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).
Fryar participated in 772 laps of racing; equivalent to 1,371.1 miles (2,206.6 km) of racing. His average start position was 27th while his average finish position was 21st. Total career earnings for Freddy Fryar were $5,310 ($32,246.76 when adjusted for inflation).
He was also a regular participant of the Snowball Derby, winning the event in 1979 and 1981. During the 1980s, Fryar was seen frequently racing at various races taking place at the Mobile International Speedway in Irvington, Alabama. 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).
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 15:05:29 -0800
One certainty about most levels of motorsports is that family plays a large part when it comes to tradition. Freddy Fryar, known to many as "The Beaumont Flyer" for his accomplishments mostly throughout the 1970's around the Texas region, won the 1979 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Dawson Community News
Sun, 18 Aug 2013 06:10:21 -0700
This year's class of inductees included Charles Barrett, Hank Blalock, Frank Christian, Freddy Fryar and Huston Platt. The hall also named Chase Elliott the 2013 Driver of the Year. His father, Bill Elliott, winner of the 1988 NASCAR Winston Cup Series ...
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 ...
Tue, 06 Mar 2012 07:22:00 -0800
Joe Engel, the president of the Chattanooga Lookouts from 1930 until 1961, was known nationally as the “Barnum of the Bushes.” He staged elephant hunts, sold a player for a turkey, and had a ton of ice dumped onto the front yard of the Atlanta Crackers ...
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