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Carl Haas 1930

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Carl Haas is an American auto racing impresario. He co-owns the Newman/Haas Racing team in the Champ Car World Series along with accomplished film actor Paul Newman.

John Habin 1915 - 2005

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John Habin was born on 5th April 1915 at Chidham, West Sussex, the eldest of three children of Charles, a farmer and later a grey hound trainer, and Caroline. His parents named him John Dixon Jellicoe Habin, the Jellioce being named after Admiral John Jellicoe, who was born in Southampton and found...

Billy Hagan 1932 - 2007

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Billy Hagan only made three starts in NASCAR's premier division but as a team owner he won the NASCAR Cup championship with driver Terry Labonte in 1984.

Peter Hahn 1923

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Raced at Indy in 1952

Mike Hailwood 1940 - 1981

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A nine-time motorcycle world champion and regarded by many as posssibly the greatest motorcycle racer of all time. Later in his career he was also a Formula One driver.

Mika Hakkinen 1968

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Finnish racing driver and two-time Formula One champion. He is considered by many to have been Michael Schumacher's greatest rival in Formula One and the German has admitted that Häkkinen is the rival he respects the most in his Formula One career.

Mark Hales 1950

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Mark Hales is a highly successful racing driver, writer and publisher.

Bruce Halford 1931 - 2001

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Halford bought the ex-Bira Maserati 250F and raced mainly on the non-championship European F1 circuit. Later he drove an F2 Lotus before retiring in the early 1960s. He returned to the circuits in the 1970s racing a Lotus 16 in historic events.

Roy Hall 1920 - 1991

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Roy Hall ran 'shine from the hills of North Georgia to Atlanta, he won AAA Stock Car Championship in 1941.

Jim Hall 1935

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A former F1 driver, Jim Hall was the owner and driving force of Chaparral Cars. An early adopter of aerodynamics applied to race cars, he was the leading proponent of that technology for an entire decade. He dominated sports car racing in the USA in 1965 winning 16 races.

Dean Hall 1957

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Liz Halliday 1978

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UK based Californian, Liz Halliday, is an international motor racing driver who competes in Sportscar and GT endurance racing and is also an international equestrian in Three-Day Eventing.

Helge Hallman 1906 - 2001

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Helge Hallman was a successfull driver, racing in Scandinavia and Estonia in the mid 1930s

Geo Ham 1900 - 1972

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An automotive enthusiast and part time racing driver, Ham is regarded as one of the world's finest automotive artists.

Hugh Hamilton 1905 - 1934

/© Bob Montgomery, Motorsport Ireland. With thanks to Mike Wylie for corrections.

Irish racing driver who led Nuvolari for much of the 1993 Ards TT until delayed by a pit stop. Fought back only to miss out on the win by 20 seconds after another stop for fuel. Died at the Berne GP when he suffered a heart attack on the last lap and crashed into a tree.

Duncan Hamilton 1920 - 1994

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Duncan Hamiltion was British racing driver who was killed in the 1934 Swiss Grand Prix. He was born in Omagh, in Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It has been said that he was "perhaps the top British driver of the time". He raced with Dick Seaman on occasion and was good friends with him.

Davey Hamilton 1962

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Davey Hamilton was a former race car driver in the Indy Racing League who made 48 series starts without a win.

William Hamilton 1921 - 1986

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Mainly known as a Midget driver, Red tried to qualify Clyde R. Dillon's Kurtis Offenhauser 4000 for the Indy 500 in 1953 but failed his Rookie test.

Lewis Hamilton 1985

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Lewis Hamilton is a British Formula One racing driver. He made his F1 début at the Australian Grand Prix in March 2007, finishing third, and became the first ever F1 driver to secure a podium finish in each of his first three World Championship Grands Prix.

Bill Hamilton 1899 - 1978

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Inventor of the waterjet propulsion system, Bill Hamilton was also a very talented racing driver though business comitments meant that his appearances on track were few.

Charles Robert Hamilton, Sr. 1957 - 2007

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Bobby Hamilton, Sr. was a NASCAR driver and team owner with Bobby Hamilton Racing. He took two Winston Cup wins, the Dura Lube 500 in 1996 and the Talladega 500 in April 2001. Hamilton surcumbed to cancer on January 7, 2007, at his home in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.

Carl-Gunnar Hammarlund 1921 - 2006

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Hammarlund was one of the best Swedish racing drivers in the fifties, but rarely raced outside of Scandinavia.

