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Tim Richmond

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Tim Richmond
Person

Born:  June 7, 1955
Died:  August 13, 1989
Hometown:  Ashland, Ohio, USA

Former Winston Cup driver between 1980 and 1989.  In that short career he accumulated 14 poles and 13 wins in 195 starts.  He was also Rookie of the Race in the 1980 Indianapolis 500.

His career ended in 1987 because he did not want to take a physical that he knew would show that he had AIDS.  Without the physical, NASCAR did not give him medical clearance to race.  His final race was the Champion Spark Plug 400 at Michigan International Speedway where he finished 29th after an engine failure.  Tim Richmond died of reasons relating to AIDS in 1989.

In 2009 the ARCA RE/MAX Series ran a race called the Tim Richmond Memorial ARCA RE/MAX 200 at Mansfield Motorsports Park.

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Article Index
Racing Record


Photographs

Tim Richmond at the 1983 Van Scoy 500 1983 Van Scoy 500
The Raymond Beadle owned Old Milwaukee Pontiac of Tim Richmond finished 4th in the 1983 Van Scoy 500.
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1985 Tim Richmond Car at the 1985 Champion Spark Plug 400 1985 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1986 Tim Richmond Car at the 1986 Champion Spark Plug 400 1986 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1986 Tim Richmond Car at the 1986 Goody's 500 1986 Goody's 500
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Tim Richmond at the 1986 Goody's 500 1986 Goody's 500
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1986 Tim Richmond Car at the 1986 Goody's 500 1986 Goody's 500
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1987 Tim Richmond Car at the 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1987 Tim Richmond at the 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1987 Tim Richmond at the 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1987 Tim Richmond at the 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400
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Article Index

DateArticleAgency/Author/Speaker
June 17, 2006Forgotten NASCAR Greats:  1980's:  Tim RichmondBill Crittenden


Racing Record

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Winston Cup Career Statistics

YearPos.PointsStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
19804152750000$14,925
1981163094290006$84,675
19822624972612712$175,908
198310359230411015$226,965
19841235053001611$314,830
19851134132800313$230,220
19863417429871317$657,670
198736106381234$111,850

Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series/
Busch Late Model Sportsman Series/
Busch Grand National Career Statistics

YearPos.PointsStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
19837228230000$2,575
19847115520011$8,460
19856518020111$21,900
19864834030122$40,420

Win List

DateSeriesRaceTrack
June 13, 1982Winston CupBudweiser 400Riverside, California
November 21, 1982Winston CupWinston Western 500Riverside, California
July 24, 1983Winston CupLike Cola 500Pocono, Pennsylvania
April 8, 1984Winston CupNorthwestern Bank 400North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
May 25, 1985Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesWinn-Dixie 300Charlotte Motor Speedway
May 24, 1986Busch Grand NationalWinn-Dixie 300Charlotte Motor Speedway
June 8, 1986Winston CupMiller High Life 500Pocono, Pennsylvania
July 4, 1986Winston CupPepsi Firecracker 400Daytona International Speedway
July 20, 1986Winston CupSummer 500Pocono, Pennsylvania
August 10, 1986Winston CupThe Budweiser at the GlenWatkins Glen, New York
August 31, 1986Winston CupSouthern 500Darlington, South Carolina
September 7, 1986Winston CupWrangler Jeans Indigo 400Richmond, Virginia
November 16, 1986Winston CupWinston Western 500Riverside, California
June 14, 1987Winston CupMiller High Life 500Pocono, Pennsylvania
June 21, 1987Winston CupBudweiser 400Riverside, California

