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Chauncey T. Maggiacomo Jr. (born November 30, 1947) known as "Jocko" or, in high school, as "Chant," is a racing car driver from Poughkeepsie, New York. He is infamous for T-boning Bobby Allison, all but ending both careers, although most people agree that the accident was not Maggiacomo's fault.

Jocko Maggiacomo
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Born (1947-11-30) November 30, 1947 (age 71)
Poughkeepsie, New York
Awards1976 SCCA Trans Am Category 1 champion
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
23 races run over 10 years
Best finish60th (1977)
First race1977 Coca-Cola 500 (Pocono)
Last race1988 The Budweiser At The Glen (Watkins Glen)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0

His father Chauncey T. Maggiacomo (also nicknamed Jocko) was a famous modified stock car racer in the northeast. Jocko Sr. won 31 feature races and multiple championships at Riverside Park Speedway in Agawam, Mass., and won the track's biggest event, the Riverside 500. He is eighth on the track's all-time win list. He is a member of the New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame.

Jocko Jr., followed a different path, racing sportscars with the SCCA. He rose to the professional ranks, winning the 1976 SCCA Trans Am Series championship driving an ex-Roger Penske/Mark Donohue AMC Javelin.

Moving to NASCAR, Maggiacomo started 23 Winston Cup races in 10 seasons, primarily in the Northeastern United States.[1]

Unable to avoid a spinning Bobby Allison in the 1988 Miller High Life 500 at Pocono, the T-bone crash with Maggiacomo ended Allison's driving career. According to Maggiacomo's autobiography, he chose to end his career too out of post-traumatic stress disorder and guilt of hitting Allison.

Contents

Motorsports career resultsEdit

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
1977 Jocko's Racing 63 AMC RSD DAY RCH CAR ATL NWS DAR BRI MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT RSD MCH DAY NSV POC
26
TAL MCH
27
BRI DAR RCH DOV
28
MAR NWS CLT CAR ATL ONT
DNQ
81st 164 [2]
1978 RSD
DNQ
DAY RCH CAR ATL BRI DAR NWS MAR TAL DOV CLT NSV RSD MCH DAY NSV POC
37
TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR ATL ONT 106th 52 [3]
1979 Olds RSD DAY CAR RCH ATL NWS BRI DAR MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT TWS RSD MCH DAY NSV POC
24
TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT NWS CAR ATL ONT 107th 91 [4]
1980 RSD DAY
DNQ
RCH CAR ATL BRI DAR NWS MAR TAL NSV DOV
24
CLT TWS RSD MCH DAY NSV POC
39
TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV NWS MAR CLT CAR ATL ONT 80th 137 [5]
1981 RSD DAY RCH CAR ATL BRI NWS DAR MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT TWS RSD MCH DAY NSV POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV
31
MAR NWS CLT CAR ATL RSD 100th 70 [6]
1982 DAY RCH BRI ATL CAR DAR NWS MAR TAL NSV DOV
26
CLT POC
32
RSD MCH DAY NSV POC
34
TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV
28
NWS CLT MAR CAR ATL
DNQ
RSD 61st - [7]
1983 Linro Motorsports DAY
DNQ
RCH CAR ATL DAR NWS MAR TAL NSV DOV
36
BRI CLT RSD POC
26
TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR ATL RSD 60th 198 [8]
Buick POC
35
MCH DAY NSV
1984 Olds DAY
DNQ
RCH CAR ATL BRI NWS DAR MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT RSD POC MCH DAY NSV POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT NWS CAR ATL RSD NA - [9]
1986 Linro Motorsports 34 Olds DAY RCH CAR ATL BRI DAR NWS MAR TAL DOV CLT RSD POC MCH DAY POC
39
TAL 96th 101 [10]
63 Buick GLN
36
MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR ATL RSD
DNQ
1987 Chevy DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR NWS BRI MAR TAL CLT DOV POC RSD MCH DAY POC
24
TAL GLN
35
MCH
DNQ
BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR RSD
37
ATL 63rd 201 [11]
1988 DAY
DNQ
RCH CAR ATL
DNQ
DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL CLT DOV RSD
30
POC
40
MCH DAY POC TAL GLN
35
MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT
DNQ
NWS CAR
DNQ
PHO ATL 57th 174 [12]
Daytona 500Edit
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1980 Jocko's Racing Oldsmobile DNQ
1983 Linro Motorsports Oldsmobile DNQ
1984 DNQ
1988 Linro Motorsports Chevrolet DNQ

ARCA Permatex SuperCar SeriesEdit

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

ARCA Permatex SuperCar 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 APSC Pts Ref
1988 Chevy DAY ATL
17
TAL FRS PCS ROC POC WIN KIL ACS SLM POC TAL DEL FRS ISF DSF SLM ATL 113th - [13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NASCAR driver's statistics". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2009-06-29.
  2. ^ "Jocko Maggiacomo – 1977 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  3. ^ "Jocko Maggiacomo – 1978 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  4. ^ "Jocko Maggiacomo – 1979 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  5. ^ "Jocko Maggiacomo – 1980 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  6. ^ "Jocko Maggiacomo – 1981 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  7. ^ "Jocko Maggiacomo – 1982 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  8. ^ "Jocko Maggiacomo – 1983 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  9. ^ "Jocko Maggiacomo – 1984 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  10. ^ "Jocko Maggiacomo – 1986 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  11. ^ "Jocko Maggiacomo – 1987 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  12. ^ "Jocko Maggiacomo – 1988 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  13. ^ "Jocko Maggiacomo – 1988 ARCA Permatex SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 6, 2017.

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