HOME
The Info List - Dan Gurney





Daniel Sexton Gurney (April 13, 1931 – January 14, 2018) was an American racing driver, race car constructor, and team owner who reached racing's highest levels starting in 1958. Gurney won races in the Formula One, Indy Car, NASCAR, Can-Am, and Trans-Am Series. Gurney is the first of three drivers to have won races in Sports Cars (1958), Formula One
Formula One
(1962), NASCAR
NASCAR
(1963), and Indy cars (1967) (the other two being Mario Andretti
Mario Andretti
and Juan Pablo Montoya). In 1967, after winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
together with A. J. Foyt, he spontaneously sprayed champagne while celebrating on the podium, which thereafter became a custom at many motorsports events. As owner of All American Racers, he was the first to put a simple right-angle extension on the upper trailing edge of the rear wing. This device, called a Gurney flap, increases downforce and, if well designed, imposes only a relatively small increase in aerodynamic drag. At the 1968 German Grand Prix
1968 German Grand Prix
he became the first driver ever to use a full face helmet in Grand Prix racing.[1]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Formula One
Formula One
career

2.1 Driver 2.2 Manufacturer 2.3 Legacy

3 American Championship Car 4 NASCAR
NASCAR
/ SCCA Trans-Am career 5 Full-time team owner 6 Death 7 Racing record

7.1 Complete Formula One
Formula One
World Championship results 7.2 Non-Championship results 7.3 NASCAR
NASCAR
results

7.3.1 Grand National Series 7.3.2 Winston Cup Series

7.3.2.1 Daytona 500

7.4 Indy 500 results

8 See also 9 Notes 10 References 11 External links

Early life[edit] Dan Gurney
Dan Gurney
was born to Jack Gurney and Roma Sexton.[2] His father, John R. "Jack" Gurney, was a graduate of Harvard Business school with a master's degree. Dan's three uncles were each MIT engineers. His grandfather was F.W. Gurney who was responsible for the invention of the Gurney Ball Bearing. He had one sister, Celisssa.[3] Jack was discovered to have a beautiful voice after taking voice lessons in Paris
Paris
and changed his career path to became lead basso with the Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera
Company in New York,[4] eventually retiring in 1947. Jack moved his family to Riverside, California
Riverside, California
when Dan was a teenager and had just graduated from Manhasset High School.[4][5][6] After moving to California, young Dan quickly became caught up in the California hot rod culture. At age 19, he built and raced a car that went 138 miles per hour (mph) (222 kilometres per hour [km/h]) at the Bonneville Salt Flats.[4] He later studied at Menlo Junior College, a feeder school for Stanford University.[4] He then became an amateur drag racer and sports car racer. He served in the United States
United States
Army for two years[2] as an artillery mechanic during the Korean War.[7] Formula One
Formula One
career[edit]

Gurney's car after his accident at the 1960 Dutch Grand Prix, which killed a young spectator

Gurney after his accident at the 1960 Dutch Grand Prix, a defining moment in his life

Driver[edit] Gurney's first major break occurred in the fall of 1957, when he was invited to test Frank Arciero's Arciero Special. It was powered by a 4.2-litre reworked Maserati engine with Ferrari running gear, and a Sports Car Engineering Mistral body.[8] This ill-handling brute of a car was very fast, but even top drivers like Carroll Shelby
Carroll Shelby
and Ken Miles had found it difficult to handle. He finished second in the inaugural Riverside Grand Prix (behind Shelby), beating established stars like Masten Gregory, Walt Hansgen and Phil Hill. This attracted the attention of famed Ferrari North American importer Luigi Chinetti, who arranged for a factory ride for the young driver at Le Mans in 1958. Gurney, teamed with fellow Californian Bruce Kessler, had worked the car up to fifth overall and handed over to Kessler, who was then caught up in an accident. This performance, and others, earned him a test run in a works Ferrari, and his Formula One
Formula One
career began with the team in 1959. In just four races that first year, he earned two podium finishes, but the team's strict management style did not suit him. In 1960 he had six non-finishes in seven races behind the wheel of a factory-prepared BRM. At the Dutch Grand Prix, at Zandvoort, a brake system failure on the BRM
BRM
caused the most serious accident of his career, breaking his arm, killing a young spectator and instilling in him a longstanding distrust of engineers. The accident also caused him to make a change in his driving style that later paid dividends: his tendency to use his brakes more sparingly than his rivals meant that they lasted longer, especially in endurance races. Gurney was known to give the brake pedal a reassuring tap just before hard application — a habit Gurney himself jokingly referred to as "the chicken-shit school of braking."[citation needed] Gurney was particularly noted for an exceptionally fluid driving style. On rare occasions, as when his car fell behind with minor mechanical troubles and he felt he had nothing to lose, he would abandon his classic technique and adopt a more aggressive (and riskier) style. This circumstance produced what many observers consider the finest driving performance of his career, when a punctured tire put him nearly two laps down halfway through the 1967 Rex Mays 300 Indycar race at Riverside, California. He produced an inspired effort, made up the deficit and won the race with a dramatic last-lap pass of runner-up Bobby Unser. After rules changes came in effect in 1961, he teamed with Jo Bonnier for the first full season of the factory Porsche
Porsche
team, scoring three second places. He came very close to scoring a maiden victory at Reims, France in 1961, but Gurney's reluctance to block Ferrari driver Giancarlo Baghetti (a move Gurney regarded as dangerous and unsportsmanlike) allowed Baghetti to pass him at the finish line for the win. After Porsche
Porsche
introduced a better car in 1962 with an 8-cylinder engine, Gurney broke through at the French Grand Prix at Rouen-Les-Essarts
Rouen-Les-Essarts
with his first World Championship victory – the only GP win for Porsche
Porsche
as an F1 constructor. One week later, he repeated the success in a non-Championship F1 race in front of Porsche's home crowd at Stuttgart's Solitude Racetrack. Due to the high costs of racing in F1, Porsche
Porsche
did not continue after the 1962 season. While with Porsche, Gurney met a team public relations executive named Evi Butz, and they married several years later. Gurney was the first driver hired by Jack Brabham
Brabham
to drive with him for the Brabham
Brabham
Racing Organisation. Brabham
Brabham
scored the maiden victory for his car at the 1963 Solitude race, but Gurney took the team's first win in a championship race, in 1964, at Rouen. In all, he earned two wins (in 1964) and ten podiums (including five consecutive in 1965) for Brabham
Brabham
before leaving to start his own team. With his victory in the Eagle- Weslake at the 1967 Belgian Grand Prix, Gurney earned the distinction of being the only driver in history to score maiden Grand Prix victories for three different manufacturers: Porsche, Brabham
Brabham
and his own All-American Racers. Gurney's popularity caused Car and Driver
Car and Driver
magazine to promote the idea of him running for President of the United States
United States
in 1964. This effort was abandoned only when it was "discovered" that Gurney was too young to qualify as a candidate for president. The campaign is periodically resurrected (usually every four years) by his friends and fans.[9] Gurney developed a new kind of motorcycle called "Alligator",[10] which featured an extremely low seat position. While Gurney did not achieve his goal of getting the design licensed for manufacture and sale by a major motorcycle manufacturer, the initial production run of 36 Alligator motorcycles quickly sold out, and are now prized collectors items.

A GT40 with a Gurney Bubble

Gurney's unusual height for a race driver caused him constant problems during his career. During the 1.5-litre era of Formula 1, Gurney's head and shoulders extended high into the windstream compared to his shorter competitors, giving him (he felt) an aerodynamic disadvantage in the tiny, underpowered cars. At nearly 6'4",[citation needed] Gurney struggled to fit into the tight Ford GT40
Ford GT40
cockpit, so master fabricator Phil Remington installed a roof bubble over the driver's seat to allow space for Gurney's helmet—now known as a "Gurney bubble". In a fortunate error, the Italian coachbuilder that built the body for the 1964 Le Mans class-winning closed-cockpit Cobra Daytona GT coupe, driven by Gurney and Bob Bondurant, mistakenly made the cockpit "greenhouse" two inches too tall — the only thing that permitted Gurney to fit in the car comfortably.[11] Manufacturer[edit]

An Eagle Mk1. This car is the early, four-cylinder Climax-engined T1F, later replaced by the V12-engined T1G cars

