Red Byron

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Birthday
12, 1915
Birthplace
Colorado
Death Date
Nov 11, 1960 (45)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
12, 1915
Birthplace
Colorado
Death Date
Nov 11, 1960 (45)

About

NASCAR great almost lost his leg in combat in WW II, and still won the first Strictly Stock championship.

Before Fame

His B-24 bomber was punctured by enemy fire, and he was seriously wounded in the leg, needing two years to recover.

Trivia

He joined up with the newly-established NASCAR Modified Series, winning the championship, and then moved to the Strictly Stock.

Family Life

He was born in Colorado, but his family moved to Anniston, Alabama when he was young.

Associated With

He and Lee Petty both did a lot to help advance NASCAR beyond its early stages.