David pearson took the lead in the 1966 nascar grand national points standings in the second event of the season and sprinted to an easy win over rookie james hylton. Draftkings name and logo used for promotion and identity of the draftkings brand. Once you have mastered gokart racing, enter amateur races and learn about mechanics. Jabe was preceded in death by, father ezra thomas, mother mathia m. Friends, family remember former nascar driver jabe thomas, 85 the christiansburg resident, known as a prankster on the premier stock car series from 196578, died at age 85. Thomas earned three top fives and 75 top 10s with the number. Operation sports forums dynasty headquarters other sports dynasties. Hyltons runnerup effort marked the second straight season a rookie driver finished second in the nascar grand national points race. Thomas was one of the top independent drivers of his time, finishing in the topten in points four times, bested by a 6th in the 1971 standings. Thomas began racing in 50s, guided son ronnies nascar career cerry era jabe thomas, a former nascar driver and father of 1978 rookie of.
Tidewater 250 1968 nascar monster energy series race 17 of 49. After the 64 season, holmanmoody sold the car to jabe thomas, who ran it in a few races, with significant crashes at charlotte and bristol. Nascar independent drivers wendell scott and jabe thomas. Nascar driver kyle larson fired from ganassi racing after. Friends, family remember former nascar driver jabe thomas. Ronnie thomas net worth, biography, age, height, dating, wiki. Join facebook to connect with james cox and others you may know. Click on the site to see jabe thomas s career results at that track glossary.
Virginias past and present is paved with racing daily. Cerry ezra jabe thomas born may 12, 1930 went home to be with the lord, thursday june 4, 2015. His son, 78 winston cup rookie of the year ronnie, is a successful if somewhat controversial late model. Includes every race start and finish along with dozens of statistical facts for jabe thomas nascar career. Former nascar driver who was the 1978 winston cup rookie of the year and compiled nine top10 finishes in his 12year career. See all 83 photos nascar hall of fame historian buz mckim, former driverowner jabe thomas, and john craft survey the remnants of the holmanmoody galaxie in. He competed in 322 nascar events in his career, spanning from 1965 to 1978. See more ideas about nascar, wendell scott and race cars. Jabe thomas was a nascar driver from christianburg, va.
Getting back to nascar, the car was driven and wrecked by larry frank on lap 110 at atlanta before running the rest of the season on the usac circuit by a friend of fred lorentzen. In addition, the second photograph is of his son ronnie thomas pictured at daytona in 1978 as the rookie of the year. The drivers championship was first awarded in 1949 to red byron. Pettys bid for a third championship was derailed in may when he missed two races due to broken ribs suffered in a crash at ashevilleweaverville speedway. Nascar independent drivers wendell scott and jabe thomas share a moment at a nascar cup race. Cerry ezra jabe thomas 19302015 find a grave memorial. Nascar results, statistics, drivers, manufacturers and car numbers for jabe thomas owner. This is a discussion on rewriting nascars modern history, 1971 and beyond within the other sports dynasties forums. Recreating a ford 427 highriser engine for a nascar. Get the best deals on vintage nascar postcards when you shop the largest online selection at. Click on the site to see jabe thomass career results at that track glossary. Nascar driver ramo stott, right, and fairgrounds speedway coowner bill donoho try out the high 35degree banks on the new 58th mile track under construction june 9, 1970. The first driver to win multiple championships was herb thomas in 1951 and 1953. She was born in walton, va on september 24, 1931 to the late frank and mary adkins.
Cerry ezra jabe thomas may 12, 1930 june 4, 2015 was a nascar grand nationalwinston cup series driver who competed from the mid1960s through. Ronnie thomas was born in virginia on march 8, 1955. Cerry ezra jabe thomas was a nascar grand national and winston cup series driver who competed from the mid1960s through the. Driver jabe thomas 1970 nascar grand national results. Ronald darrell ronnie thomas born march 8, 1955 is a retired nascar driver who drove in the winston cup series from 1977 to 1989 and the busch series in 1982 and 1985. The nascar cup series drivers championship is awarded by the chairman of nascar to the most successful nascar cup series racing car driver over a season, as determined by a points system based on race results. The nascar logo and driver images are owned and of nascar, respective nascar teams and owners.
Christiansburg, virginia native jabe thomas has the most starts in the no. Click on the number of races to see individual races for that year. Buddy, who raced in nascar from 1959 to 1994, won four times at talladega, four times at charlotte, twice at darlington and twice at daytona. His first race was the 1977 old dominion 500, which cale yarborough won. Jabe is survived by his wife betty adkins thomas of 65 years marriage and son ronnie darrell thomas, daughter. Ronald darrell ronnie thomas born march 8, 1955 is a retired nascar driver who drove. Rewriting nascars modern history, 1971 and beyond page. Betty adkins thomas, 88, of christiansburg, passed away on monday, may, 2019, after battling alzheimer.
His son ronnie was also a nascar cup series driver. Click on the year to see the standings for that year. Ronnie thomas is a former nascar driver who drove in the cup series from 1977 to 1989 and the busch series in 1982 and 1985. Much thanks and appreciation goes to the nascar media group for providing statistical content, video, images and all kinds of nascar love. Jabe thomas, a longtime nascar racer until his retirement in the mid70s, lives here. Nascar exists today because of them quietly, they slip through the cracks of nascar like some longforgotten track, unnoticed by many of todays fans, read more jabe thomas. To become a nascar driver, get as much racing experience as possible by racing gokarts at your local track and entering gokart competitions, like the soap box derby. Thomas, her loving and devoted husband of 65 years. Get premium, high resolution news photos at getty images. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the world. Cerry ezra jabe thomas may 12, 1930 june 4, 2015 was a nascar grand nationalwinston cup series driver who competed from the mid1960s through the late 1970s. Ask newman, keselowski or hamlin what happens if you speak. Thomas s father, jabe thomas was also a nascar driver. The sport has a tremendous need for a curtis turner, dale earnhardt, joe weatherly, jabe thomas etc.616 640 1288 307 1345 642 566 258 372 1098 1425 166 1241 232 428 885 1345 1158 361 327 1077 579 38 361 807 156 1185 295 754 426 892 104 836 1312 99 780 1505 1318 698 218 26 917 396 729 1462 1005