Isaac won 37 NASCAR races, including 11 in his championship season of 1970. Hestarted from pole 50 times, 20 of them in a single season in 1969. In 1971 he set 28 world speed records at Bonneville Salt Flats. In 1977 he retired from a Late Model Sportsman race at Hickory Motor Speedway with 25 laps left and died of a heart attack.
Bobby Isaac died 43 years ago, he was 45 , He would have been 88.
The only American-born driver to win the Formula One World Drivers' Championship (Mario Andretti, an Italian American driver, won the World Drivers' Championship in 1978, but was not born in the United States). He also scored three wins at each of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 12 Hours of Sebring sports car races.