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Helmet of Fireball Roberts

Flag of U.S.A. Fireball Roberts

full name Glenn Roberts nationality American born January 20, 1929 hometown Tavares, Florida died July 2, 1964 place of death Charlotte, North Carolina

Racing highlights

19621st30th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class E 3.0
19622ndDaytona Continental 3 Hour Grand Touring and Sports Car Race - GT 3.0 class
19502ndNASCAR Grand National

Racing career summary

Races entered229
Wins38
Podiums74
Pole positions36
Fastest laps0
Race win percentage16.6%
Podium percentage32.3%

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.

1964Racing10 races1 win4 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1963Racing22 races4 wins6 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1962Racing21 races4 wins8 podiums8 pole position0 fastest race laps
1961Racing22 races2 wins8 podiums5 pole position? fastest race laps
1960Racing9 races2 wins2 podiums6 pole position? fastest race laps
1959Racing10 races2 wins2 podiums3 pole position? fastest race laps
1958Racing17 races8 wins12 podiums4 pole position? fastest race laps
1957Racing47 races9 wins16 podiums4 pole position? fastest race laps
1956Racing35 races5 wins10 podiums3 pole position? fastest race laps
1955Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums1 pole positions? fastest race laps
1954Racing5 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1953Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1952Racing7 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1951Racing9 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position? fastest race laps
1950Racing9 races1 win4 podiums1 pole positions? fastest race laps
1948Racing2 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position? fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Fireball Roberts

1964 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
27th9900
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
9140?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford

1964 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1964 Ford

1963 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
5th22642
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20461?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Pontiac
Ford

1963 SCCA Grand Touring, American Challenge Cup

PositionPointsTeam
4th0North American Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 250 GTO

1963 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Holman-Moody
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1963 Ford

1962 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
8th16380
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
19368?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Pontiac

1962 30th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class E 3.0

PositionPointsTeam
1st0North American Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 250 GTOFerrari 3.0

1962 Daytona Continental 3 Hour Grand Touring and Sports Car Race - GT 3.0 class

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0North American Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
101??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 250 GTFerrari 3.0

1961 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
5th17600
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
22285?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Pontiac

1960 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
29th4700
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
9226?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Pontiac

1959 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
16th3676
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
8113?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Pontiac
Chevrolet

1959 NASCAR Convertible Series

PositionPointsTeam
35th824
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet

1958 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
11th4420
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10680?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Buick
Ford
Chevrolet

1958 NASCAR Convertible Series

PositionPointsTeam
14th2688Julian Buesink,Frank Strickland,Petty Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
7244?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford
Chevrolet
Oldsmobile

1957 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
6th8268
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
428164?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford
Chevrolet

1957 NASCAR Convertible Series

PositionPointsTeam
28th1598Pete DePaolo
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
51???
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
'57 Ford
Click to show race results for NASCAR Convertible Series 1957.

1956 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
7th5794
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
33583?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford

1956 NASCAR Convertible Series

PositionPointsTeam
36th672Pete DePaolo
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2020?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
'56 Ford
Click to show race results for NASCAR Convertible Series 1956.

1955 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
201st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2001?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Buick

1954 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
22nd1648
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
5000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Oldsmobile

1953 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
132nd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford
Oldsmobile

1952 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
59th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
7000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford
Hudson

1951 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
12th930
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
9010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Plymouth
Oldsmobile
Ford

1950 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
2nd1848.5
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
9141?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Hudson
Ford
Oldsmobile

1948 NASCAR National Modified

PositionPointsTeam
29th218.5
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
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