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Doug Heveron (born March 29, 1961) is an American race car driver from Liverpool, New York. He has driven supermodifieds, modifieds, Indy cars, NASCAR Winston Cup cars, NASCAR Busch Grand National cars, sprint cars, late models and midgets.[1]

Doug Heveron
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Born (1961-03-29) March 29, 1961 (age 58)
Liverpool, New York
Awardsinducted in the Quarter Midget of America Hall of Fame (1990) inducted in the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame (2004)
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
31 races run over 3 years
Best finish35th, 1986 Winston Cup
First race1984 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Last race1986 Summer 500 (Pocono)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
65 races run over 4 years
Best finish19th - 1985
First race1994 Goody's 300 (Daytona)
Last race1997 Hardee's Fried Chicken 250 (Richmond)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 5 0

Doug Heveron is the son of Gail and Tom Heveron. Tom was an Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame member. In 1969 Heveron began racing at the Syracuse Geddes Microd Track at the New York State Fairgrounds when he was 8 years old. When he was 13 years old, Heveron started racing quarter midgets. When he was attending Liverpool High School, he spent time helping regionally known racer Jim Shampine at Shampine Auto Parts.[1]

He entered the supermodified ranks in 1978 in one of Shampine's cars known as the "8 ball". Heveron used the car to become the youngest winner at Oswego Speedway in the Alean 75.[1] He won the International Supermodified Association (ISMA) Rookie of the Year Award that year. Heveron became the dominant driver at Oswego. He won 13 races in 1981, the Oswego International Classic in 1981 and 1982, and track championships both years. Heveron was the champion of the ISMA tour series from 1978 until 1981.[1]

In 1983 he drove in the CART Championship Car race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and finished 12th, he then prepared to qualify for the 1983 Indianapolis 500. He spun the car into a wall and shattered his ankle.[1] Between 1983 and 1986 he raced in NASCAR's Winston Cup series. He qualified in the only field in Talladega Superspeedway history in which every car qualified with a speed in excess of 200 miles per hour.[1] He raced in 31 races, with no top-10 finishes. Heveron is best known for flipping over in turn one at the 1984 Firecracker 400, which brought out the final caution to set up an exciting finish with Richard Petty and Cale Yarborough, Petty beat Cale en route to his 200th win. Heveron's best year was 1986, when he finished 35th in points.[2]

After his NASCAR team ran out of money, he returned to modified racing. In 1989 he set a new track record, starting on the pole position as a rookie in the Little 500, the USAC sprint car championship.[1] He returned to racing in Oswego in May 1989.[1]

From 1994 until 1997, Heveron raced in NASCAR, this time racing in the Busch Series. He found more success in NASCAR's second-tier circuit, with five top-10 and three top-5 finishes in 65 starts. His best result was a second-place finish at Nazareth Speedway in 1995.[2]

From 2000 until 2002, Heveron raced in the TBARA Winged Sprint asphalt racing series. He then starting racing for Heckman Motorsports, living in Jensen Beach, Florida.[1]

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AwardsEdit

Heveron has been inducted in three halls of fame: the Quarter Midget of America (1990) and the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame (2004).[1] Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame

Motorsports career resultsEdit

American open-wheel racingEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

CART PPG Indy Car World SeriesEdit

CART PPG Indy Car World Series results
Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos. Pts
1983 Rhoades Racing Wildcat MK8 Cosworth DFX V8t ATL
12
INDY
Wth
MIL CLE MCH ROA POC RIV MDO MCH CPL LAG PHX 34th 1
- Withdrew after getting injured in practice
Indianapolis 500Edit
Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
1983 Wildcat Cosworth Wth Rhoades Racing

NASCAREdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Winston Cup SeriesEdit

