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 Joseph “Little Joe” Weatherly

Joseph “Little Joe” Weatherly

Birth
Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA
Death 19 Jan 1964 (aged 41)
Riverside, Riverside County, California, USA
Burial Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA
Plot EAST CENTER LAWN - 40N
Memorial ID 21690 · View Source
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Race car driver. Weatherly loved racing and began racing motorcycles upon his discharge from the Army. He won three American Motorcycle Championships. By 1952 he had moved to racing stock cars. In 1956 he joined NASCAR's elite Grand National Division. During a race in January 1964 at Riverside Speedway in California he was involved in a horrific accident. Weatherly had chosen to only wear a lap belt and not a shoulder harness. He died as a result of injuries suffered in the accident. During his career he raced in 230 races, winning 25, placing in the top 10 153 times and winning 18 pole positions. He was Grand National Champion for the years 1962 and 1963.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 18 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21690
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph “Little Joe” Weatherly (29 May 1922–19 Jan 1964), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21690, citing Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .