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Bobby Isaac

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Stock Car Racing

Bobby Isaac
Person

Born:  August 1, 1934
Hometown:  Catawba, North Carolina, USA
Died:  August 14, 1977

Former NASCAR Grand National driver with 1 race in 1961 followed by a successful career between 1963 and 1976.

His accomplishments include:

1969 NASCAR Most Popular Driver
1970 NASCAR Grand National Champion
1970 NASCAR Driver of the Year

Died of a heart attack in the summer of 1977 during a race in Hickory, North Carolina.  The Bobby Isaac Memorial 200 was named in his honor, run in 1982 as a Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series race and in 2009 as an ISCARS DASH Touring Series race.

Memorial Event
Bobby Isaac Memorial 200

Page Sections
Photographs
Die Cast Cars
Racing Record


Photographs

Bobby Isaac Slot Car Built by Joe Salzburg
Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
C.A.R.S. in Miniature February 2011 Meeting
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Bobby Isaac Slot Car Built by Joe Salzburg
Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
C.A.R.S. in Miniature February 2011 Meeting
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Bobby Isaac Slot Car Built by Joe Salzburg
Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
C.A.R.S. in Miniature February 2011 Meeting
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Bobby Isaac 3rd Generation Dodge Charger Daytona Model Car Bobby Isaac Paint Scheme
3rd Generation Dodge Charger Daytona

Photo ©2013 Bill Crittenden
2013 Attack of the Plastic
View photo of Bobby Isaac 3rd Generation Dodge Charger Daytona Model Car - 3.5MB


Die Cast Cars

TypeManufacturerItem #SeriesNameScaleCar#SponsorNotes
Die CastJohnny LightningStock Car LegendsBobby Isaac #711:64Orange w/white #71 K&K Insurance1970 Dodge Charger Daytona


Racing Record

Racing Record Notes

Grand National/Winston Cup Career Statistics

YearStartsPolesWinsTop 10sSeason FinishEarnings
19611000158(T)$50
19632700728$9,529
19641901718$26,733
1965410175$1,860
1966900353$5,530
19671200514$24,475
19684933362$60,342
1969502017336$92,074
197047131138Champion$199,600
197125541723$106,526
197227811019$133,257
19731900626$84,550
19741100533$22,642
Lifetime3085037170$778,053


YearPos.PointsStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
19755140560001$6,695
19761164920001$4,190

Win List

DateSeriesRaceTrack
1968Grand NationalColumbia, South Carolina
1968Grand NationalAugusta, Georgia
1968Grand NationalBeltsville, Maryland
1969Grand NationalDaytona Beach, Florida
1969Grand NationalColumbia, South Carolina
1969Grand NationalHickory, North Carolina
1969Grand NationalGreenville, South Carolina
1969Grand NationalWeaverville, North Carolina
1969Grand NationalBeltsville, Maryland
1969Grand NationalMacon, Georgia
1969Grand NationalMaryville, Tennessee
1969Grand NationalGreenville, South Carolina
1969Grand NationalSouth Boston, Virginia
1969Grand NationalWeaverville, North Carolina
1969Grand NationalHickory, North Carolina
1969Grand NationalColumbia, South Carolina
1969Grand NationalSavannah, Georgia
1969Grand NationalAugusta, Georgia
1969Grand NationalJefferson, Georgia
1969Grand NationalMacon, Georgia
1969Grand NationalCollege Station, Texas
1970Grand NationalBeltsville, Maryland
1970Grand NationalHampton, Virginia
1970Grand NationalMaryville, Tennessee
1970Grand NationalMartinsville, Virginia
1970Grand NationalHickory, North Carolina
1970Grand NationalGreenville, South Carolina
1970Grand NationalThompson, Connecticut
1970Grand NationalNashville, Tennessee
1970Grand NationalColumbia, South Carolina
1970Grand NationalHickory, North Carolina
1970Grand NationalNorth Wilkesboro, North Carolina
1971Grand NationalGreenville, South Carolina
1971Grand NationalKinsport, Tennessee
1971Grand NationalDaytona Beach, Florida
1971Grand NationalMartinsville, Virginia
March 12, 1972Winston CupCarolina 500Rockingham, North Carolina

Race-by-Race Record

DateSeriesRaceTrackMake#SponsorStartFinishStatusPointsEarnings
March 2, 1975Winston CupCarolina 500North Carolina SpeedwayChevrolet28Gilmore Enterprises929Out (Not Handling)76/0$600
May 25, 1975Winston CupWorld 600Charlotte Motor SpeedwayChevrolet83Smithville Farms1735Out (Vibration)58/0$1,105
October 5, 1975Winston CupNational 500Charlotte Motor SpeedwayMercury75Puro Racing1937Out (Blown Head Gasket)52/0$855
October 19, 1975Winston CupAmerican 500North Carolina SpeedwayChevrolet3Black Gold127Running146/0$2,930
November 2, 1975Winston CupSouthEastern 500Bristol Motor SpeedwayChevrolet3Howard Furniture723Out (Broken Crank Shaft)PE$480
November 9, 1975Winston CupDixie 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayChevrolet3Howard Furniture1230Out (Drive Shaft)73/0$725
February 29, 1976Winston CupCarolina 500North Carolina SpeedwayChevrolet6Apple Jack136RunningPE$3,280
May 30, 1976Winston CupWorld 600Charlotte Motor SpeedwayChevrolet6Howard Furniture3438Out (Engine Failure)49/0$910




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