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Born:  January 13, 1959
Full Name: Virgil Earnest Irvan
Hometown:  Modesto, California, United States

A NASCAR driver and 1991 Daytona 500 winner.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Ernie Irvan page on 30 June 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Virgil Earnest "Ernie" Irvan (born January 13, 1959) is a retired American stock car racing driver. A former competitor in NASCAR, he is best remembered for his comeback after a serious head injury at Michigan International Speedway. He is inducted in numerous halls of fame and was named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998. After a series of concussions in the late 1990s, Irvan retired from racing in 1999.

Early career

Irvan began his racing career driving karts in California in 1968 at the age of nine. He won the California Championship at the age of 15. In 1974, Irvan finished second in the country in his class at the national kart championship races. In 1975, Irvan moved up to stock cars at the age of 16 at Stockton 99 Speedway and was victorious in his first race on asphalt in a semi-main event. From then until 1981 Irvan raced every weekend at Madera and Stockton, California, winning numerous feature events. He missed his high school graduation ceremony to race at Riverside, California. During this time, he lost his best friend, Tim Williamson, in a racing accident at Riverside, several months before he was slated to test in Winston Cup.


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Photographs

TypeTitle
1999 BookNo Fear: Ernie Irvan: The NASCAR Driver's Story of Tragedy and Triumph by Ernie Irvan and Peter Golenbock with Debra Hart Nelson, Hyperion
1988 Ernie Irvan Car at the 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1988 Ernie Irvan Car at the 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1989 Ernie Irvan Car at the 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400
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Ernie Irvan 1992 Indianapolis Motor Speedway NASCAR Tire Test
June 23, 1992
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Photo ©1992 John Walczak
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Ernie Irvan 1992 Indianapolis Motor Speedway NASCAR Tire Test
June 23, 1992
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Photo ©1992 John Walczak
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Ernie Irvan 1992 Indianapolis Motor Speedway NASCAR Tire Test
June 23, 1992
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Photo ©1992 John Walczak
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Ernie Irvan 1992 Indianapolis Motor Speedway NASCAR Tire Test
June 23, 1992
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Photo ©1992 John Walczak
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Ernie Irvan at the 1997 Pocono 500 1997 Pocono 500
Ernie would win the final of his 15 wins the following week at Michigan.
Photo by Mike Traverse
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Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
9 January 2010NASCAR Sprint Sound & Speed presented by SunTrustMike Bliss
Mallory Hope
Ernie Irvan


Merchandise

Type & Item #NameDetails
Model Kit - AMT 6731Kodak film Olds1:25 scale, Ernie Irvan #4 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
Collector Card - 1992 Maxx 4Ernie Irvan#4 Kodak Chevrolet
Collector Card - 1992 Maxx 264Race 1: DaytonaDaytona 500 by STP, Ernie Irvan #4 Kodak Chevrolet
Collector Card - 1992 Maxx 282Race 18: Watkins GlenBudweiser at the Glen, Ernie Irvan #4 Kodak Chevrolet
Collector Card - 1996 Upper Deck Road to the Cup RC27Ernie Irvan#28 Texaco Havoline Ford Thunderbird
Collector Card - 1996 Upper Deck Road to the Cup RC88Screamin' Steel: Ernie Irvan Texaco Havoline#28 Texaco Havoline Ford Thunderbird
Collector Card - 1996 Upper Deck Road to the Cup RC136Truckin': Ernie IrvanBryan Reffner #44 1-800-Collect Ford F-150


Racing Record

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Busch Grand National Career Statistics

YearPos.PointsStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
19866914020000$4,445
19904274270023$18,400
1991281551150134$51,642
1992311237130244$90,807
199339901100012$52,453
19945155870022$44,433
19971017910000$3,995
199910710720000$15,615

Winston Cup Career Statistics

YearPos.PointsStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
19875232950001$23,050
1988262319250000$94,020
1989222916290004$144,329
1990935932931613$445,024
19915392529121119$811,950
19921135802933911$845,205
19936383430431214$1,044,480
199422302620531315$1,031,950
19954835430002$54,875
199610363231121216$1,683,313
19971435343221513$1,492,739
19981932623030011$1,476,141
1999401915210005$1,073,775

SuperTruck Series by Craftsman/Craftsman Truck Series Career Statistics

YearPos.PointsStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
19954145140022$29,450
19965831930011$19,900
19975338530022$43,800
19985034020022$50,975
19997814210001$6,525

Win List

DateSeriesRaceTrack
25 August 1990Winston CupBusch 500Bristol Motor Speedway
17 February 1991Winston CupDaytona 500Daytona International Speedway
11 August 1991Winston CupBud at the GlenWatkins Glen International
19 October 1991Busch Grand NationalAC Delco 200North Carolina Motor Speedway
7 June 1992Winston CupSave Mart 300Sears Point International Raceway
27 June 1992Busch Grand NationalFay's 150Watkins Glen International
25 July 1992Busch Grand NationalFram Filter 500KTalladega Superspeedway
4 July 1992Winston CupPepsi 400Daytona International Speedway
26 July 1992Winston CupDieHard 500Talladega Superspeedway
2 May 1993Winston CupWinston 500Talladega Superspeedway
26 September 1993Winston CupGoody's 500Martinsville Speedway
10 October 1993Winston CupMello Yello 500Charlotte Motor Speedway
6 March 1994Winston CupPontiac 400Richmond International Raceway
13 March 1994Winston CupPurolator 500Atlanta Motor Speedway
15 May 1994Winston CupSave Mart 300Sears Point International Raceway
14 July 1996Winston CupJiffy Lube 300New Hampshire International Speedway
7 September 1996Winston CupMiller 400Richmond International Raceway
15 June 1997Winston CupMiller 400Michigan International Speedway


Race-by-Race Record

DateSeriesRaceTrackMake#SponsorStartFinishStatusPointsEarnings




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