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Lloyd Dane (August 19, 1925 – December 11, 2015) was a NASCAR Grand National Series driver from Eldon, Missouri.[1] He participated part-time in the 1951 and 1954 to 1964 seasons, capturing four wins, all in his own car.[1] Two of Dane's wins came during the 1956 season, when he finished a career best 23rd in points.[1]

Lloyd Dane
Born(1925-08-09)August 9, 1925
Eldon, Missouri
DiedDecember 11, 2015(2015-12-11) (aged 90)
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
52 races run over 11 years
Best finish23rd - 1956 (Grand National)
Last race1964 Motor Trend 500 (Riverside)
First win1951 California State Fairgrounds dirt track
Last win1961 May race (Riverside)
Wins Top tens Poles
4 36 1

Dane first started racing in 1949 and was the first NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series (now K&N Pro Series West) champion; he took the championship in 1954, 1956 and 1957.[2] He was noted for driving a Hudson Hornet, which he drove to his 1954 championship, along with longtime friend Tim Flock.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Dane's driving statistics". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 20 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Former K&N Champ Dane, 90, Passes Away". National Speed Sport News. December 16, 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-17.