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John Ditz is a former NASCAR Grand National Series car owner whose career spanned from 1954 to 1955.[1]


He managed to employ Arden Mounts, Dick Rathmann, and Donald Thomas for his 52-race career as a NASCAR owner.[1] Ditz's driver managed to earn two NASCAR victories in addition to 30 finishes in the "top five" and 35 finishes in the "top ten.[1]" These drivers also managed to earn seven pole positions and lead 850 laps out of 7321.[1] All of Ditz's drivers started in sixth place on average and finished in 10th place on average; for a grand total of 4,751.2 miles (7,646.3 km) raced.[1] This owner has competed in the 1955 Southern 500; with one of the highest paying prize purses prior to the 1959 Daytona 500. One of Ditz's wins came at the 1954 Wilkes County 160; with Dick Rathmann controlling the wheel.[1]

His total career earnings was $18,255 ($170,735.27 when adjusted for inflation).[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Ownership career of John Ditz". Racing Reference. Retrieved 2012-04-24.