Art Malone

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Art Malone
Born (1936-06-03)June 3, 1936
Tampa, Florida, United States
Died March 29, 2013(2013-03-29) (aged 76)
Tampa, Florida, United States
Achievements First driver to exceed 180 mph (290 km/h) on an oval track
NASCAR Cup Series career
2 races run over 2 years
Best finish 65th (1962)
First race 1961 Old Dominion 500 (Martinsville)
Last race 1962 Firecracker 250 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 2 0
Champ Car career
10 races run over 4 years
First race 1962 Bobby Ball Memorial (Phoenix)
Last race 1965 Tony Bettenhausen 200 (Milwaukee)
Wins Podiums Poles
0 0 0

Arthur "Art" Malone (June 3, 1936 – March 29, 2013, Tampa, Florida) was an American racing driver.

Career

Malone is known primarily for having been a drag racer and was the 1963 AHRA Top Fuel World champion. In 1959, he drove for Don Garlits. On August 23, 1959, he set a Standard 1320 speed record of 183.66 MPH.[1] He is in the AHRA Hall of Fame.[2][3]

He was the first to attain 180 miles per hour at Daytona International Speedway.[4]

Malone also raced in the USAC Championship Car series in the 1962-1965 seasons, with 10 career starts, including the 1963 and 1964 Indianapolis 500 races.[5]

Accident and death

Malone was injured in an airboat accident in the early 2010s; failing to fully recover from his injuries, he died on March 29, 2013.[6]

References

  1. "Don Garlits Swamp Rat 1B". Cacklefest. 1959-08-23. Retrieved 2010-08-22.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "::: DRO ::: Special Section - Forgotten Hall of Famers PART 2- 1/13/06". Dragracingonline.com. Archived from the original on 28 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-22. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Martin, Chris (1956-10-05). "Drag Racing Online". Drag Racing Online. Archived from the original on 18 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-22. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Popular Mechanics". 127 (2). Feb 1967. ISSN 0032-4558. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Art Malone". Champcarstats.com. Retrieved 2010-08-22.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Art Malone, 1936-2013". Racer. March 29, 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-31.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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