A few notes about this list...
The category a person is listed with depends on how they were entered into The Crittenden Automotive Library, which is based on what information we have on them, and if multiple categories apply generally the one the person is most known for is used. For example, Bernie Ecclestone is widely known as the head of Formula 1, but he did technically attempt to qualify for an F1 race in 1958. His long career as head of Formula 1 far outweighs his very minor driving career, and he is classified as a Racing Sanctioning Body Executive.
"Author" can refer to a wide variety of writing, from articles and commentaries published here at the Library or books printed by major publishers (Journalist refers to professional news writers). Because of the fundamental differences between types of racing, there are separate categories for "Race Car Driver," "Drift Driver," and "Drag Racer."
Founder of the Ford Motor Company
Vanderbilt Cup & Indianapolis 500 Winner (1909-1936)
7-time NASCAR Cup Champion (1970-2001)
NASCAR Cup Champion, 16-time Most Popular Driver (1973-2012)
7-time NASCAR Cup Champion (1958-1992)
ARCA Champion (2008-2011)
Alfredo de la Maria
Secreatary of Transportation 2013-2017
Secreatary of Transportation 2009-2013
FHWA Administrator 2009-2014
Gregory G. Nadeau
FHWA Administrator 2014-2017
President Barack Obama
U.S. President 2009-2017
NHTSA Administrator 2014-2017
President Donald J. Trump
U.S. President 2017-2021
Motorsports photographer, 1985-1992
Owner of The Crittenden Automotive Library, 2005-2017
SEO writer, 2007-2008
Motorsports PR, 2007-2017
"Men and women, all over the world, right down the centuries, come and go. Some leave nothing behind, not even their names. It would seem that they never existed at all."
Nelson Mandela, Conversations with Myself, 2010
Here, their names are left behind. Here, they still exist.
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