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Hurley Haywood

Hurley Haywood, 1984, Mosport. Copyright Ron Kielbiski, 2010. Used with permission.

Hurley Haywood, 1984, Mosport. Copyright Ron Kielbiski, 2010. Used with permission.

Hurley Haywood, Daytona Classic, 2014. Copyright Carlos Ghys (www.carlosghys.be), 2014. Used with Permission.

Hurley Haywood, Daytona Classic, 2014. Copyright Carlos Ghys (www.carlosghys.be), 2014. Used with Permission.

Born:

04 May 1948
Chicago, Illinois

Nationality:

United States

Indy 500s:

1 (1979-1982)

Three times winner of Le Mans, five times winner of the Daytona 24 Hours and a three time winner of the Sebring 12 Hours, amongst many other achievements, mainly in sportscars. Now retired after a hugely successful career, although Hurley had a brief one-off return in 2011. He was instrumental in forming and developing Grand-Am, and he was still involved in the series as a team and driver consultant until it became the US Sportscar Series. However, he still remains as an independent driver consultant and is also vice-president of Brumos Cars. He is also a driving instructor. In 2018, Haywood came out as a gay to help raise awareness of bullying against homosexuals; Haywood is a spokesman on these issues. Hurley now lives in Florida. Fought in the Vietnam War, which sidelined his early career.

Biography last updated 9 Feb 2018