Ray Elder

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Raymond Marvin Elder[1]
RayElderDeceasedNASCARDriver.jpg
Ray Elder
Born (1942-08-19)August 19, 1942
Caruthers, California
Died November 24, 2011 (2011-11-25) (aged 69)
Caruthers, California
Awards inducted in the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame in its first class in 2002
NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series champion (1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975)
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
31 races run over 12 years
Best finish 50th - 1975 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season
First race 1967 Motor Trend 500 (Riverside)
Last race 1978 Los Angeles Times 500 (Ontario)
First win 1971 Motor Trend 500 (Riverside)
Last win 1972 Golden State 400 (Riverside)
Wins Top tens Poles
2 16

Raymond Marvin Elder (August 19, 1942 – November 24, 2011) was a NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup Series driver.

He participated primarily in west coast races at Riverside International Raceway and Ontario Motor Speedway from 1967 to 1978. He won races at Riverside in 1971 and 1972 driving for Fred Elder.[2] Elder won 47 races on the NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series, which is the second most all time. He won six NASCAR Western series championships: 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, and 1975.[3]

Winning at the 1971 Motor Trend 500 race would essentially make him the first winner in NASCAR's "modern" history.

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

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

Grand National Series[edit]

Winston Cup Series[edit]

Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1969 Elder Racing Dodge 16 10
1970 12 11
1973 Elder Racing Dodge 15 18

Award[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mopardealer.com/petty.htm, specifically http://www.mopardealer.com/_borders/Ray_Elder_Daytona_1973.jpg
  2. ^ "Race Winner Goes Back To His Tractor". Tri City Herald. January 11, 1971. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b 2002 inductees; West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame, Retrieved November 6, 2007
  4. ^ "Ray Elder – 1967 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 12, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Ray Elder – 1968 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 12, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Ray Elder – 1969 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 12, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Ray Elder – 1970 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 12, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Ray Elder – 1971 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 12, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Ray Elder – 1972 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 12, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Ray Elder – 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 12, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Ray Elder – 1974 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 12, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Ray Elder – 1975 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 12, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Ray Elder – 1976 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 12, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Ray Elder – 1977 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 12, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Ray Elder – 1978 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 12, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame | Home". Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame | Home. Retrieved 2017-02-03. 

External links[edit]

  • Ray Elder driver statistics at Racing-Reference
Achievements
Preceded by
Scott Cain
NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Division Champion
1969
Succeeded by
Series renamed
Preceded by
Series renamed
NASCAR Grand National West Champion
1970
Succeeded by
Series renamed
Preceded by
Jack McCoy
NASCAR Winston West Series Champion
1971–1972
Succeeded by
Jack McCoy
Preceded by
Jack McCoy
NASCAR Winston West Series Champion
1974–1975
Succeeded by
Chuck Bown