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Helmet of Johnny Rutherford

Flag of U.S.A. Johnny Rutherford

nationality American age 80 years old born March 12, 1938 hometown Coffeyville, Kansas

Racing highlights

19932ndFastmasters
19801stPPG Indy Car World Series
19773rdUSAC National Championship
19762ndUSAC National Championship
19752ndUSAC National Championship
19752ndUSAC - World Series of Auto Racing
19742ndUSAC National Championship
19733rdUSAC National Championship
19651stUSAC National Sprint Car Series

Racing career summary

Races entered497
Wins37
Podiums84
Pole positions24
Fastest laps2
Race win percentage7.4%
Podium percentage16.9%

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.

2000Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1993Racing? races? wins? podiums? pole position? fastest race laps
1992Racing0 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1990Racing0 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1989Racing3 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1988Racing4 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1987Racing15 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1986Racing17 races1 win1 podium0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1985Racing14 races1 win1 podium0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1984Racing11 races0 wins0 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1983Racing5 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1982Racing11 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1981Racing24 races1 win5 podiums2 pole position0 fastest race laps
1980Racing16 races5 wins9 podiums3 pole position? fastest race laps
1979Racing15 races2 wins5 podiums2 pole position? fastest race laps
1978Racing22 races2 wins7 podiums1 pole positions? fastest race laps
1977Racing23 races4 wins7 podiums5 pole position0 fastest race laps
1976Racing16 races3 wins7 podiums2 pole position0 fastest race laps
1975Racing24 races2 wins8 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1974Racing19 races4 wins4 podiums2 pole position0 fastest race laps
1973Racing20 races2 wins5 podiums2 pole position0 fastest race laps
1972Racing13 races0 wins2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1971Racing17 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1970Racing21 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1969Racing16 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1968Racing25 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position? fastest race laps
1967Racing28 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1966Racing6 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1965Racing37 races8 wins15 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1964Racing35 races1 win3 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1963Racing27 races1 win1 podium1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1962Racing12 races0 wins0 podiums1 pole positions? fastest race laps
1961Racing? races? wins? podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Johnny Rutherford

2000 Grand American Sports Car Series - GTU

PositionPointsTeam
147th12Aasco Motorsports
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR

1993 Fastmasters

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Tom Walkinshaw Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Jaguar XJ220

1992 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Walker
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1990 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Stoops Freightliner
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1989 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
27th3Machinists Union, Stoops Freightliner
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1989 SCCA Corvette Challenge

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Corvette R7F5.7L V8 NAGoodyear

1988 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Bernstein, Foyt
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1988 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
90th46
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Oldsmobile

1988 NASCAR Xmas 500

PositionPointsTeam
0Race Cars & Engines Inc
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1987 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
17th23Morales
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
150000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1986 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
11th78Morales
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
171101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1985 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
11th51Alex Morales Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
141101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 85C (Cosworth)

1984 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
8th33
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1984 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
22nd20Doug Shierson Racing, Penske Racing, A.J. Foyt Enterprises
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
60010
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
DSR 1 (Cosworth)
March 84C (Cosworth)

1983-84 USAC Gold Crown Championship

PositionPointsTeam
25th15Foyt/Gilmore
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 84C (Cosworth)

1983 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Patrick Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
50000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Wildcat Mk. IX (Cosworth)
Wildcat Mk. IXB (Cosworth)

1982 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
12th62
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
9010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1981-82 USAC Gold Crown Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Pennzoil
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chaparral (Cosworth)

1981 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
33rd1143
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
12000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Pontiac
Buick

1981 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
5th120
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11142?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chaparral (Cosworth TC)

1981 World Championship for Drivers and Makes

PositionPointsTeam
123rd19Garretson Developments
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1980 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
6th24
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1980 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
1st4723Chaparral Cars Inc.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
12583?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chaparral (Cosworth)

1980 World Challenge for Endurance Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Heimrath Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 935

1980 World Sportscar Championship - GTX

PositionPointsTeam
0Heimrath Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 935 Turbo

1979 International Race Of Champions

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

1979 SCCA/CART Indy Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
4th2163Team McLaren
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
14252?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1978 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
9th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1978 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
4th3067Team McLaren
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
18271?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren (Cosworth)

1977 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
4th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1977 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
124th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet

1977 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
3rd2840Patrick Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
14465?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M24 (Cosworth)

1977 Hardie-Ferodo 1000

PositionPointsTeam
0Ron Hodgson Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Holden Torana LX SS A9X Hatchback

1977 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0Kurtz/DiGeronimo
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1976 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
125th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet

1976 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
2nd4220McLaren Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
13372?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M16E (Offenhauser)

1976 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Johnny Ray
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1976 Chevrolet

1975 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
9th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1975 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
131st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet

1975 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
2nd2900McLaren Cars
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
12171?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M16D (Offenhauser)

1975 USAC National Silver Crown

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

1975 USAC - World Series of Auto Racing

PositionPointsTeam
2nd14McLaren Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1972 Dodge,McLaren M16E (Offenhauser TC)

1975 USAC Stock Car Series

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

1974 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
82nd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet

1974 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
2nd3650McLaren Cars
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
13442?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M16C/D (Offenhauser)

1974 SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
25th4Hogan Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T330 (Chevrolet)

1974 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Don Bierschwale
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1974 Chevrolet

1973 NASCAR Winston Cup

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

1973 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
3rd2595McLaren Cars
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
13252?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M16C (Offenhauser TC)

1973 USAC National Silver Crown

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

1973 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Terry Nichels
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1973 Dodge Charger

1972 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
7th1620Patrick-Michner Racing, Don Gerhardt Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
9020?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle (Offenhauser TC)
Gerhardt (Offenhauser)

1972 NASCAR Winston Cup

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

1972 USAC National Silver Crown

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

1972 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
57th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1972 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1971 Plymouth

1971 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
19th570Vollstedt Enterprises, Michner
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Vollstedt (Offenhauser TC)
Eagle 67 (Offenhauser TC)
Brabham (Offenhauser TC)

1971 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0Delrose
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1971 USAC National Sprint Car Series

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

1971 USAC National Midget Series

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

1971 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle

1970 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
13th960Michner Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
14010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle (Ford)
Eagle (Offenhauser)
Lesowsky (Offenhauser)

1970 USAC National Midget Series

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

1970 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
30th0Walter Meskowski
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
50000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1970 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1969 AMC Javelin

1969 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
11th1130Michner Racing, Leader Card
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
13000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle (Offenhauser)
Eagle (Chevrolet)
Eagle (Ford)
Watson (Offenhauser)
Lesovsky (Offenhauser)

1969 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
21st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1968 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
19th890E.R.E. Enterprises, Alan Green, Michner Petroleum, Don Gerhardt Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
17000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle Offenhauser)
Eagle (Ford)
Eisert (Chevrolet)
Gerhardt (Offenhauser)

1968 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
27th0Steve Stapp
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
8010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1967 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
24th315Weinberger Enterprises
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
16000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
EAgle (Ford)
Eagle (Offenhauser)
Blum (Offenhauser)

1967 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
29th0J J Smith,Harold Murrell
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
120000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1966 NASCAR Grand National

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

1966 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Leader Card Racers
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Watson (Ford)

1966 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Walter Meskowski
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1965 NASCAR Grand National

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

1965 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
12th993Racing Associates, Leader Card Racers, Beletsky, Harrison
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
15110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Philipp (Ford)
Halibrand (Ford)
WAtson (Offenhauser)
Watson (Ford)
Lesovsky (Offenhauser)
Eisert (Chevrolet)

1965 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Wally Meskowski,Steve Stapp
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
217140?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
(Chevrolet)

1964 NASCAR Grand National

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

1964 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
21st270Bardahl Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11001?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Watson (Offenhauser)
Turner (Chevrolet)
Porter (Chevrolet)
Turner (Offenhauser)

1964 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
5th0Jack Colvin
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
18130?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
(Chevrolet)

1964 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1964 Ford

1963 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet

1963 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
10th640Dayton-Walther, Ed Kostenuk, Racing Associates
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
12001?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Silnes (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)
Turner (Chevrolet)

1963 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
14th101Walter Flynn
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
130000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
(Offenhauser)

1962 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
25th80Sclavi, Ollie Prather, Federal Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Silnes (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)

1962 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
19th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
7000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1962 IMCA Sprint Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
5th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1962 14th Little 500

PositionPointsTeam
5th0Dave Beatson
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1001?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1961 IMCA Sprint Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
16th544
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
???0?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
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