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Helmet of Parnelli Jones

Flag of U.S.A. Parnelli Jones

full name Rufus Parnell Jones additional name Parnelli (nickname) nationality American age 88 years old born August 12, 1933 hometown Texarkana, Arkansas

Racing highlights

19672ndUSAC Stock Car Series
19652ndIndianapolis 500
19641stUSAC Stock Car Series
19623rdUSAC National Championship
19621stUSAC National Sprint Car Series
19611stUSAC National Sprint Car Series
19602nd12th Little 500
19601stUSAC Midwest Sprint Car Series

Racing career summary

Races entered288
Wins80
Podiums130
Pole positions32
Fastest laps14
Race win percentage27.8%
Podium percentage45.1%

Driver relations

Father of P. J. Jones. Father of Page Jones. Grandfather of Jagger Jones.

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.

Driver comparisons

The latest Head-to-Head comparisons generated for Parnelli Jones.

Parnelli Jones vs. Jim Clark

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.

1990Racing? races0 wins0 podiums? pole position? fastest race laps
1988Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1978Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1971Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1970Racing12 races5 wins7 podiums1 pole positions6 fastest race laps
1969Racing14 races3 wins7 podiums3 pole position5 fastest race laps
1968Racing14 races0 wins3 podiums3 pole position1 fastest race lap
1967Racing22 races4 wins11 podiums1 pole positions2 fastest race laps
1966Racing12 races5 wins5 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1965Racing13 races3 wins5 podiums2 pole position0 fastest race laps
1964Racing39 races17 wins22 podiums10 pole position0 fastest race laps
1963Racing36 races12 wins15 podiums3 pole position0 fastest race laps
1962Racing40 races8 wins22 podiums4 pole position0 fastest race laps
1961Racing36 races12 wins14 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1960Racing28 races8 wins14 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1959Racing3 races1 win2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1958Racing3 races1 win1 podium2 pole position0 fastest race laps
1957Racing10 races1 win1 podium1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1956Racing3 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Parnelli Jones

1990 SCCA Truck Guard Shellzone Challenge

PositionPointsTeam
0Ford Motorcraft
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?00??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford Ranger

1988 IMSA Camel GTO

PositionPointsTeam
0Clayton-Cunningham Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mazda RX-7

1978 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Joe Ruttman
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1977 Pontiac Ventura

1971 Trans-Am Sedan Over 2.5L champion

PositionPointsTeam
0Bud Moore Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford Mustang Boss 302Ford 4.9
Click to show race results for Trans-Am Sedan Over 2.5L champion 1971.

1970 NASCAR Grand National

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

1970 Trans-American Championship - Over 2.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Bud Moore Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
115716
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford Mustang Boss 302Ford 4.9
Click to show race results for Trans-American Championship - Over 2.0 1970.

1969 NASCAR Grand National

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

1969 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Holman-Moody
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2111?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1969 Ford Talladega

1969 Trans-American Championship - Over 2.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Bud Moore Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
112625
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford Mustang Boss 302Ford 4.9
Click to show race results for Trans-American Championship - Over 2.0 1969.

1968 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
0Bill Stroppe
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford

1968 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Bowsher Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
12013?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1968 Ford Torino

1968 Trans-American Sedan Championship - Over 2.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Shelby Racing Corporation
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford MustangFord 4.9
Click to show race results for Trans-American Sedan Championship - Over 2.0 1968.

1967 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
0Bill Stroppe
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford

1967 Trans-American Sedan Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Bud Moore Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
50201
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercury CougarFord 4.7
Click to show race results for Trans-American Sedan Championship 1967.

1967 Canadian-American Challenge Cup

PositionPointsTeam
9th3George Bignotti
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T70 Mk. IIIFord 5.0
Click to show race results for Canadian-American Challenge Cup 1967.

1967 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
22nd400STP OIl Treatment
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10001
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Granatelli (Pratt & Whitney)

1967 Indianapolis 500

PositionPointsTeam
6th0STP Oil Treatment
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10001
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Granatelli (Pratt & Whitney)

1967 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Holman-Moody
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
12381?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1967 Ford

1966 Canadian-American Challenge Cup

PositionPointsTeam
0Team Mecom
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T70 Mk. IIFord 4.7 s/c
Lola T70 Mk. IIChevrolet 5.9
Lola T70 Mk. IIFord 4.7
Click to show race results for Canadian-American Challenge Cup 1966.

1966 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
45th60J C Agajanian
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Shrike (Offenhauser)

1966 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Norm Nelson
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1001?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1966 Plymouth

1966 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
5550?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1965 NASCAR Grand National

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

1965 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
10th1000Agajanian Hurst
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3121?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kuzma/Lotus 34 (Ford)
Watson (Offenhauser)

1965 Indianapolis 500

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Agajanian Hurst
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kuzma-Lotus (Ford)

1964-65 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Bill Stroppe,Holman-Moody
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
7011?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1964 Mercury,1965 Ford Galaxie

1965 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2220?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1964 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
0Bill Stroppe
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercury

1964 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
18th0A J Foyt,Steve Stapp
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4130?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
(Chevrolet)

1964 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
6th940Agajanian Bowes Seal Fast, Lotus powered by Ford
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10235?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Watson (Offenhauser)
Lesovsky (Offenhauser)
Lotus (Ford)

1964 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Bill Stroppe
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
14795?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1964 Mercury Marauder

1964 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
7770?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1963 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
0Bill Stroppe
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercury

1963 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
12th156Harlan Fike
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
8350?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
(Chevrolet)

1963 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
4th1540HOW, Agajanian, Dayton-Walther
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11121?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lesovsky (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)
Meskowski (Offenhauser)
Silnes (Offenhauser)

1963 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Bill Stroppe
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
8332?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1963 Mercury Marauder

1963 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
5550?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1962 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
3rd1760Agajanian
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
13164?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lesovsky (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)

1962 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Fike Plumbing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
204130?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1962 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Carl Dane
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1960 Pontiac,1961 Ford

1962 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3330?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1961 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Sterling Plumbing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
21990?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1961 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
9th750Agajanian
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11131?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lesovsky (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)

1961 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Vel Miletich
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1960 Ford,1959 Ford

1961 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2220?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1960 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
91st0Vel Miletich
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford

1960 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
18th333Fike Plumbing, Detroiter Mobile Homes
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
8010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kuzma D (Offenhauser)
Epperly (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)

1960 12th Little 500

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1960 USAC Eastern Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Harlan Fike
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1960 USAC Midwest Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Harlan Fike
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
137110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1959 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
94th120Vel Miletich
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
21100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
'59 Ford

1959 USAC Midwest Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Harlan Fike
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1958 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
33rd1140Vel Miletich
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
31120
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
'56 Ford

1957 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
47th812Oscar Maples
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
101110
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
'57 Ford

1956 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
67th0Vel Miletich
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford
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