Tim Richmond

American stock car racing driver Tim Richmond

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.
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Birthday
07 June 1955
home town
State of Ohio

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Come wish Mike Grenier a happy retirement next Thursday - The Salem News
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Salem — Cameron Darmody, Sr.; Tim Richmond, Jr.; Kyle Gauthier, Sr. Nick McLaughlin is close to committing to one of the Division 1 colleges after him for his golf talents. Yet even he is in awe of some of the things he sees from St. John's Prep
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Tom Cruise Takes Ride in Red Bull F1 Machine - Inside Line
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Cruise, fresh from the success of his role as a Navy jet fighter pilot in Top Gun in 1986, starred in a Paramount film based loosely on NASCAR characters Tim Richmond, Harry Hyde and Rick Hendrick. Cruise's character, named Cole Trickle,
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Michigan International Speedway - AthlonSports.com
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A hard-charging Tim Richmond falls from second to fifth late in the race after confusion over when a caution is displayed. Richmond races back to second after the restart but is not able to run Elliott down on the last lap. The race is also notable in
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In the cockpit with racing superstar Carl Edwards on eve of Aug 20 Montreal ... - Montreal Gazette (blog)
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I'm not surprised Darling is treated this way considering the God-awful homophobic reaction to the news that racer Tim Richmond – one of the first drivers to switch from open-wheel racing to stock-car racing – died of AIDS back in August 1989,
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Sharon Triathlon Ends In A New York Minute - Patch.com
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Max Performance Race Director Tim Richmond said more than 100 beginner triathletes participated Sunday. "You guys are going to have a great race," he said. Richmond told the crowd that the run featured "a beautiful shady course all around the lake
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Tim Richmond; 22 Years Later and Still Not Forgotten - SpeedwayMedia.com (press release)
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Tim Richmond was a lot different since he did not grow up with racing in his blood, and did not come from the hard working middle class lifestyle that most of NASCAR's big names came from. Instead Richmond was born into wealth, and because of this,
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A happy birthday, and a sad goodbye - Lexington Herald Leader
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It was during that weekend that some of us involved with stock car racing first saw SERIOUS signs that colorful, flamboyant, superstar driver Tim Richmond was ill far beyond the “cold” that had been claimed. On Aug. 8 of '87, a Saturday,
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Sharon Triathlon Seeks Volunteers' Aid - Patch.com
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More volunteers are needed for Sunday's swim, bike and run at Lake Massapoag, says Max Performance Race Director Tim Richmond. All volunteers can raise money for their cause, and receive a technical race shirt, he says
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Q&A with Kenny Francis: Same driver, new home is best of both worlds - Florida Times-Union
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[Tim] Richmond was driving it and I used to watch it on TV and think “man that would be cool to be associated with that one day.” And then as the company has grown it has become the preeminent company in this sport, so it's really just an honor to be
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NASCAR: Kenseth and Biffle lead Brickyard 400 practice at Indianapolis - AutoWeek
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5 and [Tim] Richmond was driving it, and I used to watch on TV and think 'man that would be cool to be associated with that one day.' Then the company grew and became the preeminent company in this sport, so it's really an honor to be associated with
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2011 ARCA: Gresham Hopes To Have Winning Plan - PaddockTalk
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In his previous eight career ARCA races, Gresham has one win – the Tim Richmond Memorial 200 at Mansfield Speedway (7//17/2010) - and four top-10 finishes. This will be his fourth start of the 2011 season with Venturini Motorsports, his best finish a
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Flashback: In '71, the inaugural LARC all-star football game drew 11000 - Allentown Morning Call
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Hamlin is the first to win the two summer Pocono races from the pole in the same season, and the sixth driver to sweep the two races, joining Jimmie Johnson, Bobby Labonte, Bill Elliott, Bobby Allison and Tim Richmond. 1991 — Ray Buss, the state's
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In '66, Billie Jean King won exhibition at Saucon Valley - Allentown Morning Call
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1986 — Fog shortens the Summer 500 at Pocono International Raceway to 375 miles, leading to a wild finish when Tim Richmond edges Ricky Rudd and Geoff Bodine by a foot. Race officials informed the drivers after 140 laps that the race would be
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Williams: Product Wars Still Percolating In NASCAR - RacinToday.com
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Driver Tim Richmond and owner Rick Hendrick were key players in NASCAR's coffee wars back in the 1980s. Looks like razor wars are now upon us. (Photo courtesy of NASCAR) By Deb Williams | Senior Writer With Schick's entrance into NASCAR's Sprint Cup
