Don Branson
Donald Branson
Birthplace: Rantoul, Illinois
Born: June 2, 1920
Died: November 12, 1966

Extended driver stats

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Year Series Starts DNS/DNQ Wins 2nds 3rds 4ths 5ths Best Finish Poles Points Standing
1956 USAC 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 50 31
1957 USAC 8 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 280 19
1958 USAC 10 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 790 9
1959 USAC 12 1 0 3 0 0 2 3 780 7
1960 USAC 12 0 0 0 1 4 0 5 1220 3
1961 USAC 12 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 530 12
1962 USAC 13 0 2 3 1 2 0 0 1700 4
1963 USAC 11 1 0 1 1 0 3 0 1352 5
1964 USAC 12 0 0 2 6 1 0 1 1700 4
1965 USAC 17 0 3 0 0 1 1 1 1875 4
1966 USAC 14 0 1 0 0 3 1 3 1135 7
Total 125 6 6 9 11 14 9 15 11412

 

Track Type Starts DNS/DNQ Wins 2nds 3rds 4ths 5ths Best Finish Poles
Dirt Oval 63 3 4 7 9 7 4 11
Paved Oval 60 3 2 2 2 7 5 4
Road Course 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0

 

Series Starts DNS/DNQ Wins 2nds 3rds 4ths 5ths Best Finish Poles
USAC 125 6 6 9 11 14 9 15

 

Start # Date Track Type Series Car # Sponsor/Name Chassis Engine Start Finish Laps Status