In 1962, Gurney and Carroll Shelby
Carroll Shelby
began dreaming of building an American racing car to compete with the best European makes. Shelby convinced Goodyear, who wanted to challenge Firestone's domination of American racing at the time, to sponsor the team. Goodyear's president Victor Holt suggested the name, "All American Racers", and the team was formed in 1965. Gurney was not comfortable with the name at first, fearing it sounded somewhat jingoistic, but felt compelled to agree to his benefactor's suggestion.[citation needed] Their initial focus was Indianapolis and Goodyear's battle with Firestone, but Gurney's first love was road racing, especially in Europe, and he wanted to win the Formula One
Formula One
World Championship while driving an American Grand Prix 'Eagle'. The car has often been characterised as a primarily British-based effort, but in recent interviews Gurney has been very clear that the car was designed and built by crew members based in the All-American Racers Southern California-based facility.[citation needed] Partnered with British engine maker Weslake, the Formula One
Formula One
effort was called "Anglo American Racers." The Weslake V12 engine
V12 engine
was not ready for the 1966 Grand Prix season, so the team used outdated four-cylinder 2.7-litre Coventry-Climax engines and made their first appearance in the second race of the year in Belgium. This was the race of the sudden torrential downpour captured in the feature film Grand Prix, and although Gurney completed the race in seventh place, he was unclassified. Gurney scored the team's first Championship points three weeks later by finishing fifth in the French Grand Prix at Reims. The next season the team failed to finish any of the first three races, but on June 18, 1967, Gurney took a historic victory in the Belgian Grand Prix. Starting in the middle of the first row, Gurney initially followed Jim Clark's Lotus and the BRM
BRM
of Jackie Stewart. A muffed start left Gurney deep in the field at the end of the first lap. Throughout the race, Gurney's Weslake V-12 suffered a high-speed misfire, but he was able to continue racing. Jim Clark
Jim Clark
encountered problems on Lap 12 that dropped him down to ninth position. Having moved up to second spot, Gurney set the fastest lap of the race on Lap 19. Two laps later he and his Eagle took the lead and came home over a minute ahead of Stewart. This win came just a week after his surprise victory with A. J. Foyt at 24 hours of Le Mans, where Gurney spontaneously began the now-familiar winner's tradition of spraying champagne from the podium[citation needed] to celebrate the unexpected win against the Ferraris and the other Ford GT40
Ford GT40
teams. Gurney said later that he took great satisfaction in proving wrong the critics (including some members of the Ford
Ford
team) who predicted the two great drivers, normally heated rivals, would break their car in an effort to show each other up.[citation needed] Unfortunately, the victory in Belgium was the high point for AAR as engine problems continued to plague the Eagle. Despite the antiquated engine tooling used by the Weslake factory (dating from World War I), failures rarely stemmed from the engine design itself, but more often from unreliable peripheral systems like fuel pumps, fuel injection and the oil delivery system. He led the 1967 German Grand Prix
1967 German Grand Prix
at the Nürburgring
Nürburgring
when a driveshaft failed two laps from the end with a 42-second lead in hand. After a third-place finish in Canada that year, the car would finish only one more race. By the end of the 1968 season, Gurney was driving a McLaren-Ford. His last Formula One
Formula One
race was the 1970 British Grand Prix. Legacy[edit] Among American Formula One
Formula One
drivers, his 86 Grand Prix starts ranks third, and his total of four GP wins is second only to Mario Andretti. Perhaps the greatest tribute to Gurney's driving ability, however, was paid by the father of Scottish World Champion Jim Clark
Jim Clark
when the elder Clark took Gurney aside at his son's funeral in 1968 and confided that he was the only driver Clark had ever feared on the track. (Horton, 1999). The 2010 Monterey Motorsports Reunion (formerly the Monterey Historic Automobile Races) was held in honor of Gurney.[12] In 2016, in an academic paper that reported a mathematical modeling study that assessed the relative influence of driver and machine, Gurney was ranked the 14th best Formula One
Formula One
driver of all time.[13] American Championship Car[edit]

Gurney in 1962 Indy 500 car during practice. Designer John Crosthwaite working on car

While competing in Formula One, Gurney also raced each year in the Indianapolis 500
Indianapolis 500
from 1962 to 1970. Gurney made his Indy début at the wheel of a space-frame rear engined car designed by John Crosthwaite and built by American hot-rodder Mickey Thompson[14][15][16][17][18] Despite a misfiring engine, Gurney ran comfortably in the top 10 until a transmission seal failed on the 92nd lap. The last 3 years, he finished 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd, respectively. In 1969, he did not race in Formula One, instead racing in the USAC Championship Car
Championship Car
series and also in CanAm. He started a total of 28 Champ Car
Champ Car
races, winning 7 times among his 18 top tens. In 1969, he finished 4th in total points, despite starting only half the races of most top drivers (and would have finished second in the season standings to champion Mario Andretti if not for a driveshaft failure while leading comfortably with three laps remaining in the season finale at Riverside). In 1968, he finished 7th with only 5 starts. NASCAR
NASCAR
/ SCCA Trans-Am career[edit]

Dan Gurney

Gurney's 1963 Riverside 500
Riverside 500
car.

Born Port Jefferson, New York

Monster Energy NASCAR
NASCAR
Cup Series career

16 races run over 10 years

Best finish 77th (1962)

First race 1962 Daytona Duel 1 (Daytona)

Last race 1980 Winston Western 500
Winston Western 500
(Riverside)

First win 1963 Riverside 500
Riverside 500
(Riverside)

Last win 1968 Motor Trend 500
Motor Trend 500
(Riverside)

