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Tim Richmond

Racer
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Born Jun 7, 1955
Hometown Ashland, Ohio
Died Aug 13, 1989
Death Place West Palm Beach, ...

Tim Richmond was an American race car driver from Ashland, Ohio. He competed in IndyCar racing before transferring to NASCAR's Winston Cup Series. Richmond was one of the first drivers to change from open wheel racing to NASCAR stock cars full-time, which has since become an industry trend. He won the 1980 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year award and had 13 victories during eight NASCAR seasons.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1955 Birth Born in 1955.

TWENTIES

1976 - 1977 2 More Events
1978 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Richmond returned to racing sprint cars in the United States Automobile Club's (USAC) national sprint car tour in 1978. … Read More
1979 24 Years Old Richmond's father bought an Eagle Indy Car chassis and an Offenhauser engine for the 1979 race at Michigan International Speedway. … Read More
After crashing during the first day of qualifying for the 1980 Indianapolis 500, Richmond nevertheless obtained the 19th starting position in the race. … Read More
1981 26 Years Old Richmond raced for three teams in 1981. … Read More
1982 27 Years Old Richmond started 1982 without a ride before getting a one-race deal to drive for Billie Harvey at the Rockingham track. … Read More
1983 28 Years Old In 1983, Richmond began racing for Raymond Beadle whom he had known before he started racing. … Read More
1984 29 Years Old 1 More Event
Esquire magazine named Richmond as one of "the best of the new generation" in 1984. … Read More

THIRTIES

1985 30 Years Old In 1985, the final season that Richmond competed for Beadle, his best finish was a second place run at Bristol. … Read More
Richmond joined Hendrick Motorsports in 1986, where he teamed up with veteran crew chief Harry Hyde. … Read More
He was not well enough to begin the 1987 NASCAR season despite lengthy hospitalization in Cleveland and further rest at home; when Richmond missed the Daytona 500, his condition was reported as double pneumonia. … Read More
…  He attempted a comeback in 1988 before NASCAR banned him for testing positive for a banned substance; after NASCAR insisted on access to his entire medical record before reinstating him, Richmond withdrew from racing. … Read More
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