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Charlie Glotzbach
Charles "Charlie" Glotzbach
Born (1938-06-19) June 19, 1938 (age 79)
Edwardsville, Indiana, U.S.
Awards 1964 ARCA Rookie of the Year
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
124 races run over 15 years
Best finish 19th (1968)
First race 1960 National 400 (Charlotte)
Last race 1992 DieHard 500 (Talladega)
First win 1968 National 500 (Charlotte)
Last win 1971 Volunteer 500 (Bristol)
Wins Top tens Poles
4 50 12

Charles "Charlie" Glotzbach (born June 19, 1938 in Edwardsville, Indiana) is a former ARCA and was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver. He holds one of the oldest race records in NASCAR. He has the record for fastest pace at Bristol Motor Speedway for a NASCAR race. He was also known as "The Chargin' Comet" and "Chargin' Charlie".

Bristol race record

In 1971 Glotzbach won the caution-free Volunteer 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway in a record pace that still stands. The race was completed with an average speed of 101.074 mph (two hours, 38 minutes) at the .533-mile track. Glotzbach required relief during the middle of the race from Friday Hassler. The track is known for a high number of cautions.

NASCAR history

His first NASCAR Winston Cup race was in 1960. While never running a full Winston Cup schedule, he ran a partial schedule every year from 1967 to 1975. The most he ran in a single year was in 1968, when he raced in 22 of 48 events. In 1969 he finished second in the Daytona 500 after being passed on the last lap by LeeRoy Yarbrough.

In late 1969, Glotzbach received broken ribs and was shot twice after firing an employee of his trucking company. He returned the next season and continued to run competitively with one of the bullets still in his upper arm. (ABC Wide World of Sports Broadcast, 1970 Daytona 500.)

Glotzbach set a World Record of 199.466 mph in September 1969 at Talladega, driving the Chrysler Engineering #88 Dodge Charger Daytona. The car was the pole winner, but Glotzbach, along with most other drivers, sat out the race due to a tire boycott.

His last NASCAR Winston Cup race was in 1992, a season when he competed in seven events. He has four wins and 12 poles in NASCAR and his last attempt was in 1994 for the inaugural Brickyard 400 when he did not qualify.

Other racing

Glotzbach was named the 1964 ARCA series Rookie of the Year. He also attempted to qualify for the 1969 and 1970 Indianapolis 500 races, but failed to qualify for both.

Glotzbach now runs a truck sales business named "Charlie's Truck Sales" in Sellersburg, Indiana.

In a charity legends race on March 20, 2010, Glotzbach was involved in a horrifying crash at Bristol Motor Speedway. He T-boned the driver's side of Larry Pearson at near full speed after Pearson spun. Both drivers suffered injuries, but none were life-threatening.[1]

Motorsports career results

NASCAR

(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * - Most laps led.)

