Practice Car hit a dog, jammed the steering, the car lost control, flew in the air and fell into the Tarano [70]
 Bourne, PossumPossum Bourne (NZL) April 18, 2003 Hill Climb Subaru Forester New Zealand Cardrona, New Zealand Race to the Sky Pre-Race Recon Crashed into by another car while trying to avoiding it [71]
 Borzacchini, BaconinBaconin Borzacchini (ITA) September 10, 1933 Open Wheel Maserati 8CM 1933 Grand Prix season Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza Italian Grand Prix Race Veered of the road, hit the car of Giuseppe Campari and was thrown out [72]
 Bouriat, GuyGuy Bouriat (FRA) May 21, 1933 Open Wheel Bugatti T51 France Péronne, Somme Picardy Grand Prix Race Crashed into another car, left the road, crashed into a tree and caught fire [73]
 Boyer, JoeJoe Boyer (USA) September 1, 1924 Open Wheel Duesenberg American Automobile Association National Championship United States Altoona Speedway Fall Classic Race A tire blew out and he crashed into the upper guardrail [74]
 Bradway Jr., DaveDave Bradway Jr. (USA) June 21, 1987 Midget United States Skagit Speedway Super Dirt Cup Race Touched wheels with another car, car slammed outside wall nose first, flipped six times, slammed the wall again, tail first, it spun in the air landing upside down [75]

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 Branson, DonDon Branson (USA) November 12, 1966 Midget USAC Sprint Car United States Ascot Park Race Crashed into by the car of Dick Atkins after coming off the wall and rolled over [77]
 Brayton, ScottScott Brayton (USA) May 17, 1996 Open Wheel Lola T9500 1996 Indy Racing League season United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis 500 Practice Rear tire deflated, spun and slammed into the wall at 230 mph [78]
 Brázdil, JosefJosef Brázdil (CZE) August 27, 1934 Open Wheel Maserati 6C-34 Czech Republic Masaryk Circuit Masaryk Grand Prix Practice Left wheels went into a ditch, failed to control the car, crashed into a tree and was thrown out: the car continued, hit another tree, went into the air and somersaulted [79]
 Brilli-Peri, GastoneGastone Brilli-Peri (ITA) March 22, 1930 Open Wheel Talbot 700 Libya Tripoli Tripoli Grand Prix Practice Car bounced on the rough surface of the road, went into the right embankment, hit a small wall, rolled and was thrown out [80]
 Bristow, ChrisChris Bristow (ENG) June 19, 1960 Open Wheel Cooper T51 1960 Formula One season Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps Belgian Grand Prix Race Touched wheels with the car of Willy Mairesse, lost control, crashed into an embankment, rolled and he was thrown into barbed wire [81]
 Brock, PeterPeter Brock (AUS) August 8, 2006 Sports Car Motec Daytona Australian Targa Championship Australia Targa West Rally Quit Targa West Rally 2006 Race Skidded on a corner and hit a tree [82]
 Brooks, DennisDennis Brooks (USA) June 2001 United States Auto City Speedway Race Heart attack [83]
 Broscanc, JonelJonel Broscanc (USA) June 6, 1992 Touring car Audi Quattro SCCA ProRally United States Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally Race Crashed into a tree after sliding in a curve [84]
 Bruce-Brown, DavidDavid Bruce-Brown (USA) October 1, 1912 Open Wheel Fiat American Automobile Association National Championship United States Wauwatosa road track Vanderbilt Cup Practice Tire blew out, car flipped and was thrown out [85]
 Bryan, JimmyJimmy Bryan (USA) June 19, 1960 Open Wheel Watson-Offenhauser 1960 USAC Championship Car season United States Langhorne Speedway Langhorne 100-Mile Race Race Slid, dug in the dirt, touched the car of Jim Hurtubise, went in the air and flipped end over end [86]
 Bublewicz, MarianMarian Bublewicz (POL) February 20, 1993 Rally car Ford Sierra Cosworth 4x4 Polish Rally Championship Poland Winter Lower Silesian Rally Winter Lower Silesian Rally Race Went out of control, left the road and crashed into a tree on the driver's side [87]
 Bueb, IvorIvor Bueb (ENG) July 26, 1959 Open Wheel Cooper T51 BP Trophy France Clermont-Ferrand II Trophée d'Auvergne Race Overshot the corner, crashed and was thrown out [88]
 Bühlmann, SébastienSébastien Bühlmann (SUI) April 24, 2004 Touring car Peugeot 106 Rallye Swiss Rally Championship Switzerland Rallye Critérium Jurassien 27ème Rallye Critérium Jurassien Race Left the road and crashed [89]
 Bullens, JohanJohan Bullens (BEL) July 11, 2004 Touring car BMW M3 Zolder Touring Cup Belgium Circuit Zolder Zolder Touring Cup, 3rd round Race Had a heat attack and crashed into a concrete wall [90]
 Bürger, Hans-GeorgHans-Georg Bürger (GER) August 20, 1980 Sports Car Tiga F280 BMW 1980 European Formula Two season Netherlands Zandvoort XXVIII Grote Prijs van Zanvoort Warm-Up Went off the road, hit the guard rail head-on and hit his head on a fence pole [91]
 Burgmann, MikeMike Burgmann (AUS) October 5, 1986 Touring Car Holden Commodore VK SS Australian Endurance Championship Australia Mount Panorama Circuit 1986 James Hardie 1000 Race Gust of wind lifted the car up, pushed it onto outside the track and caused the car to hit a tire barrier: the impact caused the engine to go into the cockpit [92]
 Burman, BobBob Burman (USA) April 8, 1916 Sports Car Peugeot United States Corona Corona Road Race Race One of the wheels broke, sending the car over the curb, going through a crowd barrier and hitting a telephone pole [93]
 Burton, JoshJosh Burton (USA) May 24, 2013 Sprint Car Winners Circle Designs United States Bloomington Speedway Race Crash [94]

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Name Date of accident Discipline Car Championship Circuit Event Session Cause Source
 Cabalén, OscarOscar Cabalén (ARG) August 25, 1967 Stock car Ford Prototipo TC F.100 Argentinean Turismo Carretera Championship Argentina San Nicolas, Siderurgia 1967 Argentine Grand Prix Testing Car veered to the left, rode over the escape lane, crossed the pavement, climbed an embankment, jumped in the air, caught on fire, flew and landed on all four wheels again [95]
 Cabannes, CharlesCharles Cabannes (FRA) January 11, 1991 Rally Mercedes Benz Senegal Dakar Rally 1991 Paris-Dakar Rally Race Shot by Malian Rebels [96]
 Cabianca, GiulioGiulio Cabianca (ITA) June 15, 1961 Formula 1 Cooper-Ferrari Formula 1 Italy Modena Autodrome Practice Gearbox failure caused the car to not slow down in a turn, went through a gate to find an escape route, hit a bystander, crossed a street and crashed into the wall of a workshop [97]
 Cabrera, Juan CarlosJuan Carlos Cabrera (ARG) August 7, 1984 Stock car IKA-Renault Torino Turismo Carretera Argentina Autódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez Series test Heart attack [98]
 Caccia, JoeJoe Caccia (ITA) May 26, 1931 Sports car Duesenberg Jones & Maley Championship United States International 500 Mile Sweepstakes 1931 Indianapolis 500 Practice Went over the Turn 2 wall, hit a tree, split the fuel tank and set the car on fire [99]
 Caffaratti, AttilioAttilio Caffaratti (ITA) September 10, 1900 Trike Darracq-Soncin Italy Circuit Brescia 1900 Coppa Florio Race Slid off of a slippery road, went into a ditch and hit his head on a tree [100]
 Cagle, JamesJames Cagle (USA) August 16, 1969 Dragster Chrysler United States Oklahoma City International Raceway Pre-Race Dragster was on jacks when the throttle stuck, car fell off the jack, sped off into a fence and crashed into trees: a piece of metal came from the cockpit and entered his helmet [101]
 Caid, DavidDavid Caid (USA) March 12, 1961 Sprint car California Racing Association United States Imperial Valley Speedway Race Car bumped into the back of another car, ran over the back wheels and went end-over-end several times [102]
 Campari, GiuseppeGiuseppe Campari (ITA) September 10, 1933 Open wheel Alfa Romeo Tipo B Italy Monza 1933 Italian Grand Prix Race Crash [103]
 Campos, MarcoMarco Campos (BRA) October 15, 1995 Open Wheel Lola-T95/50 1995 International Formula 3000 season France Magny-Cours Magny-Cours F-3000 Race Crash [104]
 Castellotti, EugenioEugenio Castellotti (ITA) March 14, 1957 Formula 1 Ferrari 801 1957 Formula One season Italy Modena Autodrome Testing Crash [105]
 Cathcart, TimothyTimothy Cathcart (UK) August 15, 2014 Rally car Citroën DS3 2014 British Rally Championship season United Kingdom Todds Leap Ulster Rally 2014 Todds Leap Ulster Rally Race Lost control, left the road and crashed [106]
 Catlin, PhilipPhilip Catlin (AUS) November 28, 1956 Sports car Bugatti Type 51 Australia Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit The Argus Trophy Race Crash [107]
 Cevert, FrançoisFrançois Cevert (FRA) October 6, 1973 Formula 1 Tyrrell 006-Ford Cosworth DFV 1973 Formula One season United States Watkins Glen 1973 United States Grand Prix Qualifying Crash [108]
 Chaudhary, Nand LalNand Lal Chaudhary (IND) October 12, 2001 Rally car Maruti Gypsy India Raid de Himalaya 3rd Maruti Raid de Himalaya Race Fell off of a gorge [109]
 Chełstowski, ZygmuntZygmunt Chełstowski (POL) April 29, 1975 Touring car Polski Fiat 125p Rajdowe Samochodowe Mistrzostwa Polski Poland Rajd Kormoran VIII. Rajd Kormoran Race Crashed into a tree [110]
 Chevrolet, GastonGaston Chevrolet (FRA) November 25, 1920 Open Wheel Frontenac American Automobile Association National Championship United States Beverly Hills Speedway Beverly Hills 200-Mile Race Race Crash [111]
 Chimeri, EttoreEttore Chimeri (ITA) February 27, 1960 Sports Car Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Cuba Camp Freedom Gran Premio de Cuba Practice Crash [112]
 Cissac, HenriHenri Cissac (FRA) July 7, 1908 Sports Car Panhard et Levassor France Circuit de la Seine-Inferieure Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France Race Equipment Failure [113]
 Clark, JimJim Clark (SCO) April 7, 1968 Open Wheel Lotus 48 Cosworth-FVA 1968 European Formula Two season West Germany Hockenheim II Deutschland Trophae Race Crash [114]
 Clinton, JeffJeff Clinton (USA) March 1, 2002 Sports Car Lola B2K/40 Grand American United States Homestead Nextel 250 Practice Crash [115]
 Clopatofsky, GonzaloGonzalo Clopatofsky (COL) September 19, 2014 Touring car TC2000 Colombia Championship Colombia Tocancipá Testing Crashed into a wall and went into a lagoon [116]
 Coaker, GrahamGraham Coaker (GBR) April 12, 1971 Open Wheel March 712M United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit Testing Crash [117]
 Coleman, ChadChad Coleman (USA) August 28, 1998 Stock Car Ford Thunderbird ARCA Racing Series United States Atlanta Motor Speedway ARCA Georgia Power 200 Race Crash [118]
 Collins, PeterPeter Collins (ENG) August 3, 1958 Open Wheel Ferrari Dino 246 1958 Formula One season Germany Nürburgring German GP Race Crash [119]
 Colton, MarkMark Colton (NIR) August 5, 1995 Sports Car Pilbeam MP72-Judd CV 3.5 British Hill Climb Championship England Craigantlet Hillclimb Craigantlet Hillclimb Practice Equipment Failure [120]
 Cookman, CorkyCorky Cookman (USA) July 19, 1987 Stock Car NASCAR Modified United States Thompson International Speedway Winston 75 Race Equipment Failure [121]
 Cooper, AshleyAshley Cooper (AUS) July 25, 2008 Touring Car Holden VZ Commodore 2008 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series Australia Adelaide Street Circuit Clipsal 500 (support race) Race Crash [122]
 Courage, PiersPiers Courage (ENG) June 21, 1970 Open Wheel De Tomaso 505/38 1970 Formula One season Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort 1970 Dutch Grand Prix Race Crash [123]
 Crespi, NinoNino Crespi (ITA) October 3, 1934 Car Class Bugatti Brazil Gávea Street Circuit Il Grande Premio de Cidade do Rio de Janeiro Race Crash [124]
 Cresto, SergioSergio Cresto (USA) May 2, 1986 Sports Car Lancia Delta S4 1986 World Rally Championship season France Tour de Corse Tour de Corse Rally Crash [125]
 Czaykowski, StanislausStanislaus Czaykowski (NED) September 10, 1933 Open Wheel Bugatti T54 Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza VI Gran Premio di Monza Race Crash [126]

