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Frankie Schneider (born August 11 1926) of Lambertville, New Jersey was a stock car, modified, midget, and sprint car racer. He had one NASCAR Grand National (now Sprint Cup) victory at Old Dominion Speedway in 1958. He also won the 1952 NASCAR modified title, where he may have scored at least 100 wins. [1]

Career highlightsEdit

Schneider began his career in 1947 by winning $70 for driving his street car to a seventh place at Fleminton Speedway. Schneider is believed to have won at least 750 races in the next thirty years. He routinely raced eight races per week (in several classes). He reportedly scored at least 100 wins in 1958. He scored his last feature win in 1977 at the five turn, 1 1/8 mile dirt track called Nazareth National Speedway (which was later reconfigured and renamed Nazareth Speedway). [2] He still occasionally races at Orange County Fair in a Modified. [1] He was recently voted driver of the century by Area Auto Racing News.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 nascar.com article on NJ drivers
  2. http://www.diecastdigest.com/2002/Jan_02/JonClifton.htm

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