Ernie Irvan

Ernie Irvan

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Virgil Earnest Irvan, more commonly known as Ernie Irvan, (born January 13, 1959 in Salinas, California) is a former race driver in NASCAR. He is best remembered for his comeback after a serious head injury at Michigan International Speedway which earned him numerous awards and respect from his fellow drivers. He is inducted in numerous halls of fame and was named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998. Irvan began his racing career driving karts in California in 1968 at the age of nine. He won the California Championship at the age of 15. In 1974, Irvan finished second in the country in his class at the national kart championship races. In 1975, Irvan moved up to stock cars at the age of 16 at Stockton 99 Speedway and was victorious in his first race on asphalt in a semi-main event. From then until 1981 Ernie raced every weekend at Madera and Stockton, CA, winning numerous feature events. He missed his high school graduation ceremony to race at Riverside, CA. During this time, he lost best friend Tim Williamson in a racing accident at Riverside, just months before he was slated to test in Winston Cup.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Ject Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134934615
  • 9786134934619