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Johnny Thomson

1922 - 1960

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John Ashley Thomson (April 9, 1922 – September 24, 1960) was an American racecar driver. Thomson was nicknamed "the Flying Scot." He won several championships in midgets and sprint cars before competing in Championship Car (now IndyCar) racing. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johnny Thomson has received more than 34,081 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Johnny Thomson is the 643rd most popular racing driver (down from 609th in 2019), the 10,671st most popular biography from United States (down from 9,752nd in 2019) and the 50th most popular American Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Johnny Thomson ranks 643 out of 888Before him are Bobby Rahal, Bruce Halford, Renato Pirocchi, Julian Bailey, Franco Forini, and Ernst Klodwig. After him are Kenny Acheson, Alan Rees, Peter Ashdown, Duncan Hamilton, Henry Banks, and Chris Lawrence.

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Among people born in 1922, Johnny Thomson ranks 377Before him are John B. Anderson, Nancy Mackay, Janis Paige, Ken Hughes, Kai Winding, and Nicholas Katzenbach. After him are Turhan Bey, Helen Gurley Brown, Billy Liddell, Emil Wolf, Len Lesser, and Mavis Gallant. Among people deceased in 1960, Johnny Thomson ranks 207Before him are George Bonhag, Giles Gilbert Scott, Edward Hennig, Clara Kimball Young, Dora Marsden, and Walter Catlett. After him are Charlie Buchan, Kathlyn Williams, Harry Pollitt, Jimmy Bryan, J. H. C. Whitehead, and Rudolf Degermark.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Johnny Thomson ranks 10,671 out of 18,182Before him are Harry Connick Jr. (1967), Brendan Hines (1976), Alex Hannum (1923), Robert S. Duncanson (1821), Richard Edson (1954), and James Seddon (1815). After him are Ralph Merkle (1952), Bob Kenney (1931), Post Malone (1995), Alexander Courage (1919), Dyanna Lauren (1965), and Ed Flanders (1934).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United States

Among racing drivers born in United States, Johnny Thomson ranks 50Before him are Sam Hanks (1914), Colin Edwards (1974), Rob Schroeder (1926), George Follmer (1934), Pat Flaherty (1926), and Bobby Rahal (1953). After him are Jimmy Bryan (1926), Hap Sharp (1928), Robert O'Brien (1908), Jimmie Johnson (1975), Jeff Gordon (1971), and Bob Sweikert (1926).