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Stanley Cole Fuchs[1] (July 7, 1952 – December 18, 2000), known professionally as Stan Fox, was an American open wheel race car driver. Fox was one of the last links between the midget car racing world and the Indianapolis 500.[2]

Stan Fox
NationalityUnited States American
Born(1952-07-07)July 7, 1952
Janesville, Wisconsin
DiedDecember 18, 2000(2000-12-18) (aged 48)
Waiouru, New Zealand
Champ Car career
13 races run over 10 years
Years active1984, 19871995
Team(s)Pabst Racing, A. J. Foyt Enterprises, Kent Baker Racing, Hemelgarn Racing
Best finish24th (1991)
First race1984 Dana-Rex Mays 200 (Milwaukee)
Last race1995 Indianapolis 500 (Indianapolis)
Wins Podiums Poles
0 0 0
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
2 races run over 1 year
Best finish68th (1992)
First race1992 DieHard 500 (Talladega)
Last race1992 Champion Spark Plug 400 (Michigan)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
2 races run over 1 year
Best finish67th (1995
First race1995 Racing Champions 200 (Tucson)
Last race1995 Ford Credit 125 (Mesa Marin)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0

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Midget car careerEdit

Fox began his career as a midget car racer. He won the 1979 Badger Midget championship, and the 1979 and 1980 Belleville Nationals. He placed in the top twelve in points in nine seasons, even after he raced sporadically after moving to United States Auto Club (USAC) open wheel events. He had 19 USAC career wins.[2] He won the Turkey Night Grand Prix in 1990 at the last event at Ascot Park. He won the 1991 Turkey Night Grand Prix, two Copper Classics, three Rex Easton Memorials at Springfield, Illinois, two Rodger Mauro Classics, and the midget car portion of the 4-Crown National at Eldora Speedway.

IndyCar careerEdit

Fox competed in the Indianapolis 500 eight times between 1987 and 1995 driving for A. J. Foyt and Ron Hemelgarn. He was also a motorcycle racing enthusiast.

Nearly fatal crash at IndianapolisEdit

While driving for Ron Hemelgarn, Fox was seriously injured during the 1995 Indianapolis 500 in a serious accident. After starting ninth, Fox went low into the first turn on the first lap of the race and spun. His car connected with the car of Eddie Cheever, Jr. and slammed into the outside wall. Several other cars also became involved. The front nose-cone was ripped from his car, exposing his legs. Fox suffered serious head injuries which put him in a coma for five days, and had surgery to have a blood clot removed from his brain. After a month, Fox had been moved from the Methodist Hospital critical care unit to a private room, and was showing signs of improvement.[3]

The accident ended Fox's racing career but he stayed involved with the sport. He started the non-profit organization Friends of the Fox which supports people with head injuries and brings a person to the track each May to meet drivers and get VIP treatment.

DeathEdit

Fox was killed in a head-on collision on December 18, 2000 on the Desert Road some 200 miles (320 km) south of Auckland, New Zealand. Fox was driving through the night to attend a speedway meeting and collided head on with a northbound truck and trailer Unit.[4]

Career awardEdit

Racing recordEdit

American open–wheel racing resultsEdit

(key)

CARTEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
1984 Pabst Racing  
LBH
 
