Help fill in the blanks
I've tried to make this database the most
complete and accurate site available for information on Indy Car racing.
Unfortunately it can never be 100% complete, too much early data simply no
longer exists. But the goal is to keep updating and trying to make this
info as complete as humanly possible. If you've noticed any mistakes on
this site, please feel free to let me know. With this much data, it's
impossible to be 100% mistake free, though I've tried to get as close as
possible. There is also a lot of data missing. If you have any
information that can fill in the blanks I would greatly appreciate it.
Specifically here's what I'm looking for:
Biographical data can be hard enough to come by
for some newer drivers, for most older ones it's incredibly difficult.
There are a number of drivers who I don't even have a first name for. It
happens mostly with drivers from 1909 through the early '20s. If you have any info regarding
these areas I would greatly appreciate it:
- Full names, including middle names (very difficult to get)
- Birth places (actual birth places are
preferred, but even if it's just a listed hometown from a program it's
better than nothing)
- Birth and death dates
The biggest holes are with car numbers and
chassis/engines, again mostly from the early years. I'm not sure this data
will ever be recovered. There are also other events that I'm looking
for help on, specifically:
- The 1946 championship. There are a lot
of sprint car races, in fact all 71 of them, where I don't have full
- Full results for a number of pre-WWII
- Results for the 1953
NASCAR Speedway Division. Only 3 races were held: June 10 at
Greensboro, June 28 at Fayetteville, and a later race at Martinsville.
I only have the race winners. All other info is missing.
- There was a last chance race to fill out the
field for the 1981 Michigan 500, I need the results of that.
- I need a full entry list and list of those who
did not make the main event for 2 of the 3 dirt races in the 1981-82 USAC
season, DuQuoin and the Indiana State Fairgrounds. I already have the
info from Springfield.
- Any info regarding qualifying results,
especially the DNQs, for the 3 dirt races in the
1982-83 USAC season will help. I have DNQs for Nazareth but not the
other two, and I don't have a lineup for 2 of 3 races.
- I need the DNQs for the DuQuoin dirt race in
- I'm positive there are entries from
Indianapolis in the early years that have been missed along the way, the
info from that area is spotty at times.
- Race names are sometimes missing, especially
from the early years. When you see something with a generic title such
as Oklahoma City Race or Detroit 100, that's because I don't have the actual
name. Of course the race could actually have been named simply the
Detroit 100, but I don't know.
- Track names are often the same way. A
generic sounding name like Oklahoma City Road Race Circuit is because I
don't know what the track's name was, or if it even had one. Sometimes
they don't, for example Long Beach is listed as Long Beach Street Circuit
because there isn't a formal name for the track like a permanent road course
There may also be more non points races or
drivers entered at races that I know nothing about. Any information that
will help complete the record will be greatly appreciated.