In the last 16 years, 2 that I can think of (without having to do an online search) have died while actually in a race. Dale Earnhardt, and J.D. McDuffie.
Others have died as a result of injuries sustained in racing accidents, and others as a result of injuries sustained in crashes during practice.
A lot of the names I found died during practice and qualifying rather than the actual race.
Here’s a list of NASCAR drivers who died during a race (From Cup and Truck series):
– Friday Hassler, Daytona, February 1972
– Larry Smith, Talladega, May 1973
– Tiny Lund, Talladega, August 1975
– Terry Schoonover, Atlanta, November 1984
– Grant Adcox, Atlanta, November 1989
– J. D. McDuffie, Watkins Glen, August 1991
– Dale Earnhardt, Daytona, February 2001, Daytona 500
– John Nemechek (1970-1997), NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race, Homestead
– Tony Roper (1964-2000), NASCAR CTS race, Fort Worth
For a complete list of all the racing drivers who have died, go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaths_in_m…
Here is a list of every driver that has died in any NASCAR sanctioned event. This includes practice, qualifying, and racing deaths.
Larry Mann, race, Langhorne, Pa., Sept. 14, 1952
Frank Arford, qualifying, Langhorne, Pa., race, June 20, 1953
Lou Figaro, race, North Wilkesboro, N.C., Oct. 25, 1954
John McVitty, qualifying, Langhorne, Pa., April 21, 1956
Clint McHugh, qualifying, LeHi, Ark., June 9, 1956
Thomas ":Cotton": Priddy, race, LeHi, Ark., June 10, 1956
Bobby Myers, race, Darlington, S.C., Sept. 2, 1957
Gwynn Staley, race, Richmond, Va., March 23, 1958
Joe Weatherly, race, Riverside, Jan. 19, 1964
Glenn ":Fireball": Roberts, race, Charlotte, N.C., July 2, 1964
Jimmy Pardue, tire test, Daytona Beach, Fla., Sept. 22, 1964
Billy Wade, tire test, Daytona Beach, Fla., Jan. 5, 1965
Buren Skeen, race, Darlington, S.C., Sept. 13, 1965
Harold Kite, race, Charlotte, N.C., Oct. 17, 1965
Billy Foster, practice, Riverside, Calif., Jan. 20, 1967
Talmadge Prince, qualifying, Daytona Beach, Fla., Feb. 19, 1970
Friday Hassler, qualifying, Daytona Beach, Fla., Feb. 17, 1972
Larry Smith, race, Talladega, Ala., Aug. 12, 1973
Tiny Lund, race, Talladega, Ala., Aug. 17, 1975
Ricky Knotts, qualifying, Daytona Beach, Fla., Feb. 14, 1980
Terry Schoonover, race, Atlanta, Nov. 11, 1985
Rick Baldwin, qualifying (died in 1997), Michigan, June 16, 1986
Bruce Jacobi, qualifying (died four years after crash), Daytona Beach, Fla., Feb. 4, 1987
Grant Adcox, race, Atlanta, Nov. 19, 1989
J.D. McDuffie, race, Watkins Glen, N.Y., Aug. 11, 1991
Clifford Allison, BGN practice, Brooklyn, Mich., Aug. 13, 1992
Neil Bonnett, practice, Daytona Beach, Fla., Feb. 11, 1994
Rodney Orr, qualifying, Daytona Beach, Fla., Feb. 14, 1994
John Nemechek, truck race injuries, Homestead, Fla., March 21, 1997
Adam Petty, BGN practice, Loudon, N.H., May 12, 2000
Kenny Irwin, practice, Loudon, N.H., July 7, 2000
Tony Roper, truck race, Fort Worth, Texas, Oct. 14, 2000
Dale Earnhardt, Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, Fla., Feb. 18, 2001
You can also add Glenn ":Fireball": Roberts who died 39 days after a fiery crash at Darlington. Let us also not forget Adam Petty, Niel Bonnett and Kenny Irwin.
I could only think of 2 Dale Sr and Adam Petty
4 or 5 i think? Adam Petty and youngest Allison plus Dale Sr.
and i think Pearson did? and during test runs maybe 4 too..
The ones a can think of are:
It should be Zero but 1 is jusat one too many. I hope now that we have the cot we will have none even though they go so slow
Blaise Alexander my friend.
Angel gave you a good list.