Race-by-Race Record

DateSeriesRaceTrackMake#SponsorStartFinishStatusPointsEarnings
July 27, 1980Winston CupCoca-Cola 500Pocono RacewayChevrolet40Uno/Caesars Pocono Resorts2312Running127/0$3,965
September 14, 1980Winston CupCRC Chemicals 500Dover International SpeedwayChevrolet40Uno1731Out (Oil Pump)70/0$1,585
September 28, 1980Winston CupOld Dominion 500Martinsville SpeedwayChevrolet40Uno2012Running127/0$2,550
October 5, 1980Winston CupNational 500Charlotte Motor SpeedwayChevrolet40Uno/Apache Stove2112Running127/0$6,095
November 2, 1980Winston CupAtlanta Journal 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayChevrolet6Uno / Howard Johnsons3229Out (Clutch)76/0$730
January 11, 1981Winston CupWinston Western 500Riverside International RacewayChevrolet99Uno1829Out (Lifter)76/0$1,305
February 15, 1981Winston CupDaytona 500Daytona International SpeedwayBuick99Uno4030Out (Transmission)73/0$4,690
February 22, 1981Winston CupRichmond 400Richmond International RacewayBuick99Uno2717Running112/0$2,220
March 1, 1981Winston CupCarolina 500North Carolina Motor SpeedwayBuick99Uno2216Running115/0$3,500
March 15, 1981Winston CupCoca-Cola 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayBuick99Uno1926Out (Accident)85/0$2,420
March 29, 1981Winston CupValleydale 500Bristol Motor SpeedwayBuick99Uno1310Running134/0$3,590
April 5, 1981Winston CupNorthwestern Bank 400North Wilkesboro SpeedwayBuick99Uno2218Running109/0$2,065
April 12, 1981Winston CupCRC Rebel 500Darlington RacewayBuick99Uno2912Running127/0$5,680
April 26, 1981Winston CupVirginia 500Martinsville SpeedwayBuick99Uno1814Running121/0$2,500
May 3, 1981Winston CupWinston 500Talladega SuperspeedwayBuick99Uno236Running150/0$12,105
May 9, 1981Winston CupMelling Tool 420Nashville International RacewayBuick99Uno1912Running127/0$2,540
June 7, 1981Winston CupBudweiser 400Texas World SpeedwayOldsmobile99Uno167Running146/0$6,840
June 14, 1981Winston CupHodgdon 400Riverside International RacewayBuick99Uno1633Out (Accident)64/0$1,100
June 21, 1981Winston CupGabriel 400Michigan International SpeedwayOldsmobile12Uno2514Running121/0$2,000
July 4, 1981Winston CupFireCracker 400Daytona International SpeedwayBuick12Uno1815Out (Engine Failure)118/0$2,920
July 11, 1981Winston CupBusch Nashville 420Nashville International RacewayChevrolet75Uno / Rahmoc612RunningPE$3,450
July 26, 1981Winston CupMountain Dew 500Pocono RacewayOldsmobile12Uno / Caesars Pocono Resort229Running138/0$3,090
August 2, 1981Winston CupTalladega 500Talladega SuperspeedwayBuick12Uno3334Out (Engine Failure)61/0$1,425
August 16, 1981Winston CupChampion 400Michigan International SpeedwayBuick12Uno2330Out (Engine Failure)73/0$765
August 22, 1981Winston CupBusch 500Bristol Motor SpeedwayOldsmobile12Uno98Out (Accident)142/0$1,315
September 7, 1981Winston CupSouthern 500Darlington RacewayBuick12Uno2722Running97/0$2,450
September 13, 1981Winston CupWrangler SanforSet 400Richmond International RacewayBuick12Uno1714Running121/0$1,465
September 20, 1981Winston CupCRC Chemicals 500Dover International SpeedwayBuick37Roger's Auto Leasing159Running138/0$2,350
September 27, 1981Winston CupOld Dominion 500Martinsville SpeedwayBuick37Roger's Auto Leasing1320Out (Engine Failure)108/5$1,300
October 4, 1981Winston CupHolly Farms 400North Wilkesboro SpeedwayBuick37Roger's Auto Leasing1313Running124/0$1,000
October 11, 1981Winston CupNational 500Charlotte Motor SpeedwayBuick37Roger's Auto Leasing518Out (Blown Engine)114/5$5,650
November 1, 1981Winston CupAmerican 500North Carolina Motor SpeedwayBuick37Roger's Auto Leasing1322Out (Accident)97/0$800
November 8, 1981Winston CupAtlanta Journal 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayBuick37Roger's Auto Leasing1621Out (Engine Failure)100/0$2,945
November 22, 1981Winston CupWinston Western 500Riverside International RacewayBuick37Roger's Auto Leasing620Running103/0$1,195
