Walter Ballard (born January 12, 1933) is a former NASCAR Winston Cup driver from Houston, Texas.
He made a single Grand National start in 1966 and did not return to the series until 1971 when he ran a nearly full season in a car owned by his father Vic capturing 11 top tens on his way to Rookie of the Year honors and a tenth place finish in points. The next season was even better, capturing 7 top tens to a 6th place finish in points. He continued full-time with the team until 1975. He then participated part-time in the 1976 and 1977 seasons and then retired from NASCAR. His best Cup finish was a 3rd at Meyer Speedway in Houston Speedway in 1971. In 1979 Ballard started an automotive repair business with his sons Daniel, Stoney and Clint.
In November 2005 he retired and currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife Katie.
- ^ "Walter Ballard Named Top NASCAR Rookie". Lakeland Ledger. October 21, 1971. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
Walter Ballard flips in Daytona, 1971. Official Footage.
The No. 30 of Walter Ballard pins Buddy Baker's No. 11 in Turn 4 at Daytona and ends up flipping upside down along the frontstretch.
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Walter Ballard on Riding the Rails
Audio excerpt from the touring exhibit 'Dust Bowl Descent' by Bill Ganzel. For educational purposes only. Transcript and additional info below. Walter Ballar...
1972 Walter Ballard flip @ Daytona (50 Years)
Walter Ballard flips during the 1972 Daytona 500 after making contact with Buddy Baker. Neither driver is seriously injured.
1972 Walter Ballard flip @ Daytona
All Sports - Clinton Ballard, Leroy Hill, & Walter Curry
Clinton Ballard getting drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars trained by Bay-Bay McClinton. Bay-Bay McClinton training Leroy Hill and Walter Curry for their Co...
Newsman Walter Cronkite & Oceanographer Dr. Bob Ballard Discuss the National Marine Life Center
Hundreds of marine animals strand on Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts every year. Many must be euthanized because there is no hospital to accept them....
1989 PBA T of C - Ballard, Jr. vs. Williams, Jr. (Part 1)
Del Ballard, Jr. and Walter Ray Williams, Jr. faced off in the final match of the 1989 PBA Firestone Tournament of Champions. One would take home a convincin...
Ballard, Walter & Back, Katie - Chicago
9-9-14 Bill Ballard ~ Gatekeepers ~ What IS a GateKeeper ~ Everyone IS A Gatekeeper
A Lightworker commented on Sandra Walter's last post on my wall, "What IS a Gatekeeper?" Well, truthfully WE ARE ALL when we choose to focus on magnetics and...
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 08:55:33 -0700
Negre, Baxter Price, Frank Warren, Walter Ballard and other “independents” without heavy sponsorship assured there would be full fields at most events, usually meaning competition all the way around the tracks. Otherwise, the big layouts such as ...
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:52:30 -0700
He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Barney Lester Faulk of Newport News, VA, and the late Dr. and Mrs. Walter Ballard Olstad of Yorktown,VA. Daniel is a graduate of South Aiken High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical ...
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:07:30 -0700
Four arrests were made following the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Roanoke's mill village on Thursday of last week. According to Randolph County Narcotics Unit, officers served the search warrant at 508 Randolph St., the residence of ...
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:13:54 -0700
Shari Ballard, who has been with the company since 1993 and currently serves as Best Buy's chief human resources officer, will serve as Score's replacement. According to Best Buy spokesperson Amy Von Walter, Ballard will take a dual role overseeing ...
Sun, 12 Aug 2012 06:09:41 -0700
Walter Ballard, one of the mental health officers empowered to order people committed for evaluation weighs in on the interaction of law enforcement with the mentally ill. (The Huntsville Times/ Michael Mercier) mental health officer. HUNTSVILLE ...
Tue, 19 Nov 2013 14:09:48 -0800
A Gastonia man behind the reins of a mule-drawn carriage suffered injuries in a wreck on Monday. Harvey Beaty, 81, remains hospitalized at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. Drivers often spot his carriage on roads throughout Gastonia, near businesses ...
Tue, 05 Nov 2013 17:18:55 -0800
In Ward 3, Jill Parker Puett won with 599 votes, followed by incumbent Rick Campbell with 349 votes and Walter Ballard with 347 votes. Interest ran high in the first municipal election since Cherryville made national headlines in the wake of a ...
Sat, 27 Jul 2013 18:36:55 -0700
For Walter Ballard, "An old friend of mine was captured and died in a North Korean prison camp." 60 years ago, many people died, so that this ceremony could be held today. One of those people was Henry Schenk. A woman named Kimberly Paller found ...
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