Chet Gardner
Chester Leroy Gardner
Birthplace: Grant, Missouri
Born: March 16, 1898
Died: September 3, 1938

Extended driver stats

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Year Series Starts DNS/DNQ Wins 2nds 3rds 4ths 5ths Best Finish Poles Points Standing
1928 AAA 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 60 17
1929 AAA 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 41 16
1930 AAA 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 80 20
1933 AAA 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 430 4
1934 AAA 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 120 16
1935 AAA 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 270 6
1936 AAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 30 27T
1937 AAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 191 17
1938 AAA 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 450 5
Total 26 6 0 0 3 2 2 1 1522

 

Track Type Starts DNS/DNQ Wins 2nds 3rds 4ths 5ths Best Finish Poles
Board Oval 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Brick Oval 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Dirt Oval 12 4 0 0 2 1 0 1
Paved Oval 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Road Course 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

 

Series Starts DNS/DNQ Wins 2nds 3rds 4ths 5ths Best Finish Poles
AAA 26 6 0 0 3 2 2 1

 

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

Points

1 6/10/1928 Detroit 1 DO AAA 37 Miller Miller Miller SC 10 10 9 Broken oil line
NC 7/4/1928 Atlantic City 1 BO AAA X X Miller Miller X 2 67 Finished
NC 9/16/1928 Atlantic City 2 BO AAA X X X X X 4 X X
2 9/1/1928 Syracuse DO AAA 37 Miller Miller Miller SC 4 3 100 1:25:54.70 69.839 60
-- 10/12/1928 Rockingham 3 BO AAA 37 Miller Miller Miller SC -- -- -- Did not qualify
RD 5/30/1929 Indianapolis BR AAA 48 Miller Miller Miller SC -- -- 155 Relieved W. Gardner 32-82, 97-200