David Hampshire 1917 - 1990

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A company director who business funded his racing in an ERA and Maserati. He raced before and after the Second World War.

Walter Handley 1902 - 1941

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A well-known motor cyclist who won the Senior Manx TT in 1930, he was also involved with car racing, mostly driving Rileys. He was killed, serving with the Air Transport Auxiliary in 1941.

Sam Hanks 1914 - 1994

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One of the best Midget drivers in the history of the sport. Won the Indy 500 at his 12th attempt in 1957.

Mel Hansen 1898 - 1963

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One of the top midget drivers of his day, he won 53 feature races in 1940. He was left paralyzed after an accident at Detroit in 1949.

Walt Hansgen 1919 - 1966

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SCCA sports car racer who graduated to become a polished professional and one of the greatest American sports car drivers of the 1950s.

Robin Hanson 1908 - 1991

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British racing driver who was not particularly quick and it was Hanson who spread oil in front of the Silver Arrows at Donington in 1938. He was a member of the BRDC and won a DFC in the RAF Volunteer reserve in 1942.

Thomas Cuthbert Harrison 1906 - 1981

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Harrison was an extremely enthusiastic amateur driver who raced an ERA C-Type, mainly in national events.

Ray Harroun 1897 - 1968

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After starting competing as a riding mechanic he switched to driving in 1906. He won the American National Championship in 1910 and the first Indy 500 the following year.

László Hartmann 1901 - 1938

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Hartmann was one of the most famous private drivers in the 1930s mostly driving Maserati. He was killed in the 1938 Tripoli GP when he colided with Farina's Tipo 312 Alfa Romeo.

Masahiro Hasemi 1945

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One of Japan's greatest drivers, he caused a stir in his one and only Grand Prix in Japan in 1976 when he nearly put the locally built Kojima on pole. He set the fastest lap in the race but only finished 11th. He won the 1992 Daytona 24 Hour race with Kazuyoshi Hoshino and Toshio Suzuki.

Raymond Hassler 1935 - 1972

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An independant NASCAR driver he was killed in one of the qualifying races for the Daytona 500 in 1972.

Naoki Hattori 1966

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As a blindingly fast national F3 champion, Hattori won the All Japan Formula 3 Championship in 1990 and the All Japan Touring Car Championship in 1993. But, as with many Japanese drivers, his European career was never to lift off.

Shigeaki Hattori 1963

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Japanese driver to raced in CART and the IRL. He recently competed int he Craftsman Truck Series.

Sigurd Olson Haugdahl 1891 - 1970

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Willie Haupt 1885 - 1966

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Drove the first supercharged car in competition, winning the Great Despair hill climb in 1908. Later drove for the the Benz and Duesenberg Teams.

Gene Haustein 1907 - 1984

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Gene Haustein started racing in 1930. He drove in thre Indy 500 on four occasions, once in relief for Ralph Hepburn. He became the last person to qualify a Hudson powered car at Indy in 1934.

Douglas Hawkes 1893 - 1974

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Paul Hawkins 1937 - 1969

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A tough Australian racer who was a very capable single seater driver but really stood out in sports cars, driving Ford GT40s and Lola T70s.

Mike Hawthorn 1929 - 1959

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Mike Hawthorn was Britain's first F1 World Champion taking the title in 1958 by one point from Stirling Moss. In 1955 Hawthorn won the 24 hours of Le Mans race, despite being involved in the terrible crash that killed 80 spectators.

Boy Hayje 1949

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Boy Hayje is a former Formula One driver from the Netherlands. In 1974 he won the Dutch Formula Ford championship before racing in Formula 5000 and Formula 3. He participated in 7 GPs but only qualified three times, debuting on August 29, 1976. After F1 he found success in the European Renault 5...

Mike Haysey 1938

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Mike started racing in 1960 with a Turner GT before moving up to F3. Later drove for Team VW Great Britain.

Eric Hélary 1966

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Works Peugeot driver who won Le Mans in 1993.

Victor Hémery 1876 - 1950

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Victor Hémery was a champion driver of early Grand Prix motor racing. He also set a number of Land Speed records. Frequently banned due to his fiery temperament, he was posthumously awarded the United States Driving Championship for 1905.

Patrick Head 1945

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With nine Constructors’ Championships under his belt, Patrick Head is one of the most successful engineers in the history of F1. Best know for his involvement with Frank Williams, he help establish Williams Grand Prix Engineering.

