AND NOW….The 10 most ridiculous (retarded) names in Race Car Driver history are….
# 10.) John Force
One of the most dominant drag racers of all time. He has 15 Funny Car driver’s championships to his name, a completely dominant team, and he’s still racing.
9.) Will Power
Will Power is a competitive Australian IndyCar driver. He has two road course championships to his name (2010 and 2011) and he’s still racing.
8.) Dick Passwater
Who he is: Dick Passwater is a retired American stock car driver. His career was unimpressive, but his name is legendary.
7.) Banjo Matthews
Edwin Keith “Banjo” Matthews never won a Nascar race, but he’s best remembered for his abilities as a car builder. He was responsible for no less than 72 percent of the winning cars in Nascar from 1974 to 1985. He died in 1996.
6.) Duck Waddle
Gordon “Duck” Waddle is a veteran driver and instructor in the Sports Car Club of America. He’s raced for half a century with five divisional championships and one national championship.
5.) Coo Coo Marlin
Who he was: Clifton “Coo Coo” Marlin raced in Nascar for 14 years, never getting a win, but always being a fan favorite.
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4.) Twig Zeigler
Who he is: Twig Zeigler is a retired Funny Car racer who started in the late ‘60s and now runs a nostalgic Plymouth funny car with another driver behind the wheel.
3.) Fonty Flock
Fonty Flock was an early Nascar driver, racing through most of the 1950s. He’s a hall of famer now with 19 wins to his fantastic name.
2.) Wolfgang Alexander Albert Eduard Maximilian Reichsgraf Berghe von Trips
Who he was: Wolfgang von Trips, as everyone called him, was one of the last great aristocratic gentleman drivers who defined motor racing’s early years. He came from a noble family in the Rhineland and competed in Formula One from ’56 to his death at the Italian Grand Prix in ’61.
1.) Dick Trickle
Richard Trickle never won a points-earning race in Nascar, but was considered to be “America’s winningest driver” for his extremely successful career in short track racing. He got his start when he was thirteen years old in 1954 and had his last race in 2001.