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Lake Speed

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Stock Car Racing

Lake Speed
Person

Born:  January 17, 1948
Hometown:  Jackson, Mississippi, United States

Former NASCAR Winston Cup driver.

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Photographs
Merchandise
Racing Record


Photographs

Lake Speed at the 1983 Van Scoy 500 1983 Van Scoy 500
The Hoss Ellington Uno Chevy of Lake Speed finished 12th in the 1983 Van Scoy 500.
Photo by Mike Traverse
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Lake Speed 1984 Bullfrog 1984
Photo by Ted Van Pelt
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1985 Lake Speed Car at the 1985 Champion Spark Plug 400 1985 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1987 Lake Speed Car at the 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1987 Lake Speed Car at the 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1987 Lake Speed Car at the 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1987 Lake Speed Car at the 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1988 Lake Speed Car at the 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1988 Lake Speed Car at the 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1988 Lake Speed Car at the 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400
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Merchandise

Model Kits & Die Cast Cars

TypeBrandItem #SeriesNameScaleNotes
Model KitMonogram2779Wynn's/K-Mart Oldsmobile Stock Car1:24#83
Die CastActionPlatinum SeriesLake Speed 1994 T-Bird1:24#15 Ford Quality Care


Collectable Cards

Card Set List

Set & #CardDetails
1992 Maxx 83Lake SpeedPhillips 66/TropArtic Pontiac
1996 Upper Deck Road to the Cup RC22Lake Speed#9 Spam Ford Thunderbird
1996 Upper Deck Road to the Cup RC71Screamin' Steel: Lake Speed SPAM#9 Spam Ford Thunderbird
1996 Upper Deck Road to the Cup RC105Changin' Gears: Lake Speed#9 Spam Ford Thunderbird


Racing Record

Click on Racing in the navigation bar to see a list of the series and seasons included in the Library's racing records.

Winston Cup Career Statistics

YearPos.PointsStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
1980221853190005$69,670
1981182820270006$84,210
1982202853300005$109,410
1983272114180025$78,220
1984262023190027$98,320
19851035072800214$268,040
19864160850002$57,800
1987311345130015$90,810
1988172979290147$205,310
1989272550240015$185,227
19904247960000$55,037
1991321742200000$147,400
19923872690000$49,455
1993341956210001$285,800
1994113565310049$732,405
1995232921310002$477,235
1996232834310002$817,175
1997352301250000$715,074
1998431297160000$552,521

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

YearPos.PointsStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
198310315010001$5,000
19843758450022$18,495