Charles Headland 1910

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One of the best 500cc F3 drivers.

Donald Mitchell Healey 1898 - 1988

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Donald Mitchell Healey was a British rally driver, automobile engineer, and speed record holder. Best known for his Austin-Healey sports cars of which nearly nearly 200,000 were produced, most being exported to America.

Eddie Hearne 1887 - 1955

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Eddie Hearne was an American racing driver active in the formative years of auto racing. He participated in the inaugural Indianapolis 500. He entered 120 races. He finished in the top 10 31 times. He won a total of 11 races.

Allen Heath 1918 - 1981

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Lost a hand in an accident in 1953 and continued to race with a prosthesis. Heath won the Pacific Coast Championship in 1961, he was the URA Champion in 1950 and 1958 and won the Washington State Title in 1946 and 1947.

John Heath 1914 - 1956

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John Heath started racing just after the Second World War. In 1946 he bought a garage with George Abecassis and started HWM. Credited with giving Moss and Collins early breaks in their careers, Heath was killed in the 1956 Mille Miglia.

George Heath 1862 - 1943

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Willi Heeks 1922 - 1996

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Heeks was a talented driver who rarely traveled outside of his native Germany. He competed in the German Grand Prix twice, in 1953 and 1953. He failed to finish either race.

Tony Hegbourne 1931 - 1965

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Started racing quite late (27 years old) but quickly became regarded as one of the most promising British drivers. Tony was killed in the Spa 500Km race in 1965 when his Alfa Romeo TZ1 Zagato somersaulted at full speed on the Masta straight.

Nick Heidfeld 1977

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Nick Heidfeld is a German Formula One auto racing driver for the BMW factory F1 team.

Christian Heins 1935 - 1963

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Christian Heins was one of best Brazilian drivers of his era. He was killed at Le Mans driving an Alpine M63 Renault.

Theo Helfrich 1913 - 1978

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Helfrich contested the 1952, 53 and 54 German Grands Prix. He took second at Le Mans in 1952 with Helmut Niedermayr.

Mack Hellings 1915 - 1951

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Mack Hellings was from Fort Dodge, Iowa in the United States. He participated in 2 Indy 500s, debuting on May 30, 1950. He died in a plane crash in Kern, California in 1951.

Ray Hendrick 1929 - 1990

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His racing career spanned 34 years, most of which were spent competing in the NASCAR Modifieds, with some records indicating he won more than 712 races.

Rick Hendrick 1949

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Owner of several NASCAR stock cars, as well as one of the largest chains of car dealerships in the United States.

Preston Henn 1931 - 2017

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Ernst Henne 1904 - 2005

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Henne started racing motor cycles and set a total of 76 speed records for BMW. He switched to cars and raced for BMW and for Mercedes as a reserve driver to Caracciola and a young von Brauchitsch in 1934.

Brian Henton 1946

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Henton won both 1974 British Formula Three Championships, and the Formula Two championship in 1980. He participated in 38 Formula One grands prix, debuting on July 19, 1975, but never scored any championship points.

Ralph Hepburn 1896 - 1948

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Ralph Hepburn was one of the great motorcycle racers of the 1910s and early 1920s, winning national championships. In 1925 he switched to racing cars and made fifteen appearances at the Indianapolis 500. With a best result of second in 1937 just 2.16 seconds behind Wilbur Shaw, he died in qualifying...

Johnny Herbert 1964

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Won the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch in 1985. Then won the 1987 British Formula Three title. Crashed badly at Brands in F3000. Racing in F1 for a number of teams.

Antonio Hermann 1954

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Brazilian sportscar driver and entrepreneur. Organiser and twice winner of the now revived Mil Milhas (1000 Mile) race in Brazil.

Hans Herrmann 1928

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Formula One and Sports car racing driver from Stuttgart, Germany. In F1, he participated in 18 grands prix, debuting on August 2, 1953. He achieved 1 podium, and scored a total of 10 championship points. In Sports car racing, he also scored the first overall win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans for...

Bryan Herta 1970

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Alexander Hesketh 1950

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Lord Hesketh once led a maverick Formula One team with James Hunt as their driver. In a glamorous sport they led the field in partying. This prowess was not translated to the track and the team to a solitary win at the Dutch Grand Prix in 1974 before the team was sold in 1976.

Francois Hesnault 1942

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Wealthy French racing driver who drove in 21 Grand Prix for Ligier and Brabham. He quit after a huge testing accident at Paul Ricard.

