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Lois Tyler
Also:  Carl Tyler (Husband)   Born: September 11, 1927      Died: January 6, 1993

 
Lois Tyler
, a native of Bradford, Pennsylvania, participated in the NASCAR Women's National Championship Compact Car Race held January 31, 1960, at the Daytona International Speedway. Lois drove the #69 Studebaker Lark coupe. The racecourse for this race consisted of both the oval track as well as the road course. Lois finished 7th out of 7 entries.

   Lois has a lifelong interest in automobile racing. Her father, Ray Schimp, was a race track owner in Bradford. He opened a quarter mile racetrack in 1953. In 1957 the track was relocated and expanded to a half mile in length. Ray remained active in the operation of the track into the 8o's.

   Lois was a scorer for Richard Petty at Daytona for 17 years. She continues to be active in the racing community, making personal appearances, and speaking about the early days of stock racing. She is an active member of the Living Legends of Auto Racing club. During early 2002, she is overseeing the restoration of a 1957 Ford racecar, which will resemble one that Carl drove in NASCAR. Lois intends to show the restored Ford racecar at the NASCAR Cup race in Watkins Glen, New York in the summer of '02.

Lois' husband, Carl Tyler raced for 25 years. He began in Pennsylvania, raced in the NASCAR Grand National Division, the last race on the beach, 1958, and the first Daytona 500 at the new speedway, in 1959. Carl raced in the NASCAR Sportsman Division from 1960 through 1969. He continued to race on area tracks in Florida until 1978. He passed away in 1993.

Pictures Courtesy Bob Coolidge's Studebaker Website

Fast Fact:
First Woman Racer To Race At Daytona; They didn't hardly allow women in the pits for anything!

Lois has few NASCAR Statistics known at this time except these:

Lois Tyler

Daytona Beach, Florida

January 31, 1960

Daytona Beach, Florida

NASCAR
Women's National Championship Compact Car Race

Finished 7th/7

However, her husband Carl has some NASCAR statistics:

Carl Tyler     Born: September 11, 1927      Died: January 6, 1993       Home: Bradford, PA
Grand National Statistics
Year Age Races Win T5 T10 Pole Laps Led Earnings Rank AvSt AvFn
1958 30 10 of 51 0 0 0 0 1016 0 745 70 25.8 20.8
1959 31 2 of 44 0 0 0 0 63 0 150 99 32.5 38.5
2 years 12 0 0 0 0 1079 0 895   27.0 23.8 0
 


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