PHX
 
INDY
DNQ
 
MIL
Ret
 
POR
Ret
 
MEA
DNQ
 
CLE
 
MIS
Ret
 
ROA
DNQ
 
POC
Ret
 
MDO
DNQ
 
SAN
Ret
 
MIS2
DNQ
 
PHX2
DNQ
 
LS
DNQ
 
CEA
NC 0
1987 A.J. Foyt Enterprises  
LBH
 
PHX
 
INDY
7
 
MIL
 
POR
 
MEA
 
CLE
 
TOR
 
MIS
 
POC
 
ROA
 
MDO
 
NAZ
 
LS
 
MIA
32nd 6
1988 A.J. Foyt Enterprises  
PHX
 
LBH
 
INDY
Ret
 
MIL
 
POR
 
CLE
 
TOR
 
MEA
 
MIS
 
POC
 
MDO
 
ROA
 
NAZ
 
LS
 
MIA
48th 0
1989 A.J. Foyt Enterprises  
PHX
 
LBH
 
INDY
DNQ
 
MIL
 
DET
 
POR
 
CLE
 
MEA
 
TOR
 
MIS
 
POC
 
MDO
 
ROA
 
NAZ
 
LS
NC -
1990 Kent Baker Racing  
PHX
 
LBH
 
INDY
Ret
 
MIL
 
DET
 
POR
 
CLE
 
MEA
 
TOR
 
MIS
 
DEN
 
VAN
 
MDO
 
ROA
 
NAZ
 
LS
46th 0
1991 Hemelgarn Racing  
SRF
 
LBH
 
PHX
 
INDY
8
 
MIL
 
DET
 
POR
 
CLE
 
MEA
 
TOR
 
MIS
 
DEN
 
VAN
 
MDO
 
ROA
 
NAZ
 
LS
24th 5
1992 Hemelgarn Racing  
SRF
 
PHX
 
LBH
 
INDY
Ret
 
DET
 
POR
 
MIL
 
NHM
 
TOR
 
MIS
 
CLE
 
ROA
 
VAN
 
MDO
 
NAZ
 
LS
59th 0
1993 Hemelgarn Racing  
SRF
 
PHX
 
LBH
 
INDY
Ret
 
MIL
 
DET
 
POR
 
CLE
 
TOR
 
MIS
 
NHM
 
ROA
 
VAN
 
MDO
 
NAZ
 
LS
54th 0
1994 Hemelgarn Racing  
SRF
 
PHX
 
LBH
 
INDY
Ret
 
MIL
 
DET
 
POR
 
CLE
 
TOR
 
MIS
 
MDO
 
NHM
 
VAN
 
ROA
 
NAZ
 
LS
37th 0
1995 Hemelgarn Racing  
MIA
 
SRF
 
PHX
 
LBH
 
NAZ
 
INDY
Ret
 
MIL
 
DET
 
POR
 
ROA
 
TOR
 
CLE
 
MIS
 
MDO
 
NHM
 
VAN
 
LS
46th 0

Indianapolis 500Edit

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
1984 March 83C Ford Cosworth DFX Practice Crash Pabst Racing
1987 March 86C Ford Cosworth DFX 26 7 A.J. Foyt Enterprises
1988 March 86C Chevrolet V6 29 30 A.J. Foyt Enterprises
1989 March 86C Chevrolet V6 DNQ A.J. Foyt Enterprises
1990 Lola T87/00 Buick 27 33 Kent Baker Racing
1991 Lola T91/00 Buick 17 8 Hemelgarn Racing
1992 Lola T91/00 Buick 13 27 Hemelgarn Racing
1993 Lola T91/00 Buick 20 31 Hemelgarn Racing
1994 Reynard 94I Ford XB 13 13 Hemelgarn Racing
1995 Reynard 95I Ford XB 11 30 Hemelgarn Racing

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 30 31 NWCC Pts
1992 Folsom Racing 13 Chevy DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL CLT DOV SON POC MCH DAY POC TAL
36
GLN MCH
37
BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL 68th 107
1993 31 DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY
DNQ
NHA POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR NA -
13 PHO
DNQ
ATL
1994 Roulo Brothers Racing 09 Chevy DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHA POC TAL IND
DNQ
GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL NA -

SuperTruck SeriesEdit

NASCAR SuperTruck 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 NCTC Pts
1995 Decuir Racing 10 Chevy PHO TUS
30
SGS MMR
18
POR EVG I70 LVL BRI MLW CNS HPT IRP FLM RCH MAR NWS SON MMR PHO 67th 182

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://champcarstats.com/drivers/FoxStan.htm
  2. ^ a b c Biography at the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame
  3. ^ AP. "Racer Stan Fox Shows Signs of Improvement". The Indianapolis News. Retrieved 2018-06-15 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ http://articles.latimes.com/2000/dec/20/sports/sp-2416

External linksEdit

  • Stan Fox driver statistics at Racing-Reference
  • [1] 1995 Indy 500 Crash Photos
  • [2] 1995 Indy 500 Crash Photos
  • [3] 1995 Indy 500 Crash Photos
  • [4] Picture of Stan Fox