Win List

DateSeriesRaceTrack
March 27, 1988Winston CupTranSouth 500Darlington Raceway

Race-by-Race Record

DateSeriesRaceTrackMake#SponsorStartFinishStatusPointsEarnings
January 19, 1980Winston CupWinston Western 500Riverside International RacewayOldsmobile24Reliable RV3229Out (Engine Failure)76/0$1,305
March 16, 1980Winston CupAtlanta 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayChevrolet66Speed2511Running130/0$2,455
April 13, 1980Winston CupCRC Rebel 500Darlington RacewayChevrolet66Speed Racing238Running142/0$4,750
May 4, 1980Winston CupWinston 500Winston 500Chevrolet66Dozie & Company207Running151/5$8,075
June 1, 1980Winston CupNASCAR 400Texas World SpeedwayChevrolet66Speed Racing1612Running127/0$2,800
June 8, 1980Winston CupHodgdon 500Riverside International RacewayChevrolet66Speed Investments1926Out (Engine Failure)85/0$775
June 15, 1980Winston CupGabriel 400Michigan International SpeedwayChevrolet66Speed Racing2017Running112/0$1,350
July 4, 1980Winston CupFireCracker 400Daytona International SpeedwayChevrolet66Speed Racing1838Out (Engine Failure)49/0$1,015
July 27, 1980Winston CupCoca-Cola 500Pocono RacewayChevrolet66Speed Racing1430Out (Accident)73/0$1,090
August 3, 1980Winston CupTalladega 500Talladega SuperspeedwayChevrolet66Winn-Dixie Inc.228Running142/0$4,165
August 17, 1980Winston CupChampion 400Michigan International SpeedwayChevrolet66Speed Racing1316Running115/0$1,480
September 1, 1980Winston CupSouthern 500Darlington RacewayChevrolet66Speed Racing1727Running82/0$1,850
September 14, 1980Winston CupCRC Chemicals 500Dover International SpeedwayChevrolet7Sanyo Electronics1511RunningPE$3,750
September 21, 1980Winston CupHolly Farms 400North Wilkesboro SpeedwayChevrolet7Sanyo Electronics1521Out (Accident)PE$1,725
September 28, 1980Winston CupOld Dominion 500Martinsville SpeedwayChevrolet7Sanyo Electronics3120Out (Rear End)103/0$1,500
October 5, 1980Winston CupNational 500Charlotte Motor SpeedwayChevrolet7Sanyo Electronics237Running146/0$21,225
October 19, 1980Winston CupAmerican 500North Carolina Motor SpeedwayChevrolet7Sanyo Electronics1628Out (Accident)79/0$1,150
November 2, 1980Winston CupAtlanta Journal 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayChevrolet7Sanyo Electronics1424Out (Broken Flywheel)91/0$1,905
November 15, 1980Winston CupLos Angeles Times 500Ontario Motor SpeedwayChevrolet7Sanyo Electronics116Running150/0$7,305
January 11, 1981Winston CupWinston Western 500Riverside International RacewayChevrolet66Speed Racing3334Out (Engine Failure)61/0$550
February 22, 1981Winston CupRichmond 400Richmond International RacewayOldsmobile66Speed Racing2612Running127/0$1,100
March 1, 1981Winston CupCarolina 500North Carolina Motor SpeedwayBuick66George's T-Shirts159Running138/0$2,770
March 15, 1981Winston CupCoca-Cola 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayBuick66Speed Racing2135Out (Oil Pump)58/0$970
March 29, 1981Winston CupValleydale 500Bristol Motor SpeedwayOldsmobile66Speed Racing219Running138/0$3,800
April 5, 1981Winston CupNorthwestern Bank 400North Wilkesboro SpeedwayOldsmobile66Speed Racing1823Out (Accident)94/0$1,560
April 26, 1981Winston CupVirginia 500Martinsville SpeedwayOldsmobile66Speed Racing267Running146/0$4,620
May 3, 1981Winston CupWinston 500Talladega SuperspeedwayBuick66Speed Racing2818Running109/0$4,825
May 9, 1981Winston CupMelling Tool 420Nashville International RacewayPontiac66Dinwiddie Racing2624Out (Alternator)91/0$1,360
May 24, 1981Winston CupWorld 600Charlotte Motor SpeedwayOldsmobile66Speed Racing2328Out (Engine Failure)79/0$3,320
