Johnny Rutherford

Johnny Rutherford

For the Major League Baseball pitcher, see Johnny Rutherford (baseball). For other people with a similar name, see John Rutherford.

John Sherman Rutherford III
Born (1938-03-12) March 12, 1938 (age 74)
Coffeyville, Kansas
Awards

1974, 1976, and 1980 Indianapolis 500 champion
1980 PPG Indycar World Series champion
1986 Michigan 500 champion
1974 USAC Pocono 500 champion
1993 Motorsports Hall of Fame of America Inductee
1995 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Inductee

1996 International Motorsports Hall of Fame Inductee
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
35 race(s) run over 12 year(s)
Best finish 33rd - 1981 (Winston Cup)
First race 1963 Daytona Qualifier #2 (Daytona)
Last race 1988 Checker 500 (Phoenix)
First win 1963 Daytona Qualifier #2 (Daytona)
Last win 1963 Daytona Qualifier #2 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 5 5

John Sherman Rutherford III (born March 12, 1938), better known as Johnny Rutherford, and also known as "Lone Star JR" is a former U.S. automobile racer known for being one of nine drivers to win the prestigious Indianapolis 500 mile race at least three times. Rutherford won that race in 1974, 1976, and 1980.

Rutherford began racing Modified stock cars in 1959 and he also dabbled in stock car racing, making 35 NASCAR Winston Cup starts from 1963 to 1988. Rutherford won in his first start, at Daytona International Speedway driving for Smokey Yunick. This made him one of the youngest drivers ever to win in NASCAR history, in a full points-paying NASCAR race.

Read more about Johnny Rutherford:  Racing Career, Post-racing Career, Personal Life, Awards, Indy 500 Results

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Indianapolis 500 Records - Race Records - Miscellaneous Competitive Records
... Vukovich, 1953 Jimmy Bryan, 1958 Jim Clark, 1965 Mario Andretti, 1969 Al Unser, 1970 Johnny Rutherford, 1976 Johnny Rutherford, 1980 Bobby Unser, 1981 Rick Mears, 1984 Emerson ... leaders Year Leaders Winner 12 ... Emerson Fittipaldi 10 ... Johnny Rutherford 1995 Jacques Villeneuve 1998 Eddie Cheever 2008 Scott Dixon 2011 Dan Wheldon 2012 Dario Franchitti Fewest Leaders in Race ...
1981 Indy Car Season - Full Series Results - Race Results
... Report 1 Kraco Car Stereo 200 Bobby Unser Unknown Johnny Rutherford Chaparral Report 2 Gould-Rex Mays 150 Gordon Johncock Unknown Mike Mosley All American Racers ...
1989 Indianapolis 500 - Practice and Qualifying - Bump Day Time Trials - Sunday May 21
... Day, much of the attention was focused on Johnny Rutherford, the biggest name who had yet to qualify ... The second car to qualify was Johnny Rutherford, who completed his run at 213.097 mph and filled the field to 33 cars ... Johnny Rutherford (213.097 mph) now found himself on the bubble ...
List Of Indianapolis 500 Lap Leaders - Lap Leaders, Individual Races - Most Laps Led
... No 1973 Gordon Johncock 64 48.1% Yes 1974 Johnny Rutherford 122 61.0% Yes 1975 Wally Dallenbach 96 55.2% No 1976 Johnny Rutherford 48 47.1% Yes 1977 Gordon Johncock 129 64.5% No 1978 Al Unser 121 60.5% Yes ...
Firestone Indy 400 - Attrition During The CART Era
... Johnny Rutherford had a strange end to his day when he cut a tire and spun out he did not finish ... Johnny Rutherford took his final Indycar win ... Johnny Rutherford's car was engulfed in flames and could not continue ...

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