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Name Date of accident Discipline Car Championship Circuit Event Session Cause Source
 D'Amico, CayetanoCayetano D'Amico (ARG) September 6, 1931 Stock car Gardner (automobile) Argentina Arrecifes Gran Premio de Arrecifes Race Flipped after hitting a spectator [127]
 D'Ippolito, GuidoGuido D'Ippolito (ITA) October 8, 1933 Touring car Alfa Romeo 8C 2600MM Unknown Italy Circuito delle Province Meridionali I Circuito delle Province Meridionali, 1a Coppa Principessa di Piemonte Race Hit a horse carriage and hit his head on the axle of the carriage [128]
 Dada, GuidoGuido Dada (ITA) May 4, 1986 Truck Iveco 190/38 FIA European Truck Racing Championship Belgium Zolder Truck Super Prix Race Truck rolled and was crushed inside [129]
 Dana, PaulPaul Dana (USA) March 26, 2006 Open wheel Dallara/Honda 2006 IndyCar Series season United States Homestead-Miami Speedway 2006 Toyota Indy 300 Practice Crashed into the disabled car of Ed Carpenter at 176 mph [130]
 Davies, JimmyJimmy Davies (USA) June 11, 1966 Midget United States Santa Fe Speedway Warm-up Crashed into a wall [131]
 Davison, LexLex Davison (AUS) February 20, 1965 Open Wheel Brabham/Climax 1965 Tasman Series Australia Sandown Raceway International 100 Practice Heart Attack [132]
 Depailler, PatrickPatrick Depailler (FRA) August 1, 1980 Open Wheel Alfa Romeo 179 1980 Formula One season Germany Hockenheimring 1980 German Grand Prix Testing Suspension failure caused the car to crash into the wall with fatal head injuries [133]
 Dernier, LéonLéon Dernier (BEL) July 26, 1969 Touring car Mazda R100 European Touring Car Championship Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps Spa 24 Hours Race Crash [134]
 DeSarro, FredFred DeSarro (USA) August 8, 1978 Modified Len Boehler 3 NASCAR Modified Series United States Thompson International Speedway Thompson 150 Practice Crashed into a sand barrier when the throttle stuck [135]
 Devereux, ChristianChristian Devereux (UK) May 5, 2013 Touring car Mini Cooper S Masters Historic Racing Pre-66 Touring Car Championship United Kingdom Donington Park Donington Historic Festival - Masters Pre-66 Touring Cars Race Race Crashed into another car [136]
 Donohue, MarkMark Donohue (USA) August 19, 1975 Open Wheel March 751 1975 Formula One season Austria Österreichring 1975 Austrian Grand Prix Practice A tire failure caused the car to crash into the wall and vault over the fence: died of a blood clot in the brain two days later [137]
 Druar, TommyTommy Druar (USA) June 10, 1989 Stock car Chevrolet Cavalier NASCAR Modified United States Lancaster Speedway 30-lap NASCAR Modified race Race Crash - Jumped wheels with another car - Hit wall driver's side first [138]
 Duman, RonnieRonnie Duman (USA) June 9, 1968 Open Wheel Gerhardt/Ford 1968 USAC Champ Car season United States Milwaukee Mile Rex Mays 150 Race Crashed into the car of Bay Darnell, caught fire and was hit by another car [139]
 Dunfee, CliveClive Dunfee (GBR) September 24, 1932 Endurance Bentley Speed Six BRDC United Kingdom Brooklands BRDC 500 Miles Race Car cartwheeled, hit a tree and was ejected [140]
 Duyzers, ArieArie Duyzers (NLD) June 2, 1985 Touring car Netherlands IJsselstein Race Lost control and rolled several times [141]

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Name Date of accident Discipline Car Championship Circuit Event Session Cause Source
 Earixson, EugeneEugene Earixson (USA) September 12, 1948 Stock car United States Chariton Speed Bowl Race Car bumped from behind and flipped [142]
 Earnhardt, DaleDale Earnhardt (USA) February 18, 2001 Stock car Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Series United States Daytona Speedway 2001 Daytona 500 Race Suffered a basilar skull fracture in crash [143]
 Easley, SonnySonny Easley (USA) January 15, 1978 Stock Car 1968 Camaro 1978 Grand American Sportsman Series United States Riverside Raceway 1978 Stock Car Products 300 Practice Crash [144]
 Eickelmann, StefanStefan Eickelmann (GER) October 10, 1998 Touring Car BMW M3 VLN Germany Nurburgring 22. DMV-250-Meilen-Rennen, Veranstaltergemeinschaft Langstreckenpokal Nürburgring (Veedol-Cup), 9th Round Race Heart attack [145]
 Elisian, EdEd Elisian (USA) August 30, 1959 Open Wheel Travelon Trailer Special 1959 USAC Championship Car season United States Milwaukee Mile Milwaukee 200 Race Fuel cell ruptured in crash and burned to death [146]
 Engle, JohnJohn Engle (USA) August 19, 2007 Touring car BMW M3 National Auto Sport Association United States Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Unknown Race Spun in oil and crashed into a parked car [147]
 Enjolras, SébastienSébastien Enjolras (FRA) May 3, 1997 Sportscar WR LM97 non-championship France Le Mans 1997 24 Hours of Le Mans Pre-race test Part of the rear bodywork of his car came loose, causing it to airborne and exploded in flames [148]
 Escoda, MarcelMarcel Escoda (AND) September 6, 2003 Touring car Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI Catalan Rallying Championship Spain Criterium del Berguedà XXXII Criterium del Berguedà Race Crashed into a tree [149]
 Evans, RichieRichie Evans (USA) October 24, 1985 Stock Car Chevrolet Cavalier NASCAR Featherlite Modified Series United States Martinsville Speedway Winn-Dixie 500 Modified Feature Practice Crash [150]
 Ezzell, BunkBunk Ezzell (USA) July 24, 1950 Stock car Buick United States Warner Robins Super Speedway Qualifying Rolled and caught on fire [151]

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Name Date of accident Discipline Car Championship Circuit Event Session Cause Source
 Fabi, BertrandBertrand Fabi (CAN) February 21, 1986 Formula 3 Ralt R30 Formula 3 United Kingdom Goodwood Circuit Testing Left the road because of icy conditions, hit the barriers and rolled [152]
 Facenda, FrankFrank Facenda (USA) September 12, 1947 Midget car United States Seekonk Speedway Race Overturned and spun into a rail [153]
 Fagioli, LuigiLuigi Fagioli (ITA) May 31, 1952 Sportscar Lancia Aurelia B20 non-championship Monaco Circuit de Monaco 1952 Monaco Grand Prix Practice Crashed into stone balustrade and thrown out of car [154]
 Fajkus, MiroslavMiroslav Fajkus (CZE) May 4, 2008 Sports car Lola T99/50 Czech Hillclimb Championship Czech Republic Náměšť nad Oslavou XXVII Zámecký vrch Mann Filter - Náměšť nad Oslavou Hill climb Went off the road, hit a small hill and crashed into a tree [155]
 Falaschi, GuidoGuido Falaschi (ARG) November 13, 2011 Touring car Ford Falcon Turismo Carretera Argentina Autódromo Juan Manuel Fangio Race Crashed into tire wall and hit by another car on driver's side door [156]
 Faulkner, WaltWalt Faulkner (USA) April 22, 1956 Stock car Ford USAC Late Model Championship United States Vallejo Raceway Qualifier Hit rut, flipped, was partially ejected when the car rolled on him [157]
 Filipová, VěraVěra Filipová (CZE) June 1, 2013 Touring car Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX Central Europe Rally Cup Championship Czech Republic Rallye Templice 1. Rallye Teplice 2013 Race Left the road, rolled and hit a tree [158]
 Fisher, DavidDavid Fisher (USA) January 13, 2001 Touring car BMW M3 SCCA United States Phoenix International Raceway Unknown Qualifying Crashed into wall at Turn 4 [159]
 Fitzgerald, JimJim Fitzgerald (USA) November 8, 1987 Sports Car Nissan 300ZX Turbo Trans-Am Championship United States Streets of St. Petersburg, Florida Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Race Heart Attack [160]
 Fleming, AlAl Fleming (UK) April 11, 2014 Touring car Lotus Elan Germany Hockenheimring Hockenheim Historic – Das Jim Clark Revival Qualifying Went out of control and flipped [161]
 Foster, BillyBilly Foster (CAN) January 20, 1967 Stock car Dodge Charger NASCAR Grand National Series United States Riverside International Raceway Motor Trend 500 Practice Wheel drum broke and crashed into wall when his head struck the barrier [162]
 Freeman, RogerRoger Freeman (UK) July 12, 2003 Rally car Subaru WRX SCCA ProRally Championship United States Oregon Trail SCCA ProRally Oregon Trail Rally Race Crashed into a tree [163]
 Freeth, RodgerRodger Freeth (NZL) September 19, 1993 Rally car Subaru Legacy 1993 World Rally Championship season Australia Third Rally Stage at Mundaring Rally Australia Race Crashed into pine plantation [164]
 Frescobaldi, PieroPiero Frescobaldi (ITA) July 25, 1964 Touring car Lancia Flavia Non-championship Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hours of Spa Race Went off the road and rolled [165]
 Fry, JoeJoe Fry (UK) July 29, 1950 Freikaiserwagen United Kingdom Blanford Circuit 1950 Blandford Hillclimb Practice Crashed off of road [166]
 Fukuzawa, YukioYukio Fukuzawa (JPN) February 12, 1969 Sports car Toyota 7 Japan Fuji Speedway Testing Car went off road and crashed into sign [167]
 Fyfe, RossRoss Fyfe (AUS) December 28, 1991 Stock car Holden Torana Tasmanian Super Sedan Championship Australia Derwent Valley Speedway Race Bounced off of a wall, stuck the throttle and slammed head on into the inside wall [168]

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Name Date of accident Discipline Car Championship Circuit Event Session Cause Source
 Gaarsland, RayRay Gaarsland (USA) August 19, 1962 Stock car Unknown Lake Region Racing Association Championship United States Weetown Outlaw Speedway Unknown Race His car flipped and his seat belt was ripped away from its moorings [169]
 Gaggino, MarcosMarcos Gaggino (ARG) May 9, 1984 Stock car Ford Falcon (Argentina) SP221 Campeonato Argentino de Turismo Carretera Argentina Punta Alta IV Vuelta de la Ciudad de Punta Alta Test Tried to avoid a truck, lost control, hit an embankment, rolled several times, crashed into a small wall and was thrown out [170]
 Gagliano, TotòTotò Gagliano (ITA) September 1, 2000 Touring Car Honda Civic Non-championship Italy Nicolosi-Etna 37° Corsa dell'Etna Hillclimb Crashed into a wall to avoid another car and died 34 days later [171]
 Gagliardo, MikeMike Gagliardo (USA) May 20, 2001 Sports Car Chevrolet Corvette Trans-Am Series Canada Mosport International Raceway Trans-Am Series 125 Race Spun out, stalled and hit by another car [172]
 Gaines, DavidDavid Gaines (USA) May 16, 1990 Stock Car Oldsmobile NASCAR Limited Sportsman Division United States Lowes Motor Speedway Unknown Practice Hit by the car of Peter Gibbons in the rear and then hit broadside by the car of Steve McEachern [173]
 Gall, JohnJohn Gall (USA) August 8, 1975 Midget Unknown USAC National Midget Series United States Indianapolis Speedrome Unknown Race Struck a concrete wall, flipped over it, and slammed into a light pole: caused by a stuck throttle [174]
 Galvin, FrankFrank Galvin (USA) December 3, 1916 Open Wheel Premier United States Uniontown Speedway Universal Trophy Race Crashed into grandstand [175]
 Gammon-Hardaway, IanIan Gammon-Hardaway (UK) May 26, 1991 Touring Car Citroën 2CV Citroën 2CV National Championship United Kingdom Lydden Hill Race Seat collapsed after the car went off the road [176]
 Gannon, JerryJerry Gannon (USA) June 1, 2002 Dragster Chevrolet Camaro Jet Funny Car United States Atlanta Dragway Race Hit two walls, flipped and caught fire [177]
 Gardner, DeanDean Gardner (USA) October 3, 1946 Midget Ford United States Phoenix Speedway Race Crash [178]
 Garrett, JohnnyJohnny Garrett (USA) March 15, 1953 Sprint Car WCRA Sprint Cars United States Clovis Speedway Race Hit car of George Amick, hit wall and flipped [179]
 Gartner, JoJo Gartner (AUT) June 1, 1986 Sports Car Porsche 962C 1986 World Sportscar Championship season France Le Mans 1986 24 Hours of Le Mans Race Crashed into the concrete barrier on Mulsanne Straight, somersaulted, hit a phone pole and caught fire [180]
 Gastelu, RayRay Gastelu (USA) June 30, 2001 Stock Car United States Wall Township Speedway Race Heart attack [181]
 Gaupillat, JeanJean Gaupillat (FRA) July 22, 1934 Open Wheel Bugatti T51 1934 Grand Prix season France Dieppe 1934 Grand Prix de Dieppe Race Crashed into a tree [182]
 Gehrke, ChrisChris Gehrke (USA) May 4, 1991 Stock Car Oldsmobile ARCA RE/MAX Series United States Talladega Poulan Pro 500-K Race Flipped several times and was hit by another car [183]
 Giunti, IgnazioIgnazio Giunti (ITA) January 10, 1971 Sports car Ferrari 312PB 1971 World Sportscar Championship season Argentina Autódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez 1971 1000 Kilómetros de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires Race Crashed in the car of Jean-Pierre Beltoise, somersaulted and caught fire [184]
 Glatz, FritzFritz Glatz (AUT) July 14, 2002 Open Wheel Arrows Footwork FA17 - Ford Euroboss Czech Republic Autodrom Most Race Hit curb, somersaulted and destroyed [185]
 Grbac, MikeMike Grbac (USA) November 29, 1978 Stock car AMC Gremlin United States Reading Fairgrounds Speedway Schmidt's 200 Race Hit by another car roof first [186]

