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Johnnie Parsons

1918 - 1984

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John Woodrow "Johnnie" Parsons (July 4, 1918 – September 8, 1984) was an American racing driver in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series. He was the 1949 AAA national champion, and won the 1950 Indianapolis 500. Parsons was known as a "charger" - needing others to compete against in order to bring out the best in him as a driver - frequently moving from near the back of the grid to the front in spectacular displays of driving ability. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johnnie Parsons has received more than 88,579 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Johnnie Parsons is the 387th most popular racing driver (up from 441st in 2019), the 7,142nd most popular biography from United States (up from 7,639th in 2019) and the 25th most popular American Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Johnnie Parsons ranks 387 out of 888Before him are Pastor Maldonado, Giorgio Bassi, Alain de Changy, Richard Burns, Carlos Menditeguy, and Pierre Gasly. After him are John Nicholson, Edgar Barth, Harri Rovanperä, Héctor Rebaque, María de Villota, and Kurt Ahrens Jr..

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Among people born in 1918, Johnnie Parsons ranks 209Before him are Ólafur Jóhann Sigurðsson, Aleksandr Ponomarev, Axel Grönberg, Mary Anderson, Enrique Tierno Galván, and Sebastian Cabot. After him are Vladimir Dudintsev, Maria Aurèlia Capmany, Anne Stine Ingstad, Kumar Pallana, Madeleine L'Engle, and Vicente de la Mata. Among people deceased in 1984, Johnnie Parsons ranks 180Before him are Leopold Lindtberg, Martín Marculeta, Toivo Loukola, K. D. Jadhav, May McAvoy, and Luke Kelly. After him are Anders Haugen, Manuel Alonso Areizaga, Víctor Avendaño, Adalbert Steiner, Joseph Gonzales, and Karel Kolský.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Johnnie Parsons ranks 7,142 out of 18,182Before him are Albert Charles Smith (1906), Reni Santoni (1938), Matthew Gray Gubler (1980), Tom M. Apostol (1923), Benjamin Butler (1818), and Rita Mae Brown (1944). After him are Jessica Simpson (1980), Joe Bryant (1954), John Green (1977), Loni Anderson (1945), Robert A. Taft (1889), and Rashida Jones (1976).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United States

Among racing drivers born in United States, Johnnie Parsons ranks 25Before him are Bob Bondurant (1933), Masten Gregory (1932), Dale Earnhardt (1951), Rikky von Opel (1947), Michael Andretti (1962), and Eddie Cheever (1958). After him are Lloyd Ruby (1928), Fred Agabashian (1913), Bobby Unser (1934), A. J. Foyt (1935), George Amick (1924), and Harry Blanchard (1929).