June 7, 1981Winston CupBudweiser 400Texas World SpeedwayOldsmobile66Speed Racing148Running147/5$5,630
June 21, 1981Winston CupGabriel 400Michigan International SpeedwayBuick66Sheraton University Inn1316Running115/0$4,165
July 4, 1981Winston CupFireCracker 400Daytona International SpeedwayBuick66Native Tan2033Out (Engine Failure)64/0$2,565
July 11, 1981Winston CupBusch Nashville 420Nashville International RacewayOldsmobile66Speed Racing1822Out (Alternator)97/0$1,380
July 26, 1981Winston CupMountain Dew 500Pocono RacewayOldsmobile66Lake Speed Racing2427Running82/0$2,260
August 2, 1981Winston CupTalladega 500Talladega SuperspeedwayBuick66Speed Racing Team356Running155/5$9,345
August 16, 1981Winston CupChampion 400Michigan International SpeedwayBuick66Speed Racing2215Running118/0$4,155
August 22, 1981Winston CupBusch 500Bristol Motor SpeedwayOldsmobile66Speed Racing157Running146/0$4,170
September 7, 1981Winston CupSouthern 500Darlington RacewayBuick66Speed Racing2213Running124/0$6,155
September 13, 1981Winston CupWrangler SanforSet 400Richmond International RacewayOldsmobile66Speed Racing2820Running103/0$2,285
September 20, 1981Winston CupCRC Chemicals 500Dover International SpeedwayBuick66Speed Racing2427Out (Engine Failure)82/0$1,275
September 27, 1981Winston CupOld Dominion 500Martinsville SpeedwayBuick66Speed Racing2622Out (Engine Failure)97/0$1,880
October 4, 1981Winston CupHolly Farms 400North Wilkesboro SpeedwayOldsmobile66Speed Racing1727Out (Accident)82/0$1,100
October 11, 1981Winston CupNational 500Charlotte Motor SpeedwayBuick66Ronnie Steele3834Out (Blown Engine)61/0$2,600
November 1, 1981Winston CupAmerican 500North Carolina Motor SpeedwayOldsmobile66Speed Racing1831Out (Engine Failure)70/0$2,125
November 8, 1981Winston CupAtlanta Journal 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayBuick66Ron Steele1814Running121/0$4,900
November 22, 1981Winston CupWinston Western 500Riverside International RacewayBuick17Kings Inn Daytona3416Running115/0$3,345
February 14, 1982Winston CupDaytona 500Daytona International SpeedwayBuick66Native Tan3241Out (Accident)40/0$5,450
February 21, 1982Winston CupRichmond 400Richmond Fairgrounds RacewayBuick17Kings Inn2219Running106/0$2,975
March 14, 1982Winston CupValleydale 500Bristol International SpeedwayBuick17Yazoo Mowers2229Out (Oil Pump)76/0$1,090
March 21, 1982Winston CupCoca-Cola 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayBuick17Yazoo Mowers1733Out (Engine Failure)64/0$3,160
March 28, 1982Winston CupHodgdon Carolina 500North Carolina Motor SpeedwayBuick17Kings Inn1634Out (Accident)61/0$1,700
April 4, 1982Winston CupCRC Rebel 500Darlington RacewayBuick17Yazoo Mowers3717Out (Engine Failure)112/0$4,290
April 18, 1982Winston CupNorthwestern Bank 400North Wilkesboro SpeedwayBuick17Yazoo Mowers1324Out (Rear End)91/0$1,815
April 25, 1982Winston CupVirginia National Bank 500Martinsville SpeedwayBuick17Yazoo Mowers2024Out (Engine Failure)91/0$2,010
May 2, 1982Winston CupWinston 500Talladega SuperspeedwayBuick17Yazoo Mowers / 95 Rock2834Out (Engine Failure)61/0$2,770
May 8, 1982Winston CupCracker Barrel 420Nashville International RacewayPontiac17Yazoo Mowers1330Out (Engine Failure)73/0$1,085
May 16, 1982Winston CupMason-Dixon 500Dover Downs International SpeedwayPontiac17Yazoo Mowers1810Running134/0$4,685
May 30, 1982Winston CupWorld 600Charlotte Motor SpeedwayBuick17Yazoo Mowers3312Running127/0$8,065
June 6, 1982Winston CupVan Scoy 500Pocono RacewayBuick17Yazoo Mowers2120Out (Engine Failure)103/0$3,415
June 13, 1982Winston CupBudweiser 400Riverside International RacewayBuick17Yazoo Mowers1631Out (Piston)70/0$1,715
