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Raymond Marvin Elder (August 19, 1942 – November 24, 2011) was a NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup Series driver.

Raymond Marvin Elder[1]
RayElderDeceasedNASCARDriver.jpg
Ray Elder
Born(1942-08-19)August 19, 1942
Caruthers, California
DiedNovember 24, 2011 (2011-11-25) (aged 69)
Caruthers, California
Awardsinducted in the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame in its first class in 2002
NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series champion (1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975)
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
31 races run over 12 years
Best finish48th - 1969 NASCAR Grand National Series season
First race1967 Motor Trend 500 (Riverside)
Last race1978 Los Angeles Times 500 (Ontario)
First win1971 Motor Trend 500 (Riverside)
Last win1972 Golden State 400 (Riverside)
Wins Top tens Poles
2 16 0

He participated primarily in west coast races at Riverside International Raceway and Ontario Motor Speedway from 1967 to 1978. He won races at Riverside in 1971 and 1972 driving for Fred Elder.[2] Elder won 47 races on the NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series, which is the second most all time. He won six NASCAR Western series championships: 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, and 1975.[3]

Winning at the 1971 Motor Trend 500 race would essentially make him the first winner in NASCAR's "modern" history.

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.)

Grand National SeriesEdit

NASCAR Grand National 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 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 NGNC Pts Ref
1967 Elder Racing 96 Dodge AUG RSD
36
DAY DAY DAY AWS BRI GPS BGS ATL CLB HCY NWS MAR SVH RCH DAR BLV LGY CLT ASH MGR SMR BIR CAR GPS MGY DAY TRN OXF FDA ISP BRI SMR NSV ATL BGS CLB SVH DAR HCY RCH BLV HBO MAR NWS CLT CAR AWS 115th 106 [4]
1968 MGR MGY RSD
30
DAY BRI RCH ATL HCY GPS CLB NWS MAR AUG AWS DAR BLV LGY CLT ASH MGR SMR BIR CAR GPS DAY ISP OXF FDA TRN BRI SMR NSV ATL CLB BGS AWS SBO LGY DAR HCY RCH BLV HBO MAR NWS AUG CLT CAR JFC 96th - [5]
1969 MGR MGY RSD
7
DAY DAY
8
DAY
10
CAR AUG BRI ATL CLB HCY GPS RCH NWS MAR AWS DAR BLV LGY CLT MGR SMR MCH KPT GPS NCF DAY DOV TPN TRN BLV BRI NSV SMR ATL MCH SBO BGS AWS DAR HCY RCH TAL CLB MAR NWS CLT SVH AUG CAR JFC MGR TWS
6
48th 433 [6]
1970 RSD
24
DAY DAY
6
DAY
11
RCH CAR SVH ATL BRI TAL NWS CLB DAR BLV LGY CLT SMR MAR MCH RSD
19
HCY KPT GPS DAY AST TPN TRN BRI SMR NSV ATL CLB ONA MCH TAL BGS SBO DAR HCY RCH DOV NCF NWS CLT MAR MGR CAR LGY 53rd 246 [7]
1971 RSD
1*
DAY DAY DAY ONT
7
RCH CAR HCY BRI ATL CLB GPS SMR NWS MAR DAR SBO TAL ASH KPT CLT DOV MCH RSD
2
HOU GPS DAY BRI AST ISP TRN NSV ATL BGS ONA MCH TAL CLB HCY DAR MAR CLT DOV CAR MGR RCH NWS TWS
46
NA 0 [8]

