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Fred Lorenzen

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Fred Lorenzen
BornFrederick Lorenzen, Jr.
(1934-12-30) December 30, 1934 (age 89)
Elmhurst, Illinois, United States
Achievements1958, 1959 USAC Stock Car Champion
First driver to win the same 500-mile superspeedway race three years in a row (Atlanta 500, 1962–1964).
1965 Daytona 500 Winner
First driver to win at all five Southern original superspeedways (Daytona, Darlington, Atlanta, Charlotte, Rockingham, 1965)
All-time superspeedway winner upon initial retirement in 1967 (12)
1963, 1965 World 600 Winner
First NASCAR driver to surpass $100,000 in winnings in one season ($122,000 in 1963)
First driver to sweep both Martinsville races from the pole in a season (1964)
Only driver to win four consecutive 500 lap races at Martinsville
Had a 50% winning percentage in 1964 (8 wins in 16 starts)
Awards1963, 1965 Grand National Series Most Popular Driver
Named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America inductee (2001)[1]
NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee (2015)
USAC Hall of Fame inductee (2015)
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
158 races run over 12 years
Best finish3rd (1963)
First race1956 untitled race (Langhorne Speedway)
Last race1972 Old Dominion 500 (Martinsville)
First win1961 Virginia 500 (Martinsville)
Last win1966 American 500 (Martinsville)
Wins Top tens Poles
26 84 32
Statistics current as of April 2, 2013.

Frederick "Fred" Lorenzen, Jr. (born December 30, 1934), nicknamed The Golden Boy, Fast Freddie, The Elmhurst Express and Fearless Freddy, is an American NASCAR driver. He was born in Elmhurst, Illinois. His career lasted from 1958 to 1972. He won the 1965 Daytona 500.

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