Grand National Series

NASCAR Grand National Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 NGNC Pts Ref
1960 Red Hollingsworth 34 Chevy CLT CLB DAY DAY DAY CLT NWS PHO CLB MAR HCY WIL BGS GPS AWS DAR PIF HBO RCH HMS CLT BGS DAY HEI MAB MBS ATL BIR NSV AWS PIF CLB SBO BGS DAR HCY CSF GSP HBO MAR NWS CLT
28
RCH ATL
31
136th 84 [2]
1961 Melvin Black 65 Pontiac CLT JSP DAY DAY
11
DAY
15
ATL
43
GPS HBO BGS MAR NWS CLB HCY RCH MAR DAR CLT CLT RSD ASP CLT PIF BIR GPS BGS NOR HAS STR DAY ATL CLB MBS BRI NSV BGS AWS RCH SBO DAR HCY RCH CSF ATL MAR NWS CLT BRI GPS HBO 56th - [3]
Chevy PIF
15
AWS HMS
1967 K&K Insurance Racing 37 Dodge AUG RSD DAY
8
DAY DAY
33
AWS BRI GPS BGS ATL
4
CLB HCY NWS MAR SVH RCH DAR BLV LGY CLT
42
ASH MGR SMR BIR CAR
7
GPS MGY DAY TRN OXF FDA ISP BRI SMR NSV 23rd 11444 [4]
72 ATL
37
BGS CLB SVH DAR
4
HCY RCH BLV HBO MAR NWS CLT
4
CAR
32
AWS
1968 Friedkin Enterprises 40 Plymouth MGR
23
MGY RSD 19th 1693 [5]
15 DAY
32
BRI
Owens Racing 6 Dodge RCH
2
ATL
4
HCY GPS
3
CLB
2
NWS MAR AUG AWS DAR
28
BLV LGY CLT
6
ASH MGR SMR BIR CAR
20
GPS DAY
9
ISP OXF FDA TRN
4
BRI
18
SMR ATL
25
CLB
2
BGS AWS SBO
4
LGY
18
DAR
4
HCY RCH BLV HBO MAR
39
NWS
24
AUG CLT
1
CAR
41
JFC
Ervin Pruitt 57 Dodge NSV
5
1969 Owens Racing 6 Dodge MGR MGY RSD DAY DAY
2
DAY
2
CAR
26
AUG BRI
19
ATL
33
CLB HCY GPS RCH NWS MAR AWS DAR BLV LGY CLT MGR SMR MCH
5
KPT GPS NCF 37th 944 [6]
Fox Racing 3 Dodge DAY
32
DOV TPN TRN BLV BRI NSV SMR
Smokey Yunick Racing 13 Ford ATL
4
Nichels Engineering 88 Dodge MCH
14
SBO BGS AWS DAR
6
HCY RCH TAL
Wth
CLB MAR NWS
99 CLT
4
SVH AUG CAR
23
JFC MGR TWS
1970 RSD DAY DAY
1*
DAY
4
RCH CAR
17
SVH ATL
38
BRI TAL
31
NWS CLB DAR
22
BLV LGY CLT
25
MCH
24
RSD HCY DAY
4
AST TPN TRN
3
BRI SMR NSV ATL
33
CLB ONA MCH
1*
TAL
3
BGS SBO DAR
6
HCY RCH DOV
3
NCF NWS CLT
37
MAR MGR CAR
31
LGY 28th 1358 [7]
Robertson Racing 23 Plymouth SMR
14
MAR
2 KPT
15
GPS
1971 John McCarthy 38 Dodge RSD DAY DAY DAY ONT RCH CAR HCY BRI ATL
7
CLB
6
GPS
18
SMR
7
42nd 699 [8]
Junior Fields 91 Chevy NWS
26
MAR DAR
34
SBO TAL ASH KPT
Howard & Egerton Racing 3 Chevy CLT
28
DOV MCH RSD HOU GPS DAY
37
BRI
1*
AST ISP TRN NSV ATL
4
BGS ONA
27
MCH
27
TAL
23
CLB HCY DAR
24
MAR
4
CLT
5*
CAR
37
MGR NWS
2
TWS
98 DOV
2
RCH
4