Charley Hexom 1952 - 2004

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Hans Heyer 1943

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Heyer is the only driver to be credited with a DNQ, DNF, and DSQ in the same Formula One race and probably will remain so!

Jim Hickman 1943 - 1982

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Jim Hickman was the top rookie in the 1982 Indianapolis 500 but was tragically killed during practice for the Tony Bettenhausen 200 at Wisconsin State Fair Park later in the year.

Graham Hill 1929 - 1975

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Charismatic and charming, Graham HIll was almost universaly popular with the public. He had a quick wit and was a natural entertainer. He won two World Chamionships, in 1962 for BRM and in 1968 for Lotus. His love of the sport caused him to race on past his best but he retired in 1975 to concentrate...

Damon Hill 1960

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The son of the late double Formula One world champion, Graham Hill, and is the only son of a world champion to win the title, which he did in 1996. Current president of the British Racing Drivers' Club.

Phil Hill 1927 - 2008

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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...

John Hindmarsh 1907 - 1938

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Squadron Leader John Hindmarsh was a senior Test Pilot for Hawker Siddeley and flew the prototype of the Hawker Hurricane. He was also a talented racing driver winning Le Mans in 1935. He died in an aircraft accident at Brooklands, Surrey.

Tommy Hinnershitz 1912 - 1999

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Tommy Hinnershitz - known as the "Oley Dirt Farmer," "The Flying Farmer," and finally the "Flying Dutchman" -- remains one of the most popular sprint-car drivers in racing history even after his death in 1999 at the age of 77.

Peter Hirt 1910 - 1992

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A gentleman Swiss driver who occasionally took part in major races.

Ronny Hissom 1936 - 2005

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Ronny was an avid sports car enthusiast and a nationally ranked polo player who long with Jim Hall and Hap Sharp was one of the original partners and drivers in Chaparral Racing.

Robert Hitchens 1909 - 1943

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Lt. Cmmdr Robert Hitchens, DSO and Bar, DSC and Two Bars, was universally known as Hitch. A fearless and dynamic leader as well as a keen sportsman, he won the Rudge Whitworth Cup at Le Mans in 1937. He was killed in action on the night of May 12th 1943.

Donald Hoag 1926

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Donald "Dutch" Hoag is an American racing driver who won the Langhorne National Open five times when it was the most prestigious event for Modified and Sportsman racers.

David Hobbs 1939

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A likable versatile driver who could turn his hand to anything from Formula 1 to sports cars and from touring cars to Indycars.

Sunny Hobbs 1969

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Sunny Hobbs is an accomplished female racecar driver with diverse racing experience on both oval tracks and road courses, sports cars and stockcars.

Gary Hocking 1937 - 1962

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A former motorcyle racer, Hocking switched to four wheels after the death of his friend Tom Phillis in the 1962 Isle of Man TT. Ironically, Hocking was killed later that year in practice for the Natal GP.

Ingo Hoffmann 1953

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Started racing in Brazil before contesting 1975 British Formula 3 series. He raced in Formula 1 with the Fittipaldi F1 team in 1976 and 77. Hoffman returned to his native Brazil and where has won the Stock Car Championship no less than 11 times.

Al Holbert 1946 - 1988

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One of the all time great sports car drivers. Holbert won Le Mans three times, scored 49 wins in IMSA and 10 in CanAm. He also won five Camel GT Championships and finished 4th in the Indy 500 in his one and only appearance.

Bob Holbert 1922 - 2007

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Bob Holbert was one of the first Porsche dealers in the USA and a prominent sports car racing driver in the 1950s and 1960s. He took a class win at Le Mans in 1961 with Maston Gregory and took four SCCA National titles as well as six class wins at Sebring.

Bill Holland 1907 - 1984

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Holder of one of the best records in the Indy 500. In 5 startes he won once, finished second on three occasions and retired once.

Bill Homeier 1918 - 2001

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Bill Homeier drove in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series. He holds a unique record from the 1954 Indianapolis 500; he finished in last place, but completed 74 laps, the most for a last place finisher.

Clarence Hood 1926

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Hooker Hood was a legendary Super-Modified and Sprint Car driver who was also very good a building race cars. His best years were between 1965 and 1968. In 1967 he took 57 wins from 63 races and won the National Dirt Track Championship.

Dave Hoover 1942 - 1992

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Dave Hoover was a captain with American Airlines for 28 years flying 747s. He raced in CanAm in the early 1980s. A member of the Coors Light Silver Bullet Jet Display Team, he was killed in a flying accident in 1992.

