Joie Chitwood

Joie Chitwood

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. George Rice "Joie" Chitwood was an American racecar driver and businessman. He is best known as a daredevil in the Joie Chitwood Thrill Show. Born in Denison, Texas of Cherokee Indian ancestry, he was dubbed "Joie" by a track promoter and the name stuck. Chitwood started his racecar driving career in 1934 at a dirt track in Winfield, Kansas. From there, he began racing sprint cars. In 1939 and 1940 he won the AAA East Coast Sprint car championship. He switched to the CSRA and won its title in 1942. Between 1940 and 1950 competed at the Indianapolis 500 seven times finishing fifth on three different occasions. He was the first man ever to wear a safety belt at the Indy 500. Chitwood also operated the "Joie Chitwood Thrill Show," an exhibition of auto stunt driving that became so successful he gave up racingshow more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136721228
  • 9786136721224