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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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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.
Photo by Mike Traverse
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Tim Richmond at Pocono Photo by Mike Traverse
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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

DateArticleAuthor/Source
17 June 2006Forgotten NASCAR Greats:  1980's:  Tim RichmondBill Crittenden


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