H[edit]

Name Date of accident Discipline Car Championship Circuit Event Session Cause Source
 Haberling, HaroldHarold Haberling (USA) June 30, 1961 Stock car 1955 Chevrolet 1961 NASCAR Championship United States Daytona Speedway 1961 Daytona 500 Practice Crashed into wall and rolled [187]
 Habermehl, JackJack Habermehl (USA) June 21, 1948 Midget Kurtis-Offenhauser United States Los Angeles Coliseum Race Crashed into a wall and flipped [188]
 Hachmeister, EnriqueEnrique Hachmeister (GTM) May 5, 1950 Touring car Lincoln Non-championship Mexico Chihuahua (state) 1950 Carrera Panamericana Race Rolled while trying to pass another car and was launched through the window [189]
 Hagiwara, AkiraAkira Hagiwara (JPN) April 7, 1986 Touring Car Mercedes 190E Japanese Touring Car Championship Japan Sportsland SUGO Test Crashed into a barrier and burst into flames [190]
 Hall, PeterPeter Hall (AUS) October 27, 2013 Touring car Datsun 260Z Victorian State Circuit Racing Championship Australia Phillip Island Unknown Race Crashed into a stalled Lamborghini Gallardo [191]
 Hamilton, HughHugh Hamilton (NIR) August 26, 1934 Open Wheel Maserati 8CM Championship Switzerland Bremgarten 1934 Swiss Grand Prix Race Left wheel broke, overcorrected the turn, hit a tree, slid and hit another tree [192]
 Hammond, ShaneShane Hammond (USA) April 6, 2008 Midget NorthEastern Midget Championship United States Thompson International Speedway Icebreaker 2008 Race Throttle stuck, tangled with another car and hit a loose banner billboard [193]
 Hansford, GreggGregg Hansford (AUS) March 5, 1995 Touring Car Ford Mondeo Championship Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit 1995 Australian Super Touring Championship Race Crashed into a wall, went into the track and got hit by the car of Mark Adderton [194]
 Hansgen, WaltWalt Hansgen (USA) April 2, 1966 Sportscar Ford GT Mk II A 1966 World Sportscar Championship season France Circuit de la Sarthe 24 Heures de Mans - Essais Prelimiaires Test Crashed into a barrier that was placed in an escape road [195]
 Harrell, DickieDickie Harrell (USA) September 12, 1971 Dragster Chevrolet Vega AHRA Top Fuel Canada Golden Horseshoe Dragway Race Crashed into a light pole after the chutes couldn't open [196]
 Hartmann, LászlóLászló Hartmann (HUN) May 15, 1938 Open Wheel Maserati 4CM Libya Mellaha XII Gran Premio de Tripoli Race Overturned after the car of Giuseppe Farina clipped his left wheel [197]
 Hassler, FridayFriday Hassler (USA) February 17, 1972 Stock Car Chevrolet 1972 NASCAR Grand National Series United States Daytona Speedway 1972 Daytona 500 Race Crash [198]
 Hatakeyama, KouichiKouichi Hatakeyama (JPN) January 26, 1969 Japan Fuji Speedway 100 km of Fuji Race [199]
 Hawkins, PaulPaul Hawkins (AUS) May 26, 1969 Sportscar Lola T70 Mk3B British Sportscar Championship England Oulton Park Tourist Trophy Race Lost control, went up an embankment, hit a tree and caught fire [200]
 Hawthorne, BertBert Hawthorne (IRE) April 14, 1972 Open Wheel Leda-Tui AM29 1972 European Formula 2 Championship Germany Hockenheimring VI Deutschland Trophäe, Jim Clark Gedächtnisrennen Practice Crash [201]
 Hendrick, KaraKara Hendrick (USA) October 5, 1991 Midget USAC Western States Midget United States Cajon Raceway USAC Western States Midget Race Crash [202]
 Hepburn, RalphRalph Hepburn (USA) May 16, 1948 Open Wheel Kurtis 200 Novi American Automobile Association National Championship United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Practice Crash [203]
 Hickman, JimJim Hickman (USA) July 31, 1982 Open Wheel March-Cosworth 1982 Championship Auto Racing Teams United States Milwaukee Mile Tony Bettenhausen 200 Practice Crash [204]
 Hollowell, BillBill Hollowell (ENG) August 9, 1925 Open Wheel 350cc AJS Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 1925 Belgian Grand Prix Race Crash [205]
 Horn, TedTed Horn (USA) October 10, 1948 Open Wheel Horn-Offenhauser American Automobile Association National Championship United States DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Duquoin 100 Mile Race Race Equipment Failure [206]
 Horstmeyer, WilliamWilliam Horstmeyer (USA) August 22, 1964 Open Wheel Kuzma-Offenhauser United States Auto Club United States Illinois State Fairgrounds Racetrack Tony Bettenhausen Memorial 100 Race Crash [207]
 Höttinger, MarkusMarkus Höttinger (GER) April 13, 1980 Open Wheel Maurer MM80 1980 European Formula Two season Germany Hockenheimring Jim Clark Rennen Race Debris [208]
 Hoyt, JerryJerry Hoyt (USA) July 10, 1955 Open Wheel Offenhauser American Automobile Association Sprint Car Championship United States Oklahoma City State Fairgrounds Race Crash [209]
 Hulme, DennyDenny Hulme (NZL) October 4, 1992 Touring Car BMW M3 Australian Touring Cars Australia Mount Panorama Tooheys 1000 Race Heart attack [210]
 Hutin, XavierXavier Hutin (SUI) October 9, 1988 Touring car Renault 5 Swiss Rally Championship Switzerland Rallye de Court Rallye de Court Race Crashing into a tree [211]

I[edit]

Name Date of accident Discipline Car Championship Circuit Event Session Cause Source
 Iacovetta, RalphRalph Iacovetta (USA) July 8, 1948 Roadster United States Englewood Speedway Race Rolled after locking wheels with another car [212]
 Ianacone, GusGus Ianacone (USA) August 5, 1934 Garden State Racing Association United States Woodbridge Speedway Five mile qualifying race Race Skidded, spun, hit a guard rail, was hit by another car, thrown out and run over [213]
 Ibarra, PacoPaco Ibarra (MEX) March 16, 1958 Sports Car Jaguar C-Type Mexico Orizaba (public roads) Test Hit a stone and rolled after trying to pass a truck [214]
 Iglesias, IvánIván Iglesias (BRA) October 21, 1973 Touring Car Chevrolet Opala 4 Rio Grande do Sul State Division 3 Championship Brazil Autódromo Internacional de Tarumã 6a. etapa do Campeonato Gaúcho de Divisão 3 Race After hitting another car, they both went up an embankment, were launched into the air and both slammed to the ground: Ivan's car exploded upon impact [215]
 Ilari, SilvioSilvio Ilari (ARG) March 30, 1923 Stock Car Argentina Rosario-Santa Fe-Rosario (public roads) Test Crash [216]
 Imbimbo, AnthonyAnthony Imbimbo (USA) July 2, 1948 Midget American Racing Drivers Club Midget Championship United States Hinchliffe Stadium Consolation race Race Spun trying to avoid a crash, hit a car and flipped [217]
 Immigrati, VladimiroVladimiro Immigrati (ITA) September 20, 1997 Touring car Fiat Cinquecento Sporting Campionato Italiano Rally 2 Litri Italy Rally San Martino di Castrozza Rally San Martino di Castrozza 1997, seventh special stage, Valnevera Slid off the road, fell down a ravine and crashed against a tree [218]
 Infantino, BillBill Infantino (USA) August 24, 1958 Sports car Ferrari United States Holland Hill Climb Holland Hill Climb Practice Lost control, hit concrete posts, flipped and was thrown out [219]
 Ingebrigtsen, LeoLeo Ingebrigtsen (NOR) June 21, 1974 Sprint Car United States Rocky Mountain Raceway Copper Cup Race Crashed into the walls and fuel tank ruptured [220]
 Ingram, BillBill Ingram (USA) August 14, 1940 Midget Car United Midget Racing Association United States Balboa Stadium Race Crash [221]
 Inscore, FreddieFreddie Inscore (USA) January 28, 1946 Roadster United States Sportsman Park Race Rolled the car [222]
 Insinger, HarrisHarris Insinger (USA) September 8, 1935 Gilmore Red Lion/Garnant Special United States Oakland Speedway Feature Race Race Locked wheels with another car and somersaulted several times [223]
 Ireland, RalphRalph Ireland (USA) August 21, 1911 Touring Car Staver-Chicago AAA National Championship United States Elgin Road course Elgin National Trophy Practice Tire deflated, car veered into a ditch, rear wheel collapsed and the car rolled, crushing him [224]
 Iriawan, HengkieHengkie Iriawan (INA) April 23, 1972 Open Wheel Malaysia Ipoh Temporary Circuit 3rd BP Kart Prix Race Crash [225]
 Irwin, Jr., KennyKenny Irwin, Jr. (USA) July 7, 2000 Stock car Chevrolet Monte Carlo Winston Cup Series United States New Hampshire Motor Speedway thatlook.com 300 Practice Stuck throttle caused him to crash into the wall [226]
 Irwin, SonnySonny Irwin (USA) June 11, 1992 Sprint Car United States Manzanita Speedway Race Slid into a wall [227]
 Isaac, BobbyBobby Isaac (USA) August 13, 1977 Stock Car Chevrolet Nova NASCAR Late Model Sportsman United States Hickory Motor Speedway 1977 Late Model Sportsman race Post Race Heat exhaustion [228]
 Iso, MasaziMasazi Iso (JPN) March 6, 1982 Open Wheel Formula Three Japan Suzuka Circuit Practice Hit while walking away from crash [229]
 Israel, DerekDerek Israel (USA) September 14, 1997 Touring Car Datsun 510 Sports Car Club of America Pacific Coast Championship United States Sears Point GT-4 Race Race Struck by debris from another car [230]
 Iuliano, BuddyBuddy Iuliano (USA) October 5, 1968 Dragster Chevrolet National Hot Rod Association United States Coastal Plains Raceway Race Car overturned and he was ejected [231]

J[edit]

