Researched Driver Track Project

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The TrackChaser Research Group Driver Track Project was started as a labor of love by members of the group that enjoy racing history and research. The goal is to honor as many drivers as possible by documenting those that have competed at or attended at least 100 different race tracks. The following drivers have track lists displayed on the site. Special thanks to all who contribute to the TrackChaser driver project.


Researched Drivers

Bobby Allison--Hueytown, AL USA

One of the greatest NASCAR Cup drivers, Bobby Allison has 84 Cup level wins, and over 700 starts in 25 seasons. He was NASCAR champion in 1983, and IROC champ in 1980. Seven times NASCAR's most popular driver, and a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Mario Andretti--Nazareth, PA USA

Originally from Italy, Mario Andretti is often called the greatest driver of all time. He was Formula 1 World Champion in 1979, won the Indy 500 in 1969, was a four-time Indy Car Champion, won the 1967 NASCAR Daytona 500, won the 12 Hours of Sebring three times, and was the USAC National Dirt Car champion in 1974.

Derek Bell--Pinner, ENG GBR

Bell was a Formula One driver for a time, but excelled in Sports Car racing, and was a two-time World Sportscar champion. He won the 24 Hours of LeMans five times and the Daytona 24 three times.

Dale Blaney--Fowler, OH USA

Blaney was a basketball star at the University of West Virginia, and drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers. He chose auto racing, as did his father and brother. Mostly known as a winged sprint car driver, Blaney has focused on the All Star and Outlaw circuits.

Dave Blaney--High Point, NC USA

Blaney is a versatile driver. He was 1984 USAC Silver Crown Champion, and won the 1985 World of Outlaws title. He has nearly 500 NASCAR Cup starts, with many top 10s. His father was a racer, and his brother and son are racers. Owns Sharon Speedway in Ohio.

David Brabham--Sydney, NSW AUS

David is the son of three-time Formula One champion Jack Brabham. David has also competed in Formula One. He won the 24 Hours of LeMans in 2009, and is also a two-time champion of the American LeMans Series, in 2009 and 2010.

Jack Brabham--Sydney, NSW AUS

Brabham was a three-time Formula One World Driving Champion, and recorded 14 career wins. He began racing in Midgets, and earned several championships on dirt before turning to road racing. He was a four-time starter in the Indianapolis 500.

A. J. Foyt--Houston, TX USA

Foyt is the greatest American driver in history. He won 67 Indy Car races, seven championships, and four Indy 500s. He won the USAC National Dirt Car Championship, the USAC Stock Car championship twice, the IROC Series twice, and one USAC Sprint Car championship. He also won the Daytona 500, and in endurance racing won the triple crown of LeMans, Daytona, and Sebring.

Frank Gardner--Sydney, NSW AUS

A veteran of eight Formula One races, Frank Gardner was a versatile driver, competing in numerous international Sports Car and open wheel series. Three times he won the British Saloon Car championship, and was also champion in European Formula 5000 and Australian Sports Sedan.

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Tim Gee--Leduc, AB, CAN

Originally from Whitehorse, Yukon, Gee was a dirt sprint car driver that spent five years (1982-1986) and had several top ten point finishes. First Canadaion to win a WoO race. Owns Gee & Gee Racing. Son Skyler also races.

Terry Gray--Bartlett, TN USA

Gray started racing sprint cars in 1974. He has raced with a number of different series, including the World of Outlaws. He has excelled on pavement, and has claimed 11 USCS National Championships. His brother in law is champion driver Sammy Swindell.

Dan Gurney--Costa Mesa, CA USA

Gurney won races in Formula One, Indy Car, Stock Car, and Sports Car. He won in USAC, NASCAR, Can-Am, and Trans Am. He started 86 Formula One races and had four wins. In Indy Cars, he had seven wins and nine Indy 500 starts. He also had five NASCAR Cup wins. As an owner, his teams won over 75 races, including the Indy 500.

Jac Haudenschild--Wooster, OH USA

Jac started racing sprint cars in 1974. He has competed with many series, including WoO, All Star, and USAC. He has over 300 career wins, including many big races. Son Sheldon is also a sprint car racer.

Johnny Herrera--Albuquerque, NM USA

Herrera began racing sprint cars in 1985. He spent 13 years racing full time with the WoO where he was rookie of the year and a most improved driver. Was SCOA champion. Has won winged track championship at Knoxville, and wingless at Hollywood Hills.

