Joe Weatherly

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Birthday
29, 1922
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Jan 19, 1964 (41)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
29, 1922
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Jan 19, 1964 (41)

About

Back-to-back NASCAR Grand National champion in 1962 and '63.

Before Fame

He was a standout motorcycle racer, winning three American Motorcycle Association nationals between 1946 and 1953.

Trivia

The year before he started his championship run, he was voted NASCAR's Most Popular Driver.

Family Life

He grew up in Norfolk, Virginia.

Associated With

He raced against Junior Johnson in NASCAR's early days.