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Helmet of Herb Thomas

Flag of U.S.A. Herb Thomas

nationality American born April 6, 1923 hometown Barbecue Township, North Carolina died August 9, 2000 place of death Sanford, North Carolina

Racing highlights

19562ndNASCAR Grand National
19563rdNASCAR Road America, August 11,
19542ndNASCAR Grand National
19531stNASCAR Grand National
19522ndNASCAR Grand National
19511stNASCAR Grand National

Racing career summary

Races entered230
Wins48
Podiums94
Pole positions39
Fastest laps
Race win percentage20.9%
Podium percentage40.9%

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.

1962Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1957Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1956Racing50 races5 wins13 podiums3 pole position? fastest race laps
1955Racing23 races3 wins9 podiums2 pole position? fastest race laps
1954Racing34 races12 wins17 podiums8 pole position? fastest race laps
1953Racing37 races12 wins23 podiums12 pole position? fastest race laps
1952Racing32 races8 wins18 podiums10 pole position? fastest race laps
1951Racing34 races7 wins11 podiums4 pole position? fastest race laps
1950Racing13 races1 win3 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1949Racing4 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Herb Thomas

1962 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
97th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet

1957 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
148th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Pontiac

1956 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
2nd8568
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
485113?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet
Chrysler
Plymouth
Dodge,

1956 NASCAR Convertible Series

PositionPointsTeam
40th460Herb Thomas
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
'56 Chevrolet
Click to show race results for NASCAR Convertible Series 1956.

1956 NASCAR Road America, August 11,

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
101??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford Zephyr

1955 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
5th5186
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
23392?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Hudson
Packard
Chevrolet
Buick

1954 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
2nd8356
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3412178?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Hudson

1953 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
1st8460
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
37122312?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Hudson

1952 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
2nd6753
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3281810?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Hudson

1951 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
1st4208.45
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
347114?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Plymouth
Oldsmobile
Hudson

1950 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
11th590.5
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
13130?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Plymouth
Ford

1949 NASCAR Strictly Stock

PositionPointsTeam
25th132Thomas Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
'47 Ford
'49 Ford
Click to show race results for NASCAR Strictly Stock 1949.
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