64 Days until the Daytona 500

In Sprint Cup Series competition the #64 car has started 934 races and has  2 wins, 2 pole, 62 top 5s, 208 top 10s, and 373 DNFs.

 

  • Elmo Langley drove the #64 from 1962-1981 in 430 of his 534 career starts. Langley came in to NASCAR as a Driver/Owner in 1954. In 1966 he partnered with Henry Woodfield and created Langley-Woodfield Racing. That same year Langley won the only two races of his long career. After the second race of the 1969 season, Langley and Woodfield split and Langley continued to run team on his own returning to the driver/owner role.

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Langley finished 5th in season points in 1969 and 1971, 6th in 1968 and 1970, 7th in 1972, 8th in 1975, and 9th in 1967 and 1973. His final full season was as a driver for Langley Racing in 1975. He continued to drive in a few select races until 1981 when he hung up the helmet for good. Langley began to field his familiar #64 for other drivers to develop their career including Tommy Gale (205 starts), Joe Millikan (1 start), Jimmy Hensley (7 starts) and Ken Schrader (5 starts). Langley shut down his team after the 1987 season.

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On April 15, 1988, Langley was named as the crew chief for Cale Yarborough and Dale Jarrett with his duties in effect after that year’s First Union 400 where he attended as an observer. Elmo’s very last race was the Battle of the NASCAR Legends race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 1991. The race featured such drivers as Cale Yarborough, Junior Johnson, Pete Hamilton, and Donnie Allison. The winner was Langley, beating Yarborough to the line by about 3 feet on the last lap.

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From April 1989, through November 1996, Langley served as the official pace car driver for all Winston Cup events. In November 1996 Elmo was in Suzuka, Japan for the NASCAR exhibition race. During a test drive he began to experience chest pains. He was subsequently taken to the Suzuka General Hospital where he was pronounced dead when his heart stopped beating before arrival

 

  • Johnny Allen started 91 of his 173 career races in #46. All of these 91 races came from 1956-1958.

 

 

  • Other notable names in #64
    • Clark Dwyer, 30 starts
    • Shep Langdon, 24 starts
    • Bunkie Blackburn, 18 starts
    • Rodeny Combs, 10 starts
    • Todd Bodine, 10 starts
    • Landon Cassill, 6 starts
    • Buddy Baker, 4 starts
    • Mike Wallace, 1 start
    • Jack Ingram, 1 start
    • Morgan Shepherd, 1 start
    • Jeff Green, 1 start
    • Derrike Cope, 1 start
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