Gordon Johncock

American racing driver Gordon Johncock

Gordon Johncock is a former racing driver, best known as a two-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 and the 1976 USAC Marlboro Championship Trail champion. Johncock was most often simply referred to as "Gordy."
Share
Biography
Gordon Johncock's personal information overview.
home town
Hastings

Photo Albums

Popular photos of Gordon Johncock

Relationships

View family, career and love interests for Gordon Johncock
News
News about Gordon Johncock from around the web
Get revved up for another season of action on West Michigan race tracks - MLive.com
Google News - over 6 years
Drivers such as Gordon Johncock of Hastings, a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner, and Johnny Benson Jr. of Grand Rapids, who won championships in NASCAR's Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series, honed their skills on local tracks before heading to
Article Link:
 Google News article
Auctions America event grows in second year - fwdailynews.com
Google News - over 6 years
a series of Indianapolis 500 pace cars including a 1973 Cadillac Eldorado convertible given to Gordon Johncock after he won the 1973 Indianapolis 500 race; and a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro used during race week by Mari Hulman George,
Article Link:
 Google News article
IZOD IndyCar Series - Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Preview - Kansas City Star
Google News - over 6 years
Franchitti also scored his 25th open-wheel racing victory, which at the time placed him in a tie with Gordon Johncock for 12th on the all-time winners' list. Since then, he has added five more titles to his credit and ranks ninth, one behind Paul Tracy
Article Link:
 Google News article
Williams Grove Speedway hosting WoO - Tarentum Valley News Dispatch
Google News - over 6 years
Gordon Johncock, who twice won the Indianapolis 500 (1973, 1982) won the first Summer Nationals in 1963. Sammy Swindell won last year's Summer Nationals. After the races at Williams Grove, the series heads to New York for a show at Lebanon Valley
Article Link:
 Google News article
Newman-Haas Racing Takes Third At Milwaukee Mile - Patch.com
Google News - over 6 years
The list of drivers who have raced or won at Milwaukee reads like a who's who list of racing – Barney Oldfield, Rex Mays, Tony Bettenhausen, AJ Foyt, Mario Andretti, Parnelli Jones, Johnny Rutherford, Gordon Johncock, Rick Mears, Michael Andretti,
Article Link:
 Google News article
Speed is not the answer for NASCAR - San Bernardino Sun
Google News - over 6 years
In fact, in the past 55 weeks, Franchitti has zipped past Tommy Milton, Bobby Rahal, Ralph DePalma, Gordon Johncock and Rodger Ward. Paul Tracy and Sebastien Bourdais are next on the list at 31. Franchitti already might have passed them if he hadn't
Article Link:
 Google News article
Franchitti Humbled to be in 'Strange Company' - 1070 The Fan - Indianapolis
Google News - over 6 years
It's select company - surpassing Tommy Milton, Bobby Rahal, Ralph DePalma, Gordon Johncock, Rodger Ward and Johnny Rutherford over the past 55 weeks - and the reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion can't fathom himself in the room
Article Link:
 Google News article
'Old-school mechanic' from Monona has fashioned memorable open-wheel career - Capital Times
Google News - over 6 years
Homburg's first race win as a crew member with Patrick Racing came at the 1982 Indy 500, when Gordon Johncock edged Rick Mears by 0.16 of a second. At the time, the finish was the closest in race history. It now ranks third in the history books,
Article Link:
 Google News article
RACER SPECIAL: Mile's better - Racer
Google News - over 6 years
“Milwaukee was all about being aggressive and that was my kind of place,” says Gordon Johncock. “If you could get your car working a little better than the other guys, it made you look like superman,” reckons Tom Sneva. “I wish we had three or four
Article Link:
 Google News article
30 Years Ago - Mike Mosley Wins 1981 Rex Mays Classic - RacingNation.com
Google News - over 6 years
Gordon Johncock placed Pat Patrick's light-blue and day-glo orange STP Oil Treatment Wildcat-Cosworth on the pole at a speed of 134.700 mph. Bobby Unser positioned his blue Norton Spirit Penske PC9B-Cosworth alongside on the front row
Article Link:
 Google News article
IndyCar Series: Firestone Twin 275s - Drivers' Post-Race Notes & Quotes - Auto Racing Daily
Google News - over 6 years
Dixon has finished second 25times in his Indy car career - tying Dario Franchitti and Gordon Johncock for ninth on the all-time list. Ryan Briscoe finished third, his third top-three finish of the season. WILL POWER (No. 12 Verizon Team Penske,
Article Link:
 Google News article
Foyt, Dirt Cars And The Milwaukee Mile - RacingNation.com
Google News - over 6 years
He sat on the pole in the white, red and blue Sheraton-Thompson Special out qualifying 25 other cars including drivers such as Mario Andretti, Dan Gurney and Gordon Johncock who were driving in newer sleeker rear-engine cars
Article Link:
 Google News article
INDYCAR: Double-Header History Lesson - SPEEDtv.com
Google News - over 6 years
