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Stats Index        Summary        By All Tracks        By Tracks A-G        By Tracks H-N        By Tracks O-W
By Year          By Car Number          Qualifying Facts          Award Facts          Stats Glossary       
    

Statistics Summary - Grand National

Edward Glenn Roberts, Jr.    Racing Hometown: Daytona Beach     Born: 1/20/29    Died: 7/2/1964 (from crash injuries @ Charlotte 5/24/64)

Year

Rank Starts Poles Wins 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6-10 Laps Laps Led Race Led Miles Winnings    
1950 2 9 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 1,138 60 3 1,065 $ 6,800  

Points Runner-Up

1951 12 9 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 825 0 0 738 1,685  

Mainly Raced Modifieds

1952 59 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 443 15 1 436 199  

(His first love)

1953 132 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 352 41 1 426 365  

"

1954 22 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 811 0 0 975 1,080  

"

1955 201 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 69 4 1 201 140  

"

1956 7 33 3 5 1 2 7 2 5 5,695 470 10 3,789 14,742  

 Grand National Return

1957 6 42 4 8 6 2 1 4 6 6,891 1,107 16 4,269 19,829      
1958 11 10 0 6 1 1 0 0 1 2,491 877 7 2,197 32,219      
1959 16 8 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 1,445 147 3 1,489 10,865      
1960 29 9 6 2 0 0 0 0 1 1,338 578 9 2,072 19,895      
1961 5 22 6 2 4 2 2 3 1 5,075 1,002 13 5,033 50,267      
1962 8 19 9 3 3 0 2 1 3 4,312 960 12 4,068 66,152      
1963 5 20 2 4 2 0 4 1 3 4,643 692 12 5,470 73,060      
1964 27 9 0 1 2 1 0 1 1 1,702 17 2 2,013 28,345  

Partial Season; Died

Life-
time
  206 35 33 22 9 16 13 29 37,230 5,970 90 34,242 $325,643      
15 Year Avg 2.3 2.2 1.5 .6 1.1 .9 1.9 2,482 398 6 2,283 $  21,710

For 206 starts, Fireball:

Finished First 33 times, 16% of the time!

Finished in the Top Five an amazing 93 times, or 45% of the time!
Finished in the Top Ten an incredible 122 times, 59% of the time!

Set Over 400 Records!
 

Fireball's Records Year-by-Year
    Race Location Size Type Length  Make
     

1950

       
Poles:   Wilkes 200 North Wilkesboro Speedway .625 mile Dirt 100 mi. Oldsmobile
Victories:   8/13/1950 Occoneechee Speedway 1 mi. Dirt 100 mi. Oldsmobile
     

1955

       
Poles:   Southern 500 Darlington Raceway 1.375 mi. Asphalt 500 mi. Buick
     

1956

       
Poles:     Southern States Fairgrounds .5 mi. Dirt 100 mi. Ford
      Asheville-Weaverville Speedway .5 mi. Dirt   Ford
      Piedmont Interstate Fairgrounds .5 mi. Dirt   Ford
Victories:   Raleigh 250 Raleigh Speedway 1 mi. A 250 mi. Ford
      Soldier Field .5 mi. D 100 mi. Ford
      Coastal Speedway .5 mi. D 100 mi. Ford
      Orange Speedway .9 mi. D  99 mi. Ford
      Newport Speedway .5 mi. D 100 mi. Ford
     

1957

       
Poles:     Wilson speedway .5 mi. D 100 mi. Ford
      Orange Speedway .9 mi. D  99 mi. Ford

(Won)

  Wilkes Co. 160 North Wilkesboro Speedway .625 mi. Dirt 100 mi. Ford
    Wilkes 160 North Wilkesboro Speedway .625 mi. Dirt 100 mi. Ford
Victories:   Indian River GC 100 Titusville-Cocoa Speedway (FL) 1.6 mi. Road 90 mi Ford
    Wilkes Co. 160 North Wilkesboro Speedway .625 mi. Dirt 100 mi. Ford
      Langhorne Speedway 1 mi. D 150 mi. Ford
      Southern States Fairgrounds .5 mi. Dirt 100 mi. Ford
      Cleveland County Fairgrounds .5 mi. Dirt 100 mi. Ford
      Newport Speedway .5 mi. Dirt 100 mi. Ford
      Newberry Speedway .5 mi. Dirt 100 mi. Ford
      Concord Speedway .5 mi. Dirt 100 mi. Ford
     

1958

       
Victories:   Northern 500 Trenton Speedway 1 mi. A 500 mi. Chevrolet
(No Poles)   Raleigh 250 Raleigh Speedway 1 mi. A 250 mi. Chevrolet
    Western NC 500 Asheville-Weaverville Speedway .5 mi D 250 mi. Chevrolet
    Southern 500 Darlington Raceway 1.375 mi. A 500 mi. Chevrolet
      Alabama State Fairgrounds .5 mi. D 100 mi. Chevrolet
    Old Dominion 500 Martinsville Speedway .5 mi. A 250 mi. Chevrolet
     