Name Date of accident Discipline Car Championship Circuit Event Session Cause Source
 Jackson, LewisLewis Jackson (USA) November 18, 1916 Open Wheel Marmon American Automobile Association National Championship United States Santa Monica 1916 American Grand Prize Race Went off the track, hit several palm trees and a lemonade stand [232]
 Jacobi, BruceBruce Jacobi (USA) February 17, 1983 Stock car Chevrolet Sprint Cup Series United States Daytona International Speedway UNO Twin 125 Qualifiers Qualifying Lost control, flipped and the roll cage failed: died almost 4 years after the crash [233]
 Jacopini, AlexandreAlexandre Jacopini (FRA) May 31, 2002 Rally car Peugeot 206 XS Sport 2002 World Rally Championship season France Rallye Alsace-Vosges French Rally Championship Race Crashed heavily after losing control of the car [234]
 Jacquemart, PatrickPatrick Jacquemart (FRA) July 9, 1981 Touring Car Renault 5 Turbo Alpine International Motor Sports Association United States Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Testing Crashed into a sandbank [235]
 Jämsä, SeppoSeppo Jämsä (FIN) August 2, 1974 Touring car Mini (Mark I) 1974 World Rally Championship season Finland 1000 Lakes Rally 1000 Lakes Rally Race Crashed head on into a railing bridge [236]
 Jankowiak, TonyTony Jankowiak (USA) April 22, 1990 Stock car Pontiac Sunbird NASCAR Modified United States Stafford Motor Speedway Coors Spring Sizzler 200 Race Crashed into Turn 1 wall [237]
 Jarzombek, CharlieCharlie Jarzombek (USA) March 22, 1987 Stock car Chevrolet Cavalier NASCAR Modified United States Martinsville Speedway Miller 200 Race Stuck throttle caused him to hit inner curb, spin, hit another car, and slam into the wall [238]
 Jastrow, HarryHarry Jastrow (USA) September 15, 1935 Midget United States Milwaukee Mile Race Locked wheels with another car, flipped and crushed him [239]
 Jellen, CharlyCharly Jellen (Austria-Hungary) May 7, 1934 Sports Car Alfa Romeo 8C Germany Ingolstadt autobahn Testing Went out of control and flipped [240]
 Jenkinson, FrankFrank Jenkinson (USA) July 27, 1930 Open Wheel Frontenac-Ford United States Jungle Park Speedway Race Spindle broke on the right front axle and went through a fence into the woods [241]
 Jessen, PaulPaul Jessen (Germany) June 20, 1925 Excelsior Germany Nideggen III Eifelrundfahrt Race Left road, hit tree and was hit by another driver [242]
 Johnson, BillBill Johnson (USA) August 26, 1940 Studebaker United States Oakland Speedway Practice Went out of control, hit a guardrail and flipped four times [179]
 Johnson, BlaineBlaine Johnson (USA) August 31, 1996 Drag Racing NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series United States Indianapolis Raceway Park Mac Tools US Nationals Qualifying Connecting rod broke, cut a tire, sent the car into the left guardrail and came back to hit the right retaining wall [243]
 Johnson, NiokoaNiokoa Johnson (USA) March 23, 2014 Mini Stock Car United States Bubba Raceway Park Time trial Crash [244]
 Johnson, SlickSlick Johnson (USA) February 11, 1990 Stock car Pontiac ARCA Series United States Daytona International Speedway Daytona ARCA 200 Race Crashed and was hit by five other cars [245]
 Johnson, VanVan Johnson (USA) July 19, 1959 Open Wheel Kurtis - Offenhauser USAC National Championship United States Williams Grove Speedway Indianapolis Sweepstakes Race Hit by the car of Joe Barzda and flipped [246]
 Joisten, Hans-PeterHans-Peter Joisten (GER) July 21, 1973 Touring Car BMW 3.0 CSL European Touring Car Championship Belgium Spa-Francorchamps 24 Heures de Spa-Francorchamps Race Crashed into guardrail and was hit by the car of Roger Dubos: both drivers died in the crash [247]

K[edit]

Name Date of accident Discipline Car Championship Circuit Event Session Cause Source
 Kaarto, RobertRobert Kaarto (USA) July 8, 1966 Stock Car Unknown Unknown United States Superior Speedway Unknown Race Hit by another car while getting out of his burning car [248]
 Kalitta, ScottScott Kalitta (USA) June 21, 2008 Drag Racing Toyota Solara Funny Car NHRA Funny Car United States Old Bridge Township Raceway Park 2008 NHRA Luca Oil Supernationals Qualifying Race Engine exploded, damaged parachutes and crashed at the end of the sand trap [249]
 Kalla, KenKen Kalla (USA) April 30, 1983 Stock Car Buick Regal 1983 ARCA Racing Series United States Talladega Superspeedway 1983 Permatex 500 Race Lost control and crashed into the infield guardrail [250]
 Kazato, HiroshiHiroshi Kazato (JPN) June 2, 1974 Sports Car Chevron B26 - BMW Fuji Grand Champion Series Japan Fuji Speedway Fuji Grand Champion Series, 2nd round, 2nd race Race Crashed into the two leaders of the race and caught fire [251]
 Keech, RayRay Keech (USA) June 15, 1929 Open Wheel Miller "Simplex Piston Ring" United States Altoona Speedway Altoona 200-Mile Race Race Crashed into a loose piece of guardrail, rolled several times and caught fire at the bottom of the track [252]
 Keller, AlAl Keller (USA) November 19, 1961 Open Wheel Philipps - Offenhauser "Konstant Hot" United States Arizona State Fairgrounds Track Race Right wheel got caught in a rut, spun, rolled broadside several times and landed upside down on a chain link fence [253]
 Kesjár, CsabaCsaba Kesjár (HUN) June 24, 1988 Open Wheel Dallara 388 German Formula Three Championship Germany Norisring 200 Meilen von Nurnberg Race Brakes failed, hit a guardrail, was thrown into the air and landed upside down [254]
 Key, JohnnyJohnny Key (USA) June 30, 1954 Midget United States Cincinnati Race Bowl American Automobile Association Midget Championship Race A broken radius rod caused the car to crash into a wall and he was thrown out of the car: he was then run over by the car of Jack Turner [255]
 Kimmel, BillyBilly Kimmel (USA) September 2, 2007 Sprint Car United States Williams Grove Speedway Race Flipped several times and was hit by another car [256]
 Kite, HaroldHarold Kite (USA) October 17, 1965 Stock Car Plymouth Grand National Series United States Lowe's Motor Speedway 1965 National 400 Race Crashed into the wall when trying to avoid an accident [257]
 Knotts, RickyRicky Knotts (USA) February 14, 1980 Stock Car Oldsmobile 1980 NASCAR Winston Cup Series United States Daytona Speedway 1980 Daytona 500 Qualifying Car's hood flew up, car lost control, crashed into the outside wall, was hit by the car of Blackie Wangerin and spun into the inside retaining wall [258]
 Koinigg, HelmuthHelmuth Koinigg (AUT) October 6, 1974 Open Wheel Surtees TS16/3 - Ford Formula 1 United States Watkins Glen 1974 United States Grand Prix Race Deflated right tire caused the car to crash head-on into crash mesh: the car went straight under the guardrail and decapitated him [259]
 Koliopanos, DimitrisDimitris Koliopanos (GRC) September 27, 2003 Touring car Toyota Yaris European Rally Championship Greece ELPA Rally ELPA Rally Race Crashed into phone pole and electrical transformer fell on car [260]
 Konshin, Alexander NikolaevichAlexander Nikolaevich Konshin (RUS) September 22, 1912 Open Wheel Opel Unknown Russia Elenino-Klin-Elenino First Russian Automobile Club Moscow 100 km Race Explosion [261]
 Koschmieder, IngoIngo Koschmieder (GER) July 5, 2014 Touring car Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII Unknown Germany ADAC-Grabfeldrallye 21. Nationalen ADAC-Grabfeldrallye 2014 Race Went off the road and into a ditch [262]
 Kovacs, SandorSandor Kovacs (USA) May 6, 2000 Rally car Toyota Celica All-Trac Sports Car Club of America Div ProRally Championship United States Sawmill Club Rally Sawmill Club Rally Rally Stage Crash [263]
 Křehlík, FerdinandFerdinand Křehlík (CZE) September 20, 2003 Touring car Renault Clio Non-championship Czech Republic Rallye Světlá Rallye Světlá Race Crashed into a tree [264]
 Krosnoff, JeffJeff Krosnoff (USA) July 14, 1996 Open Wheel Reynard 96l - Toyota 1996 IndyCar season Canada Toronto Road Course 1996 Molson Indy Toronto Race Crash [265]
 King, SteveSteve King (USA) August 9, 2006 Sprint Car United States Knoxville Raceway Knoxville Nationals Race Crash [266]
 Krajewski, KrzysztofKrzysztof Krajewski (POL) July 24, 1971 Touring car Polski Fiat 125p Non-championship Poland Rajd Festiwalowy 2. Rajd Festiwalowy Race Left the road and crashed [267]