Ted Horn 1910 - 1948

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One of the most respected American drivers of all time, Ted Horn established a record of consistency at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway which may never be equalled. Amazingly between 1936 and 1948 he never finished worse than fourth. Equally amazing however is the fact that he never won the "500".

Sam Hornish, Jr. 1979

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Sam Hornish, Jr is an American racing driver and Indianapolis 500 winner, currently driving in the Indy Racing League and the NASCAR Busch Series for Penske Racing.

Jock Horsfall 1910 - 1949

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Aston Martin and ERA exponent Jock Horsfall won the 1948 Spa 24 hour race. He was killed the following year in an ERA at Silverstone. During the war he was involved in Operation Mincemeat, a highly successful British plan to convince the German High Command (OKW) that the Allies would invade the...

Ronnie Horton 1907 - 1996

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A star MG driver in British races in the 1930s, and also on the Continent, as winner of the 800cc class in the important Avusrennen in 1933.

Gianfranco Horvat 1942 - 2009

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Gianfranco Horvat, who raced under pseudonym "Hoga", was one of the most talented Italian touring-car and sportscar drivers of the late 1960s.

Kazuyoshi Hoshino 1947

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Nicknamed "the fastest guy in Japan" Kazuyoshi Hoshino can easily claim to be the most successful Japanese driver ever, even in comparison to Satoru Nakajima, Aguri Suzuki or Tora Takagi.

John Rossall Houldsworth 1911 - 1934

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Houldsworth was a racing driver who competed a number of times at Donington. He was killed in the 1934 British Empire Trophy.

Ronney Householder 1908 - 1972

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Will Hoy 1953 - 2002

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Will was great sports car and touring car driver he also had an amazing sense of humour and was a good friend. Runner up in the 1988 All Japan Touring Car Championship, he went on to win the 1991 British Touring Car Championship. Will died from a brain tumour in 2002.

Ronald Hudson 1930 - 1998

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Ed Hugus 1923 - 2006

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Hugus started racing in 1952. Between 1956 and 1966 he drove at Le Mans every year, finishing in the top 10 five times. In 1957 he took a class class win with De Beaufort. In 1965 Hugus was a reserve driver for the Ferrari 250LM of Maston Gregory and Rindt that won the race. Ed maintained that he...

Patrick Huisman 1966

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Patrick is one of the top endurance racers taking wins in GT3 at Le Mans and Sebring in 1999. He has also won twice at Zolder and at the Nürburgring. In the Porsche Supercup he won four-consecutive Championships between 1997 and 2000.

Denny Hulme 1936 - 1992

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1967 Formula One World Champion with Brabham team. Hulme later went on to race for McLaren. He was CanAm champion in 1968 and 1970. Hulme suffered a massive heart attack at the wheel of a BMW M3 in the Bathurst 1000, making him the first Formula One World Champion to die of natural causes.

Chuck Hulse 1927

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Winner of the 1959 CRA sprint car title, Chuck was a four-time Indianapolis 500 starter from 1962 to 1967. He also raced on the USAC sprint car and midget circuits.

James Hunt 1947 - 1993

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Formula 1 World Champion in 1976 and was subsequently a commentator for BBC. Also famouse for driving with Lord Hesketh's colourful F1 team. Hunt died at the young age of 45 from a heart attack.

Bob Hurt 1939 - 2000

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Bob Hurt started racing in sports cars before switching to Indy Cars in 1964. He was paralyzed in a qualifying accident at Indy in 1968.

Jim Hurtubise 1932 - 1989

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Jim Hurtubise is best remembered as a tough charger who raced just about anything with four wheels. He continued to display talent and passion even after a fire at Milwaukee in 1964 nearly cost him his life. A life long fan of front engined roadsters, Herk drove the last one at the Brickyard in...

Keith Hutton 1951 - 2003

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Australian born sprint car racer who was killed at Southern Iowa Speedway in 2003.

Harry Hyde 1925 - 1996

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Top mechanic and crew chief for the likes of Isaac, Bobby Allison, Buddy Baker, Cale Yarborough, Neil Bonnett, Dave Marcis, Geoff Bodine and Tim Richmond, Hyde's cars won 56 Winston Cup races.

Marc Hynes 1978

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Marc Hynes won the 1999 British Formula Three Championship and raced for the WRT team in Formula 3000. He has also tested for the Formula One team British American Racing.