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Richard Brickhouse

Richard Brickhouse (born October 27, 1939 in Rocky Point, North Carolina) is a retired NASCAR driver. He is best known for winning the inaugural Talladega 500 in 1969 after a boycott of the top stars of the sport at the time because concerns with tire wear with the high rate of speeds at the racetrack.[1][2] He retired in 1982 with 13 career top 10s in 39 races.[2] He held the Guinness book of world records for fastest time on a closed circuit for many years.

Richard Brickhouse
Born (1939-10-27) October 27, 1939 (age 80)
Rocky Point, North Carolina
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
39 races run over 5 years
Best finish25th - 1969 Grand National Series season
First race1968 Carolina 500 (Rockingham)
Last race1982 Warner W. Hodgdon American 500 (Rockingham)
First win1969 Talladega 500 (Talladega)
Last win1969 Talladega 500 (Talladega)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 13 0


  1. ^ Scuffs, Tom. "A Talladega anniversary – and that scary-fast Dodge". thatsracin. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2010.
  2. ^ a b "NASCAR statistics". Racing Reference. Retrieved 1 February 2010.