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Name Date of accident Discipline Car Championship Circuit Event Session Cause Source
 La Motta, StefanoStefano La Motta (ITA) April 1, 1951 Touring Car Alfa Romeo 1900 Italy Giro de Sicilia XI Giro Automobilistico de Sicilia Race Gearbox trouble caused the car to hit the wall of a house and bring it down [268]
 La Pera, PieroPiero La Pera (ITA) October 2, 1981 Sports Car Lola T298 Italy Val d'Anapo-Sortino Val d'Anapo-Sortino - Trofeo Giovanni Oddo Hillclimb Test Hit another car, slid, destroyed a small wall, crashed through a gap between two guard rails and went up in flames [269]
 Laber, Daniel RayDaniel Ray Laber (USA) September 19, 1988 Unknown Unknown Unknown United States Magic City Speedway Unknown Unknown Unknown [270]
 Lace, BobBob Lace (USA) September 8, 1963 Dragster United States LaPlace Dragway Race Went off the track and rolled [271]
 Ladd, Jr., JimJim Ladd, Jr. (USA) November 15, 1964 Sports Car Austin-Healey 3000 American Road Racing Championship United States Riverside International Raceway American Road Race of Champions, D Production Sports Car Race Race Spun, hit by another car, went up an embankment and flipped twice [272]
 Lafosse, Jean-LouisJean-Louis Lafosse (FRA) June 13, 1981 Sports Car Rondeau M379 C Ford Cosworth 1981 World Sportscar Championship season France Circuit de la Sarthe 1981 24 Hours of Le Mans Race Suspension failure caused the car to slam into the right-hand barrier and come back into the other barrier: the car was completely destroyed [273]
 Laine, HansHans Laine (FIN) May 30, 1970 Sports Car Porsche 908 1970 World Sportscar Championship season West Germany Nürburgring 1970 1000km of Nürburgring Qualifying Car had a blow over, crashed heavily against the pavement and rolled again; the car then caught fire [274]
 Lake, RoyRoy Lake (USA) September 24, 1938 Sprint Car American Automobile Association Sprint Car Championship United States Allentown Fairgrounds Race Crashed into a concrete wall [275]
 Lambert, EugeneEugene Lambert (USA) September 29, 1940 Stock Car United States Winchester Speedway Crash [276]
 Lambert, Percy E.Percy E. Lambert (UK) October 31, 1913 Talbot 25 hp 4.5-liter United Kingdom Brooklands Land Speed Record Record Attempt Rear tire disintegrated, went up an embankment, rolled and he was thrown out [277]
 Lambert, RaymondRaymond Lambert (SUI) June 1961 Touring Car Ferrari 250GT France Faucille Course de Côté de La Faucille Post Race Lost control and rolled [278]
 Lami, CatulloCatullo Lami (ITA) August 13, 1939 Open Wheel Maserati 6CM Italy Pescara Circuit XV Coppa Tito Acerbo Race Went off the road and rolled [279]
 Lampiano, EvasioEvasio Lampiano (ITA) June 14, 1923 Sports Car Fiat 804 France Faucille Course de Côte de La Faucille Practice Crashed into a curbstone, went off the road, hit an embankment and overturned [280]
 Landeau, Jean-MarieJean-Marie Landeau (FRA) June 1976 Touring Car Alpine Renault A110 1800 France Ronde Limousine Ronde Limousine Race Crashed into a tree after going off the road [281]
 Landies, IanIan Landies (USA) August 27, 2000 Dragster Chevrolet 2000 National Hot Rod Association Division 1 United States Cecil County Dragway Race Crossed the center line, slid down the guard wall and hit a telephone pole [282]
 Landon, JerryJerry Landon (USA) April 29, 1989 Open Wheel United States Kalamazoo Speedway Race Crashed into another car, went airborne and hit the outside wall [283]
 Landsberg, JerzyJerzy Landsberg (POL) April 21, 1979 Rally car Opel Kadett GT/E Polish Rally Championship Poland Rajd Krakowski (1979 variant) IV Rajd Krakowski - Krokusy Rally Stage Crashed when it left the road [284]
 Laney, RonRon Laney (USA) January 30, 2002 Sprint Car American Sprint Car Series United States East Bay Raceway 4th King of The 360 Race Crashed into outside wall, flipped and was hit by another car [285]
 Lang, SigiSigi Lang (LIE) May 10, 1970 Sports Car Porsche 907 West Germany Säckingen-Eggberg Säckingen-Eggberg Bergrennen hillclimb Race Crashed into a tree [286]
 Lang, XuXu Lang (CHN) June 16, 2008 Pick-up Truck Zhengzhou Russia Transorientale Transorientale Marathon Race Tow cable snapped and hit him in the face when he was helping another car [287]
 Langheinrich, DavidDavid Langheinrich (GER) April 29, 2006 Rally car Trabant 1.1 German Rally Series Germany Sachsen-Rallye (2006 second special stage, Lichtentanne 1) 40 AvD Sachsen-Rallye Rally Stage Went off the road, flipped over in a ditch and crashed into a tree [288]
 Larson, JudJud Larson (USA) June 11, 1966 Sprint Car Dunseth Sprinter USAC Sprint Division United States Reading Fairgrounds Speedway Race Crashed into another car, rolled and hit a fence [289]
 Larini, MassimoMassimo Larini (ITA) July 21, 1973 Touring Car Alfa Romeo GTAm European Touring Car Championship Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 1973 Spa 24 Hours Race Lost control, hit the barrier head on and rolled several times [290]
 Larivière, JeanJean Larivière (FRA) June 23, 1951 Touring Car Ferrari 212 Export C Non-championship France Circuit de la Sarthe 1951 24 Hours of Le Mans Race Left the track, jumped an embankment and crashed into a barbed wire barricade [291]
 Laurel, ArsenioArsenio Laurel (PHL) November 19, 1967 Touring Car Lotus 41 Unknown Hong Kong Guia Circuit XIV Grande Prêmio de Macau Race Lost control, crashed into the Mandarin bend and caught on fire [292]
 Leasher, GlennGlenn Leasher (USA) September 10, 1962 Infinity United States Bonneville Salt Flats Land Speed Record Record Attempt Car exploded on the flats [293]
 Leech, VernVern Leech (AUS) January 2, 1939 Open Wheel MG P-type Australia Lobethal 1939 Australian Grand Prix Race Crash [294]
 Leffler, JasonJason Leffler (USA) June 12, 2013 Sprint Car Tri-State RaceSaver Series 410 Sprint Car Championship United States Bridgeport Speedway Night of Wings 2013 Qualifying Front suspension failed, causing the car to hit a wall and flip several times [295]
 Lehoux, MarcelMarcel Lehoux (FRA) July 19, 1936 Open Wheel ERA R3B France Deauville Grand Prix de Deauville Race Crashed into the car of Giuseppe Farina, flipped and he was thrown out [296]
 Levegh, PierrePierre Levegh (FRA) June 11, 1955 Sports Car Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR World Sports Car Championship France Le Mans 24 Hours of Le Mans Race Crash [297]
 Levora, MiroslavMiroslav Levora (CZE) June 21, 2008 Touring car Škoda Fabia 2000 Czech Rally Championship Czech Republic Horácká Rally XIX Horácká Rally Rally stage Went off the road on a jump and hit a tree [298]
 Lewis-Evans, StuartStuart Lewis-Evans (UK) October 19, 1958 Open Wheel Vanwall VW57 1958 Formula One season Morocco Ain-Diab Circuit 1958 Moroccan Grand Prix Race Crash [299]
 Linder, DickDick Linder (USA) April 19, 1959 Open Wheel Kurtis-Offenhauser United States Auto Club National Championship United States Trenton Speedway Trenton 100-Mile Race Race Crash [300]
 Lindley, ButchButch Lindley (USA) April 13, 1985 Stock Car Chevrolet Camaro All Pro Super Series United States DeSoto Speedway Keene Brothers Trucking 125 Race Crash [301]
 Lindner, PeterPeter Lindner (GER) October 11, 1964 Sports car Jaguar E-Type Lightweight 1964 World Sportscar Championship season France Autodrome de Linas-Montlhéry 1000 km de Paris Race Collided with the Abarth-Simca 1300 Bialbero of Franco Patria in the pit lane on lap 83 of the race [302]
 Lingenfelter, JohnJohn Lingenfelter (USA) October 27, 2002 Dragster Chevrolet Cavalier NHRA Sports Compact United States Pomona Mazda NHRA Sport Compact World Finals Race Crash [303]
 Lobkowicz, George Christian vonGeorge Christian von Lobkowicz (CZE) May 22, 1932 Open Wheel Bugatti T54 Non-championship Germany AVUS Internationales AVUS Rennen Race Car swerved, crossed the straight, cut through three trees and hit a railway wall [304]
 Lockhart, FrankFrank Lockhart (USA) April 25, 1928 Open Wheel Stutz Blackhawk Special United States Daytona Beach Record Attempt Equipment Failure [305]
 Lovell, MarkMark Lovell (UK) August 12, 2003 Rally car Subaru WRX Sports Car Club of America ProRally Championship United States Oregon Trail SCCA ProRally Oregon Trail SCCA ProRally Rally Stage Crash [306]
 Lucienbonnet, JeanJean Lucienbonnet (ITA) August 19, 1962 Open Wheel Lotus 22 Italian Formula Junior Championship Italy Pergusa XI Gran Premio Pergusa Race Crash [307]
 Lund, TinyTiny Lund (USA) August 17, 1975 Stock Car Dodge 1975 NASCAR Winston Cup Series United States Talladega Superspeedway 1975 Talladega 500 Race Crash [308]
 Lyndon, StuartStuart Lyndon (NZL) June 2, 1985 Stock Car Ford Thunderbird Automobile Racing Club of America United States Atlanta International Raceway Race Crash [309]

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Name Date of accident Discipline Car Championship Circuit Event Session Cause Source
 Ma, DavidDavid Ma (HK) November 19, 1971 Open Wheel Lotus 47 Non-championship China Guia Circuit Guia Race of Macau Qualifying Crashed into a street lamp after losing control [310]
 MacDonald, DaveDave MacDonald (USA) May 30, 1964 Open Wheel Thompson 63-Ford 1964 USAC Championship Car season United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1964 Indianapolis 500 Race Lost control of the car, hit the wall, exploded and was hit by the car of Eddie Sachs [311]
 MacKay-Fraser, HerbertHerbert MacKay-Fraser (USA) July 14, 1957 Sports Car Lotus Eleven Formula Two Non-Championship France Reims-Gueux Coupe Internationale de Vitesse Race Went off the road, rolled and he was thrown out [312]
 MacTavish, DonDon MacTavish (USA) February 22, 1969 Stock Car Mercury Comet NASCAR Sportsman Division United States Daytona International Speedway Sportsman 300 Race Crashed into a wall, sheared the front end of the car off and was hit head on by another car [313]
 Magaña, MarcoMarco Magaña (MEX) May 30, 1993 Open Wheel 1993 Mexican Formula Three season Mexico Autódromo Monterrey Fórmula Dos championship Race Rock launched from another car went into his visor, ran off the track, hit an embankment, went airborne and hit a commentating box [314]
 Malloy, JimJim Malloy (USA) May 14, 1972 Open Wheel Eagle-Offenhauser United States Auto Club National Championship United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Practice Lost control and crashed into the wall at 186 mph [315]
 Mamé, AndreaAndrea Mamé (ITA) June 30, 2013 Sports Car Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 2013 Lamborghini Super Trofeo Season France Paul Ricard Circuit Blancpain Race Weekends au Circuit Paul Ricard Race Crashed into a wall near the pit lane [316]
 Marcelo, JovyJovy Marcelo (PHI) May 15, 1992 Open Wheel Lola T91/00-Cosworth 1992 IndyCar season United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis 500 Practice Crashed into a wall backwards and hit his head on the cockpit [317]
 Maréchal, PierrePierre Maréchal (UK) June 26, 1949 Sports Car Aston Martin DB2 France Circuit de la Sarthe 1949 24 Hours of Le Mans Race Lost control of the car, hit an embankment and flipped [318]
 Marimón, OnofreOnofre Marimón (ARG) July 31, 1954 Open Wheel Maserati 250F 1954 Formula One season Germany Nürburgring 1954 German Grand Prix Practice Careened down a hill [319]
 Marker, MatthewMatthew Marker (USA) April 30, 2011 Rally car Subaru Impreza WRX Rally America United States Olympus Rally Olympus Rally Rally Special Stage 6 Went off the road and hit a tree [320]
 Marshman, BobbyBobby Marshman (USA) November 27, 1964 Open Wheel Lotus-Ford USAC Championship United States Phoenix International Raceway Testing Suddenly turned into the wall and crashed head on [321]
 Martin, EricEric Martin (USA) October 9, 2002 Stock Car Chevrolet ARCA Re/Max Series United States Lowe's Motor Speedway EasyCare Vehicle Service Contracts 100 Practice Hit by the car of Deborah Renshaw on the driver's side [322]
 Materassi, EmilioEmilio Materassi (Italy) September 9, 1928 Sports Car Talbot 700 Italy Monza Gran Premio d'Italia e d'Europa Race Touched the rear wheel of another car, swerved to the left, jumped over a fence and went into the crowd [323]
 Matsunaga, TakashiTakashi Matsunaga (JPN) August 10, 1969 Sports Car Honda R1300 Japan Suzuka Circuit 12 Hours of Suzuka Race Crashed into a guardrail and burst into flames [324]
 Mayer, TimmyTimmy Mayer (USA) February 28, 1964 Open Wheel Cooper T70-Climax 1964 Tasman Cup Australia Longford Circuit South Pacific Trophy Qualifying Lost control of the car, landed crooked, launched into a group of trees and was thrown out [325]
 Mays, RexRex Mays (USA) November 6, 1949 Open Wheel Kurtis 2000 - Offenhauser American Automobile Association National Championship United States Del Mar Del Mar 100-Mile Race Race Hit a rut, flipped, was thrown out and run over [326]
 McColl, StewartStewart McColl (AUS) August 9, 2003 Touring Car Volkswagen Golf 2003 Australian GT Performance Car Championship Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Australian GT Performance Championship, Sixth round Practice Crashed into a wall [327]
 McDuffie, J. D.J. D. McDuffie (USA) August 11, 1991 Stock Car Pontiac 1991 NASCAR Winston Cup Series United States Watkins Glen International 1991 Budweiser at The Glen Race Lost brakes and a wheel, crashed into a tire barrier at full speed, flipped and landed upside down [328]
 McGrath, JackJack McGrath (USA) November 6, 1955 Open Wheel Kurtis 4000-Offenhauser American Automobile Association National Championship United States Arizona State Fairgrounds Bobby Ball Memorial Race Race Axle broke and car flipped [329]
 McLaren, BruceBruce McLaren (NZL) June 2, 1970 Sports Car McLaren M8D-Chevrolet England Goodwood Circuit Testing The rear part of the bodywork failed, the car went onto the grass and crashed into a marshal's post [330]
 McLean, BobBob McLean (CAN) March 26, 1966 Sports Car Ford GT40 1966 World Sportscar Championship season United States Sebring International Raceway 12 Hours of Sebring Race Lost a wheel in a hairpin, rolled several times, crashed into a telephone pole and exploded [331]
 Medlen, EricEric Medlen (USA) March 19, 2007 Dragster Ford Mustang NHRA POWERade Series United States Gainesville Raceway Testing Tire went flat and came apart, causing the car to shake violently, which in turn caused his helmet to hit the roll cage [332]
 Mendez, RussellRussell Mendez (USA) March 16, 1975 Rocket Dragster United States Gainesville Raceway Gatornationals Exhibition Run Crashed into guardrail and was thrown from the car after the chute was deployed without having time to inflate [333]
 Merz, OttoOtto Merz (GER) May 18, 1933 Sports Car Mercedes-Benz SSKL Germany AVUS 1933 Avusrennen Practice Car aquaplaned, crashed against a cement milestone, rolled and was thrown out [334]
 Milburn, DannyDanny Milburn (USA) February 3, 1991 USAC Silver Crown United States Phoenix International Raceway Copper World Classic Race Crash [335]
 Miller, ChetChet Miller (USA) May 15, 1953 Open Wheel Kurtis FD-Novi American Automobile Association National Championship United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Practice Crash [336]
 Miles, KenKen Miles (ENG) August 17, 1966 Sports Car Ford GT J International Championship for Makes United States Riverside International Raceway Testing Crash [337]
 Minter, KennyKenny Minter (USA) October 29, 1995 Modified United States Caraway Speedway Southern Modified Feature Race Crash [338]
 Mitsuno, TakeshiTakeshi Mitsuno (JPN) October 10, 1965 Sports Car Kansai Sports Car Club Japan Suzuka Circuit [339]
 Mitter, GerhardGerhard Mitter (GER) August 30, 1969 BMW-Dornier 269 1969 Formula Two Germany Nürburgring 1969 Großer Preis von Deutschland Practice Equipment Failure [340]
 Moldovan, LaurenţiuLaurenţiu Moldovan (ROM) July 6, 2008 Touring car Renault Clio Campionatului Naţional de Viteză în Coastă Romania Reşiţa Rally Campionatului Naţional de Viteză în Coastă de la Reşiţa Race Crashed into a tree [341]
 Moll, GuyGuy Moll (ALG) August 15, 1934 Open Wheel Alfa Romeo Tipo B 2900 Formula Libre Italy Pescara Circuit X Coppa Tito Acerbo Race Crash [342]
 Moore, GregGreg Moore (CAN) October 31, 1999 Open Wheel Reynard 99-Mercedes 1999 CART season United States California Speedway 1999 Marlboro 500 Race Crash [343]
 Morr, TylerTyler Morr (USA) May 19, 2012 Mini Stock Car Auburndale Kid's Club United States Auburndale Speedway Race Crash [344]
 Mouras, RobertoRoberto Mouras (ARG) November 22, 1992 Stock Car Chevrolet Argentinean Turismo Carretera Championship Argentina Lobos 3a Vuelta de Lobos - Premio Policia de la Provincia de Buenos Aires Race Crash [345]
 Mulcahy, PaulPaul Mulcahy (IRL) June 30, 2013 Rally car Toyota Starlet Dunlop National Rally Championship Republic of Ireland Carrick-on-Suir Ravens Rock Stages Rally Carrick-on-Suir Ravens Rock Stages Rally 2013 Rally Stage Crash [346]
 Müller, HerbertHerbert Müller (SUI) May 24, 1981 Sports Car Porsche 908/03-81 Turbo 1981 World Endurance Championship Germany Nürburgring 1000 km von Nürburgring Race Crash [347]
 Mulligan, JohnJohn Mulligan (USA) September 1, 1969 Dragster Chrysler NHRA Top Fuel United States Indianapolis Raceway Park NHRA U.S. Nationals Race Crash [348]
 Muramatsu, EikiEiki Muramatsu (JPN) March 23, 1990 Mooncraft MC041B-Mugen All-Japan Formula 3000 Championship Japan Fuji Speedway Testing Crash [349]
 Murphy, DocDoc Murphy (USA) April 14, 1956 Sports car Jaguar XK120 SCCA United States Marlboro Motor Raceway Racing school Left the road and rolled onto roof [350]
 Murphy, JimmyJimmy Murphy (USA) September 15, 1924 Open Wheel Miller American Automobile Association National Championship United States New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse 150-Mile Race Race Crash [351]
 Musso, LuigiLuigi Musso (ITA) July 6, 1958 Open Wheel Ferrari Dino 246 1958 Formula One season France Reims 1958 French Grand Prix Race Tire Deflation [352]
 Myers, BobbyBobby Myers (USA) September 2, 1957 Stock Car Oldsmobile NASCAR Grand National Series United States Darlington Raceway 1957 Southern 500 Race Crash [353]

