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Auto Racers in History (Part 6)

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Birthdays 501 - 600 of 767

  • 1973-10-13 Peter Dumbreck, Scottish race car driver, born in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland
  • 1974-01-21 Alex Sperafico, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1974-02-12 Toranosuke Takagi, Japanese auto racer (Japanese Formula Nippon 2000), born in Shizuoka, Japan
  • 1974-02-15 Alexander Wurz, Austrian racing driver, born in Waidhofen an der Thaya, Austria
  • 1974-02-24 Jeremy Laster, American water polo driver (Olympics 1996),born in Fullerton, California
  • 1974-02-26 Sébastien Loeb, French rally driver, born in Haguenau, France
  • 1974-03-29 Marc Gené, Spanish racing car driver
  • 1974-04-13 Darren Turner, British racing car driver, born in Camberley, Surrey
  • 1974-05-05 Seiji Ara, Japanese auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 2004), born in Chiba, Japan
  • 1974-05-29 Marc Gené, Spanish auto racer (Ferrari, Williams F1, Le Mans 2009), born in Sabadell, Catalonia
  • 1974-06-21 Craig Lowndes, Australian racing driver (V8 Supercar Champion), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1974-07-13 Jarno Trulli, Italian race car driver
  • 1974-08-08 Andy Priaulx, British race car driver
  • 1974-10-10 Dale Earnhardt Jr., American auto racer, team owner and broadcaster (Daytona 500 2004, 14; Busch Series 1998-99), born in Kannapolis, North Carolina
  • 1974-12-31 Tony Kanaan, Brazilian racing driver, born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
  • 1975-01-20 Norberto Fontana, Argentine racing driver, born in Arrecifes, Argentina
  • 1975-01-21 Yuji Ide, Japanese racing driver
  • 1975-01-22 Felipe Giaffone, Brazilian racing driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1975-02-11 Andrew "Andy" Lally, American sports car & stock car racing driver, born in Northport, New York
  • 1975-02-13 Ben Collins, English auto racer (ASCAR Racing Series 2003) and stunt driver (former Top Gear 'Stig'), born in Bristol, England
  • 1975-02-16 Vanina Ickx, Belgian racing driver
  • 1975-03-05 Luciano Burti, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1975-03-28 Derek Hill, American racing driver, born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1975-04-15 Paul Dana, American race car driver (d. 2006)
  • 1975-04-22 Greg Moore, Canadian race car driver (d. 1999)
  • 1975-04-30 Elliott Sadler, American race car driver and 1 of 31 drivers to have a victory in NASCAR's three top racing series, born in Emporia, Virginia
  • 1975-05-08 Gastón Mazzacane, Argentine racing driver
  • 1975-05-10 Hélio Castroneves, Brazilian race car driver

