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Lee Raymond (October 2, 1954 – December 12, 2013) was an American stock car racing driver. A two-time champion of the ARCA Super Car Series, he also competed in NASCAR racing in the 1989 Daytona 500.

Lee Raymond
Born(1954-10-02)October 2, 1954
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
DiedDecember 12, 2013(2013-12-12) (aged 59)
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
Cause of deathLung cancer
Achievements1985, 1986 ARCA SuperCar Series Champion
Awards1982 ARCA SuperCar Series Rookie of the Year
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish82nd (1989)
First race1989 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish106th (1985)
First race1985 Kroger 200 (IRP)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
ARCA Hooters Cup Super Car Series
Years active1979-1993
Starts136
Wins7
Poles9
Best finish1st in 1985, 1986
Championship titles
1985
1986
ARCA Talladega SuperCar Series
ARCA Permatex SuperCar Series

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Racing careerEdit

A resident of Dayton, Ohio, Raymond made his debut in ARCA Racing Series competition in 1979. His career in the series ran through 1993; over the course of his career he won seven races and nine poles in the series,[1] he won the series' Rookie of the Year award in 1982, and won back to back championships in the series in 1985 and 1986.[2]

Raymond also competed in two NASCAR-sanctioned events over the course of his career; in 1985 in a Busch Series event at Indianapolis Raceway Park, where he finished 28th,[3] and in the Winston Cup Series in the 1989 Daytona 500, finishing 26th.[2]

Post-racing careerEdit

After his retirement from competition, Raymond was appointed director of competition at Kil-Kare Speedway.[2] He had been inducted into the Kil-Kare Speedway and Dayton Speedway Halls of Fame.[2] He died on December 12, 2013,[2] after a brief battle with lung cancer.[1]

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 NWCC Pts Ref
1989 LC Racing 69 Ford DAY
26
CAR ATL
DNQ
RCH DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL CLT DOV SON POC MCH
DNQ
DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT NWS CAR PHO ATL 82nd 85 [4]

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 NBSC Pts Ref
1985 Coyle Racing 7 Chevy DAY CAR HCY BRI MAR DAR SBO LGY DOV CLT SBO HCY ROU IRP
28
SBO LGY HCY MLW BRI DAR RCH NWS ROU CLT HCY CAR MAR 106th 0 [3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Two-time ARCA champion Lee Raymond passes". Toledo, OH: Automobile Racing Club of America. December 13, 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Former ARCA racer Raymond dies". Dayton Daily News. Dayton, OH. December 13, 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  3. ^ a b "Lee Raymond - 1985 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  4. ^ "Lee Raymond - 1989 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2013-12-15.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bob Dotter
ARCA SuperCar Series champion
1984, 1985
Succeeded by
Bill Venturini