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Joe Herbert "Little Joe" Weatherly
Born: May 29, 1922  -  Died: January 19, 1964 (in race accident)

Go To LittleJoeWeatherly.com
Now in the NASCAR Hall of FAME!

Norfolk, Virginia's Joe Weatherly was one of NASCAR's first big stars.  He competed in 230 races from 1952 through 1964, scoring 19 poles, 25 wins, along with back-to-back championships in 1962 and 1963.  Joe was on track to become the first driver to win three titles in a row until his tragic accident at Riverside Speedway in California in the fifth race of the 1964 season. 
 

Weatherly was named one of NASCAR's 50 best drivers in 1998 and is a member of numerous racing halls of fame, including his induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on January30, 2015. Also see LittleJoeWeatherly.com


Grand National Statistics

Year Age Races Win T5 T10 Pole Laps Led Earnings Rank AvSt AvFn
1952 30 1 of 34 0 0 0 0 376 0 150 51 38.0 16.0
1954 32 1 of 37 0 0 1 0 196 0 200 102   7.0
1955 33 6 of 45 0 1 4 0 994 140 2,575 47 11.2 14.8
1956 34 17 of 56 0 6 12 1 2743 20 5,250 16 11.5 11.4
1957 35 14 of 53 0 5 7 0 2059 3 5,240 50 12.1 13.2
1958 36 15 of 51 1 5 7 1 2692 104 6,330 28 14.8 14.9
1959 37 17 of 44 0 6 10 0 2776 189 9,815 18 10.2 13.7
1960 38 24 of 44 3 7 11 0 4294 246 20,124 20 8.7 15.9
1961 39 25 of 52 9 14 18 3 5790 809 47,078 4 4.0 7.4
1962 40 52 of 53 9 39 45 7 12431 1014 70,742 1 5.8 5.0
1963 41 53 of 55 3 20 35 6 11343 878 74,624 1 7.9 9.1
1964 42 5 of 62 0 2 3 0 768 84 5,290 48 13.6 11.8
12 years 230 25 105 153 18 46462 3487 247,418   8.5 10.1






 

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