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
1972 Elder Racing 96 Dodge RSD
4
DAY RCH RSD
1
TWS DAY BRI TRN ATL TAL MCH NSV DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR TWS 52nd 902.25 [9]
96W ONT
5
CAR ATL BRI DAR NWS MAR TAL CLT DOV MCH
1973 96 RSD
3
DAY
18
RCH CAR BRI ATL NWS DAR MAR TAL NSV CLT DOV TWS RSD
36
MCH DAY BRI ATL TAL NSV DAR RCH DOV NWS MAR CLT CAR 58th - [10]
1974 RSD
34
DAY RCH CAR BRI ATL DAR NWS MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT RSD MCH DAY BRI NSV ATL POC TAL MCH DAR RCH DOV NWS MAR CLT CAR 95th 2.27 [11]
96W ONT
36
1975 95 RSD
13
DAY RCH CAR BRI ATL NWS DAR MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT 50th 372 [12]
96W RSD
4
MCH DAY NSV POC TAL MCH DAR DOV NWS MAR CLT RCH CAR BRI ATL ONT
25
1976 96 RSD
4
DAY CAR RCH BRI ATL NWS DAR MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT RSD
4
MCH DAY NSV POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR ATL 58th 320 [13]
Ray Hill 32 Plymouth ONT
DNQ
1977 Dave Hill RSD DAY RCH CAR ATL NWS DAR BRI MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT RSD
32
MCH DAY NSV POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR ATL ONT
DNQ
106th 67 [14]
1978 Dodge RSD
34
DAY RCH CAR ATL BRI DAR NWS MAR TAL DOV CLT NSV RSD
6
MCH DAY NSV POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR ATL ONT
40
66th 254 [15]
Daytona 500Edit
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1969 Elder Racing Dodge 16 10
1970 12 11
1973 Elder Racing Dodge 15 18

Winston West SeriesEdit

NASCAR Winston West 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 Pos. Pts Ref
1966 Elder Racing 96 Dodge RSD S99
5
ASP
1*
ASP
8
DCS
4
POR
5
ASP
2
OSS
17
VSP
3
S99
2
ASP
4
AMP
14
POR
1
SGB CSF
15
2nd 2534 [16]
1967 AMP
4
SGB
12
RSD
17
CSP
13
SHA
9
SAL
13
POR
7
ASP
1*
SGB
9
OSS
2*
ASP
6
ACF
3
MED
2
SAL
2
JBA
11
YAK
3
EVG
2*
ASP
1
CSP
11
2nd 2888 [17]
1968 RSD
15
ASP
1*
FRE
2
VSP
18
ASP
1*
AMP
2
DCS
3
POR
2
EVG
15
EUG
5
MED
5
OSS
4
TCR
1*
YAK
7
EVG
8
RAS
3
BKS
1
S99
5
CSP
1*
SGS
5
2nd 1049 [18]
1969 RSD
7
CSF
5
SGB
18
SON
1*
EVG
4
TCR
13
YAK
12
DCS
4*
SAL
2
JBA
2
OSS
2
SGS
2
SON
11*
YAK
9
EVG
3
CPR
8*
POR
2*
SMS
4
SGB
1*
TWS
6
1st 1060 [19]
1970 RSD
24
ASP
1*
SGB
2
CSF
16
RSD
19
YAK
3
EVG
2
JBA
1*
CRS
4*
OSS
8*
SGS
2
MED
2*
SAL
3
SPS
3
TCR
1
WSP
5
S99
5
ASP
2
SGB
1*
1st 1024 [20]
1971 RSD
1
ONT
7
OSS
2
SJS
3
CRS
2
S99
2
ASP
1*
RSD
2
SAL
3
SPS
20
SKA
2
USP
1
POR
2
LSP
2
MED
2
DCS
2*
CRS
1*
OSS
3
SGS
1*
BKS
1*
CSP
1*
EVG
1*
IFS
21
YAK
1*
SGB
21
TWS
46
1st 1471 [21]
1972 RSD
4
SJS
10
S99
6
SMN
1
TCR
3
YAK
2
EVG
1*
MED
2
POR
5
IFS
5
SPS
4
LSP
4
WSP
6
SKA
2*
RAS
4
CRS
12*
OSS
12
SGS
13
CSP
4
BKS
6
EVG
1*
USP
1*
YAK
8
POR
6
ASP
7
WCR
1*
SMN
2
1st 3108.5 [22]
96W ONT
5
RSD
1
98 MER
1*
1973 96 AMP
1*
MAD
5
S99
2
AUR
7*
KFS
3
CBS
3
USP
4
POR
20
SPS
1
WER
1*
SGS
10
OSS
2
CSP
1*
BKS
3
LAG
22
EVG
13
WSP
2
YAK
2
POR
21
AMP
7
3rd 1618.5 [23]
Kranzler Racing 4 Chevy CAJ
7
1974 Elder Racing 96 Dodge RSD
34
AMP
5
S99
3
COR
1*
SBP
15
ASP
19*
RSD WER
1
WSP
3
SPS
5*
STA
5
USP
3
POR
3
MED
12*
EUG
2
CBS
2
CAJ
1
CRS
3
ASP
1*
AMP
1
CSP
2*
EVG
4
YAK
5
POR
4
SGB
5
ASP
18
1st 1942 [24]
Chevy MSP
14
96W Dodge ONT
36
1975 95 RSD
13
1st 1327.5 [25]
96 LAG
4
MSP
5
ASP
2
RSD
4
ASP
1
USP
3
POR
2
EVG
1*
SMS
1
CRS
3
CSP
3
ASP
14
EVG
1*
YAK
5
POR
6
MSP
1*
96W ONT
25
1976 96 RSD
4
RSD
4
EVG WSP USP POR SHA SGS EVG YAK POR LAG NA 0 [26]
Ray Hill 32 Plymouth ONT
DNQ
1977 Dave Hill RSD LAG ONT SJS MMR ASP RSD
32
SGS YAK EVG WSP USP POR AAS CRS ASP SHA POR ONT
DNQ
PHO
11
34th 209 [27]
1978 Dodge RSD
34
AAS
7
S99
7
SHA
21
PET
1*
MMR
2
RSD
6
IFS
3
YAK
12*
WSP
6
LSP
8
EVG
9
POR
5
CRS
1
ASP
18
SON
18
SHA
12
CBS
6
YAK
13
OSS
5
ONT
40
PHO
7
4th 953 [28]
1983 Elder Racing 96 Dodge S99 SON RSD YAK EVG SHA RSD
16
CPL RSD PHO NA 0 [29]

AwardEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.mopardealer.com/petty.htm, specifically http://www.mopardealer.com/_borders/Ray_Elder_Daytona_1973.jpg
  2. ^ "Race Winner Goes Back To His Tractor". Tri City Herald. January 11, 1971. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  3. ^ a b 2002 inductees; West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame, Retrieved November 6, 2007
  4. ^ "Ray Elder – 1967 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 12, 2016.
  5. ^ "Ray Elder – 1968 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 12, 2016.
  6. ^ "Ray Elder – 1969 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 12, 2016.
  7. ^ "Ray Elder – 1970 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 12, 2016.
  8. ^ "Ray Elder – 1971 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 12, 2016.
  9. ^ "Ray Elder – 1972 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 12, 2016.
  10. ^ "Ray Elder – 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 12, 2016.
  11. ^ "Ray Elder – 1974 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 12, 2016.
  12. ^ "Ray Elder – 1975 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 12, 2016.
  13. ^ "Ray Elder – 1976 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 12, 2016.
  14. ^ "Ray Elder – 1977 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 12, 2016.
  15. ^ "Ray Elder – 1978 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 12, 2016.
  16. ^ "Ray Elder – 1966 Pacific Coast Late Model Division Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  17. ^ "Ray Elder – 1967 Pacific Coast Late Model Division Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  18. ^ "Ray Elder – 1968 Pacific Coast Late Model Division Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  19. ^ "Ray Elder – 1969 Pacific Coast Late Model Division Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  20. ^ "Ray Elder – 1970 NASCAR Grand National West Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  21. ^ "Ray Elder – 1971 NASCAR Winston West Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  22. ^ "Ray Elder – 1972 NASCAR Winston West Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  23. ^ "Ray Elder – 1973 NASCAR Winston West Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  24. ^ "Ray Elder – 1974 NASCAR Winston West Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  25. ^ "Ray Elder – 1975 NASCAR Winston West Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  26. ^ "Ray Elder – 1976 NASCAR Winston West Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  27. ^ "Ray Elder – 1977 NASCAR Winston West Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  28. ^ "Ray Elder – 1978 NASCAR Winston West Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  29. ^ "Ray Elder – 1983 NASCAR Winston West Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  30. ^ "Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame | Home". Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame | Home. Retrieved 2017-02-03.

External linksEdit

  • Ray Elder driver statistics at Racing-Reference
Achievements
Preceded by
Scott Cain
NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Division Champion
1969
Succeeded by
Series renamed
Preceded by
Series renamed
NASCAR Grand National West Champion
1970
Succeeded by
Series renamed
Preceded by
Jack McCoy
NASCAR Winston West Series Champion
1971–1972
Succeeded by
Jack McCoy
Preceded by
Jack McCoy
NASCAR Winston West Series Champion
1974–1975
Succeeded by
Chuck Bown