1959

       
Poles:   Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway 2.5. mi. A 500 mi. Pontiac

(Won)

  Firecracker 250 (1st) Daytona International Speedway 2.5. mi. A 250 mi. Pontiac
    Southern 500 Darlington Raceway 1.375 mi. A 500 mi. Pontiac
Victories:   Firecracker 250 (1st) Daytona International Speedway 2.5. mi. A 250 mi. Pontiac
     

1960

       
Poles:   Rebel 300 Darlington Raceway 1.375 mi. A 300 mi. Pontiac
    World 600 Charlotte Motor Speedway 1.5 mi. A 600 mi. Pontiac

(Won)

  Dixie 300 Atlanta International Raceway 1.5 mi. A 300 mi. Pontiac
    Southern 500 Darlington Raceway 1.375 mi. A 500 mi. Pontiac
    National 400 Charlotte Motor Speedway 1.5 mi. A 400 mi. Pontiac
    Atlanta 500 Atlanta International Raceway 1.5 mi. A 500 mi. Pontiac
Victories:   Daytona Twin 100 Daytona International Speedway 2.5. mi. A 100 mi. Pontiac
    Dixie 300 Atlanta International Raceway 1.5 mi. A 300 mi. Pontiac
     

1961

       
Poles:   Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway 2.5. mi. A 500 mi. Pontiac
    Firecracker 250 Daytona International Speedway 2.5. mi. A 250 mi. Pontiac
    Festival 250 Atlanta International Raceway 1.5 mi. A 250 mi. Pontiac
    Southern 500 Darlington Raceway 1.375 mi. A 500 mi. Pontiac
    Dixie 400 Atlanta International Raceway 1.5 mi. A 400 mi. Pontiac
Victories:   Daytona Twin 100 Daytona International Speedway 2.5. mi. A 100 mi. Pontiac
      Marchbanks Speeday 1.4 mi. A 250 mi. Pontiac
     

1962

       
Poles:   Daytona 500 (Won) Daytona International Speedway 2.5. mi. A 500 mi. Pontiac
    Volunteer 500 Bristol International Raceway .5 mi. A 250 mi Pontiac
    World 600 Charlotte Motor Speedway 1.5 mi. A 600 mi. Pontiac
    Southeastern 500 Bristol International Raceway .5 mi. A 250 mi Pontiac
      Southern 500 Darlington Raceway 1.375 mi. A 500 mi. Pontiac
      Old Dominion 500 Martinsville Speedway .5 mi. A 250 mi. Pontiac
    National 400 Charlotte Motor Speedway 1.5 mi. A 400 mi. Pontiac
    Dixie 400 Atlanta International Raceway 1.5 mi. A 400 mi. Pontiac
Victories:   Daytona Twin 100 Daytona International Speedway 2.5. mi. A 100 mi. Pontiac
    Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway 2.5. mi. A 500 mi. Pontiac
    Firecracker 400 Daytona International Speedway 2.5. mi. A 400 mi. Pontiac
     

1963

       
Poles:   Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway 2.5. mi. A 500 mi. Pontiac
Victories:   Southeastern 500 Bristol International Raceway .5 mi. A 250 mi Ford
    Firecracker 400 Daytona International Speedway 2.5. mi. A 400 mi. Ford
      Old Bridge Speedway .5 mi. A 100 mi Ford
    Southern 500 Darlington Raceway 1.375 mi. A 500 mi. Ford
     

1964

       
Victories:     Augusta International Speedway 1 mi. Road 510 mi. Ford
               
 
Statistics compiled from several sources; Primary: Stock Car Racing Encyclopedia by Gollenbock and Fielden; Complete Statistical History of Stock-Car Racing by Richard Sowers, and other sources;
Special thanks to Racing-Reference.com.
Fireball Roberts    -   Grand National Statistics
Glossary      Fireball Roberts Grand National results by track

 
Year Age Races Win T5 T10 Pole Laps Led Earnings Rank AvSt AvFn RAF Miles LLF
1950 21 9 of 19 1 4 5 11138 60 6,955 213.9 11.0 51065.1 2
1951 22 9 of 41 0 2 3 0825 0 2,110 12 9.9 20.8 2737.9 1
1952 23 7 of 34 0 0 1 0443 15 200 59 15.0 26.9 1435.5 0
1953 24 2 of 37 0 0 0 0352 41 365 132 6.0 42.0 0426.2 0
1954 25 5 of 37 0 0 2 0811 0 1,080 22 8.0 14.0 2975.4 0
1955 26 2 of 45 0 0 0 169 4 140 201 2.5 57.0 0201.1 1
1956 27 33 of 56 5 17 22 35695 470 14,741 79.8 11.6 22 3789.0 10
1957 28 42 of 53 8 21 27 46891 1107 19,828 65.8 9.2 31 4269.0 16
1958 29 10 of 51 6 8 9 02491 877 32,218 11 6.0 5.0 92197.2 8
1959 30 8 of 44 1 1 4 31445 147 10,865 16 15.5 19.4 31488.8 1
1960 31 9 of 44 2 2 3 61338 578 19,895 29 1.4 23.4 22072.2 2
1961 32 22 of 52 2 13 14 55075 1002 50,266 58.1 11.0 14 5033.2 4
1962 33 19 of 53 3 9 12 84312 960 66,151 85.2 12.4 13 4068.0 4
1963 34 20 of 55 4 11 14 14643 692 73,059 54.4 10.2 14 5470.1 5
1964 35 9 of 62 1 5 6 01702 17 28,345 27 9.1 12.4 62012.7 4
15 years 206 33 93 122 32 37230 5970 326,218  7.5 13.2 124 34241.4 58