Jack Hewitt--Palatka, FL USA

Two-time champion of the USAC Silver Crown Series, and raced in the Indy 500 in 1998. Swept Four Crown Nationals at Eldora, winning midget, sprint, Silver Crown, and modifieds in same year. Seriously injured in 2002. Elected to Sprint Car Hall of Fame.

Tommy Hinnershitz--Oley, PA USA

Tommy raced in three Indy 500s and finished in the top ten in Champ Car races over a dozen times, but was best known as the greatest Sprint Car driver of all time during his era. He had over 100 Sprint Car wins in AAA and USAC, and was a seven-time Eastern Champion, five in AAA and two in USAC. He also was a winner in Midgets, and was a respected mechanic.

Roscoe "Pappy" Hough--Paterson, NJ USA

Pappy Hough started racing Big Cars in the 1920s, but became famous as a Midget driver and owner, and it is said he and his cars had over 1,000 wins. He also raced Stock Cars, winning the NASCAR Short Track championship in 1951. He started 21 NASCAR GN races with a best finish of fifth. It is believed he raced at more different tracks than any other driver in history.

Kevin Huntley--Bloomington, IN USA

Huntley has many starts in the USAC Silver Crown Championship Car Series, with a single win at Eldora during the 1997 Four Crown Nationals. He was the 1992 and 1993 All Start Circuit of Champions point champion.

Denny Hulme--TePuke, NZL

Versatile Denny Hulme was the 1967 Formula One Driving Champion and scored eight career F1 wins. He competed in four Indy 500s with two top five finishes. He had two Can-Am championships, and four runner ups. He also competed in the 24 hour races at LeMans and Daytona, various Sports Car series, and even trucks. He died in 1992 at the wheel of a race car in the Bathurst 1000.

Stefan Johannson--Vaxjo, SWE

Johannson is a Swedish Formula One driver who had over 100 career starts in the series. He also competed in CART Indy Car with over 70 starts and three Indy 500s. His Sports Car resume includes over 15 LeMans 24 Hour starts in four decades. He has been active as an Indy Car owner and a manager for Scott Dixon.

Keith Kauffman--Mifflintown, PA USA

Won USAC Gold Crown Champ Car race at Nazareth National. All-time win leader at Port Royal. Championships at Williams Grove, Port Royal (11 times), Hagerstown, Selinsgrove, Susquehanna. Race full-time with WoO and All Stars. In National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.

Frankie Kerr--Fremont, OH USA

Started in quarter midgets and then big block modifieds before graduating to sprint cars. He was a four time All Star champ, and won in WoO, All Star, USAC, CAR, SCRA, NCRA, IRA, URC, and AWOL. Retired from driving and became a NASCAR Cup crew chief.

Steve Kinser--Bloomington, IN USA

Perhaps the greatest Sprint Car driver ever. Focusing on the World of Outlaws, Kinser has won 20 season championships and over 550 A-Mains. He has also won in USAC, NST, and All-Star Sprints, as well as USAC Championship Dirt Cars. He has an IROC Series win at Talledega. Kinser has competed in both the Indy 500 and the Daytona 500. He has won the Knoxville Nationals a dozen times.

Jan Lammers--Zandvoort, NLD

Lammers made Formula One starts in three different decades, from 1979 - 1992. He excelled in the LeMans 24, with over 20 starts and a win in 1988. He raced Indy Cars and Grand Prix Masters. Lammers also started his own racing team.

Kyle Larson--Elk Grove, CA USA

Began in open cockpit cars, racing and winning in all three USAC national divisions, including all three in the same day at Eldora. Also won with the WoO in winged sprint cars. He was the NASCAR East champion, and has raced in all three of the NASCAR national touring divisions, winning in two. Won the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2015.

Danny Lasoski--Dover, MO USA

Winged sprint car driver, won touring championships in the World of Outlaws and National Sprint Tour. Multi-time winner of the Knoxville Nationals. Competed four times in IROC, winning once at Texas. Elected to National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.

Niki Lauda--Vienna, AUT

Three-time champion of Formula 1. Won 25 F1 Grand Prix races. Founded a pair of airlines, managed a F1 team, works as TV pundit for F1 races, has written five books, and the 2013 movie "Rush" was about the 1976 F1 battle between Lauda and James Hunt.

Oscar Larrauri--Granadero Baigorria, ARG

Oscar Larrauri participated in Formula One racing in the late 1980s. Although he found little success there, he had a varied and admirable career that included World Sportscar Championship, IMSA GT Championship, Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft, and All Japan Sports Prototype Championship.

