Ray Elder

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Raymond Marvin Elder[1]
RayElderDeceasedNASCARDriver.jpg
Ray Elder
Born(1942-08-19)August 19, 1942
Caruthers, California
DiedNovember 24, 2011 (2011-11-25) (aged 69)
Caruthers, California
Awardsinducted 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 finish50th - 1975 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season
First race1967 Motor Trend 500 (Riverside)
Last race1978 Los Angeles Times 500 (Ontario)
First win1971 Motor Trend 500 (Riverside)
Last win1972 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]

NASCAR Grand National Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 NGNC Pts Ref
1967 Elder Racing 96 Dodge AUG RSD
36
DAY DAY DAY AWS BRI GPS BGS ATL CLB HCY NWS MAR SVH RCH DAR BLV LGY CLT ASH MGR SMR BIR CAR GPS MGY DAY TRN OXF FDA ISP BRI SMR NSV ATL BGS CLB SVH DAR HCY RCH BLV HBO MAR NWS CLT CAR AWS 115th 106 [4]
1968 MGR MGY RSD
30
DAY BRI RCH ATL HCY GPS CLB NWS MAR AUG AWS DAR BLV LGY CLT ASH MGR SMR BIR CAR GPS DAY ISP OXF FDA TRN BRI SMR NSV ATL CLB BGS AWS SBO LGY DAR HCY RCH BLV HBO MAR NWS AUG CLT CAR JFC 96th - [5]
1969 MGR MGY RSD
7
DAY DAY
8
DAY
10
CAR AUG BRI ATL CLB HCY GPS RCH NWS MAR AWS DAR BLV LGY CLT MGR SMR MCH KPT GPS NCF DAY DOV TPN TRN BLV BRI NSV SMR ATL MCH SBO BGS AWS DAR HCY RCH TAL CLB MAR NWS CLT SVH AUG CAR JFC MGR TWS
6
48th 433 [6]
1970 RSD
24
DAY DAY
6
DAY
11
RCH CAR SVH ATL BRI TAL NWS CLB DAR BLV LGY CLT SMR MAR MCH RSD
19
HCY KPT GPS DAY AST TPN TRN BRI SMR NSV ATL CLB ONA MCH TAL BGS SBO DAR HCY RCH DOV NCF NWS CLT MAR MGR CAR LGY 53rd 246 [7]
1971 RSD
1*
DAY DAY DAY ONT
7
RCH CAR HCY BRI ATL CLB GPS SMR NWS MAR DAR SBO TAL ASH KPT CLT DOV MCH RSD
2
HOU GPS DAY BRI AST ISP TRN NSV ATL BGS ONA MCH TAL CLB HCY DAR MAR CLT DOV CAR MGR RCH NWS TWS
46
NA 0 [8]

Winston Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR Winston Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 NWCC Pts Ref
1972 Elder Racing 96 Dodge RSD
4
DAY RCH RSD
1
TWS DAY BRI TRN ATL TAL MCH NSV DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR TWS 52nd 902.25 [9]
96W ONT
5
CAR ATL BRI DAR NWS MAR TAL CLT DOV MCH
1973 96 RSD
3
DAY
18
RCH CAR BRI ATL NWS DAR MAR TAL NSV CLT DOV TWS RSD
36
MCH DAY BRI ATL TAL NSV DAR RCH DOV NWS MAR CLT CAR 58th - [10]
1974 RSD
34
DAY RCH CAR BRI ATL DAR NWS MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT RSD MCH DAY BRI NSV ATL POC TAL MCH DAR RCH DOV NWS MAR CLT CAR 95th 2.27 [11]
96W ONT
36
1975 RSD
13
DAY RCH CAR BRI ATL NWS DAR MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT RSD
4
MCH DAY NSV POC TAL MCH DAR DOV NWS MAR CLT RCH CAR BRI ATL ONT
25
50th 372 [12]
1976 96 RSD
4
DAY CAR RCH BRI ATL NWS DAR MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT RSD
4
MCH DAY NSV POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR ATL 58th 320 [13]
Ray Hill 32 Plymouth ONT
DNQ
1977 Dave Hill RSD DAY RCH CAR ATL NWS DAR BRI MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT RSD
32
MCH DAY NSV POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR ATL ONT
DNQ
106th 67 [14]
1978 Dodge RSD
34
DAY RCH CAR ATL BRI DAR NWS MAR TAL DOV CLT NSV RSD
6
MCH DAY NSV POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR ATL ONT
40
66th 254 [15]
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