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Kite to Run Milwaukee for Legendary Sachs Family - WhoWon.com (press release)
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To Sachs, 25 was used by his father at Indianapolis and, to Kite, as a reminder of his racing hero Tim Richmond. Saturday's 7:30pm (CDT) race, held in conjunction with the IZOD IndyCar Series, is Kite's first Silver Crown race since 2005
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Who deserves a spot in NASCAR's 2013 Hall of Fame class? - SI.com
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He had 56 victories and was the crew chief for Bobby Isaac's 1970 championship. Hyde joined Rick Hendrick's new team in 1984 and was crew chief during Tim Richmond's seven-win season in 1987. The Harry Hogge character in the movie Days of Thunder was
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tim Richmond
    THIRTIES
  • 1989
    Age 33
    On August 13, 1989, Richmond died at the age of 34, about two years after his final NASCAR race.
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    ESPN sent a get-well-soon card to Richmond when it aired the July 1989 NASCAR race at Pocono.
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  • 1988
    Age 32
    A series of drug tests and falsely reported positive results shortly before the 1988 Daytona 500 kept Richmond from driving in what was to have been his last big race ", the report said.
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    Baskin reported that sealed court documents and interviews showed Tennant and NASCAR used "allegedly false drug-test results in 1988 to bar Richmond from racing".
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    In his final public appearance in February 1988, Richmond denied that he abused drugs and said that a mistake had been made in his drug test.
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    In April 1988, Richmond sued NASCAR over the suspension.
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    Although Richmond attempted a comeback in 1988, NASCAR suspended him for testing positive for banned substances.
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  • 1987
    Age 31
    He resigned from Hendrick Motorsports in September 1987.
    Richmond earned a victory in the next race at Riverside, and made his final 1987 start at Michigan International Speedway's Champion Spark Plug 400 that August, finishing 29th with a blown engine.
    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.
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  • 1986
    Age 30
    Richmond fell ill the day after the 1986 NASCAR annual banquet during a promotional trip to New York City.
    He had a career-best third-place finish in points after winning seven events in 1986, in what was his last full NASCAR season.
    Richmond had suffered a 64-race winless streak that was finally broken at the Van Scoy Diamond Mine 500 at Pocono in June 1986.
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    Richmond joined Hendrick Motorsports in 1986, where he teamed up with veteran crew chief Harry Hyde.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1985
    Age 29
    In 1985, the final season that Richmond competed for Beadle, his best finish was a second-place run at Bristol.
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  • 1984
    Age 28
    Richmond finished the 1984 season 12th in points, with 11 finishes in the top 10 and in six in the top 5.
    Esquire magazine named Richmond as one of "the best of the new generation" in 1984.
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  • 1983
    Age 27
    In 1983, Richmond began racing for Raymond Beadle whom he had known before he started racing.
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  • 1982
    Age 26
    Richmond started 1982 without a ride before getting a one-race deal to drive for Billie Harvey at the Rockingham track.
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  • 1981
    Age 25
    Richmond raced for three teams in 1981.
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  • 1980
    Age 24
    Overall, he finished the 1980 season 41st in points.
    He debuted at the Coca-Cola 500 at Pocono on July 27, 1980, finishing 12th in a D. K. Ulrich-owned Chevrolet.
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    He was named the 1980 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year. "I busted up a few Indy cars right after that," he said. "Milwaukee, Mid-Ohio... at Michigan I cut one in two.
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    During practice for the 1980 Indianapolis 500, Richmond set the fastest unofficial practice speed of the month, besting even race favorite Johnny Rutherford in the vaunted Chaparral.
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  • 1979
    Age 23
    Richmond's father bought an Eagle Indy Car chassis and an Offenhauser engine for the 1979 race at Michigan International Speedway.
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  • 1978
    Age 22
    Richmond raced in a 1978 Mini Indy car event at Phoenix International Raceway, winning the Formula Super Vee support event in a Lola T620.
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    Richmond returned to racing sprint cars in the United States Automobile Club's (USAC) national sprint car tour in 1978.
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  • 1977
    Age 21
    In 1977 Tim Richmond became both Sandusky Speedway's Rookie of the Year and the SuperModified class track champion.
  • 1976
    Age 20
    A friend of Richmond's father co-owned a sprint car and Richmond joined the team as a crew member for Dave Shoemaker. In 1976, 21-year-old Richmond took the car onto Lakeville Speedway at Lakeville, Ohio for some practice laps. "Somebody put a stopwatch on me," Richmond said. "I was running laps faster than Dave had been.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1955
    Born
    Born in 1955.
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