Famous American Rally Drivers

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 1 Dave Mirra

Dave Mirra
Famous As: Extreme sports athlete
Birthdate: April 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, USA
Died: February 4, 2016

Dave Mirra was an American BMX rider who set the X Games record for most medals won in BMX Freestyle. He was also a rallycross racer, competing alongside the Subaru Rally Team USA for many years. Dave Mirra committed suicide in 2016. Later that year, he was inducted into the BMX Hall of Fame.

 2 Travis Pastrana

Travis Pastrana
Famous As: Stunt Performer, Motorcycle Racer
Birthdate: October 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Annapolis, Maryland, United States

Motorsports competitor and stunt artist Travis Pastrana has won several X Games gold medals, in categories such as motocross, supercross, and freestyle motocross. He launched a reality show called Nitro Circus, which later became a media company. He also hosts and extreme sports event and has been part of NASCAR.

 3 Ken Block

Ken Block
Famous As: Rally driver
Birthdate: November 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Long Beach, United States

Hoonigan Racing driver Ken Block has had many accomplishments throughout his career, including 16 Rally American wins. He also has 5 X Games medals in his kitty. His globally hit YouTube videos of the Gymkhana series drew over 500 million views. His interests also include sports such as skateboarding and snowboarding.

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 4 Robby Gordon

Robby Gordon
Famous As: Racecar driver, Rally driver, NASCAR team owner
Birthdate: January 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bellflower

Robby Gordon is an auto racing driver who has raced in NASCAR, CART, Trans-Am, IndyCar, IMSA, and Dakar Rally. He began his career in off-road racing and also participated in selected Traxxas TORC Series events. He owns the Stadium Super Trucks, a short course off-road racing series he launched in 2013. He also operates the Speed family of brands. 

 5 Scott Speed

Scott Speed
Famous As: Formula One driver
Birthdate: January 24, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manteca

Scott Speed is a race car driver who made his debut at the 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix for Scuderia Toro Rosso. He has competed in open-wheel, stock car, and rallycross racing. He has driven for Team Red Bull, Whitney Motorsports, and Leavine Family Racing in the Sprint Cup Series. He is currently associated with the Subaru Rally Team USA. 

 6 Janet Guthrie

Janet Guthrie
Famous As: racecar driver
Birthdate: March 7, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Iowa City

Janet Guthrie created history when she became the first woman to compete in the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500 races. An adventure lover from the very beginning, she was interested in planes and parachutes since her teens. She also excelled in physics and worked as an aerospace R&D engineer.

 7 Al Unser

Al Unser
Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: May 29, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Albuquerque

Born into a reputed family of racers, Al Unser later became a four-time Indianapolis 500 winner. At 48, he also became the oldest racer to emerge victorious at the Indianapolis 500. The International Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee is also known as Big Al and Al Unser Sr.

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