June 20, 1982Winston CupGabriel 400Michigan International SpeedwayBuick17Yazoo Mowers3034Out (Water Pump)61/0$2,120
July 4, 1982Winston CupFireCracker 400Daytona International SpeedwayBuick17Yazoo Mowers129Running138/0$8,700
July 10, 1982Winston CupBusch Nashville 420Nashville International RacewayBuick17Yazoo Mowers2313Running124/0$2,685
July 25, 1982Winston CupMountain Dew 500Pocono RacewayBuick17Yazoo / Onlooker / Poco North2133Out (Engine Failure)64/0$2,500
August 1, 1982Winston CupTalladega 500Talladega SuperspeedwayBuick17Yazoo Mowers1621Running100/0$4,725
August 22, 1982Winston CupChampion 400Michigan International SpeedwayBuick17Yazoo Mowers1912Running127/0$5,405
August 28, 1982Winston CupBusch 500Bristol International SpeedwayBuick17Yazoo Mowers1713Running124/0$3,160
September 6, 1982Winston CupSouthern 500Darlington RacewayBuick17Yazoo Mowers226Running150/0$10,205
September 12, 1982Winston CupWrangler SanforSet 400Richmond Fairgrounds RacewayPontiac17Yazoo Mowers2010Running134/0$4,520
September 19, 1982Winston CupCRC Chemicals 500Dover Downs International SpeedwayPontiac17Yazoo Mowers2122Out (Oil Pressure)97/0$3,145
October 3, 1982Winston CupHolly Farms 400North Wilkesboro SpeedwayPontiac17Yazoo Mowers108Running142/0$3,740
October 10, 1982Winston CupNational 500Charlotte Motor SpeedwayBuick17Yazoo Mowers2321Out (Engine Failure)100/0$6,260
October 17, 1982Winston CupOld Dominion 500Martinsville SpeedwayPontiac17Yazoo Mowers1929Out (Engine Failure)76/0$1,310
October 31, 1982Winston CupHodgdon American 500North Carolina Motor SpeedwayPontiac17Yazoo Mowers2233Out (Oil Pressure)64/0$1,740
November 7, 1982Winston CupAtlanta Journal 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayPontiac17Yazoo Mowers1529Out (Engine Failure)76/0$2,585
November 21, 1982Winston CupWinston Western 500Riverside International RacewayPontiac17Yazoo Mowers832Out (Engine Failure)67/0$2,385
February 20, 1983Winston CupDaytona 500Daytona International SpeedwayChevrolet1Uno1625Out (Engine Failure)88/0$7,550
February 27, 1983Winston CupRichmond 400Richmond Fairgrounds RacewayChevrolet1Uno1115Running118/0$1,530
March 13, 1983Winston CupHodgdon Carolina 500North Carolina Motor SpeedwayChevrolet1Uno174Running160/0$5,110
March 27, 1983Winston CupCoca-Cola 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayChevrolet1Uno2615Running118/0$2,375
April 10, 1983Winston CupTranSouth 500Darlington RacewayChevrolet1Uno628Out (Clutch)79/0$1,610
April 17, 1983Winston CupNorthwestern Bank 400North Wilkesboro SpeedwayChevrolet1Uno138Running142/0$1,950
April 24, 1983Winston CupVirginia National Bank 500Martinsville SpeedwayChevrolet1Uno / Bull Frog Knits1423Out (Brakes)94/0$1,170
May 1, 1983Winston CupWinston 500Talladega SuperspeedwayChevrolet1Uno103Running170/5$18,975
May 29, 1983Winston CupWorld 600Charlotte Motor SpeedwayChevrolet1Uno326Running150/0$10,825
June 12, 1983Winston CupVan Scoy 500Pocono RacewayChevrolet1Uno / Bull Frog Knits1312Running127/0$3,200
June 19, 1983Winston CupGabriel 400Michigan International SpeedwayChevrolet1Uno / Bull Frog Knits3119Out (Engine Failure)106/0$2,370
July 4, 1983Winston CupFireCracker 400Daytona International SpeedwayChevrolet1Uno / Bull Frog Knits1929Out (Engine Failure)76/0$1,400
July 31, 1983Winston CupTalladega 500Talladega SuperspeedwayChevrolet1Uno / Bull Frog Knits1126Out (Piston)85/0$2,390
August 21, 1983Winston CupChampion 400Michigan International SpeedwayChevrolet1Uno / Bull Frog Knits248Running142/0$4,640
September 5, 1983Winston CupSouthern 500Darlington RacewayChevrolet1Uno / Bull Frog Knits315Running118/0$3,650
