Maynard Troyer

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Maynard Troyer
Born (1938-11-22) November 22, 1938 (age 78)
Spencerport, New York
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
14 races run over 2 years
Best finish 38th (1971)
First race 1971 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Last race 1973 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 3 0

Maynard Troyer (born November 22, 1938 in Spencerport, New York) is a retired NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver who raced in the 1971 and the 1973 Winston Cup seasons.[1]

Career[edit]

Troyer achieved one top-five finish (at the 1971 Yankee 400), three top-ten finishes, and 3259.1 accumulated miles (1767 laps) of racing experience.[1] Maynard was a runner-up for the 1971 NASCAR Rookie of the Year award (Walter Ballard won the title because he competed in more races than Troyer did).[1]

He was a competitor at the 1971 Daytona 500, when on lap 9 of that race he lost control in turn two. Troyer's bright orange-red Ford hit the flat sideways at full speed and began tumbling so fast, it was almost impossible to count the number of flips. Press estimates ranged from 15 to 18 flips. Troyer was seriously hurt, but recovered to compete again in 1973. Troyer finished his career with a total amount of earnings set at $14,940 ($80,602.08 when adjusted for inflation).[1]

Intermediate tracks were Maynard's best racing experiences; giving him an average finish of 22nd place. However, Troyer had difficulties at the tri-oval tracks where he would finish in a lackluster 31st place.[2]

Post-NASCAR life[edit]

Troyer would go on to found Troyer Engineering, one of the leading asphalt and dirt modified chassis builders in the Northeastern United States in 1977.[3]

He retired from the company in 1990, and sold it in 1998 to his business partner.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Maynard Troyer information". Racing Reference. Retrieved 2009-10-22. 
  2. ^ "NASCAR Statistics on Maynard Troyer". Driver Averages. Retrieved 2012-11-11. 
  3. ^ "About Troyer Engineering". Troyer Race Cars. Retrieved 2012-11-11. 

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