Wins Top tens Poles

5 10 3

Gurney's first career Nascar start was in 1962. In 1963, he drove a Holman-Moody
Holman-Moody
Ford
Ford
to fifth place in the Daytona 500. Gurney was nearly unbeatable in a NASCAR
NASCAR
Grand National car at Riverside International Raceway in California. Four of his five victories came with the famed Wood Brothers, in 1964, 1965, 1966 and 1968, in cars all numbered 121 (a simple graphic addition to the team's traditional "21"). The serial success of the Gurney/Wood Brothers combination did not sit well with NASCAR
NASCAR
officials, so in 1967 Gurney signed to drive a Mercury for Bill Stroppe and legendary NASCAR
NASCAR
crew chief Bud Moore. However, the 1967 Motor Trend 500
Motor Trend 500
was won by Gurney's teammate, Parnelli Jones, after Gurney retired with engine troubles. He also won the pole for the 1970 Riverside race in a Plymouth Superbird. Gurney also made numerous appearances in NASCAR
NASCAR
Grand American stockcars, a pony car division that existed between 1968 and 1971, but these results may have been in races co-sanctioned with SCCA's Trans-Am, where Dan competed regularly for Mercury, and later Plymouth. At about the time Gurney began making occasional appearances in stock cars in the United States, Dan took a Chevrolet
Chevrolet
Impala to England and entered it in several "saloon car" (sedan) races. In a race at Silverstone in 1962, he led the local Jaguar drivers handily until a wheel broke. When he returned with the same car for a race three months later, the local club's technical inspectors disallowed his entry. Gurney and his protege Swede Savage drove factory-sponsored, AAR built Plymouth Barracudas in the 1970 Trans-Am Series. Cutbacks at Chrysler forced Gurney to cut back to a one-car effort mid-season with Savage driving. In his swan song as a driver, in October 1970 Gurney returned for the season finale at his beloved Riverside, finishing fifth. In 1980, Gurney came out of a 10-year retirement to help old friend Les Richter, the president of Riverside. (Gurney's adoption of the number that became most closely identified with his career, 48, was a nod to Richter's NFL number.) Gurney agreed to drive a second Rod Osterlund Chevrolet
Chevrolet
for one NASCAR
NASCAR
race as teammate to 1979 rookie of the year Dale Earnhardt. For added publicity and supposedly as a condition of allowing Gurney to drive in the race after a 10-year layoff, Richter insisted that Gurney attend the racing school run by former teammate and friend Bob Bondurant (Gurney and Bondurant had shared the GT-class-winning Cobra Daytona coupe at Le Mans in 1964). After Gurney's refresher session, Richter called Bondurant and asked how Gurney had done. "He didn't need a refresher," Bondurant reportedly told Richter. "He was faster than me then, and he still is." Ticket sales surged upon the announcement of Gurney's return. In a Chevy MonteCarlo painted white with blue and carrying his famed number 48, Gurney qualified seventh and easily ran with the leaders. Displaying his usual fluid style, Gurney raced up to second place, and was running third when the input shaft in the transmission let go, something Dan later said he had never seen happen before or since. Full-time team owner[edit]

Gurney at the 2008 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona

Upon his retirement from Formula One, Gurney devoted himself full-time to his role as car maker and team owner. He was the sole owner, Chairman and CEO of All American Racers
All American Racers
from 1970 until his son, Justin, assumed the title of CEO in early 2011.[19] The team won 78 races (including the Indianapolis 500, the 12 Hours of Sebring, and the 24 Hours of Daytona) and eight championships, while Gurney's Eagle race car customers also won three Indianapolis 500
Indianapolis 500
races and three championships. In 1978, Gurney wrote an open memo to other race car owners with what is now known as the "White Letter" in which Gurney called for a series controlled more by the owners or "actual participants" than under the USAC banner. After much debate, CART was formed with Gurney and other owners like Roger Penske, Pat Patrick, and Bob Fletcher. CART began its first full season of competition in March 1979 and thus the first split in open wheel racing began. AAR withdrew from the CART series in 1986, but enjoyed tremendous success with Toyota
Toyota
in the IMSA GTP series, where in 1992 and 1993 Toyota
Toyota
Eagles won 17 consecutive races, back-to-back Drivers' and Manufacturers' Championships, and wins in the endurance classics of Daytona and Sebring. The team returned to CART as the factory Toyota
Toyota
team in 1996, but left again after the 1999 season when Goodyear withdrew from the series and Toyota
Toyota
ended their relationship with the team. In 2000, Dan campaigned a Toyota
Toyota
Atlantic car for his son, Alex Gurney
Alex Gurney
under the AAR banner. In 1990, Gurney was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame. He is also a member of the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, the Sebring International Raceway Hall of Fame, and the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame. Death[edit] Gurney died from complications of pneumonia in Newport Beach, California, on January 14, 2018, at the age of 86. He was survived by his wife, Evi, and six children.[20][21] Racing record[edit] Complete Formula One
Formula One
World Championship results[edit] (key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 WDC Pts

1959 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari Dino 246 Ferrari 155 2.4 V6 MON 500 NED FRA Ret GBR GER 2 POR 3 ITA 4 USA