October 8, 1983Budweiser Late Model Sportsman SeriesMiller Time 300Charlotte Motor SpeedwayPontiac66226Running150/0$5,000
October 9, 1983Winston CupMiller 500Charlotte Motor SpeedwayChevrolet1Uno / Bull Frog Knits1811Running135/5$6,000
October 30, 1983Winston CupHodgdon American 500North Carolina Motor SpeedwayChevrolet1Uno / Bull Frog Knits728Out (Wheel Bearing)79/0$1,075
November 6, 1983Winston CupAtlanta Journal 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayChevrolet1Uno / Bull Frog Knits1712Running127/0$2,400
February 18, 1984Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesGoody's 300Daytona International SpeedwayPontiac83Bull Frog Knits132Running170/0$11,395
February 19, 1984Winston CupDaytona 500Daytona International SpeedwayChevrolet1Bull Frog Knits1637Out (Push Rod)52/0$9,835
February 26, 1984Winston CupMiller High Life 400Richmond Fairgrounds RacewayChevrolet1Bull Frog Knits1812Running127/0$4,385
March 4, 1984Winston CupHodgdon Carolina 500North Carolina Motor SpeedwayChevrolet1Bull Frog Knits43Running170/5$13,015
March 18, 1984Winston CupCoca-Cola 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayChevrolet1Bull Frog Knits69Running138/0$7,900
April 14, 1984Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesDixie Cup 200Darlington RacewayPontiac83Bull Frog Knits525Out (Accident)88/0$460
April 15, 1984Winston CupTranSouth 500Darlington RacewayChevrolet1Bull Frog Knits622Out (Valve)102/5$2,125
May 6, 1984Winston CupWinston 500Talladega SuperspeedwayChevrolet1Bull Frog Knits1233Out (Push Rod)64/0$2,425
May 20, 1984Winston CupBudweiser 500Dover International SpeedwayChevrolet1Bull Frog Knits821Out (Engine Failure)100/0$1,250
May 26, 1984Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesMello Yello 300Charlotte Motor SpeedwayPontiac83Bull Frog Knits73Running165/0$4,725
May 27, 1984Winston CupWorld 600Charlotte Motor SpeedwayChevrolet1Bull Frog Knits176Running150/0$13,050
June 10, 1984Winston CupVan Scoy 500Pocono RacewayChevrolet1Bull Frog Knits210Running139/5$4,650
June 17, 1984Winston CupMiller 400Michigan International SpeedwayChevrolet1Bull Frog Knits125Running160/5$9,850
July 4, 1984Winston CupPepsi FireCracker 400Daytona International SpeedwayChevrolet1Bull Frog Knits1142Out (Engine Failure)37/0$1,500
July 29, 1984Winston CupTalladega 500Talladega SuperspeedwayChevrolet1Bull Frog Knits158Running142/0$6,050
August 12, 1984Winston CupChampion 400Michigan International SpeedwayChevrolet1Bull Frog Knits2016Running115/0$2,950
September 1, 1984Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesDarlington 200Darlington RacewayPontiac83Bull Frog Knits326Out (Engine)85/0$575
September 2, 1984Winston CupSouthern 500Darlington RacewayChevrolet1Bull Frog Knits214Out (Accident)126/5$4,395
October 6, 1984Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesMiller Time 300Charlotte Motor SpeedwayPontiac83Bull Frog Knits929Out (Engine)76/0$1,340
October 7, 1984Winston CupMiller 500Charlotte Motor SpeedwayChevrolet1Bull Frog Knits1032Out (Engine Failure)67/0$1,640
October 14, 1984Winston CupHolly Farms 400North Wilkesboro SpeedwayPontiac17Hesco Exhaust Systems1625RunningPE$2,565
October 21, 1984Winston CupHodgdon American 500North Carolina Motor SpeedwayChevrolet1Bull Frog Knits729Out (Steering)76/0$1,210
November 11, 1984Winston CupAtlanta Journal 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayChevrolet1Bull Frog Knits207Running146/0$4,475
November 18, 1984Winston CupWinston Western 500Riverside International RacewayChevrolet17Bull Frog Knits2217Running112/0$5,050




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