Gober Sosebee

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Gober Sosebee
BornOctober 15, 1915
Dawsonville, Georgia
DiedNovember 11, 1996(1996-11-11) (aged 81)
Cause of deathAgriculture accident
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
71 races run over 9 years
Best finish14th - 1953 Grand National Series season
First race1949 race (Daytona Beach Road Course)
Last race1959 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
First win1952 Hayloft Speedway race (Augusta, Georgia)
Last win1954 Central City Speedway race (Macon, Georgia)
Wins Top tens Poles
2 33 4

Gober Sosebee (October 15, 1915 – November 11, 1996) was an American racecar driver. He won on the Daytona Beach Road Course in 1949, 1950 and 1951.[1][2] He was born in Dawson County, Georgia, and began his career in 1940 at Atlanta's Lakewood Speedway.[1]

Sosebee also won 2 Grand National (now Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series) races, one in 1952 and another in 1954. He also had 4 pole positions (including his first NASCAR race at Daytona Beach) and 33 top 10 finishes during his Cup career, and also ran five races in the NASCAR Convertible Division.[3]

His son, David Sosebee, was also a NASCAR driver.


  1. ^ a b "Home page". Sosebee Racing. Archived from the original on 2008-11-20. Retrieved 2008-02-08.
  2. ^ "Drivers: Gober Sosebee". LegendsofNascar.com. Retrieved 2008-02-08.
  3. ^ Career stats; Racing Reference; Retrieved May 1, 2008