Points

1 8/19/1956 Springfield DO USAC 74 Hoover Motor Express Templeton Offy 10 11 98 Flagged 20
2 8/26/1956 Milwaukee 2 PO USAC 74 Hoover Motor Express Templeton Offy 16 26 50 Oil leak
3 9/3/1956 DuQuoin DO USAC 74 Hoover Motor Express Templeton Offy 3 10 99 Flagged 30
4 9/8/1956 Syracuse DO USAC 74 Hoover Motor Express Templeton Offy 16 15 97 Flagged
-- 9/15/1956 ISF DO USAC 74 Hoover Motor Express Templeton Offy -- -- -- DNS, too slow
5 6/2/1957 Langhorne DO USAC 15 Ray Brady Kurtis 4000 Offy 5 9 96 Flagged 40
6 6/9/1957 Milwaukee 1 PO USAC 15 Ray Brady Kurtis 4000D Offy 18 21 51 Stalled
7 6/23/1957 Detroit DO USAC 15 Ray Brady Kurtis 4000 Offy 8 10 98 Flagged 30
8 7/4/1957 Lakewood DO USAC 15 Ray Brady Kurtis 4000 Offy 6 8 100 Finished 50
NC 7/21/1957 Williams Grove DO USAC 15 Ray Brady Kurtis 4000 Offy 3 5 50 Finished
9 8/17/1957 Springfield DO USAC 76 Leitenberger Silnes/Sherman Offy 14 11 98 Flagged 20
-- 8/25/1957 Milwaukee 2 PO USAC 64 Shannon Brothers Watts Offy -- -- -- DNS, too slow
10 9/2/1957 DuQuoin DO USAC 43 Chapman Russo/Nichels Offy 4 9 99 Flagged 40
-- 9/7/1957 Syracuse DO USAC 15 Ray Brady Schroeder Offy -- -- -- Driven by Liguori
11 9/14/1957 ISF DO USAC 48 Sumar Blough Offy 4 5 99 Flagged 100
12 9/29/1957 Trenton PO USAC 48 Sumar Blough D Offy 12 19 84 Lost brakes
-- 6/8/1958 Milwaukee 1 PO USAC 10 Hoover Motor Express Kurtis 500G Offy -- -- -- Did not qualify, C8
13 6/15/1958 Langhorne DO USAC 10 Hoover Motor Express Silnes Offy 2 4 100 Finished 120
14 7/4/1958 Lakewood DO USAC 10 Hoover Motor Express Silnes Offy 1 5 100 Finished 100
NC 7/20/1958 Williams Grove DO USAC 10 Hoover Motor Express Silnes Offy 3 8 50 Finished
15 8/16/1958 Springfield DO USAC 10 Hoover Motor Express Silnes Offy 4 7 99 Flagged 60
16 8/24/1958 Milwaukee 2 PO USAC 10 Hoover Motor Express Silnes D Offy 6 12 191 Flagged 20
17 9/1/1958 DuQuoin DO USAC 10 Hoover Motor Express Silnes Offy 2 3 100 Finished 140
18 9/6/1958 Syracuse DO USAC 10 Hoover Motor Express Silnes Offy 3 6 100 Finished 80
19 9/13/1958 ISF DO USAC 10 Hoover Motor Express Silnes Offy 6 4 100 Finished 120
20 9/28/1958 Trenton 2 PO USAC 10 Hoover Motor Express Silnes Offy 3 6 99 Flagged 80
21 10/26/1958 Sacramento DO USAC 35 Hardwood Door Kurtis 4000 Offy 5 12 96 Flagged 10
22 11/11/1958 Phoenix DO USAC 26 Bob Estes Phillips Offy 5 7 98 Flagged 60
23 4/4/1959 Daytona 1 PO USAC 9 Bob Estes Phillips D Offy 7 11 37 Flagged 20
NC 4/4/1959 Daytona 2 PO USAC 9 Bob Estes Phillips D Offy 6 8 17 Flagged
24 4/19/1959 Trenton 1 PO USAC 9 Bob Estes Phillips D Offy 1 13 57 Spun out, turn 3
25 5/30/1959 Indianapolis PO USAC 9 Bob Estes Phillips Offy 10 24 112 Broken torsion bar
26 6/7/1959 Milwaukee 1 PO USAC 9 Bob Estes Phillips D Offy 14 9 99 Flagged 40
27 6/14/1959 Langhorne DO USAC 9 Bob Estes Phillips Offy 3 9 99 Flagged 40
NC-- 7/19/1959 Williams Grove DO USAC 9 Bob Estes Phillips Offy -- -- -- Flipped heat race
28 8/22/1959 Springfield DO USAC 9 Bob Estes Phillips Offy 1 2 100 Finished 160
-- 8/30/1959 Milwaukee 2 PO USAC 9 Bob Estes Phillips D Offy -- -- -- DNS, too slow
29 9/7/1959 DuQuoin DO USAC 9 Bob Estes Phillips Offy 1 2 100 Finished 160
30 9/12/1959 Syracuse DO USAC 9 Bob Estes Phillips Offy 4 2 100 Finished 160
31 9/19/1959 ISF DO USAC 9 Bob Estes Phillips Offy 2 17 29 Broken valve
32 9/27/1959 Trenton 2 PO USAC 9 Bob Estes Phillips Offy 8 5 100 Finished 100
33 10/18/1959 Phoenix DO USAC 9 Bob Estes Phillips Offy 3 5 100 Finished 100
34 10/25/1959 Sacramento DO USAC 9 Bob Estes Phillips Offy 4 15 14 Out
35 4/10/1960 Trenton 1 PO USAC 7 Bob Estes Philipp D Offy 3 22 14 Engine
NC 4/13/1960 Langhorne DO USAC 7 Bob Estes Philipp Offy 1 1 10 5:31.456 108.612
36 5/30/1960 Indianapolis PO USAC 7 Bob Estes Philipp Offy 8 4 200 3:39:19.28 136.785 600
