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Freddy Fryar
Freddy Fryar in the 1967 Permatech 300
Born (1936-02-15) February 15, 1936 (age 79)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
Achievements 1979, 1981 Snowball Derby winner
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
6 races run over 5 years
Best finish 68th (1970)
First race 1956 Race No. 45 (Montgomery)
Last race 1971 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
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Freddy "The Beaumont Flyer" Fryar (born February 15, 1936 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is a retired NASCAR American stock car racing driver. He competed in the NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup Series between 1956 to 1971 (although they were five non-consecutive years).[1]

Career summary[edit]

Fryar participated in 772 laps of racing; equivalent to 1,371.1 miles (2,206.6 km) of racing.[1] His average start position was 27th while his average finish position was 21st. Total career earnings for Freddy Fryar were $5,310 ($32,355.96 when adjusted for inflation).[1]

He was also a regular participant of the Snowball Derby, winning the event in 1979[2] and 1981.[3] During the 1980s, Fryar was seen frequently racing at various races taking place at the Mobile International Speedway in Irvington, Alabama.[4] Fryar's sponsor was Buster Davis throughout his career. Most of Fryar's races were during the 1970s (three races) as opposed to the 1960s (one race) and the 1950s (two races).


Preceded by
Gary Balough
Snowball Derby Winner
Succeeded by
Gene Morgan
Preceded by
Dave Mader III
Snowball Derby Winner
Succeeded by
Gary Balough

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Wilson County News

Wilson County News
Mon, 16 Nov 2015 07:33:45 -0800

Jared Fryar, grandson of the Texas racing legend Freddy Fryar “The Beaumont Flier”, picked up the 50-lap Pro Late Model main event win. Fryar, who fell back early, then methodically worked his way back to front passing his points rival, Bayley Currey ...

Daytona Beach News-Journal (blog)

Daytona Beach News-Journal (blog)
Sat, 14 Nov 2015 11:07:30 -0800

The 1964 event drew an incredible field of cars from all over the Southeast and the race got its first out-of-state winner in Chattanooga, Tennessee's Freddy Fryar. In 1965, Dery and his announcer/public relations man Gordon Solie (of Championship ...

SB Nation

SB Nation
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 15:05:29 -0800

Freddy Fryar, known to many as "The Beaumont Flyer" for his accomplishments mostly throughout the 1970's around the Texas region, won the 1979 and 1981 Snowball Derby. Now his grandson, Jared, hopes to continue that tradition with an entry in the ...

The Chattanoogan

The Chattanoogan
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 11:52:28 -0800

Freddy Fryar, who was an early car racer at Chattanooga along with his brothers, Harold and Billy, has been inducted into the Alabama Racing Hall of Fame. Fryar was born in 1936 and was known as "The Beaumont Flyer." Larry Rose of Rossville remembers ...

Cassville Democrat

Cassville Democrat
Tue, 27 Nov 2012 22:05:13 -0800

Hall of fame inductee Cassville resident Freddy Fryar served as an instructor for Richard Petty's driving school for several years. Fryar, who is pictured above with students from one of his classes, will be inducted into the Alabama Auto Racing ...

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Chattanooga Times Free Press
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:56:15 -0700

Another well-known racer interviewed was Freddy Fryar of the famous Fryar racing family. "The Beaumont Flyer," as he was known, and his brother, Harold, became familiar racing figures in the Southeast. Freddy Fryar later became an instructor at the ...


Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:07:30 -0800

Minter will be honored as the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Driver of the Year at the 2013 Georgia Racing Hall of Fame induction banquet, the same night that Charles Barrett, Frank Christian, Huston Platt, Hank Blalock and Freddy Fryar will be inducted ...


Mon, 29 Oct 2012 07:23:15 -0700

When I started in late models in '74, Donnie Allison gave me his car to drive and all those guys I raced -- Darrell Waltrip and Freddy Fryar and Bobby (Allison), all kinds, you just name them. We were racing them locally and on the bigger races. So I ...

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