7th 13

1960 Owen Racing Organisation BRM
BRM
P48 BRM
BRM
P25 2.5 L4 ARG MON NC 500 NED Ret BEL Ret FRA Ret GBR 10 POR Ret ITA USA Ret

NC 0

1961 Porsche
Porsche
System Engineering Porsche
Porsche
718 Porsche
Porsche
547/6 1.5 F4 MON 5

BEL 6 FRA 2 GBR 7 GER 7 ITA 2 USA 2

4th 21

Porsche
Porsche
787

NED 10

1962 Porsche
Porsche
System Engineering Porsche
Porsche
804 Porsche
Porsche
753 1.5 F8 NED Ret MON Ret

FRA 1 GBR 9 GER 3 ITA Ret USA 5 RSA

5th 15

Autosport Team Wolfgang Seidel Lotus 24 BRM
BRM
P56 1.5 V8

BEL DNS

1963 Brabham
Brabham
Racing Organisation Brabham
Brabham
BT7 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 MON Ret BEL 3 NED 2 FRA 5 GBR Ret GER Ret ITA 14 USA Ret MEX 6 RSA 2

5th 19

1964 Brabham
Brabham
Racing Organisation Brabham
Brabham
BT7 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 MON Ret NED Ret BEL 6 FRA 1 GBR 13 GER 10 AUT Ret ITA 10 USA Ret MEX 1

6th 19

1965 Brabham
Brabham
Racing Organisation Brabham
Brabham
BT11 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 RSA Ret MON BEL 10 FRA Ret GBR 6 NED 3 GER 3 ITA 3 USA 2 MEX 2

4th 25

1966 Anglo American Racers Eagle T1F Climax FPF 2.8 L4 MON BEL NC FRA 5 GBR Ret NED Ret GER 7

MEX 5

12th 4

Weslake 58 3.0 V12

ITA Ret USA Ret

1967 Anglo American Racers Eagle T1F Climax FPF 2.8 L4 RSA Ret

8th 13

Eagle T1G Weslake 58 3.0 V12

MON Ret NED Ret BEL 1 FRA Ret GBR Ret GER Ret CAN 3 ITA Ret USA Ret MEX Ret

1968 Anglo American Racers Eagle T1G Weslake 58 3.0 V12 RSA Ret ESP MON Ret BEL

FRA GBR Ret GER 9 ITA Ret

21st 3

McLaren M7A Ford
Ford
Cosworth DFV
Cosworth DFV
3.0 V8

CAN Ret USA 4 MEX Ret

Brabham
Brabham
Racing Organisation Brabham
Brabham
BT24 Repco 740 3.0 V8

NED Ret

1970 Bruce McLaren
Bruce McLaren
Motor Racing McLaren M14A Ford
Ford
Cosworth DFV
Cosworth DFV
3.0 V8 RSA ESP MON BEL NED Ret FRA 6 GBR Ret GER AUT ITA CAN USA MEX 24th 1

Non-Championship results[edit] (key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

1960 Owen Racing Organisation BRM
BRM
P48 BRM
BRM
P25 2.5 L4 GLV Ret INT Ret

LOM DNS OUL 6

Yeoman Credit Racing
Yeoman Credit Racing
Team Cooper T51 Climax FPF 2.5 L4

SIL 7

1961 Porsche
Porsche
System Engineering Porsche
Porsche
718 Porsche
Porsche
547/6 1.5 F4 LOM GLV PAU BRX Ret VIE

SYR 2 NAP LON

SOL 3 KAN DAN MOD 3 FLG OUL DNA LEW VAL RAN NAT RSA

Louise Bryden-Brown Lotus 18 Climax FPF 1.5 L4

AIN 14

SIL 5

1962 Porsche
Porsche
System Engineering Porsche
Porsche
804 Porsche
Porsche
753 1.5 F8 CAP BRX LOM LAV GLV PAU AIN INT NAP MAL CLP RMS SOL 1 KAN MED DAN OUL MEX DNA RAN NAT

1963 Brabham
Brabham
Racing Organisation Brabham
Brabham
BT7 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 LOM GLV PAU IMO SYR AIN INT DNA ROM SOL KAN DNA MED AUT OUL Ret RAN

1964 Brabham
Brabham
Racing Organisation Brabham
Brabham
BT7 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 DMT NWT SYR AIN Ret INT Ret SOL DNA MED RAN

1965 Brabham
Brabham
Racing Organisation Brabham
Brabham
BT11 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 ROC Ret SYR SMT 9 INT MED RAN

1967 Anglo American Racers Eagle T1G Weslake 58 3.0 V12 ROC 1 SPC INT SYR OUL ESP

NASCAR
NASCAR
results[edit] (key) (Bold – Pole position
Pole position
awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position
Pole position
earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.) Grand National Series[edit]

