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Helmet of Don Branson

Flag of U.S.A. Don Branson

nationality American hometown Rantoul, Illinois place of death Gardena, California

Racing highlights

19641stUSAC National Sprint Car Series
19633rdUSAC National Sprint Car Series
19603rdUSAC National Championship

Racing career summary

Races entered248
Wins20
Podiums67
Pole positions15
Fastest laps0
Race win percentage8.1%
Podium percentage27%

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

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.

1966Racing36 races2 wins11 podiums3 pole position? fastest race laps
1965Racing39 races5 wins11 podiums1 pole positions? fastest race laps
1964Racing41 races5 wins21 podiums1 pole positions? fastest race laps
1963Racing34 races3 wins10 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1962Racing28 races4 wins8 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1961Racing24 races0 wins1 podium1 pole positions? fastest race laps
1960Racing12 races0 wins1 podium5 pole position0 fastest race laps
1959Racing12 races0 wins3 podiums3 pole position? fastest race laps
1958Racing10 races0 wins1 podium1 pole positions? fastest race laps
1957Racing8 races1 win0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1956Racing4 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Don Branson

1966 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
7th1135Leader Card Racers
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
14113?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Gerhardt (Ford)
Watson D (Offenhauser)
Watson FE (Offenhauser)

1966 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
4th0Jud Phillips
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
221100?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
(Offenhauser)

1965 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
4th1875Leader Card Racers
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
17331?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Watson (Offenhauser)
Watson RE (Offenhauser)
Watson D (Offenhauser)

1965 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
6th0Jud Phillips
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
22280?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
(Offenhauser 255)

1964 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
4th1700Leader Card Racers
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
12081?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Watson (Offenhauser)
Watson RE (Offenhauser)

1964 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Jud Phillips
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
215130?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
(Offenhauser)

1964 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
92nd618
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
8000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1963 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
5th1352Leader Card
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11020?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Watson (Offenhauser)

1963 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
3rd421Walter Beletsky
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
23380?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porter (Chevrolet)

1962 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
4th1700Hopkins Racing, Leader Card, Sclavi
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
13260?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kuzma D (Offenhauser)
Epperly (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)
Watson D (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)

1962 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
7th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
15220?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1961 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
12th530Hoover Motor Express, Hopkins Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
12011?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kuzma D (Offenhauser)
Epperly (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)

1961 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
8th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
120?0?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1960 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
3rd1220Bob Estes
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
12015?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Philipp (Offenhauser)
Philipp D (Offenhauser)

1960 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
19th3
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Phillips (Offenhauser)

1959 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
7th780Bob Estes
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
12033?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Phillips D (Offenhauser)
Phillips (Offenhauser)

1958 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
9th790Hoover Motor Express, Hardwood Door, Bob Estes
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10011?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Phillips (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)
Silnes D (Offenhauser)
Silnes (Offenhauser)

1957 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
19th280Ray Brady, Leitenberger, Henry Allen Chapman, Chapman Root
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
8000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 4000D (Offenhauser)
Silnes/Sherman (Offenhauser)
Russo/Nichels (Offenhauser)
Blough (Offenhauser)
Blough D (Offenhauser)

1957 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?1???
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1956 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
31st50Hoover Motor Express
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Templeton (Offenhauser)
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