Motorsports Memorial


In the early days of racing, innovators returning from war with newly learned mechanical skills became icons among Fred Offenhauser and Henry "Smokey" Yunick whom found the race winning power. Drivers such as Sir Jack Brabham, Glen "Fireball" Roberts and Eric Medlen drove to the winners circle. Our Motorsports Memorial is dedicated to the Drivers, Crew Chiefs and their crew, Car and Team Owners, Track Owners and Promoters, Sanctioning Officials and the army of journalists and photographers whom have recorded our Motorsports History. Drinking milk or champaign, we'll continue to remember our motorsports men and women.

Recently Updated Deceased Drivers




Picture of Sam Ard

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Passed away in 2017 at the age of 78.

Car Owner
Crew Chief
Driver / Professional


NASCAR - Cup Car Series
NASCAR - Sportsman Series

 
Sam Ard suffered from Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease.  
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Driver / Sportsman


Midget

 
 
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Passed away in 1980 at the age of 71.

Driver / Professional

 
Natural causes  



Passed away in 1992 at the age of 65.

Driver / Professional


USAC - Midgets


Midget

 
Tommy died of cancer.  
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Passed away in 1965 at the age of 35.

Driver / Professional


Midget

 
Bill passed away due to the effects of diabetes.  
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Official / Promoter


Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Assoc.

 
 
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Builder Chassis
Driver / Professional


Formula 1
IRL - IndyCar
NASCAR - Cup Car Series


Sports Car

 
Dan died of complications from pneumonia.  
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Builder Engines
Car Owner
Crew Chief
Driver / Professional
Tuner


NASCAR - Cup Car Series
USAC - IndyCar

 
Smokey Yunick died from a year long fight against Leukemia.  
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Driver / Professional


NASCAR - Cup Car Series

 
 
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Driver / Professional


NASCAR - Cup Car Series


Stock Car

 
 




Driver / Professional


NASCAR - Cup Car Series


Stock Car

 
 
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Passed away in 2000 at the age of 76.

Driver / Professional


NASCAR - Cup Car Series
NASCAR - Pro Series West
NASCAR - Truck Series

 
 
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Driver / Professional


NASCAR - Cup Car Series


Stock Car

 
 
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Passed away in 2000 at the age of 75.

Engineer

 
 



Passed away in 2017 at the age of 99.

Car Owner


USAC - IndyCar

 
 




Rider / Professional


American Motorcycle Assoc.


Motorcycle - Flat Track

 
Tom White died in his California home due to cancer.  
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Passed away in 2017.

Crew Chief


NASCAR - Cup Car Series
NASCAR - Truck Series

 
 




Driver / Professional


American Speed Association
Sprint Car - SCIRA
Sprint Car - World of Outlaws
USAC - Sprints

 
 
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Passed away in 2017.
 
Gene Slaughter fought a long and hard battle with Parkinsons Disease.  



Passed away in 1964 at the age of 73.

Driver / Professional


Pikes Peak Hill Climb

 
 



Passed away in 2010 at the age of 80.

Driver / Professional


Pikes Peak Hill Climb

 
 



Passed away in 1989 at the age of 77.

Pikes Peak Hill Climb

 
 




Pikes Peak Hill Climb

 
 



Passed away in 2010 at the age of 85.

Pikes Peak Hill Climb

 
 



Passed away in 1939 at the age of 74.

Pikes Peak Hill Climb

 
 



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