March 28, 1982Winston CupHodgdon Carolina 500North Carolina Motor SpeedwayFord29Fast Company3031Out (Engine Failure)PE$820
April 4, 1982Winston CupCRC Rebel 500Darlington RacewayBuick2J.D. Stacy Racing135RunningPE$9,108
April 18, 1982Winston CupNorthwestern Bank 400North Wilkesboro SpeedwayBuick2Stacy-Pak1711RunningPE$3,020
April 25, 1982Winston CupVirginia National Bank 500Martinsville SpeedwayBuick2J.D. Stacy Racing818Out (Oil Pump)PE$2,580
May 2, 1982Winston CupWinston 500Talladega SuperspeedwayBuick2J.D. Stacy Racing247RunningPE$10,890
May 8, 1982Winston CupCracker Barrel 420Nashville International RacewayBuick2Stacy-Pak197RunningPE$3,625
May 16, 1982Winston CupMason-Dixon 500Dover Downs International SpeedwayBuick2Stacy-Pak139Running138/0$4,670
May 30, 1982Winston CupWorld 600Charlotte Motor SpeedwayBuick2J.D. Stacy Racing1940Out (Accident)43/0$2,375
June 6, 1982Winston CupVan Scoy 500Pocono RacewayBuick2J.D. Stacy Racing112Running175/5$15,430
June 13, 1982Winston CupBudweiser 400Riverside International RacewayBuick2J.D. Stacy Racing4WINRunning180/5$21,530
June 20, 1982Winston CupGabriel 400Michigan International SpeedwayBuick2J.D. Stacy Racing1225Running88/0$3,870
July 4, 1982Winston CupFireCracker 400Daytona International SpeedwayBuick2Stacy-Pak1723Out (Accident)99/5$3,980
July 10, 1982Winston CupBusch Nashville 420Nashville International RacewayBuick2Stacy-Pak45Running155/0$4,175
July 25, 1982Winston CupMountain Dew 500Pocono RacewayBuick2Stacy-Pak624Out (Accident)96/5$3,080
August 1, 1982Winston CupTalladega 500Talladega SuperspeedwayBuick2Stacy-Pak147Running146/0$9,920
August 22, 1982Winston CupChampion 400Michigan International SpeedwayBuick2Stacy-Pak923Out (Rear End)99/5$3,275
August 28, 1982Winston CupBusch 500Bristol International SpeedwayBuick2Stacy-Pak125Out (Engine Failure)93/5$2,400
September 6, 1982Winston CupSouthern 500Darlington RacewayBuick2Stacy-Pak730Out (Engine Failure)78/5$4,240
September 12, 1982Winston CupWrangler SanforSet 400Richmond Fairgrounds RacewayBuick2Stacy-Pak82Running175/5$13,795
September 19, 1982Winston CupCRC Chemicals 500Dover Downs International SpeedwayBuick2Stacy-Pak129Running138/0$5,085
October 3, 1982Winston CupHolly Farms 400North Wilkesboro SpeedwayBuick2Stacy-Pak822Out (Accident)97/0$1,350
October 10, 1982Winston CupNational 500Charlotte Motor SpeedwayBuick2Stacy-Pak2019Running106/0$5,580
October 17, 1982Winston CupOld Dominion 500Martinsville SpeedwayBuick2Stacy-Pak1413Running129/5$2,815
October 31, 1982Winston CupHodgdon American 500North Carolina Motor SpeedwayBuick2J.D. Stacy Racing517Running112/0$3,670
November 7, 1982Winston CupAtlanta Journal 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayBuick2J.D. Stacy Racing184Running165/5$9,895
November 21, 1982Winston CupWinston Western 500Riverside International RacewayBuick2Stacy-Pak4WINRunning185/10$24,730
February 20, 1983Winston CupDaytona 500Daytona International SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee2441Out (Engine Failure)40/0$5,350
February 27, 1983Winston CupRichmond 400Richmond Fairgrounds RacewayPontiac27Old Milwaukee2717Running112/0$1,320
March 13, 1983Winston CupHodgdon Carolina 500North Carolina Motor SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee137Running151/5$3,235
March 27, 1983Winston CupCoca-Cola 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee169Running138/0$5,000
April 10, 1983Winston CupTranSouth 500Darlington RacewayPontiac27Old Milwaukee135Out (Engine Failure)58/0$2,945
April 17, 1983Winston CupNorthwestern Bank 400North Wilkesboro SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee1428Out (Oil Leak)79/0$825
April 24, 1983Winston CupVirginia National Bank 500Martinsville SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee1815Running123/5$1,775
