John McVitty

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John McVitty
Born(1926-12-26)December 26, 1926
Mamaroneck, New York, United States
DiedApril 21, 1956(1956-04-21) (aged 29)
Langhorne, Pennsylvania, United States
Cause of deathRacing accident
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
11 races run over 2 years
Best finish48th (1955)
First race1955 untitled race (Fonda)
Last race1956 Wilkes County 160 (North Wilkesboro)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 3 0

John Patrick McVitty (December 26, 1926 – April 21, 1956) was an American stock car racing driver who competed in the NASCAR Grand National Series. He was born in Mamaroneck, New York.

During his two-year NASCAR career, McVitty had raced in eleven races with three finished in the top ten and 1382 laps of experience – the equivalent of 786.8 miles (1,266.2 km). McVitty's total earning were considered to be $800 ($7,372.34 when adjusted for inflation). His average start was in 18th place and his average finish was in 15th place. All of McVitty's races were done in Chevrolet vehicles. At the 1956 Wilkes County 160, a fuel pump problem caused McVitty to retire from the race; he would be killed in a racing accident thirteen days later at Langhorne Speedway.

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Grand National Series[edit]

NASCAR Grand National Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 NGNC Pts Ref
1955 John McVitty 27 Chevy TCS PBS JSP DAB OSP CLB HBO NWS MGY LAN CLT HCY ASF TUS MAR RCH NCF FOR LIN MCF FON
8
AIR
8
CLT PIF CLB AWS MOR ALS NYF
20
SAN CLT FOR MAS RSP DAR MGY
17
LAN RSP
13
GPS
15
MAS CLB MAR LVP NWS
17
HBO 48th 684 [1]
1956 HCY CLT WSS PBS
20
ASF DAB PBS
10
WIL
19
ATL NWS
20
LAN
Wth
RCH CLB CON GPS HCY HBO MAR LIN CLT POR EUR NYF MER MAS CLT MCF POR AWS RSP PIF CSF CHI CCF MGY OKL ROA OBS SAN NOR PIF MYB POR DAR CSH CLT LAN POR CLB HBO NWP CLT CCF MAR HCY WIL 116th - [2]
– Fatal accident during qualifying

References[edit]

  1. ^ "John McVitty – 1955 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  2. ^ "John McVitty – 1956 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2019.

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