NASCAR
NASCAR
Grand National Series
Grand National Series
results

Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 NGNC Pts

1962 Holman-Moody 0 Ford CON AWS DAY 4 DAY DAY 27 CON AWS SVH HBO RCH CLB NWS GPS MBS MAR BGS BRI RCH HCY CON DAR PIF CLT ATL BGS AUG RCH SBO DAY CLB ASH GPS AUG SVH MBS BRI CHT NSV HUN AWS STR BGS PIF VAL DAR HCY RCH DTS AUG MAR NWS CLT ATL

77th 472

1963 28 BIR GGS THS RSD 1*

NA -

0

DAY 5 DAY DAY 5 PIF AWS HBO ATL HCY BRI AUG RCH GPS SBO BGS MAR NWS CLB THS DAR ODS RCH CLT BIR ATL DAY MBS SVH DTS BGS ASH OBS BRR BRI GPS NSV CLB AWS PIF BGS ONA DAR HCY RCH MAR DTS NWS THS CLT SBO HBO RSD

1964 Wood Brothers Racing 121 Ford CON AUG JSP SVH RSD 1* DAY

NA -

12

DAY 10 DAY 14 RCH BRI GPS BGS ATL 36 AWS HBO PIF CLB NWS MAR SVH DAR LGY HCY SBO CLT GPS ASH ATL CON NSV CHT BIR VAL PIF DAY ODS OBS BRR ISP GLN LIN BRI NSV MBS AWS DTS ONA CLB BGS STR DAR HCY RCH ODS HBO MAR SVH NWS CLT HAR AUG JAC

1965 121 RSD 1* DAY DAY DAY PIF ASW RCH HBO ATL GPS NWS MAR CLB BRI DAR LGY BGS HCY CLT CCF ASH HAR NSV BIR ATL GPS MBS VAL DAY ODS OBS ISP GLN BRI NSV CCF AWS SMR PIF AUG CLB DTS BLV BGS DAR HCY LIN ODS RCH MAR NWS CLT HBO CAR DTS

NA -

1966 AUG RSD 1* DAY DAY DAY CAR BRI ATL HCY CLB GPS BGS NWS MAR DAR LGY MGR MON RCH CLT DTS ASH PIF SMR AWS BLV GPS DAY ODS BRR OXF FON ISP BRI SMR NSV ATL CLB AWS BLV BGS DAR HCY RCH HBO MAR NWS CLT CAR

NA -

1967 Stroppe Motorsports 16 Mercury AUG RSD 14 DAY DAY DAY AWS BRI GPS BGS ATL CLB HCY NWS MAR SVH RCH DAR BLV LGY CLT ASH MGR SMR BIR CAR GPS MGY DAY TRN OXF FDA ISP BRI SMR NSV ATL BGS CLB SVH DAR HCY RCH BLV HBO MAR NWS CLT CAR AWS

NA -

1968 Wood Brothers Racing 121 Ford MGR MGY RSD 1* DAY BRI RCH ATL HCY GPS CLB NWS MAR AUG AWS DAR BLV LGY CLT ASH MGR SMR BIR CAR GPS DAY ISP OXF FDA TRN BRI SMR NSV ATL CLB BGS AWS SBO LGY DAR HCY RCH BLV HBO MAR NWS AUG CLT CAR JFC

NA -

1969 Mercury MGR MGY RSD 26 DAY DAY DAY CAR AUG BRI ATL CLB HCY GPS RCH NWS MAR AWS DAR BLV LGY CLT MGR SMR MCH KPT GPS NCF DAY DOV TPN TRN BLV BRI NSV SMR ATL MCH SBO BGS AWS DAR HCY RCH TAL CLB MAR NWS CLT SVH AUG CAR JFC MGR TWS

NA -

1970 Petty Enterprises 42 Plymouth RSD 6 DAY DAY DAY RCH CAR SVH ATL BRI TAL NWS CLB DAR BLV LGY CLT SMR MAR MCH RSD HCY KPT GPS DAY AST TPN TRN BRI SMR NSV ATL CLB ONA MCH TAL BGS SBO DAR HCY RCH DOV NCF NWS CLT MAR MGR CAR LGY

NA -

Winston Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR
NASCAR
Winston Cup Series
Winston Cup Series
results

Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 NWCC Pts

1980 Osterlund Racing 48 Chevy RSD 28 DAY RCH CAR ATL BRI DAR NWS MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT TWS RSD MCH DAY NSV POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV NWS MAR CLT CAR ATL ONT NA -

Daytona 500[edit]

Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish

1962 Holman-Moody Ford 7 27

1963 11 5

1964 Wood Brothers Racing Ford 20 14

Indy 500 results[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish

1962 Thompson Buick 8th 20th

1963 Lotus Ford 12th 7th

1964 Lotus Ford 6th 17th

1965 Lotus Ford 3rd 26th

1966 Eagle Ford 19th 27th

1967 Eagle Ford 2nd 21st

1968 Eagle Ford 10th 2nd

1969 Eagle Ford 10th 2nd

1970 Eagle Offy 11th 3rd

See also[edit]