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Name Date of accident Discipline Car Championship Circuit Event Session Cause Source
 Nabbefeldt, LyleLyle Nabbefeldt (USA) May 26, 1973 Stock Car Chevrolet Corvette United States Wisconsin Dells Motor Speedway Qualifying Stuck throttle caused the car to crash into the wall [354]
 Nagai, KenichiKenichi Nagai (JPN) May 3, 1966 Touring Car Japan Fuji Speedway Gust of wind picked up the car and was thrown over the barriers [355]
 Nahorski, MichałMichał Nahorski (POL) July 22, 1959 Rally car Triumph TR3A European Rally Championship Poland Adriatic Rally Race Went off the road, went down a ravine, hit a tree roof first and caught fire [356]
 Nakajima, OsamuOsamu Nakajima (JPN) October 21, 2012 Sports Car Nissan Fairlady Z33 Super Taikyu GT Championship Japan Suzuka Circuit Super Taikyu Suzuka Race Crashed into a barrier on the first turn [357]
 Nakano, MasaharuMasaharu Nakano (JPN) November 23, 1973 Sports Car Chevron B23 Grand Champion Series Japan Fuji Speedway Fuji Victory 200 Kilometers Race Spun out, crossed the track, was hit by other cars and the car exploded [358]
 Namont, ThéodoreThéodore Namont (FRA) May 25, 1930 Sports Car France Course de Côte à Fontainebleau Hillclimb Went off the road and somersaulted [359]
 Nansen, BillBill Nansen (USA) August 13, 1970 Dragster United States Island Dragway Qualifying Crashed into a ramp, flipped and hit a wall [360]
 Narr, WalterWalter Narr (GER) May 17, 1969 Germany Harz Harz-Bergpreis Practice Crashed [361]
 Nazaruk, MikeMike Nazaruk (USA) May 1, 1955 Sprint car Nyquist-Offenhauser United States Langhorne Race Veered into the wall, swerved, hit the wall again, went partway through it, rolled several times and caught fire: he was thrown out of the car [362]
 Nazzaro, BiagioBiagio Nazzaro (ITA) July 15, 1922 Fiat 804 France Strasbourg XVI Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France Race Threw a rear wheel, hit a tree and rolled several times [363]
 Ndahura, DavidDavid Ndahura (UGA) March 28, 1970 Rally car Peugeot 404 International Championship for Manufacturers Kenya Safari Rally 18th East African Safari Rally Race Drowning [364]
 Neal, CarrieCarrie Neal (USA) July 25, 1997 Dragster NHRA National Championship Drag Races United States Sears Point NHRA Autolite Nationals Warm-Up Throttle stuck [365]
 Neale, HarryHarry Neale (AUS) February 6, 1959 Midget Australia Claremont Speedway Race Crashed into another car, rolled several times, belt broke and was thrown out [366]
 Neapolitan, BillBill Neapolitan (USA) August 28, 1932 United States Woodbridge Speedway Race Crash [367]
 Nectoute, GérardGérard Nectoute (FRA) May 1982 March 742 France Cagnotte Course de Côte de Cagnotte Race Skidded, went off the road and crashed [368]
 Needham, DarrenDarren Needham (ENG) August 8, 2004 Touring Car Mini Cooper S John Cooper Challenge England Silverstone Race Crashed into another car and into a barrier [369]
 Neely, GeorgeGeorge Neely (USA) October 10, 1959 Stock Car United States Mansfield Motorsports Speedway Post-Race Ran into the rear tire of another car, went up an embankment, the shoulder straps broke and caused him to hit his helmet on the rollcage [370]
 Nefe, BrunoBruno Nefe (GER) September 15, 1978 Touring Car Trabant 601 East Germany Touring Car Championship Germany Frohburger-Dreieck DDR Tourenwagen Meisterschaft Race Crashed and somersaulted [371]
 Negley, JohnJohn Negley (USA) October 24, 1953 Sports Car Allard-Chrysler Sports Car Club of America National United States Turner Air Force Base Strategic Air Power Trophy Race Practice Car rolled over [372]
 Negro, Jean-LouisJean-Louis Negro (FRA) September 13, 1981 France Gourdon Caussols Course de Côte de Gourdon Caussols Hillclimb Struck by another car while in the parking lot [373]
 Neice, GaryGary Neice (USA) March 4, 1991 Stock Car Oldsmobile 1991 NASCAR Busch Series United States South Boston Speedway 1991 Carquest 300 Race Heart Attack [374]
 Nelson, EdEd Nelson (USA) May 12, 1957 Sports Car Ferrari 335S 1957 World Sports Car Championship Italy Mille Miglia XXIV Mille Miglia Race Tire blew, car swerved to the right, hit a curb, a telegraph pole, cartwheeled and landed upside down [375]
 Nelson, NormanNorman Nelson (USA) August 31, 1963 United States Hartford Speedway Park Race Rolled over [376]
 Nemechek, JohnJohn Nemechek (USA) March 16, 1997 Truck Chevrolet Craftsman Truck Series United States Homestead Race Lost control and crashed into the wall [377]
 Nemire, KennyKenny Nemire (USA) July 6, 1957 Stock Car Ford Convertible ARCA Racing Series United States Toledo Raceway Park Race Crashed into retaining wall, slid, rolled and was ejected [378]
 Nenov, NikolaiNikolai Nenov (BUL) May 8, 1993 Rally car Nissan Sunny GTI-R European Rally Championship Bulgaria Rally Zlatni Piassatzi 24th International Rally Zlatni Piassatzi Race Crashed into a rock after going off a road and down an embankment [379]
 Nève, GuyGuy Nève (BEL) June 28, 1992 Sportscar Porsche 911 Carrera Belgian Procar Belgium Chimay Street Circuit Race Clipped another car, slid, rolled several times and caught fire [380]
 Newell, RogerRoger Newell (USA) May 23, 1987 California Racing Association - Sprint Car United States Ascot Park Salute to the Indy 500 Race Slid and crashed into a wall [381]
 Nicholson, EddieEddie Nicholson (USA) June 9, 1946 International Motor Contest Association United States Milwaukee Mile Barney Oldfield Race Race Crashed through a fence and overturned [382]
 Nielson, GilfertGilfert Nielson (USA) April 9, 1969 Dragster United States Orange County International Raceway Race Thrown out of the car [383]
 van Nieuwenhuijzen, JoopJoop van Nieuwenhuijzen (NED) January 18, 1960 Rally car Alfa Romeo Giulietta TI European Rally Championship for Drivers Sweden Rallye de Monte-Carlo 29ème Rallye de Monte-Carlo Race Crashed into a truck [384]
 Niver, MarkMark Niver (USA) July 11, 2010 Dragster National Hot Rod Association United States Seattle International Raceway Northwest Nationals Post Race Parachutes ripped off car and crashed into nets [385]
 Noel, HobHob Noel (USA) October 11, 1964 Stock Car United States Eldora Speedway Race Hit wall, bounced back onto the track, ran over a wheel off a competitor and flipped over the track wall [386]
 Noll, ArtArt Noll (USA) July 10, 1932 United States Ho-Ho-Kus Speedway Practice [387]
 Nord, EricEric Nord (USA) April 27, 1980 Kart United States Talladega Super Speedway Crash [388]
 Norris, FrankFrank Norris (USA) September 16, 1922 Sports Car United States Arlington Park Race Crashed through a fence [389]
 Núñez, MarceloMarcelo Núñez (MEX) August 1, 2004 Stock Car Pontiac Grand Prix Desafío Corona Mexico Autódromo Monterrey Desafío Corona, 4ta. fecha Race Swerved to avoid hitting a wall, went into a gravel trap, went onto track again and was hit by another car [390]
 Nunnally, JackJack Nunnally (USA) January 15, 1926 United States Arizona State Fairgrounds Practice Crashed through a fence and overturned [391]
 Nykaza, HankHank Nykaza (USA) August 24, 1957 Midget Car United States Auto Club National Midget Championship United States Milwaukee Mile Race Rear wheels locked up, car skidded, jack-knifed, seat belt snapped and was thrown out [392]