37 6/5/1960 Milwaukee 1 PO USAC 7 Bob Estes Philipp Offy 14 22 18 Spun out
38 6/19/1960 Langhorne DO USAC 7 Bob Estes Philipp Offy 1 15 26 Oil leak
39 8/20/1960 Springfield DO USAC 7 Bob Estes Philipp Offy 1 7 97 Flagged 60
40 8/28/1960 Milwaukee 2 PO USAC 7 Bob Estes Philipp Offy 4 19 105 Broken universal joint
41 9/5/1960 DuQuoin DO USAC 7 Bob Estes Philipp Offy 1 8 99 Flagged 50
42 9/10/1960 Syracuse DO USAC 7 Bob Estes Philipp Offy 6 12 98 Flagged 10
43 9/17/1960 ISF DO USAC 7 Bob Estes Philipp Offy 6 4 100 Finished 120
44 9/25/1960 Trenton 2 PO USAC 7 Bob Estes Philipp D Offy 1 4 100 Finished 120
45 10/30/1960 Sacramento DO USAC 7 Bob Estes Philipp Offy 1 3 100 Finished 140
46 11/20/1960 Phoenix DO USAC 7 Bob Estes Philipp Offy 12 4 99 Flagged 120
47 4/9/1961 Trenton 1 PO USAC 3 Hoover Motor Express Kuzma D Offy 3 16 63 Spun turn 3
48 5/30/1961 Indianapolis PO USAC 3 Hoover Motor Express Epperly Offy 2 33 2 Bent valves
49 6/4/1961 Milwaukee 1 PO USAC 3 Hoover Motor Express Epperly Offy 7 6 99 Flagged 80
50 6/18/1961 Langhorne DO USAC 3 Hoover Motor Express Kuzma Offy 4 14 52 Magneto
51 8/20/1961 Milwaukee 2 PO USAC 3 Hoover Motor Express Epperly Offy 1 24 36 Lost brakes, spun 3
52 8/21/1961 Springfield DO USAC 3 Hoover Motor Express Kuzma Offy 6 15 61 Mechanical
53 9/4/1961 DuQuoin DO USAC 5 Autolite Kuzma Offy 6 6 100 Finished 80
54 9/9/1961 Syracuse DO USAC 5 Autolite Kuzma Offy 3 17 28 Fuel tank leak
55 9/16/1961 ISF DO USAC 5 Autolite Kuzma Offy 5 8 95 Flagged 50
56 9/24/1961 Trenton 2 PO USAC 5 Autolite Kuzma Offy 3 4 100 Finished 120
57 10/29/1961 Sacramento DO USAC 5 Autolite Kuzma Offy 14 7 97 Flagged 60
58 11/19/1961 Phoenix DO USAC 5 Autolite Kuzma Offy 5 3 88 Flagged 140
59 4/8/1962 Trenton 1 PO USAC 14 Hopkins Kuzma D Offy 6 4 100 Finished 120
60 5/30/1962 Indianapolis PO USAC 14 Mid-Continent Securities Epperly Offy 11 12 200 3:40:51.23 135.836 50
61 6/10/1962 Milwaukee 1 PO USAC 14 Hopkins Epperly Offy 2 17 68 Wrecked turn 1
62 7/1/1962 Langhorne 1 DO USAC 14 Hopkins Kuzma Offy 2 4 100 Finished 120
63 7/22/1962 Trenton 2 PO USAC 7 Leader Card Watson D Offy 3 2 142 Flagged - rain 240
64 8/19/1962 Springfield DO USAC 7 Leader Card Watson Offy 3 3 99 Flagged 140
65 8/20/1962 Milwaukee 2 PO USAC 17 Bell Lines Trucking Watson Offy 16 25 14 Wrecked
66 8/26/1962 Langhorne 2 DO USAC 7 Leader Card Watson Offy 2 1 100 0:57:15.13 104.799 200
67 9/8/1962 Syracuse DO USAC 7 Leader Card Watson Offy 2 7 99 Finished 60
68 9/15/1962 ISF DO USAC 7 Leader Card Watson Offy 3 2 100 Finished 160
69 9/23/1962 Trenton 3 PO USAC 7 Leader Card Watson D Offy 4 1 200 1:57:02.38 102.529 400
70 10/28/1962 Sacramento DO USAC 7 Leader Card Watson Offy 4 2 100 Finished 160
71 11/18/1962 Phoenix DO USAC 7 Leader Card Watson Offy 13 8 51 Flagged 50
72 4/21/1963 Trenton 1 PO USAC 4 Leader Card Duo Watson Offy 11 17 46 Magneto
73 5/30/1963 Indianapolis PO USAC 4 Leader Card 500 Watson Offy 3 5 200 3:32:58.11 140.866 500
74 6/9/1963 Milwaukee 1 PO USAC 4 Leader Card 500 Watson Offy 5 17 96 Flagged
RD 6/23/1963 Langhorne DO USAC 5 Econo Car Rental Kuzma Offy -- -- 36 Relieved Marshman 63-98 37
--/ 6/23/1963 Langhorne DO USAC 4 Leader Card Watson Offy -- -- -- Fuel starvation, practice
75 7/28/1963 Trenton 2 PO USAC 4 Leader Card 500 Watson Offy 8 12 143 Flagged 15
76 8/17/1963 Springfield DO USAC 4 Leader Card Duo Watson Offy 5 3 100 Finished 140
77 8/18/1963 Milwaukee 2 PO USAC 4 Leader Card 500 Watson Offy 11 10 194 Flagged 60
78 9/2/1963 DuQuoin DO USAC 4 Leader Card Duo Watson Offy 2 5 99 Flagged 100
79 9/14/1963 ISF DO USAC 4 Leader Card Duo Watson Offy 4 2 100 Finished 160
80 9/22/1963 Trenton 3 PO USAC 4 Leader Card 500 Watson Offy 16 5 197 Flagged 200
