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Flag of U.S.A. Jim McElreath

nationality American age 86 years old born February 18, 1928 hometown Arlington, Texas

Career summary

Helmet of Jim McElreath
Races entered214
Wins7
Podiums27
Pole positions2
Fastest laps0
Race win percentage3.3%
Podium percentage12.6%

Racing highlights

19703rdUSAC National Championship
19662ndUSAC National Championship
19663rdIndianapolis 500
19653rdUSAC National Championship
19633rdUSAC National Championship

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Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

19841 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
19834 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
19825 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
19816 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position? fastest race laps
19807 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
19797 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
197814 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position? fastest race laps
19778 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
19765 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position? fastest race laps
19753 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
197410 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
197310 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
19724 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
19718 races1 win2 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
197011 races2 wins3 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
196911 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
196813 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
196716 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
196615 races1 win6 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
196516 races3 wins7 podiums1 pole positions? fastest race laps
196412 races0 wins0 podiums1 pole positions? fastest race laps
196312 races0 wins3 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
196212 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position? fastest race laps
19614 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1960? races? wins? podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Jim McElreath

1984PPG Indy Car World Series
0 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Dale Coyne Racing
Car: Eagle 81 (Chevrolet)
USAC Gold Crown Championship – 1983-84
1 race. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
McElreath
USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet Series
? races. ? wins. ? podiums. ? pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Beletsky
198329thPPG Indy Car World Series
3 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
McElreath Racing
Cars: Penske PC-7 (Cosworth TC), McElreath (Cosworth TC)
USAC National Silver Crown
1 race. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
198238thPPG Indy Car World Series
1 race. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
McElreath Racing
Car: Eagle (Offenhauser)
12thUSAC Gold Crown Championship – 1981-82
4 races. 0 wins. 1 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
McElreath Racing
Cars: Penske PC-6 (Cosworth TC), X
198136thPPG Indy Car World Series
3 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
McElreath Racing
Cars: Eagle (Offenhauser TC), Eagle (Chevrolet)
USAC National Silver Crown
3 races. 0 wins. 1 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Stanton, Conroy
198028thPPG Indy Car World Series
5 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
McElreath Racing
Cars: Penske PC-7 (Cosworth TC), King (Chevrolet), Eagle (Offenhauser)
45thUSAC National Championship
0 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
McElreath Racing
Cars: Penske PC-7 (Cosworth TC), King (Chevrolet)
USAC National Silver Crown
2 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
19796thUSAC National Championship
5 races. 0 wins. 1 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
McElreath Racing
Cars: Penske PC-6 (Cosworth TC), Eagle (Offenhauser TC)
SCCA/CART Indy Car Series
0 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
McElreath Racing
Car: Penske PC-6 (Cosworth TC)
USAC National Silver Crown
2 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Johnson
197819thUSAC National Championship
11 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
McElreath Racing
Car: Eagle 74 (Offenhauser TC)
USAC National Silver Crown
3 races. 0 wins. 1 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Johnson
197722ndUSAC National Championship
6 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
McElreath Racing, Fred Carillo, AMC Experimental
Cars: Eagle (Offenhauser), Eagle (AMC), Carillo (AMC)
USAC National Silver Crown
2 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
197636thUSAC National Championship
1 race. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Webster Racing
Car: Eagle (Offenhauser TC)
USAC National Silver Crown
4 races. 0 wins. 1 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
197532ndUSAC National Championship
2 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Crower Cams, McElreath Racing, Webster Racing
Cars: Eagle (Chevrolet), Eagle (Offenhauser TC)
USAC National Silver Crown
1 race. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
197414thUSAC National Championship
8 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Fred Gerhardt Racing
Car: Eagle 74 (Offenhauser TC)
USAC National Silver Crown
2 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Glessner
197319thUSAC National Championship
8 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Champ Carr
Car: Eagle (Offenhauser TC)
USAC National Silver Crown
2 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
197239thUSAC National Championship
1 race. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Caves Buick Company
Car: Gerhardt (Offenhauser TC)
USAC National Silver Crown
3 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
1971NASCAR Grand National
1 race. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Car: Dodge
21stUSAC National Championship
4 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Dayton-Walther Racing, Patrick Petroleum
Cars: Eagle (Offenhauser TC), Morris (Ford)
USAC National Silver Crown
3 races. 1 win. 2 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
19703rdUSAC National Championship
9 races. 1 win. 2 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Caves Buick, McElreath Racing, Ansted Racing, Leader Card
Cars: McElreath (Chevrolet), Gerhardt (Offenhauser), Coyote (Ford TC), Eagle (Ford TC)
USAC National Sprint Car Series
1 race. 1 win. 1 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
USAC National Midget Series
1 race. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
196926thUSAC National Championship
11 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Two Jacks, Quaker State Oil, McElreath Racing
Cars: Gerhardt (Offenhauser TC), Brawner Hawk II (Offenhauser TC), McElreath (Chevrolet)
196822ndUSAC National Championship
13 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
James Greer, Two Jacks
Cars: Coyote (Ford), Lola (Ford), Brawner (Ford), Brawner (Offenhauser TC), Lola (Offenhauser TC)
19677thUSAC National Championship
16 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Agajanian, Leader Card Racers, John Zink
Cars: Shrike (Offenhauser SC), Moore (Ford), Moore (Offenhauser), Watson (Ford)
19662ndUSAC National Championship
15 races. 1 win. 6 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Zink-Urschel-Slick
Cars: Moore (Offenhauser), Brabham (Ford)
3rdIndianapolis 500
Zink-Urschel-Slick
Car: Brabham (Ford)
19653rdUSAC National Championship
16 races. 3 wins. 7 podiums. 1 pole position. ? fastest race laps.
Zink-Urschel Trackburner
Cars: Moore (Offenhauser), Meskowski D (Offenhauser), Brabham RE (Offenhauser)
1964NASCAR Grand National
3 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Car: Mercury
18thUSAC National Championship
9 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 1 pole position. ? fastest race laps.
Pfrommer Trucking, STP, John Zink-Urschel, Central Excavating
Cars: Meskowski (Offenhauser), Brabham RE (Offenhauser), Kurtis 500K (Novi SC), Meskowski D (Offenhauser), Dunlop (Offenhauser), Dunlop D (Offenhauser)
19633rdUSAC National Championship
12 races. 0 wins. 3 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Bill Forbes Racing
Cars: Meskowski D (Offenhauser), Meskowski (Offenhauser), Watson (Offenhauser)
19628thUSAC National Championship
12 races. 0 wins. 1 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Ollie Prather, Bill Forbes Racing
Cars: Meskowski (Offenhauser), Meskowski D (Offenhauser), Kurtis 500G (Offenhauser), Watson (Offenhauser)
196118thUSAC National Championship
4 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Hopkins Racing, Central Excavating, Fred Gerhardt
Cars: Kuzma (Offenhauser), Kuzma D (Offenhauser), Meskowski (Offenhauser)
5thIMCA Sprint Car Championship
? races. ? wins. ? podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
19607thIMCA Sprint Car Championship
? races. ? wins. ? podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.

Karting details – the karting career of Jim McElreath



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