Biography portal Motorsport portal

Riverside International Automotive Museum

Notes[edit]

^ " Dan Gurney
Dan Gurney
Formula One
Formula One
Gallery – Dan Gurney's All American Racers". allamericanracers.com. Retrieved February 4, 2016.  ^ a b Moore, Clayton. "Dan Gurney: All American Racer, Hero and Legend". The Speed Journal.  ^ "Celisssa Addington". geni.com.  ^ a b c d Bennett, Bill (23 March 2015). "Dan Gurney: Racing's Renaissance Man". DieCastX.  ^ Vaughn, Mark (14 January 2018). "Dan Gurney: 1931-2018". Autoweek.  ^ "Dan Gurney's Biography – Dan Gurney's All American Racers". allamericanracers.com. Retrieved February 4, 2016.  ^ Biography at the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame, 2003, Retrieved November 8, 2007 ^ Aciero Special, Harold Pace and Mark R. Brinker, Vintage American Road Racing Cars 1950–1969, pages 138–139, MotorBooks International, ISBN 0760317836 ^ Davis, Jr., David E. (May 1964). "Gurney for President Campaign". Car and Driver. Retrieved September 1, 2012.  ^ "Alligator Motorcycle – Dan Gurney's All American Racers". allamericanracers.com. Retrieved February 4, 2016.  ^ Road & Track, July 2005. On the Road: Fast friends and fast cars. Archived May 27, 2006, at the Wayback Machine. ^ "Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2010 – Results and Photo Gallery". Sports Car Digest. August 16, 2010. Retrieved June 29, 2012.  ^ Hanlon, Mike (2016-05-12). "The Top 50 F1 drivers of all time, regardless of what they were driving". New Atlas. Retrieved 2017-12-23.  ^ Car and Driver
Car and Driver
magazine August 1962 ^ Hot Rod magazine August 1962 ^ Motor magazine August 1962 ^ Indianapolis 500
Indianapolis 500
Mile Race USAC Yearbook 1962. Floyd Clymer ^ Road & Track magazine September 1962 ^ " Dan Gurney
Dan Gurney
talks about the new DeltaWing". AutoWeek. Archived from the original on July 3, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2011.  ^ Litsky, Frank (January 15, 2018). "Dan Gurney, Driver and Builder of Racecars, Is Dead at 86". The New York Times.  ^ Malsher, David (January 14, 2018). "Tribute to Dan Gurney, 1931-2018". Motorsport.com. 

References[edit]

Eagle-eye. Dan Gurney's All American Racers. Dan Gurney. GP Encyclopedia. The Motorsport Company. Blinkhorn, Robert. Dan Gurney. Grand Prix Racing—The Whole Story. David, Dennis. Dan Gurney. Grand Prix History. Horton, Roger (1999). Remember Jim Clark. Atlas Formula One
Formula One
Journal. The Gurney Flap. All American Racers
All American Racers
– Gurney Flap. The Greatest 33 Gurney's Career NASCAR
NASCAR
Starts

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Dan Gurney.

Dan Gurney's All-American Racers Official Gurney- Weslake home page Dan Gurney
Dan Gurney
at Le Mans

Sporting positions

Preceded by Mike Spence Brands Hatch Race of Champions winner 1967 Succeeded by Bruce McLaren

Preceded by Bruce McLaren Chris Amon Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1967 with: A. J. Foyt Succeeded by Pedro Rodriguez Lucien Bianchi

v t e

Winners of the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Nine-time

Tom Kristensen

Six-time

Jacky Ickx

Five-time

Derek Bell Frank Biela Emanuele Pirro

Four-time

Yannick Dalmas Olivier Gendebien Henri Pescarolo

Three-time

Woolf Barnato Rinaldo Capello Luigi Chinetti Marcel Fässler Hurley Haywood Phil Hill Al Holbert André Lotterer Klaus Ludwig Allan McNish Benoît Tréluyer Marco Werner

Two-time

Earl Bamber Timo Bernhard Tim Birkin Ivor Bueb Romain Dumas Ron Flockhart Jean-Pierre Jaussaud Gérard Larrousse JJ Lehto Manuel Reuter André Rossignol Raymond Sommer Hans-Joachim Stuck Gijs van Lennep Jean-Pierre Wimille Alexander Wurz