More Stats
Glenn "Fireball" Roberts

33 NASCAR Wins       -         35 NASCAR Poles

| Win Summary | Pole Summary | Track Summary |

Born: January 20, 1929
Died: July 2, 1964 (burn injuries from race accident at Charlotte, May 1964)
Spouse: Doris (deceased 5/7/04)
Children: Pamela (Pam)
Grandchildren: Melanie
Hometown: Daytona Beach, Florida

Other Trivia:
206 NASCAR Starts

Win Summary
Race
Win#
Date Race Name Track SP Make
1 8/13/1950 Occoneechee 100 Occoneechee Speedway 15 Oldsmobile
2 7/4/1956 Raleigh Speedway Raleigh Speedway    
3 7/21/1956 Soldier Field Soldier Field    
4 8/25/1956 Coastal Speedway Coastal Speedway - Myrtle Beach    
5 9/30/1956 Orange Speedway Orange Speedway    
6 10/7/1956 Tennessee-Carolina Speedway Tennessee-Carolina Speedway    
7 12/30/1956 Titusville-Cocoa Speedway (1957 season) Titusville-Cocoa Speedway    
8 4/7/1957 North Wilkesboro North Wilkesboro    
9 4/14/1957 Langhorne Speedway Langhorne Speedway    
10 4/19/1957 Southern State Fairgrounds Southern State Fairgrounds - Charlotte    
11 5/4/1957 Cleveland County Fairgrounds Cleveland County Fairgrounds    
12 6/15/1957 Newport Speedway Newport Speedway    
13 10/12/1957 Newberry Speedway Newberry Speedway    
14 10/13/1957 New Concord Speedway New Concord Speedway    
15 5/30/1958 New Jersey State Fairgrounds New Jersey State Fairgrounds    
16 7/4/1958 Raleigh Speedway Raleigh Speedway    
17 8/17/1958 Asheville-Weaverville Asheville-Weaverville    
18 9/1/1958 Darlington Darlington    
19 9/7/1958 Fairgrounds Speedway Fairgrounds Speedway - Birmingham    
20 10/12/1958 Martinsville Martinsville    
21 7/4/1959 Daytona Daytona    
22 2/12/1960 Daytona qualifier Daytona    
23 7/31/1960 Atlanta Atlanta    
24 2/24/1961 Daytona qualifier Daytona    
25 3/12/1961 Marchbanks Speedway Marchbanks Speedway    
26 2/16/1962 Daytona qualifier Daytona    
27 2/18/1962 Daytona 500 Daytona    
28 7/4/1962 Daytona Daytona    
29 3/31/1963 Bristol Bristol    
30 7/4/1963 Daytona Daytona    
31 7/19/1963 Old Bridge Stadium Old Bridge Stadium    
32 9/2/1963 Darlington Darlington    
33 11/17/1963 Augusta (1964 season) Augusta    

 

Pole Summary

Pole# Date Race Name Track
1 9/24/1950 Wilkes 200 North Wilkesboro Speedway
2 5/10/1952 Darlington 100 Darlington Raceway

 

Track Summary

Track Name Poles Wins
Asheville-Weaverville   1
Atlanta   1
Augusta   1
Bristol   1
Cleveland County Fairgrounds   1
Coastal Speedway-Myrtle Beach   1
Darlington Raceway 1 2
Daytona   7
Fairgrounds Speedway-Birmingham   1
Langhorne Speedway   1
Marchbanks Speedway   1
Martinsville   1
New Concord Speedway   1
New Jersey State Fairgrounds   1
Newberry Speedway   1
Newport Speedway   1
North Wilkesboro Speedway 1 1
Occoneechee Speedway 0 1
Old Bridge Stadium   1
Orange Speedway   1
Raleigh Speedway   2
Soldier Field   1
Southern State Fairgrounds-Charlotte   1
Tennessee-Carolina Speedway   1
Titusville-Cocoa Speedway   1

 
Official NASCAR Driver News Bulletin - Standings 11/30/55
 
Olds leads the manufacturer standings


Modified #7. Fireball Roberts, running part-time
Sportsman #17. Larry Flynn of Holly Hill, part of Fish Carb gang
Check out Sportsman 2nd place. . .


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