Don Whittington

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23 Jan 1946
Lubbock, Texas


United States

Indy 500s:

5 (1980-1985)

Now involved in the jet racing world. The Whittington's have owned airplanes for decades and this stood Don in good stead when it came to racing them. He then started his own team in the sport. Owns World Jet Inc. which buys and sells private jets and Don also spends time restoring planes. Made a brief comeback to motor racing with Dale between 1999-2000, but has since left the sport again and is now in business with brother Bill. Don also formerly ran a motorhome business and bought Road Atlanta at one point. Although his jail sentence for the IMSA drugs scandal overshadowed his career, Don won Le Mans in 1979, won many times in IMSA and also raced in NASCAR.

Biography last updated 11 Mar 2016