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Helmet of Joe Leonard

Flag of U.S.A. Joe Leonard

nationality American born August 4, 1932 hometown San Diego, California died April 27, 2017 place of death San Jose, California

Racing highlights

19721stUSAC National Championship
19711stUSAC National Championship
19673rdIndianapolis 500

Racing career summary

Races entered121
Wins7
Podiums23
Pole positions4
Fastest laps0
Race win percentage5.8%
Podium percentage19%

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.

1974Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1973Racing15 races0 wins? podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1972Racing9 races3 wins5 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1971Racing11 races1 win5 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1970Racing4 races1 win0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1969Racing9 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1968Racing13 races0 wins1 podium2 pole position? fastest race laps
1967Racing14 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1966Racing10 races0 wins3 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1965Racing13 races1 win4 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1964Racing20 races1 win4 podiums2 pole position? fastest race laps
1958Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Joe Leonard

1974 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
30th120Vel's Parnelli Jones
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle 74 (Offenhauser)

1973 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
15th1018Parnelli Jones Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
150?0?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Parnelli (Offenhauser)

1972 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st3460Parnelli Jones
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
9350?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Parnelli (OffenhauserTC)

1971 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st3015Vel's Parnelli Jones Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11150?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Colt 71 (Ford)

1970 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
32nd300Vel's Parnelli Jones Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3100?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Colt 70 (Ford)

1970 Trans-American Championship - Over 2.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Chaparral Cars
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet CamaroChevrolet 4.9
Click to show race results for Trans-American Championship - Over 2.0 1970.

1969 NASCAR Grand National

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

1969 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
21st600Vel's Parnelli Jones, Yunick, Gene White Racing, STP Oil Treatment
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
7000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Laycock (Offenhauser)
Eagle 69 (Ford)
Lotus (Ford)
Lotus (Offenhauser)

1969 Canadian-American Challenge Cup

PositionPointsTeam
28th3Salyer Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McKee Mk. 10Oldsmobile 6.4 turbo
McKee Mk. 14Oldsmobile 7.5 turbo
Click to show race results for Canadian-American Challenge Cup 1969.

1968 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
21st850Vel's Parnelli Jones, STP Oil Treatment
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
13012?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Morris (Ford)
Mongoose (Ford)
Lotus (Pratt & Whittney)

1967 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
9th1575Ansted-Foyt, Vel's Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
14010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lotus 34 (Ford)
Coyote (Ford)
Eagle (Ford)
Mongoose (Ford)

1967 Indianapolis 500

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0Ansted-Foyt
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Coyote (Ford)

1966 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
4th1275All American Racers, Gordon van Liew
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10030?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle (Ford)
Lotus 38 (Ford)
Huffaker (Offenhauser)

1965 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
6th1415All American Racers, Leader Card Racers
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
9130?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Halibrand (Ford)
Watson (Ford)

1964-65 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1964 Dodge,1965 Ford

1964 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
24th210Vatis Enterprises, Dayton-Walther, Joe Hunt Magneto, Travelon Trailer
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
5000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Vollstedt (Offenhauser)
Silnes (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)
Lesovsky (Offenhauser)
Christiansen (Offenhauser)

1964 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Ray Nichels
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
15142?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1964 Dodge

1958 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1956 Ford
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