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Jean-Pierre Jabouille 1942

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Jabouille was one of the last of a breed of Formula One drivers who were also engineers.

Lewis Jackson 0 - 1916

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Lewis Jackson was the first American to die in an international Grand Prix. He lost control of his Marmon and crashed into a tree on the Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, killing himself and three spectators.

Jimmy Jackson 1910 - 1984

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American racing driver who finished 2nd in the Indy 500 in 1946, his first Indy and the first running of the race after the war.

Bruce Jacobi 1935 - 1987

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Former Indy driver who died in 1987 as a result of injuries sustained in qualifying for the Daytona 500 in 1983.

John James 1914 - 2002

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John James was a keen amateur who first raced at Brooklands before WWII. After the war he returned to competition and entered the British Grand Prix in 1951 with the ex-Reg Parnell Maserati 4CLT/48.

Joe James 1925 - 1952

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Joe James raced in the Indy 500 twice. In 1951 he retired after just eight laps with a broken driveshaft and in 1952 driving a Kurtis Kraft 4000 Offy he finished 13th. He was killed in a crash at the San Jose Speedway.

Peter Janson 1935

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A true extrovert, Captain Peter Janson in an international socialite and was at one time a touring car racer. A bearded Wodehousian figure in a brocaded red velvet smoking jacket, he is a fan of foxhunting and friend of Prince Charles.

Jean-Pierre Jarier 1946

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Jean-Pierre raced in 134 GPs between 1973 to 1983 without a win. He was at the top of his game in with Shadows in the mid 70s and almost won the Brazilian Grand prix in 1975 but a faulty fuel gauge caused his retirement.

Jason Jarrett 1975

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Jason Jarrett races in the ARCA RE/MAX Series. His father, Dale, and grandfather Ned were both NASCAR champions. Jason attempted to follow in their footsteps with sporadic attempts in NASCAR.

Dale Jarrett 1956

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Son of the racing legend and two-time NASCAR Grand National champion Ned Jarrett and the father of former Busch Series racer Jason Jarrett, Dale currently races in the NASCAR Nextel Cup. He was the 1999 Winston Cup Champion.

Ned Jarrett 1932

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Webb Jay 1870 - 1952

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Raced a White Steamer nicknamed Whistling Billy which achieved speeds in excess of 74 mph. Retired to Florida on the proceeds of an invention.

Emil Jellinek 1853 - 1918

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Jellinek was consul general of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy in Nice and one of the first to be interested in automobiles in Austria. Advisor to Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft (Untertuerkheim, Germany), he had important influence on the production of new motor vehicles. He proposed the name Mercedes...

Camille Jenatzy 1869 - 1913

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Famous for setting land speed records including the first over 100 mph, the Red Devil was shot by his friends when a practical joke went very wrong.

Denis Jenkinson 1920 - 1996

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A legendary motoring journalist who famously navigated for Stirling Moss when he won the 1955 Mille Miglia.

Reinhold Joest 1937

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A great sports car driver, Joest won a number of major races including the 24 Hour race at Daytona before becoming a successful team owner, winning Le Mans seven times.

Nolan Johncock 1930 - 1971

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Nolan, a cousin of Gordon Johncock, raced most of the Michigan race tracks. In 1961 he won 40 feature races along with the Tri-State championship. He was fatally injured at Sandusky Speedway in 1971.

Gordon Johncock 1937

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Gordon Johncock is best known as a two-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 and the 1976 USAC Marlboro Championship Trail.

Bobby Johns 1934

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Raced in NASCAR and in 1964 became the first NASCAR driver to turn a competetive lap at Indy. He nearly won the 1960 Daytona 500 but did take two other wins in his career.

Eddie Johnson 1910 - 1974

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Great midget racer with a long career at Indy. Died in a plane crash in 1974.

Robert Glenn Johnson 1931

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If ever there was a driver that deserved the adjective of 'legend' it is Junior Johnson. In 1998 he was named the greatest NASCAR driver of all time by Sports Illustrated magazine.

Luther Johnson 1903 - 1978

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Luther Johnson was a mechanic and test driver at Studebaker. He raced Studebaker stockcars quite successfully and also raced at Indy in the 500 three times.

Bruce Johnstone 1937

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Bruce was the one of the best drivers in South Africa at the end of the Fifties and the beginning of the Sixties.

Alan Jones 1946

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Jones was a straight-talking, iron-willed, hard-driving Australian, who fought his way to the top of F1, where he defended his territory with ruthless determination and large doses of intimidation.

Pee Wee Jones 1928 - 2008

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Pee Wee Jones was one of the original members of NASCAR when it was formed in 1949 by Bill France and ran in the old convertible series for a short time.

Tom Jones 1943 - 2015

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Once considered one of Formula One's more obscure drivers, Tom Jones entered his own Cooper T82 in one Formula One race, the 1967 Canadian Grand Prix. He raced on and off throughout the 1970s in various series before retiring in 1980.

Roy Jones 1970

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Roy Jones is a racing driver who has competed in NASCAR and sprint cars. He currently runs in the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series.

Parnelli Jones 1933

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Rufus "Parnelli" Jones is an American racing driver who won the 1963 Indianapolis 500. In his career, Parnelli Jones won races in sports cars, Indycars, sprint cars, midget cars, off-road vehicles, and stock cars. He has two sons who are also professional drivers: P.J. Jones and Page Jones.

Parnelli Jones Jr 1969

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PJ Jones, son of 1963 Indianapolis 500 winner Parnelli Jones. He won the 1993 Daytona 24 hour race and was runner up in the Driver's Championship. Now driving in the IRL Series.

Peter Jopp 1928 - 2008

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Peter Munro Jopp was a highly entertaining character and a very good driver. A leading light in Cliff Davis' legendary 'Filth Nights' in the early 1960s, he was also a great friend of Graham Hill.

Carl Jörns 1875 - 1969

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Carl Jörns started racing bicycles, winning the European Championships in 1896. He races for Opel from 1903 until 1926 winning 288 races.

Michael Jourdain 1947

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Father of Michael Jourdain Jr, Michael Jourdain raced in the Champ Car rounds in Mexico in 1980 and 1981.

Michel Jourdain Jr. 1976

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Son of former racer Michel Jourdain, who competed in the Mexico City Champ Car races of 1980 and 81, and the nephew of Bernard Jourdain, the 1989 Indy 500 Co-Rookie of the Year.

Juan Jover 1903 - 1960

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Spanish driver who raced single-seaters and sports cars in Grand Prix and endurance races. Died driving between Sitges to Barcelona when his car went off a cliff.

John Judd 1942

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Engine Developments Ltd was founded in 1971 by John Judd and Jack Brabham in Rugby, Warwickshire, England. Engine Developments was intended to build engines for Brabham's racing efforts, and became one of the first firms authorised by Cosworth to maintain and rebuild its DFV engines, but has...

Henri Julien 1927

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Henri Julien was a driver who also built racing cars during the 60s. He founded the AGS opperation in 1968, moving up to F1 in 1986. He sold the company in 1988.

Elizabeth Junek 1900 - 1994

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Regarded as one of the greatest female drivers in Grand Prix motor racing history. However with communist rule in Czechoslovakia she was largely forgotten by the motor racing world until recently. She nearly won the 1928 Targa Florio in her Type 35B Bugatti but rocks mysteriously appeared in front...