May 1, 1983Winston CupWinston 500Talladega SuperspeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee827Out (Engine Failure)87/5$3,335
May 7, 1983Winston CupMarty Robbins 420Nashville International RacewayPontiac27Old Milwaukee410Running134/0$1,710
May 15, 1983Winston CupMason-Dixon 500Dover Downs International SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee330Out (Accident)73/0$2,635
May 21, 1983Winston CupValleydale 500Bristol International SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee710Running134/0$4,000
May 29, 1983Winston CupWorld 600Charlotte Motor SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee1140Out (Engine Failure)43/0$2,350
June 5, 1983Winston CupBudweiser 400Riverside International RacewayPontiac27Old Milwaukee228Out (Oil Line)84/5$2,375
June 12, 1983Winston CupVan Scoy 500Pocono RacewayPontiac27Old Milwaukee144Running165/5$10,580
June 19, 1983Winston CupGabriel 400Michigan International SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee73Running170/5$16,310
July 4, 1983Winston CupFireCracker 400Daytona International SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee1131Out (Ignition)70/0$3,075
July 16, 1983Winston CupBusch Nashville 420Nashville International RacewayPontiac27Old Milwaukee133Running165/0$8,030
July 24, 1983Winston CupLike Cola 500Pocono RacewayPontiac27Old Milwaukee1WINRunning180/5$27,430
July 31, 1983Winston CupTalladega 500Talladega SuperspeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee183Running170/5$20,680
August 13, 1983Budweiser Late Model Sportsman SeriesKroger 200Indianapolis Raceway ParkOldsmobile71818Out (DNF)109/0$825
August 21, 1983Winston CupChampion 400Michigan International SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee85Running160/5$10,205
August 27, 1983Winston CupBusch 500Bristol International SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee322Out (Accident)102/5$2,000
September 4, 1983Budweiser Late Model Sportsman SeriesDarlington 250Darlington RacewayPontiac77821Out (Rear Axle)100/0$700
September 5, 1983Winston CupSouthern 500Darlington RacewayPontiac27Old Milwaukee626Out (Cylinder Head)85/0$4,505
September 11, 1983Winston CupWrangler SanforSet 400Richmond Fairgrounds RacewayPontiac27Old Milwaukee423Out (Cylinder Head)94/0$2,415
September 18, 1983Winston CupBudweiser 500Dover International SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee53Running170/5$11,565
September 25, 1983Winston CupGoody's 500Martinsville SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee426Out (Ignition)85/0$2,040
October 2, 1983Winston CupHolly Farms 400North Wilkesboro SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee810Running134/0$3,545
October 8, 1983Budweiser Late Model Sportsman SeriesMiller Time 300Charlotte Motor SpeedwayPontiac771830Out (Overheating)73/0$1,050
October 9, 1983Winston CupMiller 500Charlotte Motor SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee15Running165/10$35,195
October 30, 1983Winston CupHodgdon American 500North Carolina Motor SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee112Running180/10$18,490
November 6, 1983Winston CupAtlanta Journal 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee129Out (Engine Failure)81/5$5,115
November 20, 1983Winston CupWinston Western 500Riverside International RacewayPontiac27Old Milwaukee265Running160/5$8,930
February 19, 1984Winston CupDaytona 500Daytona International SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee1033Out (Cracked Head)64/0$11,055
February 26, 1984Winston CupMiller High Life 400Richmond Fairgrounds RacewayPontiac27Old Milwaukee37Running146/0$6,040
March 4, 1984Winston CupHodgdon Carolina 500North Carolina Motor SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee1627Out (Accident)82/0$2,815
