Larry Dickson

Larry Dickson (born September 8, 1938, Marietta, Ohio), is a former driver in the USAC and CART Championship Car series. He raced in the 1965-1981 seasons, with 105 combined career starts, including the Indianapolis 500 in 1966-1969, 1971, 1978–1979, and 1981. He finished in the top ten 44 times, with his best finish in 2nd position in 1968 at Springfield. He was also a 3 time USAC Sprint Car Series Champion in 1968, 1970 and 1975. Larry won 43 USAC Sprint car races and was the all-time leader in the division until Tom Bigelow broke his record. In the years 1968-71 Larry and Gary Bettnhausen raced each other in what was billed as "The Larry and Gary Show" or "Thunder (Bettenhausen) and Lightning (Dickson) exchanging the USAC Sprint Car title between each other during those years. Those were probably the most exciting USAC sprint car races of all time. Larry also ventured to Daytona to drive Richie Giachetti's Ford Torino in the Daytona 500, running in the top ten before the engine expired. Larry finished his career in the ToMax USAC Silver Crown car owned by his brother, Tommy and Max Brittain. Larry is now semi-retired, living in Indianapolis and tending to his real estate investments.

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1971 Indianapolis 500 - Qualifying Chronology
5 MARIO ANDRETTI 4 328.56 172.612 85 ... DENIS HULME 0 — — — — PULLED OFF 45 ... LARRY DICKSON 3 — — — — ACCIDENT 14 ... JIM MCELREATH 3 ...
1968 Indianapolis 500 - Qualification Chronology
... Reinstated 5/27 Bumps #88 88 ... Bob Harkey 3 — — — Waved off 36 ... Larry Dickson 3 — — — Waved off 59 ... Ronnie Duman 4 162.338 98 ... Billy Vukovich II 4 163.510 26 ... Bobby Johns 3 ...

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