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Glen (Fireball)
Roberts Jr.

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Passed away in 1964 at the age of 35.
Roberts’s car had landed upside down and the burning gas pooled in the roof of the car. Roberts amazed the doctors by surviving the first 48 hours after the accident, and he somehow survived, even a...

Driver / Professional

NASCAR - Cup Car Series

Stock Car

Significant Races

Daytona 500
Stock Car
1962 - Driver - Finished first

Hall of Fame Inductions

Glen (Fireball) Roberts is a 6 time Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee.

National Motorsports Press Association
Darlington, SC
1965 - Inductee

International Motorsports Hall of Fame
Talladega, AL
1990 - Inductee

Motorsports Hall of Fame of America
Daytona Beach, FL
1995 - Inductee

North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame
Mooresville, NC
2012 - Inductee

NASCAR Hall of Fame
Charlotte, NC
2014 - Inductee


Cotton Owens Garage
Spartanburg, SC
1961 to 1961 - Former Driver
Glen drove in one race that season and finished in the top 5.


Henry (Smokey) Yunick
Former Crew Chief - 1960 to 1962
Seven race starts, and two wins.

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