March 18, 1984Winston CupCoca-Cola 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee1334Out (Broken Valve)61/0$3,590
April 1, 1984Winston CupValleydale 500Bristol Motor SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee145Running160/5$6,490
April 8, 1984Winston CupNorthwestern Bank 400North Wilkesboro SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee171Running180/5$24,780
April 15, 1984Winston CupTranSouth 500Darlington RacewayPontiac27Old Milwaukee1334Out (Accident)61/0$7,550
April 29, 1984Winston CupSovran Bank 500Martinsville SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee1323Out (Engine Failure)94/0$5,270
May 6, 1984Winston CupWinston 500Talladega SuperspeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee2626Out (Transmission)85/0$9,250
May 12, 1984Winston CupCoors 420Nashville International RacewayPontiac27Old Milwaukee1728Out (Overheating)79/0$7,030
May 20, 1984Winston CupBudweiser 500Dover International SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee192Running175/5$19,220
May 26, 1984Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesMello Yello 300Charlotte Motor SpeedwayPontiac15Hendrick Honda229Out (Oil Leak)0$1,055
May 27, 1984Winston CupWorld 600Charlotte Motor SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee2110Running134/0$13,850
June 3, 1984Winston CupBudweiser 400Riverside International RacewayPontiac27Old Milwaukee46Running155/5$9,500
June 10, 1984Winston CupVan Scoy 500Pocono RacewayPontiac27Old Milwaukee115Running160/5$14,900
June 17, 1984Winston CupMiller 400Michigan International SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee2516Running115/0$9,810
July 4, 1984Winston CupPepsi FireCracker 400Daytona International SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee4111Running130/0$11,350
July 14, 1984Winston CupPepsi 420Nashville International RacewayPontiac27Old Milwaukee2614Running121/0$7,135
July 22, 1984Winston CupSummer 500Pocono RacewayPontiac27Old Milwaukee189Running138/0$10,900
July 29, 1984Winston CupTalladega 500Talladega SuperspeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee2333Out (Engine Failure)64/0$8,720
August 12, 1984Winston CupChampion 400Michigan International SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee1115Running118/0$10,050
August 25, 1984Winston CupBusch 500Bristol Motor SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee225Out (Accident)88/0$6,750
September 2, 1984Winston CupSouthern 500Darlington RacewayPontiac27Old Milwaukee52Running175/5$29,420
September 9, 1984Winston CupWrangler SanforSet 400Richmond Fairgrounds RacewayPontiac27Old Milwaukee1720Running103/0$6,550
September 16, 1984Winston CupDelaware 500Dover International SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee1228Out (Accident)79/0$7,465
September 23, 1984Winston CupGoody's 500Martinsville SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee1321Out (Accident)100/0$6,390
October 6, 1984Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesMiller Time 300Charlotte Motor SpeedwayPontiac0Hendrick Honda15Running155/0$7,405
October 7, 1984Winston CupMiller 500Charlotte Motor SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee1330Out (Engine Failure)78/5$12,525
October 14, 1984Winston CupHolly Farms 400North Wilkesboro SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee1713Running124/0$6,495
October 21, 1984Winston CupHodgdon American 500North Carolina Motor SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee228Running142/0$9,735
November 11, 1984Winston CupAtlanta Journal 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayPontiac27Old Milwaukee1413Running124/0$8,870
November 18, 1984Winston CupWinston Western 500Riverside International RacewayPontiac27Old Milwaukee32Running170/0$21,325




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