Larry Dickson

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08 Sep 1938
Marietta, Ohio


United States

Indy 500s:

8 (1966-1981)

Sprint car legend. Now retired, although he still sometimes takes part in historic sprint car events. Lives in Indianapolis and was involved in real estate, and also worked as a building contractor. He is still involved in refurbishing houses. Larry started racing in 1954 but it was a move to supermodified cars in 1956 which led to the start of an immensely successful career. Dickson reversed a decision to retire in 1972 to then go on and become the first three-time USAC National Sprint Champion, won the ASA Little 500 in 1974 and appear at the Indianapolis Speedway until 1981.

Biography last updated 30 Mar 2018