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James Roy Paschal, Jr. (December 5, 1926 – July 5, 2004) was a NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup driver.[1]

James Roy "Jim" Paschal, Jr.
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Born(1926-12-05)December 5, 1926
High Point, North Carolina, United States
DiedJuly 5, 2004(2004-07-05) (aged 77)
Greensboro, North Carolina
Cause of deathCancer
Achievements1964, 1967 World 600 Winner
NASCAR Cup Series career
421[1] races run over 23[1] years
Best finish5th (1956)
First race1949 Race No. 1 (Charlotte)
Last race1972 World 600 (Charlotte)[1]
First win1953 Race #36 (Martinsville)
Last win1967 Race #27 (Montgomery)
Wins Top tens Poles
25[1] 230[1] 12[1]
NASCAR Grand National East Series career
9 races run over 1 year
Best finish12th (1972)
First race1972 Hickory 276 (Hickory)
Last race1972 Gamecock 200 (Columbia)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 4 1
Statistics current as of April 20, 2013.

Career summaryEdit

Paschal won twenty-five races and twelve poles over his career.[1] Elected to the "Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame" in 1977, he won the World 600 in 1964 and 1967 at the old Charlotte Speedway. He competed in the first 18 Southern 500's 1950–1967 and won 16 of 73 Grand American races 1969–1972. Paschal's 1967 win in the World 600 established a race record of 335 laps led, which would not be broken until 2016 when Martin Truex Jr. led 392 laps.[2]

His strongest racing was found on short tracks where he would finish an average of 11th place. Paschal would find his weakness on road courses; where the sharp corners and the right turns would cause him to finish in an agonizing 27th place on average.[3]

After retiring from racing, he owned a trucking company and farmed (cattle and poultry).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Career statistics for Jim Paschal". Racing Reference. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
  2. ^ "Truex Jr. rewrites history, breaks records with Coca-Cola 600 win". NASCAR.com. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  3. ^ "NASCAR statistics for Jim Paschal". Driver Averages. Archived from the original on 2012-11-04. Retrieved 2012-12-02.