Famous American Race Car Drivers

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 1 Danica Patrick

Danica Patrick.
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: March 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Beloit, Wisconsin, United States
Danica Patrick, the first female driver to clinch an IndyCar series win, became the Rookie of the Year at the 2005 Indianapolis 500 and the 2005 IndyCar Series and later joined stock-car racing with the NASCAR Nationwide Series. She owns a wine brand and an athleisure line, and supports DRIVE4COPD.

 2 Dale Earnhardt

Dale Earnhardt.
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Famous As: Race car driver
Birthdate: April 29, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kannapolis, North Carolina, United States
Died: February 18, 2001

Dale Earnhardt was an American stock car driver who raced in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series from 1975 to 2001. Considered one of the greatest drivers in the history of NASCAR, Earnhardt won 76 Winston Cup races and seven Winston Cup championships in an illustrious career spanning 40 years. In 2010, he was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

 3 Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon.
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Famous As: Race car driver
Birthdate: August 4, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vallejo, California, United States

 4 Jimmie Johnson

Jimmie Johnson.
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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: September 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: El Cajon, California, United States

Race-car driver Jimmie Johnson is associated with IndyCar Series. He is a seven-time NASCAR Cup Series winner and is the first and only NASCAR driver with five consecutive championship wins. In 2009, he became the first race-car driver to earn the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year honor.

 5 Richard Petty

Richard Petty.
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: July 2, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Level Cross, North Carolina, United States

 6 Jessi Combs

Jessi Combs.
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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: July 27, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
Died: August 27, 2019

Professional racer, TV personality and metal fabricator, Jessi Combs, is remembered for setting a women's land speed class record (four wheels) in 2013. She was known as "the fastest woman on four wheels.” As a TV presenter, she co-hosted over 90 episodes of the Spike TV show, Xtreme 4x4. She died in a car crash while racing in 2019. 

 7 Bubba Wallace

Bubba Wallace
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Famous As: Racing automobile driver
Birthdate: October 8, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States
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 8 Tony Stewart

Tony Stewart
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Famous As: Race Car driver
Birthdate: May 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Columbus, Indiana, United States

 9 Frankie Muniz

Frankie Muniz
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 5, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, United States

 10 Kurt Busch

Kurt Busch
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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: August 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

 11 A. J. Foyt

A. J. Foyt.
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Famous As: Retired Automobile Racing Driver
Birthdate: January 16, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Houston

 12 Martin Truex Jr.

Martin Truex Jr.
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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: June 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mayetta, Stafford Township, New Jersey, United States

 13 Bill Elliott

Bill Elliott
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Famous As: Race car driver
Birthdate: October 8, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dawsonville, Georgia, United States

 14 Davey Allison

Davey Allison
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Famous As: Racing Driver
Birthdate: February 25, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hollywood, Florida, United States
Died: July 13, 1993

 15 Kevin Harvick

Kevin Harvick
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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: December 8, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bakersfield, California, United States

 16 Carl Edwards

Carl Edwards
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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: August 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Columbia, Missouri, United States

 17 Dan Gurney

Dan Gurney
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Famous As: Formula One driver, Engineer, Racecar driver
Birthdate: April 13, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Port Jefferson

 18 Eddie Rickenbacker

Eddie Rickenbacker.
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Famous As: Aviator, Racecar Driver, Military Personnel
Birthdate: October 8, 1890
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, US
Died: July 23, 1973

 19 John Force

John Force
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: May 4, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bell Gardens, California, United States

 20 Michael Andretti

Michael Andretti
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Famous As: Formula One driver
Birthdate: October 5, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

 21 Darrell Waltrip

Darrell Waltrip
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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: February 5, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Owensboro, Kentucky, United States

 22 Tim Richmond

Tim Richmond
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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: June 7, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ashland, Ohio, United States
Died: August 13, 1989

 23 Kyle Busch

Kyle Busch
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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: May 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

 24 Mark Martin

Mark Martin
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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: January 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Batesville, Arkansas, United States

 25 Phil Hill

Phil Hill
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Famous As: Formula One driver, Racecar driver
Birthdate: April 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
Died: August 28, 2008

 26 Matt Kenseth

Matt Kenseth
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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: March 10, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cambridge, Wisconsin, United States

 27 Leah Pruett

Leah Pruett
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: May 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Redlands, California

 28 Neil Bonnett

Neil Bonnett
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: July 30, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hueytown, Alabama, United States
Died: February 11, 1994

 29 Sterling Marlin

Sterling Marlin
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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: June 30, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Columbia, Tennessee, United States

 30 Cale Yarborough

Cale Yarborough
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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: March 27, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Timmonsville, South Carolina, United States

 31 Junior Johnson

Junior Johnson
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: June 28, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ronda, North Carolina, United States
Died: December 20, 2019

 32 Bobby Allison

Bobby Allison
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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: December 3, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

 33 Alan Kulwicki

Alan Kulwicki
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Famous As: Racing Driver
Birthdate: December 14, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Greenfield, Wisconsin, United States
Died: April 1, 1993

 34 Bobby Labonte

Bobby Labonte
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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: May 8, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Corpus Christi, Texas, United States

 35 Ernie Irvan

Ernie Irvan
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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: January 13, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Salinas, California, United States

 36 Willy T. Ribbs

Willy T. Ribbs
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: January 3, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States

 37 Jeff Burton

Jeff Burton
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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: June 29, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: South Boston, Virginia, United States

 38 David Pearson

David Pearson
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Famous As: Car Racer
Birthdate: December 22, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
Died: November 12, 2018

 39 Ken Schrader

Ken Schrader
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Famous As: Racing Driver
Birthdate: May 29, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fenton, Missouri, United States

 40 Terry Labonte

Terry Labonte
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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: November 16, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Corpus Christi, Texas, United States

 41 Fireball Roberts

Fireball Roberts
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Famous As: Car Racer
Birthdate: January 20, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tavares, Florida, United States
Died: July 2, 1964

 42 Ricky Rudd

Ricky Rudd
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Famous As: Racing Driver
Birthdate: September 12, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chesapeake, Virginia, United States

 43 Hardcore Holly

Hardcore Holly
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: January 29, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States

 44 Buddy Baker

Buddy Baker
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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: January 25, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Died: August 10, 2015

 45 Ned Jarrett

Ned Jarrett
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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: October 12, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Conover, North Carolina, United States

 46 Don Prudhomme

Don Prudhomme
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: April 6, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Fernando, California, United States

 47 Geoff Bodine

Geoff Bodine
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Famous As: Racing Driver
Birthdate: April 18, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chemung, New York, United States

 48 Harry Gant

Harry Gant
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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: January 10, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Township of Taylorsville, North Carolina, United States

 49 Benny Parsons

Benny Parsons
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Famous As: Race car driver
Birthdate: July 12, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wilkes County, North Carolina
Died: January 16, 2007

 50 Craig Breedlove

Craig Breedlove
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Famous As: Racing automobile driver
Birthdate: March 23, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States