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Jan Magnussen--Roskilde, DNK

A very versatile driver, Magnussen has competed in the "Big 3" series" Formula 1 Grand Prix, Indy Cars, and NASCAR Cup. He is also an accomplished endurance racer, with multiple class wins at LeMans. Son Kevin also has competed in Formula 1.

Jochen Mass--St.-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, FRA

Born in Germany, Mass made over 100 Formula One Grand Prix starts, and scored a win in Spain in 1975. He was also an accomplished endurance racer, winning the LeMans 24 and the 12 Hours of Sebring. A victory in a 1000 km race at Circuito del Mugello is also on his resume. In the 1990s he was a F1 commentator for German television.

Hershel McGriff--Bridal Veil, OR USA

One of the longest careers in racing, from 1945 until Sonoma NASCAR West race in 2012 at age 84. Raced at Daytona on beach, superspeedway, and road circuit. Won 4 NASCAR Cup races. Was 1986 NASCAR West champion. Won Carrera Panamericana in 1950.

Jason Meyers--Clovis, CA USA

Meyers began racing sprint cars California, with NARC and in the Golden State series. He graduated to the World of Outlaws, the country's top winged sprint car series. He rose to the top of the WoO, winning back to back championships in 2010 and 2011.

Juan Pablo Montoya--Bogota, COL

One of the most versatile winners in racing history, Montoya has won in Formula One, Indy Cars, Sports Cars, and Stock Cars. In F1, he had seven wins. In Indy Cars, he won in both CART and IndyCar, including the Indy 500 and a series title. His stock car resume includes wins in the top two NASCAR series. He has won in Grand Am Sports Cars in the Daytona 24 Hour race.

Roberto Moreno--Sao Paulo, BRA

Moreno is a versatile driver in both Formula One and in Indy Cars, known as the "Super Sub". He had many F1 starts but no wins, although he won in Formula 2 and Formula 3000. Moreno scored two wins in Indy Cars. He competed in three Indy 500s.

Stirling Moss--London, ENG GBR

English driver Sir Stirling Moss has been called: "The greatest driver never to win the World Championship." He did win 16 Formula One races during his career. He was a winner in endurance racing at Sebring and the Mille Miglia. His career also included broadcast work for ABC.

Billy Moyer--Batesville, AR USA

One of the all-time greats in dirt late models, has 789 wins as of the end of 2014. Those include: 6 World 100s, 6 UMP Summer Nationals, 3 Show Me 100's, 3 WoO championships, 2 Dream 100s, 2 USAC Four Crowns, 2 USAC LM titles, NDRL champ, etc.

Jan Opperman--Noxon, MT USA

Opp was a midget and sprint car driver that made it all the way to the Indy 500 twice. Had three top 10s in Indy Cars. Won both the Knoxville Nationals and the Hulman Classic at Terre Haute. Received head injury during Hulman Hundred. Returned to racing and was hurt again, ending his career. In sprint car Hall of Fame.

Nelson Piquet, Jr.--Brasilia, BRA

Son of 3-time F1 champ Nelson Piquet, Piquet, Jr. also made it to F1 with a 2nd place finish in Germany. Has competed in all 3 of the major NASCAR touring series, and the 24 hour race. Versatile Piquet currently competes in GRC Rallycross and Formula E.

Emanuele Pirro--Rome, ITA

Pirro never won a Formula One race in 37 starts, but he excelled in endurance racing, becoming a five time winner of the 24 Hours of LeMans. During his career, he was a winner in Formula 3000, and in the American LeMans Series, where he won two series championships.

Richard Petty--Randleman, NC USA

Known as "The King" of NASCAR stock car racing, Petty won a record 200 NASCAR Cup wins in a long career in that series. He competed in 1,184 Cup races over 35 seasons. He was series champion a record seven times. His many wins include seven in the Daytona 500.

KeKe Rosberg--Monte Carlo, MCO

Originally from Finland, Rosberg currently resides in Monaco. He had over 100 starts in Formula One as a driver, and recorded five wins and the 1992 driving championship. After F1 he competed in various series including 24 hour races at LeMans and Spa. His son Nico also races in Formula One, both having won at Monte Carlo.

Eliseo Salazar--Santiago, CHL

Versatile Eliseo Salazar competed in a wide variety of different formulas. He raced in Formula One, Indy Cars, Sports Cars, endurance racing, and even NASCAR Trucks and in rallies. He scored one Indy Car win. He ran six Indy 500s with a podium finish, and competed in six LeMans 24 Hour races.

Mika Salo--Helsinki, FIN

Mika Salo made over 100 Formula One starts but scored no wins. His career took him to the US, where he raced part of a season in CART Indy Cars. His post F1 career in Sports Cars has been quite succesful, and he scored back to back wins in the LeMans 24.

