Rex White

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Rex White (born August 17, 1929) is a retired auto racer and NASCAR champion. White was one of the drivers who competed for the original Ford racing team.[1]

Early life[change | change source]

White was born and raised in Taylorsville, North Carolina.

Career[change | change source]

White began racing in 1956, grabbing fourteen top-ten finishes. After a part-time run in 1957, White won twice in 1958. His most notable year came in 1960, when he won six races, and the NASCAR Grand National (now Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series) championship. When he retired in 1964, he had acquired 73 career victories. Throughout most of White's NASCAR career, he drove General Motors brand cars, typically painted gold and white, sporting the number "4" on the side.[2]

After he retired, White was inducted into the National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) Hall of Fame in 1974, and was named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998.[3]

Legacy[change | change source]

In January 2015 White was selected as an inductee to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. At the time, White was NASCAR's "oldest living champion at 85 years of age".[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Jones, Anne. "Chevrolet Brings Back Its Champion". Rex White Racing (rexwhiteracing.com). Retrieved 2009-03-13.
  2. Via, Roland (March 12, 2008). "Rex White". Legends Of NASCAR. Retrieved 2009-03-12.
  3. Samples, Steve (March 12, 2008). "NASCAR Honors Top 50 Drivers". Legends Of NASCAR. Retrieved 2009-03-20.
  4. Pennell, Jay. "Standing tall: Rex White, NASCAR's oldest living champion, gets his due". http://www.foxsports.com/. Fox News. Retrieved 1 February 2015. External link in |website= (help)

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