Oval-track bully Gordon Johncock earned his lone road course victory and Dan Gurney, Mario Andretti and Al Unser feasted on this format. Bobby Unser captured the inaugural set and Rick Mears swept the last pair 30 years ago. From 1967 to 1981,
Article Link:
 Google News article
Whittemore Speedway kicks off 2011 season with wild night - The Bay City Times - MLive.com
Google News - over 6 years
Gordon Johncock's #20 Camaro pace car is parked at the front of the line. WHITTEMORE — The 2011 season at Whittemore Speedway kicked off last Saturday. With two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock in attendance to drive the pace car fans were
Article Link:
 Google News article
Indianapolis 500 Analysis: Wheldon Wins, Hildebrand Chokes - Opposing Views
Google News - over 6 years
For whatever reason, I can recall that Gordon Johncock's hometown is Coldwater, Mich. I remember that because I always look up cities I've never heard of. Back in 1982, Johncock had a healthy lead over Rick Mears before his lead shrank to .16 seconds
Article Link:
 Google News article
Indy's best races - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Google News - over 6 years
1982: Rick Mears relentlessly chopped down Gordon Johncock's large lead late as Johncock struggled with handling. Mears looked ready to take the lead early in the final lap, but Johncock expertly cut him off. Mears finally moved to Johncock's side in
Article Link:
 Google News article
Indianapolis Hall of Fame Dinner - RacingNation.com
Google News - over 6 years
During his career as a mechanic and strategist, he worked with some of the sport's most outstanding drivers, including Andretti, Tom Sneva, Bobby Unser, Rick Mears, Al Unser, Nigel Mansell, Gordon Johncock, Emerson Fittipaldi and Danny Sullivan
Article Link:
 Google News article
Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Gordon Johncock
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2012
    Age 74
    A year later, Speedway officials again invited him to attend, and he did return to the Speedway and participated in pre-race festivities at the 2012 race.
    More Details
  • 2011
    Age 73
    Johncock chose not to attend the 2011 Indianapolis 500, which celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first race.
    More Details
  • 2004
    Age 66
    He participated in a 2004 interview on ESPN Classic's "Big Ticket" review of the 1982 Indy 500.
    More Details
  • FIFTIES
  • 1992
    Age 54
    His final race was the 1992 Indy 500, where he dropped out with engine failure.
    More Details
  • 1991
    Age 53
    Johncock completed a sixth-place finish in the 1991 Indy 500, despite having flu-like symptoms the morning of the race.
  • FORTIES
  • 1987
    Age 49
    He attempted another return in 1987.
    More Details
  • 1986
    Age 48
    He planned to enter the 1986 Indianapolis 500, but his funding for a car fell through.
    More Details
  • 1985
    Age 47
    He served on the IMS Radio Network in 1985, but decided to return to racing in 1986.
    Johncock abruptly retired from Indycar racing during the first week of practice for the 1985 Indianapolis 500, just before qualifications.
  • 1982
    Age 44
    Johncock, who started 3rd on the grid, won the 200 mile, 132 lap race at an average of 146.133 mph from the Penske-Cosworth of Al Unser and John Paul, Jr. in a 1982 model Penske-Cosworth.
    More Details
    Johncock took a second Indianapolis 500 victory in 1982, winning by .16 second over Rick Mears.
    More Details
  • THIRTIES
  • 1976
    Age 38
    In 1976 and 1978 he finished third at Indianapolis, and in 1977 he was leading A. J. Foyt when the car's crankshaft broke with sixteen laps to go.
    Johncock won the USAC national title in 1976, snatching the title from Johnny Rutherford in the final race of the season at Phoenix International Raceway.
  • 1975
    Age 37
    In the 1975 Indianapolis 500, he started the race on the front row but retired with ignition problems on the 11th lap.
  • 1973
    Age 35
    At the 1973 Indianapolis 500, Johncock was racing for STP/Patrick Racing.
    More Details
    He won six further races before winning the Indy 500 in 1973.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1965
    Age 27
    Johncock's first USAC victory was scored at the Milwaukee Mile in August 1965.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1936
    Age -2
    Born on August 5, 1936.
Original Authors of this text are noted here.
None of the information offered by Spokeo is to be considered for purposes of determining or making a decision about a person's eligibility for credit, insurance, employment, housing (tenant screening), or for any other purposes covered under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Spokeo is not a consumer reporting agency and does not offer consumer reports. Spokeo gathers information from public sources, which may not be complete, comprehensive, accurate, or up-to-date, so do not use this service as a substitute for your own due diligence, especially if you have concerns about a person's criminal history. Spokeo does not verify or evaluate each piece of data, and makes no warranties or guarantees about any of the information offered.