Person of interestRalf Schumacher

1975-06-30 Ralf Schumacher, German Formula 1 race car driver, born in Hürth, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Formula 1 Driver Ralf Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Ralf Schumacher
  • 1975-07-16 Bas Leinders, Belgian racing car driver, born in Bree, Belgium
  • 1975-09-13 Akihiro Asai, Japanese racing driver, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1975-09-17 Jimmie Johnson, American auto racer (7-time NASCAR Cup Series champion), born in El Cajon, California
  • 1975-09-20 Juan Pablo Montoya, Colombian-American race car driver, born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • 1975-11-02 Stéphane Sarrazin, French auto racer (Le Mans Series 2007, 10; French Formula Renault 1994; 24 Hours of Le Mans x 4 runner-up), born in Barjac, Gard, France
  • 1975-12-08 Kevin Harvick, American auto racer (NASCAR Cup Series Champion 2014), born in Bakersfield, California
  • 1976-01-16 Viktor Maslov, Russian racing driver, born in Surgut, RSFSR, Soviet Union
  • 1976-01-19 Tarso Marques, Brazilian racing driver, born in Paraná, Brazil
  • 1976-01-25 Mario Haberfeld, Brazilian racing car driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1976-01-31 Buddy Rice, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 2004, 24 Hours of Daytona 2009), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1976-02-18 Leilani Munter, American race car driver, born in Rochester, Minnesota
  • 1976-03-01 Travis Kvapil, American auto racer (NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series champion 2003), born in Janesville, Wisconsin
  • 1976-03-23 Ricardo Zonta, Brazilian racing car driver
  • 1976-04-01 David Gilliland, American auto racer and team owner (pole Daytona 500 2007; Meijer 300 2006), born in Riverside, California
  • 1976-04-04 Sébastien Enjolras, French racing driver, born in Seclin, France (d. 1997)
  • 1976-06-03 Jamie McMurray, American NASCAR driver
  • 1976-07-16 Tomasz Kuchar, Polish rally driver, born in Wrocław, Poland
  • 1976-07-20 Alex Yoong, Malaysian racing driver
  • 1976-07-24 Tiago Monteiro, Portuguese Formula One driver
  • 1976-08-08 Jeff Simmons, American race car driver
  • 1976-09-01 Marcos Ambrose, Australian auto racer (Australian V8 Supercar Series' C'ship 2003, 04; first Australian driver to win in NASCAR Cup Series [2 wins, 46 top-10s, 3 poles), born in Launceston, Australia
  • 1976-09-11 Tomáš Enge, Czech racing driver, born in Liberec, Czech Republic
  • 1976-10-05 J. J. Yeley, American race car driver, born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1976-11-04 Bruno Junqueira, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1976-12-14 André Couto, Portuguese racing driver, born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1977-01-28 Takuma Sato, Japanese auto racer (Indianapolis 500 2017, 20), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1977-03-27 Vitor Meira, Brazilian racing driver, born in Brasilia, Brazil
  • 1977-03-31 Garth Tander, Australian auto racer (Bathurst 1000: 2000, 09, 11), born in Perth, WA
  • 1977-05-10 Nick Heidfeld, German Formula 1 driver
  • 1977-10-15 Masato Kawabata, Japanese racing driver
  • 1977-11-25 Marcus Marshall, Australian racing driver
  • 1977-12-08 Ryan Newman, American NASCAR driver, born in South Bend, Indiana
  • 1978-01-05 Franck Montagny, French Formula One driver, born in Feurs, France
  • 1978-02-09 Airton Daré, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1978-02-26 Marc Hynes, British racing driver, born in Guildford, United Kingdom
  • 1978-03-12 Casey Mears, American auto racer
  • 1978-04-22 Esteban Tuero, Argentinian race car driver
  • 1978-06-22 Dan Wheldon, British race car driver (Indianapolis 500, 2005 & 2011), born in Emberton, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 2011)
  • 1978-07-31 Justin Wilson, English auto racer (International Formula 3000 C'ship; Champ Car Series 4 wins), born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire (d. 2015)
  • 1978-08-04 Kurt Busch, American race car driver
  • 1978-10-19 Enrique Bernoldi, Brazilian race car driver
  • 1978-11-06 Zak Morioka, Brazilian racing driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1979-01-04 Tristan Gommendy, French racing driver, born in Le Chesnay, Yvelines
  • 1979-01-27 Rodrigo Ribeiro, Brazilian racing driver, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1979-02-04 Giorgio Pantano, Italian racing car driver
  • 1979-02-15 Gordon Shedden, Scottish auto racing driver, born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 1979-02-26 Mariano Bainotti, Argentine racing driver, born in San Basilio, Argentina
  • 1979-02-28 Sébastien Bourdais, French auto racer, (Champ Car World Series 2004-07, Le Mans 24 Hours 2016), born in Le Mans, France
  • 1979-04-16 Christijan Albers, Dutch Formula One driver, born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1979-04-18 Anthony Davidson, British Formula One driver, born in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1979-04-29 Ryan Sharp, Scottish racing driver, born in Newtonhill, Scotland
  • 1979-06-05 Jason White, American NASCAR driver, born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1979-06-15 Charles Zwolsman Jr., Dutch racing driver
  • 1979-06-26 Ryō Fukuda, Japanese racing driver, born in Fukuoka, Japan
  • 1979-07-02 Sam Hornish, Jr., American race car driver
  • 1979-07-07 Carl Breeze, British racing driver, born in King's Lynn, United Kingdom
  • 1979-07-22 Lucas Luhr, German racing driver
  • 1979-07-23 Ricardo Sperafico, Brazilian racing driver, born in Toledo
  • 1979-07-24 Valerio Scassellati, Italian racing driver
  • 1979-08-10 Yannick Schroeder, French racing driver
  • 1979-08-15 Carl Edwards, American NASCAR driver
  • 1979-09-04 Kosuke Matsuura, Japanese racing driver, born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • 1979-09-27 Christian Jones, Australian racing driver
  • 1979-10-09 Todd Kelly, Australian racing driver, born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Person of interestKimi Räikkönen

1979-10-17 Kimi Räikkönen, Finnish auto racer (F1 World Champion 2007), born in Espoo, Finland

Formula 1 Driver Kimi Räikkönen
Formula 1 Driver
Kimi Räikkönen
  • 1979-11-30 Chris Atkinson, Australian rally driver
  • 1980-01-19 Jenson Button, English auto racer (World Formula 1 Drivers Champion 2009; Super GT 2018), born in Frome, England
  • 1980-02-21 Parthiva Sureshwaren, Indian racing driver, born in Chennai, India
  • 1980-03-14 Matteo Grassotto, Italian racing driver
  • 1980-04-02 Ricky Hendrick, American auto racer and team owner (NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series 1 win, 23 top 10s), born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 2004)
  • 1980-04-04 Björn Wirdheim, Swedish racing driver, born in Växjö, Sweden

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