One-time

Aïello Alboreto Amon Ara Attwood Baldi Bandini Barilla Barth Benjafield Benoist Bianchi Bloch Blundell Bouchut D. Brabham G. Brabham Brundle Chaboud Clement Cobb Davis de Courcelles Dickens Duff Dumfries Duval Étancelin Fontés Foyt Frère Gachot Gené González Gregory Guichet Gurney Hamilton Hartley Hawthorn Hélary Herbert Herrmann G. Hill Hindmarsh Howe Hülkenberg Jani Johansson Jones Kidston Krages Lagache Lammers Lang Léonard Lieb Marko Martini Mass McLaren Mitchell-Thomson Nielsen Nuvolari Oliver Ortelli Pironi Riess Rindt Rockenfeller Rodríguez Rolt Rondeau J. Rosier L. Rosier Rubin Salvadori Sanderson Scarfiotti Schuppan Sekiya Shelby Smith Tandy Trémoulet Trintignant Vaccarella Veyron Walker Wallace Warwick Weidler Whitehead B. Whittington D. Whittington Winkelhock

v t e

Winners of the Daytona Sports Car Classic

run as the Daytona 3 Hour Continental (1962–63) Daytona 2000 (1964–65) 6 Hours of Daytona (1972) 24 Hours of Daytona
24 Hours of Daytona
(1966–71 / 1973 / 1975–present)

Five-time

Hurley Haywood Scott Pruett

Four-time

Peter Gregg Pedro Rodríguez Rolf Stommelen Bob Wollek

Three-time

João Barbosa Derek Bell Christian Fittipaldi Butch Leitzinger Juan Pablo Montoya Brian Redman Memo Rojas Andy Wallace

Two-time

Max Angelelli Mauro Baldi Terry Borcheller Scott Dixon Elliott Forbes-Robinson A. J. Foyt Al Holbert Jan Lammers Ken Miles John Paul Jr. Lloyd Ruby Scott Sharp Wayne Taylor Didier Theys Al Unser
Al Unser
Jr.

One-time

Albuquerque Allmendinger Amon J. Andretti Ma. Andretti Ballot-Léna Bandini Barber Beretta Bergmeister Bernhard Boesel Bouchut Bourdais Boutsen Brown Brundle Buckler Collard Dalziel Derani Dismore D. Donohue M. Donohue Dupuy Durán Duxbury Dyson Elford Fellows Field Fitzpatrick Franchitti Fréon García Garretson Gentilozzi Gordon Graves Gurney Hand Hasemi Helmick Henn Herrmann Hezemans Hill Hoshino Ickx Jelinski Joest D. Jones P. J. Jones Kanaan Kimball Kinnunen Kneifel Krages Larson Lässig Lavaggi Law Lienhard Luyendyk Martin McMurray Mears Merl Millen Moran Moretti Neerpasch Negri Nielsen O'Connell Oliver Ongais Pace Papis C. Parsons Paul, Sr. Pescarolo Pew Pilgrim B. Rahal G. Rahal Rice Robinson Rockenfeller Schneider Schrom Siffert Suzuki J. Taylor R. Taylor Unser, Sr. Van der Merwe Van Overbeek Weaver Wendlinger Werner Wheldon Wilson

v t e

Winners of the 12 Hours of Sebring

Six-time

Tom Kristensen

Five-time

Rinaldo Capello

Four-time

Frank Biela Allan McNish

Three-time

Hans-Joachim Stuck Mario Andretti Marco Werner

Two-time

Bob Akin Geoff Brabham Derek Daly Pipo Derani Andy Evans Juan Manuel Fangio Juan Manuel Fangio
Juan Manuel Fangio
II Olivier Gendebien Hurley Haywood Hans Herrmann Phil Hill Al Holbert Jacky Ickx Stefan Johansson Nicolas Lapierre JJ Lehto Emanuele Pirro Brian Redman Eric van de Poele Johannes van Overbeek Fermín Vélez Andy Wallace Phil Walters

One-time

Aïello Alboreto Baker Baldi Barbosa Barbour Behra Bernhard Bianchi Bonnier Bourdais Gary Brabham Brown Castellotti Collard Collins Daigh Dalmas Davidson de Narváez Dumas Duval Dyer Earl Elford Fässler Fitch Fittipaldi Fitzpatrick Foyt Franchitti Frisselle Garretson Gartner Gené Giunti Gray Gregg Gurney Hall Hawthorn Helmick Herbert Heyer Jarvis Kaffer Keyser Kulok Larrousse Leven Lloyd Ludwig Luyendyk Lynn Maglioli Mass McFarlin McLaren Mendez Miles Millen Moffat Moretti Morton Moss Mullen Müller Nierop O'Connell Oliver Pace Panis Parkes Paul, Jr. Paul, Sr. Pescatori Peter Pruett Rahal Robinson Rojas Ruby Scarfiotti H. Sharp S. Sharp Siffert Surtees J. Taylor R. Taylor W. Taylor Theys Tréluyer Vaccarella Wollek Woods Wurz

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 26251474 LCCN: n92006969 ISNI: 0000 0003 8587 7161 GN

.