81 10/27/1963 Sacramento DO USAC 4 Leader Card Duo Watson Offy 7 6 100 Finished 80
82 11/17/1963 Phoenix DO USAC 4 Leader Card Duo Watson Offy 10 7 99 Flagged 60
83 3/22/1964 Phoenix 1 PO USAC 5 Wynn's Friction Proofing Watson Offy 4 4 100 Finished 120
84 5/30/1964 Indianapolis PO USAC 5 Wynn's Friction Proofing Watson RE Offy 9 12 187 Clutch failure 50
85 6/7/1964 Milwaukee 1 PO USAC 5 Wynn's Friction Proofing Watson RE Offy 9 15 49 Broken piston
86 6/21/1964 Langhorne DO USAC 5 Wynn's Friction Proofing Watson Offy 4 2 100 Finished 160
87 7/19/1964 Trenton 2 PO USAC 5 Wynn's Friction Proofing Watson RE Offy 7 3 146 Flagged 210
88 8/22/1964 Springfield DO USAC 5 Wynn's Friction Proofing Watson Offy 7 3 100 Finished 140
89 8/23/1964 Milwaukee 2 PO USAC 5 Wynn's Friction Proofing Watson RE Offy 8 13 183 Blew engine
90 9/7/1964 DuQuoin DO USAC 5 Wynn's Friction Proofing Watson Offy 1 3 99 Flagged 140
91 9/26/1964 ISF DO USAC 5 Wynn's Friction Proofing Watson Offy 5 3 100 Finished 140
92 9/27/1964 Trenton 3 PO USAC 5 Wynn's Friction Proofing Watson Offy 10 2 199 Flagged 320
93 10/25/1964 Sacramento DO USAC 5 Wynn's Friction Proofing Watson Offy 8 3 100 Finished 140
94 11/22/1964 Phoenix 2 PO USAC 5 Wynn's Friction Proofing Watson Offy 6 3 199 Flagged 280
95 3/28/1965 Phoenix 1 PO USAC 4 Wynn's Watson Offy 5 1 150 1:24:32.53 106.456 300
96 4/25/1965 Trenton 1 PO USAC 4 Wynn's Watson Offy 6 13 71 Broken universal joint
97 5/31/1965 Indianapolis PO USAC 4 Wynn's Watson RE Ford 18 8 197 Flagged 144.472 250
98 6/6/1965 Milwaukee 1 PO USAC 4 Wynn's Watson RE Ford 3 20 20 Engine
99 6/20/1965 Langhorne 1 PO USAC 4 Wynn's Watson RE Ford 12 15 60 Overheated
100 7/18/1965 Trenton 2 PO USAC 4 Wynn's Watson Offy 7 4 148 Flagged 180
101 7/25/1965 IRP RC USAC 4 Wynn's Watson Offy 8 6 80 Finished 120
102 8/1/1965 Atlanta PO USAC 4 Wynn's Watson Offy 9 8 164 Flagged 125
103 8/8/1965 Langhorne 2 PO USAC 4 Wynn's Watson D Offy 2 6 124 Flagged 100
104 8/14/1965 Milwaukee 2 PO USAC 4 Wynn's Watson Offy 8 6 147 Flagged 120
105 8/21/1965 Springfield DO USAC 4 Wynn's Watson Offy 3 6 99 Flagged 80
106 8/22/1965 Milwaukee 3 PO USAC 4 Wynn's Watson Offy 7 25 13 Wrecked turn 1
107 9/6/1965 DuQuoin DO USAC 4 Wynn's Watson Offy 2 1 100 1:07:34.43 88.792 200
108 9/18/1965 ISF DO USAC 4 Wynn's Watson Offy 5 13 85 Blew engine
109 9/26/1965 Trenton 3 PO USAC 4 Wynn's Watson Offy 10 15 142 Spun turn 4
110 10/24/1965 Sacramento DO USAC 4 Wynn's Watson Offy 1 1 100 1:09:30.52 86.710 200
111 11/21/1965 Phoenix 2 PO USAC 4 Wynn's Watson Offy 12 5 198 Flagged 200
112 3/20/1966 Phoenix 1 PO USAC 4 Leader Card Gerhardt Ford 2 16 37 Ignition
113 4/24/1966 Trenton 1 PO USAC 4 Leader Card Gerhardt Ford 6 10 98 Flagged 45
114 5/30/1966 Indianapolis PO USAC 4 Leader Card Gerhardt Ford 9 23 0 Wrecked MS
115 6/5/1966 Milwaukee 1 PO USAC 4 Leader Card Gerhardt Ford 10 15 97 Flagged
116 6/12/1966 Langhorne 1 PO USAC 4 Leader Card Watson D Offy 2 4 100 Finished 120
117 6/26/1966 Atlanta PO USAC 4 Leader Card Gerhardt Ford 3 6 188 Flagged 240
118 7/24/1966 IRP RC USAC 4 Leader Card Gerhardt Ford 15 9 79 Flagged 60
119 8/7/1966 Langhorne 2 PO USAC 4 Leader Card Watson D Offy 1 5 149 Flagged 150
120 8/20/1966 Springfield DO USAC 4 Leader Card Watson Offy 1 1 100 1:02:59.79 95.243 200
121 8/27/1966 Milwaukee 2 PO USAC 4 Leader Card Gerhardt Ford 26 23 23 Ignition
122 9/5/1966 DuQuoin DO USAC 4 Leader Card Watson Offy 3 6 99 Flagged 80
123 9/10/1966 ISF DO USAC 4 Leader Card Watson Offy 6 4 100 Finished 120
124 9/25/1966 Trenton 2 PO USAC 95 Leader Card Watson FE Offy 19 23 31 Mechanical
125 10/23/1966 Sacramento DO USAC 4 Leader Card Watson Offy 1 4 100 Finished 120

 

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