Bill Blair (racing driver) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBill Blair
July 14, 1911|
High Point, North Carolina
|Died||November 2, 1995(aged 84)|
|NASCAR Cup Series career|
|123 races run over 10 years|
|Best finish||4th (1949)|
|First race||1949 Race No. 1 (Charlotte)|
|Last race||1958 Lakewood Speedway (Atlanta)|
|First win||1950 Vernon Fairgrounds (Vernon, NY)|
|Last win||1953 Daytona Beach|
Blair won three NASCAR Strictly Stock/Grand National races:
- June 18, 1950 – Blair piloted a 1950 Mercury owned by Sam Rice to victory in a race at Vernon Faigrounds in Vernon, NY.
- April 20, 1952 – Blair drove a 1952 Oldsmobile owned by George Hutchens to his second win at Lakewood Speedway in Atlanta, GA.
- February 15, 1953 – In his final series victory, Blair drove his 1953 Oldsmobile to victory lane at the Beach & Road Course in Daytona Beach, FL.
Blair, Jimmie Lewallen, and Fred Harb are the subject of the independent movie "Red Dirt Rising", which is based on the book "Red Dirt Tracks: The Forgotten Heroes of Early Stockcar Racing" by Gail Cauble Gurley.
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