Frankie Schneider--Lambertville, NJ USA

Frankie Schneider was one of the greatest Modified Stock Car drivers of all time, scoring an estimated 750 wins. He was an accomplished late model driver as well, with wins in NASCAR Cup, USAC Stock, ARCA Stock, and NASCAR Short Track. He also competed in Midget, Sprint Cars, and USAC Championship Dirt Cars.

Kenny Schrader--Concord, NC USA

Perhaps only Pappy Hough has raced on more tracks than Kenny Schrader. Originally from Missouri, Schrader excelled in both fendered and open wheel cars in USAC, winning in Midget, Sprint, Champ Dirt Cars, and Stock Cars. He was champion in both USAC Sprints Cars and Champ Cars, and attempted to qualify for the Indy 500. In NASCAR, he has won in Cup, GN, Truck, West, North, Southwest, and Northwest. He has also won in ARCA, IMCA, and UMP.

Bob Senneker--Dorr, MI USA

A pavement short track specialist in late models, won nearly 500 career features. Competed in ASA and All-Pro. Ran 8 NASCAR Cup races, including the 1968 Daytona 500. Final Cup start was a 15th at Atlanta in 1983. Won Winchester 400 and many track titles.

Jackie Stewart--Milton, SCO GBR

British Formula One driver Jackie Stewart scored 27 F1 wins and three world driving championships. He also participated in Formula One as a team owner. Stewart raced in the Indy 500 and won in Indy Cars. He also was active in USRRC, Can-Am, and raced at LeMans in the 24 Hour. He was a successful commentator for ABC.

Tony Stewart--Columbus, IN USA

Stewart was a USAC champion in Midgets, Sprint Cars, and Champ Cars. He moved to Indy Cars and won the championship there, scoring three wins. He ran five Indy 500s with three top 10 finishes. He won with the World of Outlaw Sprints, and was a champion car owner in WoO and in USAC in the Sprint and Champ Dirt divisions. In NASCAR he has three Cup championships, and wins in Cup, GN, and Truck. He also has wins in ARCA, and has competed several times in the Daytona 24 Hour race.

Hans Joachim Stuck--Ellmau, AUT

Stuck was a winner in Formula Two and in 74 Formula One starts managed two podium finishes but no wins. His forte was endurance racing, and he competed in the LeMans 24 race 18 times with two overall wins. He also had three wins in the Nurburgring 24 race, and ended his career at that event in 2011.

Sammy Swindell--Bartlett, TN USA

Swindell is a three-time World of Outlaw Sprint Car champion, with hundreds of wins. He has competed in NASCAR in all three of their top series. He has also raced Indy Cars in CART and Champ Cars with USAC, and attempted to qualify for the Indy 500. He is a master of the indoor Midget "Chili Bowl" in Tulsa, and has won sprint car racing's biggest race, the Knoxville Nationals.

Dick Trickle--Wisconsin Rapids, WI USA

King of the short tracks, believed to have raced in well over 2,200 events with 1,200 feature wins. Raced in ASA, ARTGO, All-Pro, ARCA, IMCA, NASCAR, USAC. Won 7 ARTGO titles and several in ASA. Ran over 300 NASCAR Cup races. Won Winston Open, and 2 GN races.

Tyler Walker--Hermosa Beach, CA USA

Walker started in motorcycles and karts, graduated to sprint cars, USAC Champ Cars, and eventually made it to NASCAR. Raced in 38 states. Won in WoO and three times in USAC Champ Cars. WoO II champ. Raced in ASA, and with NASCAR in GN and Trucks.

Kenny Wallace--St. Louis, MO USA

Brother of Rusty & Mike, Kenny started racing short tracks, graduated to ASA, and eventually to NASCAR, competing in over 300 Cup races. Has 9 GN wins with over 500 starts in 25 seasons, has competed in the Truck as well. Still loves the local short tracks.

Doug Wolfgang--Sioux Falls, SD USA

Sprint car driver with over 600 feature wins at 70 tracks in 24 states, including over 100 WoO wins. Won Knoxville Nats. 5 times. Badly burned in 1992. Came back to win IMCA championship and ASCS Nationals before retiring. In Sprint Car Hall of Fame.

Gary Wright--Hooks, TX USA

Known mostly as a sprint car driver, has competed on over 200 tracks with many different series. All-time win leader in ASCS. Also ran ARCA stock cars, and has one NASCAR Cup start at Pocono. Member of Sprint Car Hall of Fame.

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