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Name Date of accident Discipline Car Championship Circuit Event Session Cause Source
 O'Connor, PatPat O'Connor (USA) May 30, 1958 Open Wheel Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 1958 USAC Championship Car season United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1958 Indianapolis 500 Race Hit the car of Jimmy Reece, flipped, skidded, hit a wall and caught fire [393]
 O'Donnell, EddieEddie O'Donnell (USA) November 25, 1920 Open Wheel Duesenberg American Automobile Association National Championship United States Beverly Hills Speedway Beverly Hills 200-Mile Race Race Crashed into the car of Gaston Chevrolet [394]
 O'dor, KiethKieth O'dor (GBR) September 10, 1995 Touring car Nissan Primera Super Tourenwagen Cup Germany AVUS AVUS Rennen Race Equipment failure caused the car to hit a wall and spin: he was then hit by the car of Frank Biela on the driver's door [395]
 Ogawa, HitoshiHitoshi Ogawa (JPN) May 24, 1992 Open Wheel Mugen Honda Japanese F3000 Japan Suzuka Circuit Million Card Cup Race Round 2 Race Crashed into the car of Andrew Gilbert-Scott, flew into the gravel trap and hit a pole supporting a fence [396]
 O'Neill, KenKen O'Neill (USA) August 7, 1965 Sportscar Merlyn-Climax Sports Car Club of America United States Candlestick Park 3rd annual Candlestick Park Road Races Qualifying Flipped over a guard rail [397]
 Ogle, CharlesCharles Ogle (USA) December 8, 1985 Stock Car Pontiac Sunbird United States Daytona International Speedway Testing Crash [398]
 Olds, RanceRance Olds (USA) June 23, 1923 Open Wheel Curtiss United States Roby Speedway Qualifying Crash [399]
 Olhava, GregGreg Olhava (USA) October 14, 2000 Dragster National Hot Rod Association United States Indianapolis Raceway Park Pre-race Car suddenly accelerated, crashed and rolled over [400]
 Olivari, GigiGigi Olivari (ITA) April 14, 1957 Sports Car Maserati A6 Italy Giro di Sicilia XVII Giro Automobilistico di Sicilia Race Skidded, crashed into a concrete wall and burst into flames [401]
 Omura, SenkichiSenkichi Omura (JPN) April 7, 1974 Open Wheel F2000 Brabham Japan Suzuka Circuit Testing Crashed into a guard rail [402]
 Ondřejík, VladislavVladislav Ondřejík (CZE) July 10, 1977 Touring Car Škoda 130RS East Germany Touring Car Championship Germany Sachsenring Sachsenring Rennen Race Crashed into two other cars and into a concrete pole [403]
 Oreiller, HenriHenri Oreiller (FRA) October 21, 1962 Sports Car Ferrari 250 GTO World Sportscar Championship France Autodrome de Montlhéry 1000 km de Paris Race Crash [404]
 O'Rourke, JimJim O'Rourke (USA) June 12, 1970 Stock Car Modified Super Stock Car United States Sportsman Park Qualifying Fire [405]
 Orr, RodneyRodney Orr (USA) February 14, 1994 Stock car Ford Thunderbird Winston Cup Series United States Daytona International Speedway 1994 Daytona 500 Practice Crash [406]
 O'Shea, PetePete O'Shea (IRL) August 13, 2011 Open Wheel Swift Cooper SC-10 Ford Formula Ford United Kingdom Castle Combe Circuit Castle Combe August Cup Qualifying Heart Attack [407]

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Name Date of accident Discipline Car Championship Circuit Event Session Cause Source
 Pabis, SkipSkip Pabis (USA) May 23, 2005 Modified Unknown International Motor Contest Association United States Afton Speedway Unknown Race Rolled over [408]
 Packard, JimJim Packard (USA) October 1, 1960 Midget Unknown United States Auto Club National Midget Championship United States Fairfield Unknown Qualifying Steering broke, car flipped over a wall and hit a tree [409]
 Padia, DonDon Padia (USA) September 16, 1951 Midget Unknown Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association United States Englewood Speedway Unknown Race Locked wheels with another driver and flipped into a parking lot [410]
 Pagel, JimJim Pagel (USA) May 1, 1997 Stock car Unknown Unknown United States Wisconsin International Raceway US96/Goldstar Racing Supply Fox River Racing Club event Qualifying Spun out and hit a wall [411]
 Paletti, RiccardoRiccardo Paletti (ITA) June 13, 1982 Open Wheel Osella FA1C-Cosworth 1982 Formula One season Canada Montreal 1982 Canadian Grand Prix Race Crashed into the stalled car of Didier Pironi and caught fire [412]
 Pardo, CarlosCarlos Pardo (MEX) June 14, 2009 Stock Car Ford Fusion 2009 NASCAR Corona Series season Mexico Puebla Race Hit by another car and slammed into a containment wall [413]
 Park, MichaelMichael Park (ENG) September 18, 2005 Rally car Peugeot 307 WRC 2005 World Rally Championship season Wales Wales Rally Race Crashed into a tree [414]
 Parker, NealNeal Parker (USA) June 11, 2010 Dragster 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season United States Old Bridge Township Raceway Park 2010 United Association NHRA SuperNationals Parachute didn't deploy, went through a gravel trap, went through safety nets and hit water barrels [415]
 Parry-Thomas, J.G.J.G. Parry-Thomas (WAL) March 3, 1927 Land Speed Record Babs Wales Pendine Sands Car slid, flipped, landed on its wheels and caught fire [416]
 Patria, FrancoFranco Patria (ITA) October 11, 1964 Sports car Abarth-Simca 1300 Bialbero 1964 World Sportscar Championship season France Autodrome de Linas-Montlhéry 1000 km de Paris Race Hit by the Jaguar E-Type Lightweight of Peter Lindner in the pit lane on lap 83 of the race [417]
 Pedrazzini, CarloCarlo Pedrazzini (SWI) April 22, 1934 Open Wheel Maserati 8CM Italy Circuito Pietro Bordino Circuito di Alessandria Gran Premio Pietro Bordino Race Crashed into a parapet on a bridge, somersaulted, hit a wall and he was thrown out [418]
 Perry, StanStan Perry (USA) May 4, 2007 Stock Car United States Spartan Speedway Race Crashed and had a heart attack [419]
 Peterson, RonnieRonnie Peterson (SWE) September 10, 1978 Open Wheel Lotus 78 - Cosworth 1978 Formula One season Italy Monza 1978 Italian Grand Prix Race Hit by the car of James Hunt, spun into a wall and caught fire: died of a fat embolism the next day [420]
 Petty, AdamAdam Petty (USA) May 12, 2000 Stock Car Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2000 NASCAR Busch Series United States New Hampshire International Speedway Sta-Green 200 Practice Stuck throttle caused the car to crash into the turn 3 wall [421]
 Phillips, RussellRussell Phillips (USA) October 6, 1995 Stock Car Oldsmobile NASCAR Limited Sportsman Division United States Lowe's Motor Speedway Winston 100 NASCAR Sportsman Series Race Was hit by another car and launched roof first into the wall, while trying to avoid a spinning car. The roof and roll cage were sheared away exposing Phillps' body to the fence and a caution light. This has been deemed the most gruesome crash in NASCAR history. [422]
 Phillips, WandaWanda Phillips (USA) June 30, 2007 Stock Car United States Lonesome Pine International Raceway Race Crash [423]
 Polanco, CarlosCarlos Polanco (CHI) November 25, 1990 Touring Car Nissan Sunny Monomarca Nissan Sunny (Chile) Chile Roca Roja Race Crash [424]
 Pollard, ArtArt Pollard (USA) May 12, 1973 Open Wheel Eagle-Offenhauser 1973 USAC Championship Car season United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway International Motor Speedway Practice Crash [425]
 Porter, MarkMark Porter (NZL) October 6, 2006 Touring Car Holden Commodore V8 Supercar Championships Australia Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst 1000 Race Crash [426]
 Pratt, DonaldDonald Pratt (USA) September 17, 1989 Stock Car Chevrolet Cavalier NASCAR Modified United States Pocono Raceway Sunoco Race of Champions 250 Race Crash [427]
 Prince, TalmadgeTalmadge Prince (USA) February 19, 1970 Stock Car Dodge Daytona NASCAR Grand National Series United States Daytona International Speedway Twin 125 Race Crash [428]
 Pryce, TomTom Pryce (WAL) March 5, 1977 Open Wheel Shadow DN8 1977 Formula One season South Africa Kyalami 1977 South African Grand Prix Race Hit in the head by a fire extinguisher [429]

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Name Date of accident Discipline Car Championship Circuit Event Session Cause Source
 Quevedo, WillyWilly Quevedo (ARG) March 2, 2007 Dragster De Carlo Unknown Argentina Luján de Cuyo Las Picadas de Lujan de Cuyo Exhibition Engine exploded and debris hit him [430]
 Quick, JimmyJimmy Quick (USA) July 16, 1965 United States Devil's Bowl Speedway Race Crushed inside car after crash [431]
 Quillin, GeneGene Quillin (USA) June 8, 1947 Stock Car Ohio Speedway Association United States Ravenna Fairgrounds Race Crashed through a guard rail and impaled on it [432]
 Quinn, DelDel Quinn (USA) April 28, 2001 Stock car Northern California Modifieds Association United States Kings Speedway Post-race Heart attack [433]
 Quinn, JoeJoe Quinn (USA) July 14, 1948 Stock car United States Owosso Speedway Race Hit by a car after crash [434]
 Quinn, JoeJoe Quinn (IRE) August 28, 1954 Sports Car Quinn Special V8 Formula Libre Republic of Ireland The Curragh Wakefield Trophy and O'Boyle Trophy Handicap Race Crashed into spectator enclosure and rope wrapped around his neck [435]
 Quinn, KennyKenny Quinn (USA) October 18, 1924 United States Clearfield Driving Park Race Crashed through a fence [436]
 Quintana, ManuelManuel Quintana (CUB) March 21, 1980 Sports Car Porsche 911 World Challenge for Endurance Drivers United States Sebring International Raceway 28th Annual Coca-Cola 12 Hours of Sebring International Grand Prix of Endurance Qualifying Crashed and somersaulted [437]
 Quispitupa, EstebanEsteban Quispitupa (PER) October 10, 1999 Rally car Toyota Peruvian National Rally Championship Peru Caminos del Inca XXIX Gran Premio Nacional de Carretreras "Caminos del Inca" Rally Stage Crashed against a rock to avoid crashing into the sea [438]

