Get Alerts Save Saved. Dave Marcis, a close friend of McDuffie’s called for water barriers to be placed in front of the wall. McDuffie knew what he wanted to do with his life. Even a new sponsor took notice of J. Fortunately, he was able to escape the inferno under his own power and was taken to the hospital with second and third degree burns, especially to his hands.

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J. D. McDuffie

nsacar Racing is my life. And, as many drivers will tell you, J. After he ran as high as 9th, J. His maroon and black car was the only one left as he fixed the other two when he had the chance. I’m not telling you this tragic story just because this is the 23rd year anniversary of his death, but also to enlighten you.

His starts rank him 21st all-time as of September And that was Racin! Because Floyd Powell already had the 70 that J.

This ain’t a weekend hobby to me. InMcDuffie won the pole position for nasscar Delawarehis only pole position in Winston Cup competition.

Newer Post Older Post Home. I know he was really happy about getting in the race.


I had the profound honor of meeting him once, just outside of Darlington in As a result, the driver’s side outer tie rod end dropped from the front wheel spindle. McDuffie went with his Uncle Reuben and his brother Glenn. Jimmy Means instantly knew the situation was severe. McDuffie or the old The sudden movement of his head to naecar right produced a basilar skull fracture.

He was given a car and there was no question he was the class of the field. His pit crew was usually made up of workers picked up at the track on raceday. JD did things on his own, and didn’t buy anything unless he had to have it. His starts rank him 17th in all-time starts. Whitford Company of Wellsville, N.

Driver J.D. McDuffie Career Statistics –

Previous article Allmendinger continues amazing journey with win at Watkins Glen. McDuffie’s left front wheel spindle broke off of the car, causing him to lose brakes and hit Means in the right front.

McDuffie was a sports figure, somewhat of an icon on the Winston Cup Series. Notify me of mcdffie posts via email.

It was cut in several places from where they had cut the uniform off his body. Email required Address never made public. This Cup race, McDuffie’s rd career start, would be the most remembered race of his career. Along the way he earned the respect of competitors who routinely defeated him on the track. In the Daytona qualifying race, McDuffie received second and third degree burns in an accident after he raced without fireproof gloves because they were stolen before the race.


Much the same as many of the independent drivers of days gone by, he operated on the proverbial shoestring, making do with used parts and once-run tires, while doing most of the mechanical work on the car himself.

The man who never won

It was obvious that he was not only the race driver, but the truck driver as well. He never won a race, with his best finish of third coming at Malta, NY in a mile jr in Slowly misfortune took his cars one by one. For those of you that don’t, I’d advise you to keep reading.