Ted Christopher

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Ted Christopher
Christopher (wearing white) with Bobby Allison (wearing black) in 2008

Ted Christopher (June 5, 1958 – September 16, 2017), sometimes called "Teddy" Christopher, was an American racing driver. He was born in Plainville, Connecticut.

Career[change | change source]

Christopher has raced and won in many different types of race cars, including Modifieds, SK Modifieds, ISMA, Camping World East Series, Late Models, Pro Stocks, and Midgets.

Christopher also raced in NASCAR's Nextel Cup, Busch, and Craftsman Truck Series. He is best known for competing in NASCAR's Whelen Modified Tour, where he has over 40 victories and a championship in 2008. He is also well known for his success on the 1.058 mile New Hampshire Motor Speedway where Christopher has won five Camping World East Series events and 5 Whelen Modified Tour events.

Christopher was an aggressive driver, known for his infamous "Three Tap Rule" when passing cars in front of him, though his driving style changed in his later career and has brought more success to his racing career.[1]

Christopher was killed in an airplane crash near North Branford, Connecticut on September 16, 2017 at the age of 59.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Courchesne, Shawn. Destiny Finally Finds Ted Christopher [1] Archived 2013-01-19 at Archive.today, 2008
  2. "Champion Christopher Passes Away". NASCAR.com. September 16, 2017. Retrieved September 16, 2017. NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut.

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