Ernie Irvan

Ernie Irvan

13/1/1959

NASCA driver with 15 career NASCAR Winston Cup victories. 22 career NASCAR Winston Cup pole positions. 68 Top-5's and 124 Top-10's and over $11 million in career earnings. Made NASCAR Winston Cup debut at Richmond International Raceway on September 13, 1987. First pole position came in 65th attempt at 1990 Valleydale Meats 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. First win came in 79th start at the 1990 Busch 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Won the 1991 Daytona 500 driving for Morgan-McClure Motorsports. Finished a career best fifth in Winston Cup driver points in 1991. Suffered horrific crash at Michigan Speedway in 1994 while driving for Robert Yates Racing, made a miraculous recovery and returned to racing at the end of the 1995 season with two top-10 performances. Led the most miles in the 1994 season despite competing in only 20 events. Returned to victory lane in 1996 with wins at New Hampshire and Richmond.

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