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--/ 5/30/1929 Indianapolis BR AAA 19 Boyle Valve Miller Miller SC -- -- -- DNQ, burned rod
NC 6/2/1929 Cleveland DO AAA X X X X X X X Wrecked
3 6/9/1929 Detroit DO AAA 19 Boyle Valve Miller Miller SC 8 10 86 Flagged
4 6/15/1929 Altoona 1 BO AAA 19 Boyle Valve Miller Miller SC 11 12 64 Engine trouble
5 8/31/1929 Syracuse DO AAA 47 Duesenberg Duesenberg Duesenberg SC 10 13 44 Broken supercharger
6 9/2/1929 Altoona 2 BO AAA 47 Buckeye Duesenberg Duesenberg SC 7 11 56 Engine trouble
7 5/30/1930 Indianapolis BR AAA 18 Buckeye Duesenberg Duesenberg 5 38 1 Spun out SW  turn
8 6/9/1930 Detroit DO AAA 18 Buckeye Duesenberg Duesenberg 1 13 21 Wrecked, thru fence
9 6/14/1930 Altoona 1 BO AAA 18 Buckeye Duesenberg Duesenberg Duesenberg 3 13 69 Overheated
10 6/22/1930 Akron BO AAA 12 Buckeye Duesenberg Duesenberg Duesenberg 2 3 200 1:34:06.53 63.756 80
11 9/6/1930 Syracuse DO AAA 19 Duesenberg Duesenberg Duesenberg 14 14 25 Out
12 5/30/1933 Indianapolis BR AAA 21 Sampson Radio Stevens Miller 15 4 200 4:56:29.71 101.182 350
-- 6/11/1933 Detroit DO AAA 65 Kemp Duesenberg Duesenberg -- -- -- DNS, disqualified
NC-- 8/26/1933 Elgin RC AAA 10 Ford Ford Ford -- -- -- Did not start
13 9/9/1933 Syracuse DO AAA 36 Tydol Miller Miller 6 3 100 Finished 80.210 80
NC** 9/9/1933 Syracuse DO AAA 52 Miller X X -- -- -- Race cancelled due to darkness
14 5/30/1934 Indianapolis BR AAA 4 Sampson Radio Stevens Miller 5 21 72 Broken connecting rod
RD/ 5/30/1934 Indianapolis BR AAA 18 Boyle Products Miller Miller -- -- 64 Relieved Barringer 98-161
-- 9/9/1934 Syracuse DO AAA X Miller X Miller -- -- -- Did not qualify
15 12/23/1934 Mines Field RC AAA 4 Sampson Radio Stevens Miller 5 5 122 Flagged 120
16 5/30/1935 Indianapolis BR AAA 18 Sampson Radio Stevens Miller 9 7 200 4:56:39.02 101.129 200
17 8/24/1935 Springfield DO AAA 45 Bowes Seal Fast Stevens Miller 5 4 100 1:24:10.56 71.279 70
-- 9/2/1935 Syracuse DO AAA X X X X -- -- -- Did not qualify
-- 9/7/1935 Altoona DO AAA X X X X -- -- -- Did not qualify
18 10/13/1935 Langhorne DO AAA 66 DeBaets Rigling Miller 8 9 69 Threw LF wheel
NC 12/15/1935 Legion Ascot DO AAA 10 Miller Miller Miller 2 X X Mechanical
NC 1/12/1936 Oakland DO AAA 18 Miller Miller Miller X X X Did not finish
NC 1/26/1936 Legion Ascot DO AAA X X X X X 5 X X
19 5/30/1936 Indianapolis BR AAA 6 Gardner Duesenberg Offy 18 29 38 Clutch
20 6/20/1936 Goshen DO AAA 6 Gardner Duesenberg Offy 3 8 100 1:20:33.55 74.479 30
NC 8/22/1936 Springfield DO AAA 17 Miller Miller Miller 7 9 X X
21 9/14/1936 Syracuse DO AAA 6 Gardner Duesenberg Offy 10 14 1 Wrecked turn 1
22 10/12/1936 Westbury RC AAA 17 Gardner Miller Miller 13 21 72 Flagged
--/ 10/12/1936 Westbury RC AAA 6 Gardner Duesenberg Offy -- -- -- Driven by Tabor, drove #17 instead
23 5/30/1937 Indianapolis PO AAA 31 Burd Piston Ring Duesenberg Offy 9 11 199 Flagged 91
NC 6/13/1937 Cleveland DO AAA X X X X X X X X
24 7/5/1937 Westbury RC AAA 31 Burd Piston Ring Duesenberg Offy 23 12 90 4:22:00.37 68.700 45
NC 8/21/1937 Springfield DO AAA X X Miller Miller X 5 X X
NC 8/29/1937 Milwaukee DO AAA X X X X X X 19 Engine
25 9/12/1937 Syracuse DO AAA 72 Burd Piston Ring Duesenberg Miller 4 8 100 Finished 55
26 5/30/1938 Indianapolis PO AAA 38 Burd Piston Ring Rigling Offy 18 5 200 4:31:57.48 110.311 450
NC 8/28/1938 Milwaukee DO AAA X X Miller Offy 6 1 100 1:11:08.20 84.34

Known riding mechanics for this driver:

Date Track Type Mechanic Car # Sponsor/Name Chassis Engine Start Finish Laps Status
5/30/1930 Indianapolis BR Aaron Vance 18 Buckeye Duesenberg Duesenberg 5 38 1 Spun out SW turn
                     
5/30/1933 Indianapolis BR Herschell McKee 21 Sampson Radio Stevens Miller 15 4 200 4:56:29.71 101.182
                     
5/30/1934 Indianapolis BR Herschell McKee 4 Sampson Radio Stevens Miller 5 21 72 Broken connecting rod
12/23/1934 Mines Field RC Eddie Demoree 4 Sampson Radio Stevens Miller 5 5 122 Flagged
                     
5/30/1935 Indianapolis BR Vern Lake 18 Sampson Radio Stevens Miller 9 7 200 4:56:39.02 101.129
8/24/1935 Springfield DO Herschell McKee 45 Bowes Seal Fast Stevens Miller 5 4 100 1:24:10.56 71.279
                     
1/12/1936 Oakland (NC) DO Ray Gardner 18 Miller Miller Miller X X X Entered, position unknown
5/30/1936 Indianapolis BR Vern Lake 6 Gardner Duesenberg Offy 18 29 38 Clutch
                     
5/30/1937 Indianapolis PO Robert Eastridge 31 Burd Piston Ring Duesenberg Offy 9 11 199 Flagged

 

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