Glenn Dunnaway
Birthplace: Gastonia, North Carolina
Born: 1915
Died: March 15 1964
Cause of Death: train accident
Awards: -
NASCAR Cup statistics
18 races run over 3 years.
Best Cup Position: 9th - 1949 (Strictly Stock)
First Race: 1949 Charlotte Speedway (NASCAR's first race)
Last Race: 1951 Lakewood Speedway (Atlanta)
First Win: -
Last Win: -
Wins Top Tens Poles
0 8 0

Henry Glenn Dunnaway (1915March 15 1964) was a NASCAR driver. He lived in Gastonia, North Carolina.

NASCAR careerEdit


Dunnaway competed in NASCAR first Strictly Stock (now Sprint Cup) race on June 19 1949. He won the race by three laps over Jim Roper after all 33 cars in the race were overheating. Chief NASCAR inspector Al Crisler disqualified Dunnaway’s car because car owner Hubert Westmoreland had shored up the chassis by spreading the rear springs, a favorite bootlegger trick to improve traction and handling [1]. When asked about the illegal modifications, Dunnaway responded: “Just one of them deals” [2]. Westmoreland sued NASCAR for US$10,000 [3] but Greensboro, North Carolina Judge John J. Hayes threw the case out of court, setting a legal precedent that recognized NASCAR's power to oversee its own races. Dunnaway received no money, and was credited with finishing last in the 33 car field. Roper was credited with the win in NASCAR's first Strictly Stock race.

Dunnaway used his own car to compete in five more events in 1949. He finished last at the next event at the Daytona Beach Road Course. He rebounded and finished third at Occoneechee Speedway, ninth at Hamburg Speedway, and seventh at Martinsville Speedway (then a half-mile dirt track). He finished ninth in the final 1949 points standings.


He competed in seven events in 1950, and had his career high second place finish at Canfield Speedway. He had 3 Top-10 finishes.


He competed in five events in 1951, with 2 Top-10 finishes. He finished 89th in the final points.


Dunnaway died at a train crossing in Gastonia on March 15 1964.

External linksEdit

Dunnaway Family
Glenn Dunnaway | Harold Dunnaway

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