Bobby Isaac

Race Car Driver

Birthday August 1, 1932

Birth Sign Leo

Birthplace North Carolina

DEATH DATE Aug 14, 1977 (45)

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International Motorsports Hall of Fame member won a NASCAR championship and set world land speed records.

Before Fame

He drove the Chevy of another racing great, Smokey Yunick, at the 1963 National 400, which first got him noticed.


He set a NASCAR record by going around the Talladega Superspeedway, in a closed-circuit run, at more than 201 mph, and then drove rocket-powered cars for land speed records.

Family Life

He was born in a large, working class family, dropping out of school at age six to go work at a sawmill.

Associated With

He was named alongside Dale Jarrett as one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998.