NASCAR Winston Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 NWCC Pts Ref
1984 Heveron Racing 01 Chevy DAY
23
RCH
DNQ
CAR ATL
30
BRI
14
NWS DAR MAR
28
TAL
36
NSV DOV CLT
40
RSD POC
26
MCH
30
DAY
28
NSV POC
21
TAL MCH
37
BRI DAR
DNQ
RCH DOV
13
CLT
37
NWS CAR ATL
18
36th 1265 [3]
U.S. Racing 6 Buick MAR
14
Chevy RSD
23
1985 Heveron Racing 10 Chevy DAY
39
RCH CAR ATL BRI DAR NWS MAR TAL DOV CLT RSD POC MCH DAY 97th 46 [4]
Spohn Racing 51 Ford POC
19
TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR ATL RSD
1986 Hamby Motorsports 17 Chevy DAY
15
ATL
35
BRI
21
DAR
35
NWS
16
MAR
29
DOV
35
CLT
33
RSD
20
POC MCH POC
16
TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR ATL RSD 35th 1052 [5]
Langley Racing 64 Ford RCH
13
CAR
C & M Motorsports 94 Pontiac TAL
15
H.L. Waters Racing 0 Chevy DAY
33
1989 Ellington Racing 1 Buick DAY
DNQ
CAR ATL RCH DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL CLT DOV SON POC MCH DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT NWS CAR PHO ATL NA - [6]
1995 Sadler Brothers Racing 95 Ford DAY
DNQ
CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHA POC TAL IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL NA - [7]
Daytona 500Edit
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1984 Heveron Racing Chevrolet 23 23
1985 23 39
1986 Hamby Motorsports Chevrolet 34 15
1989 Ellington Racing Buick DNQ
1995 Sadler Brothers Racing Ford DNQ

Busch SeriesEdit

NASCAR Busch Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 NBSC Pts Ref
1992 Pontiac DAY CAR RCH ATL MAR DAR BRI HCY LAN DUB NZH CLT DOV ROU MYB GLN VOL NHA TAL IRP ROU MCH NHA BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT
DNQ
MAR CAR HCY NA - [8]
1994 Henderson Motorsports 75 Chevy DAY
41
CAR ATL
42
NHA
40
NZH
40
CLT
DNQ
DOV MYB
15
GLN MLW
41
SBO
32
TAL
16
HCY
4
IRP
13
MCH
13
DAR
35
RCH DOV
19
CLT
40
MAR
17
CAR
26
27th 1780 [9]
Olds RCH
39
MAR
5
DAR
22
HCY
23
BRI
DNQ
ROU
30
BRI
DNQ
1995 Laughlin Racing 35 Ford DAY
27
RCH
18
ATL
26
NSV
25
DAR
13
BRI
31
HCY
11
NHA
32
NZH
2
CLT
42
DOV
29
MYB
29
GLN
33
MLW
21
TAL
26
SBO
17
IRP
26
MCH BRI
36
DAR
30
RCH
32
DOV
6
CLT
18
CAR
18
HOM
19
19th 2326 [10]
Chevy CAR
22
1996 Henderson Motorsports 75 Ford DAY
46
CAR
27
RCH
14
ATL
DNQ
NSV
13
DAR
20
BRI
DNQ
HCY
24
NZH
22
CLT
37
DOV
25
SBO
13
MYB
26
GLN
20
MLW
6
NHA
17
30th 1488 [11]
Ken Schrader Racing 52 Chevy TAL
36
IRP MCH
29
BRI
Laughlin Racing 45 Chevy DAR
DNQ
RCH DOV CLT CAR HOM
1997 Taylor Motorsports 40 Ford DAY
21
CAR
22
RCH
24
ATL
DNQ
LVS DAR HCY TEX BRI NSV TAL NHA NZH CLT DOV SBO GLN MLW MYB GTY IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAL CAR HOM 68th 288 [12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Biography at the Greater Syracus Sports Hall of Fame Archived 2008-10-24 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved November 29, 2007
  2. ^ a b NASCAR driving statistics, Retrieved November 29, 2007
  3. ^ "Doug Heveron – 1984 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 5, 2019.
  4. ^ "Doug Heveron – 1985 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 5, 2019.
  5. ^ "Doug Heveron – 1986 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 5, 2019.
  6. ^ "Doug Heveron – 1989 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 5, 2019.
  7. ^ "Doug Heveron – 1995 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 5, 2019.
  8. ^ "Doug Heveron – 1992 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 5, 2019.
  9. ^ "Doug Heveron – 1994 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 5, 2019.
  10. ^ "Doug Heveron – 1995 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 5, 2019.
  11. ^ "Doug Heveron – 1996 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 5, 2019.
  12. ^ "Doug Heveron – 1997 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 5, 2019.

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