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Helmet of Jim McElreath

Flag of U.S.A. Jim McElreath

nationality American born February 18, 1928 hometown Arlington, Texas died May 18, 2017 place of death Arlington, Texas

Racing highlights

19703rdUSAC National Championship
19662ndUSAC National Championship
19663rdIndianapolis 500
19653rdUSAC National Championship
19633rdUSAC National Championship
19611st13th Little 500

Racing career summary

Races entered254
Wins8
Podiums32
Pole positions2
Fastest laps0
Race win percentage3.1%
Podium percentage12.6%

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.

1992Racing3 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1989Racing4 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1984Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1983Racing4 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1982Racing5 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1981Racing6 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position? fastest race laps
1980Racing7 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1979Racing7 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1978Racing14 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position? fastest race laps
1977Racing8 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1976Racing6 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1975Racing5 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1974Racing10 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1973Racing10 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1972Racing4 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1971Racing10 races1 win2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1970Racing18 races2 wins3 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1969Racing11 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1968Racing13 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1967Racing16 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1966Racing15 races1 win6 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1965Racing16 races3 wins7 podiums1 pole positions? fastest race laps
1964Racing21 races0 wins1 podium1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1963Racing23 races0 wins6 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1962Racing12 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position? fastest race laps
1961Racing5 races1 win1 podium0 pole position? fastest race laps
1960Racing? races? wins? podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Jim McElreath

1992 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0McElreath Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1989 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0Shirley McElreath
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1984 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Dale Coyne Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle 81 (Chevrolet)

1983-84 USAC Gold Crown Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0McElreath
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1984 USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet Series

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

1983 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
29th2McElreath Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Penske PC-7 (Cosworth TC)
McElreath (Cosworth TC)

1983 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1982 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
38th3McElreath Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle (Offenhauser)

1981-82 USAC Gold Crown Championship

PositionPointsTeam
12th594McElreath Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Penske PC-6 (Cosworth TC)
X

1981 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
36th4McElreath Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle (Offenhauser TC)
Eagle (Chevrolet)

1981 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0Stanton, Conroy
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1980 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
28th240McElreath Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
5000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Penske PC-7 (Cosworth TC)
King (Chevrolet)
Eagle (Offenhauser)

1980 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
45th25McElreath Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Penske PC-7 (Cosworth TC)
King (Chevrolet)

1980 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1979 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
6th975McElreath Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
5010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Penske PC-6 (Cosworth TC)
Eagle (Offenhauser TC)

1979 SCCA/CART Indy Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0McElreath Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Penske PC-6 (Cosworth TC)

1979 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0Johnson
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1978 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
19th573McElreath Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle 74 (Offenhauser TC)

1978 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0Johnson
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1977 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
22nd530McElreath Racing, Fred Carillo, AMC Experimental
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
6000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle (Offenhauser)
Eagle (AMC)
Carillo (AMC)

1977 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1976 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
36th45Webster Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle (Offenhauser TC)

1976 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1976 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1976 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Fred Tovella
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1974 Plymouth

1975 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
32nd90Crower Cams, McElreath Racing, Webster Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle (Chevrolet)
Eagle (Offenhauser TC)

1975 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1975 USAC - World Series of Auto Racing

PositionPointsTeam
8th8WAM Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1975 Chevrolet,Brabham (Chevrolet)

1974 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
14th700Fred Gerhardt Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
8000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle 74 (Offenhauser TC)

1974 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0Glessner
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1973 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
19th650Champ Carr
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
8000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle (Offenhauser TC)

1973 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1972 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
39th45Caves Buick Company
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Gerhardt (Offenhauser TC)

1972 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1971 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge

1971 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
21st370Dayton-Walther Racing, Patrick Petroleum
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle (Offenhauser TC)
Morris (Ford)

1971 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3120?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1971 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0McElreath Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1970 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
3rd2060Caves Buick, McElreath Racing, Ansted Racing, Leader Card
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
9120?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McElreath (Chevrolet)
Gerhardt (Offenhauser)
Coyote (Ford TC)
Eagle (Ford TC)

1970 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0McElreath Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
8110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1970 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1969 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
26th400Two Jacks, Quaker State Oil, McElreath Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Gerhardt (Offenhauser TC)
Brawner Hawk II (Offenhauser TC)
McElreath (Chevrolet)

1968 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
22nd741James Greer, Two Jacks
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
13000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Coyote (Ford)
Lola (Ford)
Brawner (Ford)
Brawner (Offenhauser TC)
Lola (Offenhauser TC)

1967 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
7th1750Agajanian, Leader Card Racers, John Zink
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
16000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Shrike (Offenhauser SC)
Moore (Ford)
Moore (Offenhauser)
Watson (Ford)

1966 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
2nd2430Zink-Urschel-Slick
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
15160?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Moore (Offenhauser)
Brabham (Ford)

1966 Indianapolis 500

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0Zink-Urschel-Slick
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brabham (Ford)

1965 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
3rd2035Zink-Urschel Trackburner
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
16371?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Moore (Offenhauser)
Meskowski D (Offenhauser)
Brabham RE (Offenhauser)

1964 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercury

1964 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
18th320Pfrommer Trucking, STP, John Zink-Urschel, Central Excavating
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
9001?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Meskowski (Offenhauser)
Brabham RE (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 500K (Novi SC)
Meskowski D (Offenhauser)
Dunlop (Offenhauser)
Dunlop D (Offenhauser)

1964 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1964 Mercury

1964 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Prather
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
7010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
(Offenhauser)

1963 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
3rd1655Bill Forbes Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
12030?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Meskowski D (Offenhauser)
Meskowski (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)

1963 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Norm Nelson,H P Looper
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3020?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1963 Plymouth,1962 Ford

1963 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
23rd33Wilson,Charlie Sacks
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
8010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
(Offenhauser)

1962 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
8th1210Ollie Prather, Bill Forbes Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
12010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Meskowski (Offenhauser)
Meskowski D (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 500G (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)

1961 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
18th290Hopkins Racing, Central Excavating, Fred Gerhardt
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kuzma (Offenhauser)
Kuzma D (Offenhauser)
Meskowski (Offenhauser)

1961 IMCA Sprint Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
5th1653
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
???0?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1961 13th Little 500

PositionPointsTeam
1st0E M Wilson
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1960 IMCA Sprint Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
7th1296
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
???0?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
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