RACING DRIVER

Dan Gurney

1931 - 2018

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Daniel Sexton Gurney (April 13, 1931 – January 14, 2018) was an American racing driver, race car constructor, and team owner who reached racing's highest levels starting in 1958. Gurney won races in the Formula One, Indy Car, NASCAR, Can-Am, and Trans-Am Series. Gurney is the first of three drivers to have won races in Sports Cars (1958), Formula One (1962), NASCAR (1963), and Indy cars (1967), the other two being Mario Andretti and Juan Pablo Montoya. In 1967, after winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans together with A. J. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dan Gurney has received more than 693,364 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Dan Gurney is the 127th most popular racing driver (up from 190th in 2019), the 3,067th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,698th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Racing Driver.

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Among RACING DRIVERS

Among racing drivers, Dan Gurney ranks 127 out of 888. Before him are Jean-Pierre Jarier, Alan Stacey, Giancarlo Fisichella, Reine Wisell, Helmuth Koinigg, and Nico Rosberg. After him are Tommi Mäkinen, Hans Herrmann, Rauno Aaltonen, Sébastien Loeb, Markku Alén, and Eddie Irvine.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1931, Dan Gurney ranks 169Before him are Scotty Moore, Moshé Mizrahi, Dean Jones, Iajuddin Ahmed, Aleksei Gubarev, and Cristina Deutekom. After him are Ryuzo Hiraki, Lucian Mureșan, Shadia, Ole-Johan Dahl, Guido Messina, and David Janssen. Among people deceased in 2018, Dan Gurney ranks 137Before him are Odvar Nordli, Moshé Mizrahi, David C. H. Austin, Nicole Fontaine, Kirin Kiki, and Rachid Taha. After him are Serge Dassault, Kira Muratova, Venantino Venantini, Luis García Meza, Luis Posada Carriles, and Dobri Dobrev.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dan Gurney ranks 3,067 out of 15,968. Before him are Budd Schulberg (1914), Frank Wilczek (1951), Matt Cameron (1962), Sam Francis (1923), Lorraine Bracco (1954), and Richard Lester (1932). After him are Don Henley (1947), Jerry Sloan (1942), Lana Del Rey (1985), William E. Moerner (1953), Sun Ra (1914), and Fred Lawrence Whipple (1906).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United States

Among racing drivers born in United States, Dan Gurney ranks 3Before him are Carroll Shelby (1923) and Phil Hill (1927). After him are Richie Ginther (1930), Kenny Roberts (1951), Peter Revson (1939), Mark Donohue (1937), Wayne Rainey (1960), Carl Scarborough (1914), Rikky von Opel (1947), Manny Ayulo (1921), and Lee Wallard (1910).