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Name Date of accident Discipline Car Championship Circuit Event Session Cause Source
 Raasch, EddieEddie Raasch (USA) June 22, 1930 International Motor Contest Association United States Milwaukee Mile Race Crashed into two stalled cars and was ejected [439]
 Rabik, LeslieLeslie Rabik (USA) July 4, 1940 Stock car Jalopy Unknown United States Hawkeye Downs Speedway Jalopy race Race Blinded by dust, car lost control and crashed through a fence: A jagged piece of fence severed his jugular vein [440]
 Raby, IanIan Raby (ENG) July 30, 1967 Open Wheel Brabham BT14-Ford Lotus LF 1967 European Formula Two season Netherlands Circuit Park Zandvoort Grote Prijs van Zandvoort Race Crash [441]
 Rademacher, PaulPaul Rademacher (USA) July 4, 1969 Midget Unknown United Auto Racing Association United States Waukegan Speedway Unknown Race Smashed against a concrete wall, flipped and skidded on the track for 50 feet [442]
 Radford, BarryBarry Radford (AUS) November 13, 2004 Stock car Holden Commodore Sprintcar Association of Tasmania Nu-Tech Systems Sprintcar Series - Super Sedan class Australia Cranes Combined Carrick Speedway Super Sedans, first round, second heat race Race Clipped by another car and slammed head-on into the pit lane wall [443]
 Radichkov, BorisBoris Radichkov (BUL) July 8, 1977 Touring car VAZ-2101 European Rally Championship Poland Rajd Polski 1977 Rajd Polski Rally stage Left the road, fell into a ravine and hit a tree with the driver-side door [444]
 Rager, HansHans Rager (MAR) October 19, 1958 Sports car Triumph Non-championship Morocco Ain-Diab Circuit 2 Heures de Casablanca Race Car skidded and turned over [445]
 Ratzenberger, RolandRoland Ratzenberger (AUT) April 30, 1994 Open Wheel Simtek S941-Ford 1994 Formula One season Italy Imola 1994 San Marino Grand Prix Qualifying Crashed into the wall head on due to a front wing failure [446]
 Read, TracyTracy Read (USA) July 25, 1987 Stock Car Chevrolet Automobile Racing Club of America United States Alabama International Motor Speedway ARCA Permatex 500 Race Crashed into another car and hit an earthen embankment [447]
 Reece, JimmyJimmy Reece (USA) September 28, 1958 Open Wheel Kurtis 500G-Offenhauser 1958 USAC Championship Car season United States Trenton Speedway Trenton 100 Race Touched a dirt part of the track, went up the track, hit a fence and was thrown out [448]
 Régal, LionelLionel Régal (FRA) August 15, 2010 Open Wheel Reynard 01L-Mugen Honda European Hill Climb Championship Switzerland Saint-Ursanne - Les Rangiers 67ème Course de Côte Internationale Saint-Ursanne - Les Rangiers Hillclimb Slid and crashed into a tree [449]
 Reisch, KlausKlaus Reisch (AUT) September 12, 1971 Sports car Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Interserie Italy Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari 6 Hours of Imola Race Spun, crashed backwards into the wall, burst into flames and was thrown out [450]
 Renault, MarcelMarcel Renault (FRA) May 24, 1903 Sports Car Renault France Paris-Madrid Paris-Madrid - VIII Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France Marathon Race Wheel got stuck in a rut and crashed into a tree [451]
 Renna, TonyTony Renna (USA) October 22, 2003 Open Wheel G-Force-Toyota Indy Racing League United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway Testing Spun, went airborne into the catch fence and disintegrated [452]
 Resta, DarioDario Resta (ITA) September 2, 1924 Sports Car Sunbeam England Brooklands Record Attempt Tire puncture caused the car to go backwards through a fence and catch fire [453]
 Revson, PeterPeter Revson (USA) March 22, 1974 Open Wheel Shadow DN3 Ford-Cosworth 1974 Formula One season South Africa Kyalami 1974 South African Grand Prix Testing Lost control, slid, crashed into the barriers and caught fire [454]
 Richards, GeneGene Richards (USA) July 31, 1982 Stock Car Chevrolet Monte Carlo Automobile Racing Club of America United States Alabama International Speedway Talladega 200 Race Crashed into inside wall, went across track and hit other wall [455]
 Riegel, RedRed Riegel (USA) June 11, 1966 Sprint Car USAC Sprint Division United States Reading Fairgrounds Race Crashed into the car of Jud Larson and both cars flipped over a wall [456]
 Rindt, JochenJochen Rindt (GER) September 5, 1970 Open Wheel Lotus 72C Ford-Cosworth DFV 1970 Formula One season Italy Monza 1970 Italian Grand Prix Qualifying Crash [457]
 Roberts, JohnnyJohnny Roberts (USA) July 24, 1965 Stock Car Ford United States Lincoln Speedway Race Crash [458]
 Roberts, FireballFireball Roberts (USA) May 24, 1964 Stock Car Ford Galaxie 1964 NASCAR Grand National Series United States Charlotte Motor Speedway World 600 Race Crash [459]
 Roberts, FloydFloyd Roberts (USA) May 30, 1939 Open Wheel Wetteroth-Offenhauser American Automobile Association National Championship United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Race Crash [460]
 Robinson, JamesJames Robinson (USA) February 7, 1988 Stock Car Pontiac Trans Am United States Phoenix International Raceway 1988 Skoal Bandit Copper World Classic Race Pneumonia [461]
 Robson, GeorgeGeorge Robson (ENG) September 2, 1946 Open Wheel Wetteroth-Offenhauser American Automobile Association National Championship United States Lakewood Speedway Atlanta 100-Mile National Championship Auto Race Race Crash [462]
 Rodee, ChuckChuck Rodee (USA) May 14, 1966 Open Wheel Watson-Ford United States Auto Club United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1966 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Qualifying Crash [463]
 Rodríguez, GonzaloGonzalo Rodríguez (URU) September 11, 1999 Open Wheel Lola B99/00 1999 CART season United States Laguna Seca Honda Grand Prix of Monterey Qualifying Crash [464]
 Rodríguez, PedroPedro Rodríguez (MEX) July 11, 1971 Sportcar Ferrari 512M Berlinetta Interserie Germany Norisring 200 Meilen von Nürnberg Race Crash [465]
 Rodríguez, RicardoRicardo Rodríguez (MEX) November 1, 1962 Open Wheel Lotus 24-Climax 1962 Formula One season Mexico Magdalena Mixchuca 1962 Mexican Grand Prix Practice Crash [466]
 Roper, TonyTony Roper (USA) October 13, 2000 Stock Pick-up Truck Ford Truck 2000 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series United States Texas Motor Speedway O'Reilly 400 Race Crash [467]
 Rosemeyer, BerndBernd Rosemeyer (GER) January 28, 1938 Auto Union Germany Frankfurt-Darmstadt autobahn Record Attempt Crash [468]
 Rosier, LouisLouis Rosier (FRA) October 7, 1956 Sports Car Ferrari 750 Monza Sportscar, non-championship France Linas-Montlhéry Coupe du Salon de l'Auto de Paris Race Crash [469]
 Russell, DarrellDarrell Russell (USA) June 27, 2004 Dragster NHRA Top Fuel United States Gateway International Raceway Sears Craftsman Nationals Race Mechanical Failure [470]
 Ryan, PeterPeter Ryan (USA) July 1, 1962 Open Wheel Lotus 22-Ford Formula Junior France Reims Coupe Internationale de Vitesse des Juniors Race Crash [471]

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Name Date of accident Discipline Car Championship Circuit Event Session Cause Source
 Sachs, EddieEddie Sachs (USA) May 30, 1964 Open Wheel Halibrand-Ford 1964 USAC Championship Car season United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1964 Indianapolis 500 Race Crashed into the flaming car of Dave MacDonald and caught fire [472]
 Šaduikis, RolandasRolandas Šaduikis (LTU) October 20, 2007 Touring car Honda Civic Lithuania Ralis Kauno Ruduo Ralis Mega – Kauno Ruduo 2007 Race Crash [473]
 Santander, SergioSergio Santander (CHI) September 26, 1987 Open Wheel Juan Larroquette JL-04 - Renault 1987 Chilean Formula 3 Championship Chile Las Vizcachas Round 8 of the 1987 Chilean Formula 3 Championship Race Crashed into another car, both veered off the track and hit the inside pit wall [474]
 Savage, SwedeSwede Savage (USA) May 30, 1973 Open Wheel Eagle-Offenhauser 1973 USAC National Championship United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1973 Indianapolis 500 Race Car veered off of track, hit wall and caught fire: died in hospital 33 days later from kidney infection [475]
 Scarfiotti, LudovicoLudovico Scarfiotti (ITA) June 8, 1968 Hill Climb Porsche 910/68 Bergspyder European Hillclimb Championship Germany Roßfeld-Höhenring-Straße Internationaler Alpen-Bergpreis Berchtesgaden Race Went off road, fell into a ravine, crashed into trees and was thrown out [476]
 Schell, HarryHarry Schell (USA) May 13, 1960 Open Wheel Cooper-Climax Non-championship Formula One United Kingdom Silverstone 1960 BRDC International Trophy Practice Crash [477]
 Schindler, BillBill Schindler (USA) September 20, 1952 Open Wheel AAA Eastern Championship United States Allentown Fairgrounds Race Crash [478]
 Schlesser, JoJo Schlesser (FRA) July 7, 1968 Open Wheel Honda RA302 1968 Formula One season France Rouen-Les-Essarts 1968 French Grand Prix Race Crash [479]
 Schoonover, TerryTerry Schoonover (USA) November 11, 1984 Stock Car Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS NASCAR Grand National Series United States Atlanta International Raceway Atlanta Journal 500 Race Crash [480]
 Scott Brown, ArchieArchie Scott Brown (GBR) May 19, 1958 Sports Car Lister-Jaguar sportscar, non-championship Belgium Spa-Francorchamps Grand Prix de l'Automobilclub de Francorchamps Race Crash [481]
 Seaman, RichardRichard Seaman (GBR) June 25, 1939 Open Wheel Mercedes-Benz W154 1939 AIACR European Championship Belgium Spa-Francorchamps 1939 Belgian Grand Prix Race Went off the road, crashed into a tree and caught fire [482]
 Seki, TsutomuTsutomu Seki (JPN) October 27, 2013 Touring car Nissan Sunny Japan Classic Car Association Japan Tsukuba Circuit JCCA Classic Car Festival - TS Cup class race Race Went out of control and crashed into the barrier at the last corner [483]
 Senna, AyrtonAyrton Senna (BRA) May 1, 1994 Open Wheel Williams FW16-Renault 1994 Formula One season Italy Imola 1994 San Marino Grand Prix Race Struck by debris after crash [484]
 Shampine, JimJim Shampine (USA) September 4, 1982 Stock car Chevrolet Cavalier NASCAR Modified United States Oswego Speedway Oswego Modified 200 Race Crash - Turn 2 - Struck in driver's door by Ron Shepherd [485]
 Shanahan, NeilNeil Shanahan (IRE) May 31, 1999 Open Wheel Van Diemen RF99/Solus-Ford British Formula Ford Championship United Kingdom Oulton Park Round 5 of the 1999 British Formula Ford Zetec Championship Race Crash [486]
 Shepherd, LeeLee Shepherd (USA) March 11, 1985 Dragster Chevrolet Camaro NHRA Pro Stock United States Ardmore Raceway Race Crash [487]
 Siffert, JoJo Siffert (SWI) October 24, 1971 Open Wheel BRM P160 Formula One, non-championship United Kingdom Brands Hatch 1971 World Championship Victory Race Race Crash [488]
 Silvester, WolfWolf Silvester (GER) June 22, 2013 Touring Car Opel Astra OPC Veranstaltergemeinschaft Langstreckenpokal Nürburgring Germany Nürburgring 44th Adenauer ADAC Trophy Race Heart attack [489]
 Simonsen, AllanAllan Simonsen (DEN) June 22, 2013 Sports Car Aston Martin Vantage GTE FIA World Endurance Championship France Circuit de la Sarthe 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans Race Crash [490]
 Skeen, BurenBuren Skeen (USA) September 13, 1965 Stock Car Ford NASCAR Grand National Series United States Darlington Raceway Southern 500 Race Crash [491]
 Smiley, GordonGordon Smiley (USA) May 15, 1982 Open Wheel March 82C-Cosworth USAC Gold Crown Championship United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1982 Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Crash [492]
 Smith, LarryLarry Smith (USA) August 12, 1973 Stock Car Mercury NASCAR Grand National Series United States Talladega Super Speedway Talladega 500 Race Crash [493]
 Snell, WilliamWilliam Snell (USA) August 19, 1956 Sports Car Triumph TR3 Sports Car Club of America United States Arcata Airport Race Crash [494]
 Solana, MoisésMoisés Solana (MEX) July 27, 1969 Hill Climb McLaren M6B-Chevrolet non-championship hillclimb Mexico Valle de Bravo-Bosencheve Race Crash [495]
 Sommer, RaymondRaymond Sommer (FRA) September 10, 1950 Open Wheel Cooper Mark IV non-championship Formula 3 France Cadours Grand Prix de l'Haute Garonne Race Crash [496]
 Sondermann, GustavoGustavo Sondermann (BRA) April 3, 2011 Pick-up Truck Chevrolet Montana Chevrolet Montana Cup Brazil Autódromo José Carlos Pace Race Crash [497]
 Spangler, LesterLester Spangler (USA) March 30, 1933 Open Wheel Miller AAA National Championship United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1933 Indianapolis 500 Race Crash [498]
 Spence, MikeMike Spence (GBR) May 7, 1968 Open Wheel Lotus 56-Pratt & Whitney USAC National Championship United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1968 Indianapolis 500 Practice Crash [499]
 Sperafico, RafaelRafael Sperafico (BRA) December 9, 2007 Stock Car Chevrolet Astra Brazilian Light Stock Cars Championship Brazil Autódromo José Carlos Pace Practice Crash [500]
 Stacey, AlanAlan Stacey (GBR) June 19, 1960 Open Wheel Lotus 18-Climax 1960 Formula One season Belgium Spa-Francorchamps 1960 Belgian Grand Prix Race Crash [501]
 Stanley, RobbieRobbie Stanley (USA) May 26, 1994 Sprint Car Hoffman USAC Sprint Car Championship United States Winchester Speedway Race Crash [502]
 Stelzig, BerndBernd Stelzig (GER) April 28, 1968 Sports car Porsche 911 Deutsche Automobil Rundstrecken Meisterschaft Germany Norisring Norisringrennen Race Lost control of the car and hit a steel bridge pillar [503]
 Stewart, MaxMax Stewart (AUS) March 19, 1977 Open Wheel Lola T400-Chevrolet Rothmans International Series Australia Calder Park Calder F5000 race Qualifying Crash [504]
 Stewart, TomTom Stewart (USA) July 5, 1980 Open Wheel March 80A-Ford Cosworth SCCA-CASC Formula Atlantic Championship United States Lime Rock Park Warm-up Crash [505]
 Stommelen, RolfRolf Stommelen (GER) August 24, 1983 Sports Car Porsche 935 replica International Motor Sports Association United States Riverside International Raceway Los Angeles Times Grand Prix Race Crash [506]
 Süß, GerhardGerhard Süß (