Winston Cup Series

NASCAR Winston Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 NWCC Pts Ref
1972 Owens Racing 6 Dodge RSD DAY
2
RCH ONT
DNQ
CAR ATL BRI DAR NWS CLT
3
DOV MCH RSD TWS DAY BRI TRN ATL TAL MCH NSV DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR TWS 65th 739 [9]
Plymouth MAR
28
TAL
1973 Ellington Racing 28 Chevy RSD DAY RCH CAR BRI ATL NWS DAR
31
MAR TAL NSV CLT
24
DOV TWS RSD MCH DAY BRI ATL TAL NSV DAR
30
RCH DOV NWS MAR CLT
37
43rd 903.35 [10]
Donlavey Racing 90 Mercury CAR
8
1974 Ellington Racing 28 Chevy RSD DAY
36
RCH CAR
4
BRI ATL
11
DAR NWS MAR 26th 293.08 [11]
Donlavey Racing 90 Ford TAL
4
NSV DOV CLT
37
RSD MCH DAY
22
BRI
4
NSV
6
ATL
26
POC TAL
34
MCH DAR
14
RCH
4
DOV NWS
15
MAR CLT
30
CAR ONT
1975 Ellington Racing 28 Chevy RSD DAY RCH CAR BRI ATL NWS DAR MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT
6
RSD MCH DAY NSV POC TAL MCH DAR DOV NWS MAR 110th 60 [12]
Ed Gibson 3 Chevy CLT
36
RCH CAR BRI ATL ONT
1976 Cunningham-Kelley Racing 14 Chevy RSD DAY CAR RCH BRI ATL NWS DAR MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT
34
RSD MCH DAY NSV POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR ATL ONT 109th 61 [13]
1981 Bahre Racing 23 Buick RSD DAY RCH CAR ATL BRI NWS DAR MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT TWS RSD MCH DAY NSV POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT
26
CAR ATL RSD 88th 85 [14]
1988 Dingman Brothers Racing 50 Pontiac DAY RCH CAR ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL CLT DOV RSD POC MCH DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT
DNQ
NWS CAR PHO ATL NA - [15]
1989 AAG Racing 34 Buick DAY
DNQ
CAR ATL RCH DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL CLT DOV SON POC MCH DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT NWS CAR PHO ATL NA - [16]
1990 Pontiac DAY
DNQ
RCH CAR ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL CLT DOV SON POC MCH
DNQ
BRI 70th 140 [17]
Buick MCH
DNQ
U.S. Racing 2 Pontiac DAY
35
POC TAL GLN DAR
27
Donlavey Racing 90 Ford RCH
22
DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL
1992 Donlavey Racing 90 Ford DAY CAR RCH
26
ATL
18
DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL
37
CLT
36
DOV SON POC MCH
16
DAY
20
POC TAL
30
GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL 41st 592 [18]
1994 Carl Miskotten 82 Ford DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHA POC TAL IND
DNQ
GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL NA - [19]
Daytona 500

ARCA Hooters SuperCar Series

(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * - Most laps led.)

References

  1. ^ Scary moments in old-timers' race as legends return to high banks of Bristol
  2. ^ "Charlie Glotzbach - 1960 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2016. 
  3. ^ "Charlie Glotzbach - 1961 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2016. 
  4. ^ "Charlie Glotzbach - 1967 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2016. 
  5. ^ "Charlie Glotzbach - 1968 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2016. 
  6. ^ "Charlie Glotzbach - 1969 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2016. 
  7. ^ "Charlie Glotzbach - 1970 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2016. 
  8. ^ "Charlie Glotzbach - 1971 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2016. 
  9. ^ "Charlie Glotzbach - 1972 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2016. 
  10. ^ "Charlie Glotzbach - 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2016. 
  11. ^ "Charlie Glotzbach - 1974 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2016. 
  12. ^ "Charlie Glotzbach - 1975 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2016. 
  13. ^ "Charlie Glotzbach - 1976 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2016. 
  14. ^ "Charlie Glotzbach - 1981 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2016. 
  15. ^ "Charlie Glotzbach - 1988 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2018. 
  16. ^ "Charlie Glotzbach - 1989 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2016. 
  17. ^ "Charlie Glotzbach - 1990 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2016. 
  18. ^ "Charlie Glotzbach - 1992 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2016. 
  19. ^ "Charlie Glotzbach - 1994 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2016. 
  20. ^ "Charlie Glotzbach - 1987 ARCA Permatex SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2016. 
  21. ^ "Charlie Glotzbach - 1988 ARCA Permatex SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2016. 
  22. ^ "Charlie Glotzbach - 1990 ARCA Permatex SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2016. 
  23. ^ "Charlie Glotzbach - 1991 ARCA Permatex SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2016. 
  24. ^ "Charlie Glotzbach - 1992 ARCA SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2016. 
  25. ^ "Charlie Glotzbach - 1993 ARCA Hooters SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2016. 

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