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Walter Ballard
Born (1933-01-12) January 12, 1933 (age 82)
Awards 1971 NASCAR Rookie of the Year
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
176 races run over 9 years
Best finish 6th - 1972 Winston Cup Series season
First race 1966 Rebel 400 (Darlington)
Last race 1977 Wilkes 400 (North Wilkesboro)
Wins Top tens Poles

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.[1] 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.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Walter Ballard Named Top NASCAR Rookie". Lakeland Ledger. October 21, 1971. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 

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19 news items

The Banner-Graphic
Mon, 07 Sep 2015 18:07:30 -0700

Walter Ballard served as mayor of Greencastle during World War II and was a prominent local businessman, owning the local Chrysler dealership among other ventures. As part of the donation, the Ballards asked to retain a 30-foot easement at the west ...


Thu, 25 Jun 2015 07:14:14 -0700

There are so many drivers like Jim, like "Tiger" Tom Pistone or a Walter Ballard. Trust me, the list is very long and varied. These are guys like Elmo Langley that spent their own money to build cars and go race in NASCAR. It was guys like this that ...


Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:18:45 -0700

The Walter Ballard-owned car, which the elder Earnhardt raced in his second career start in NASCAR's top series, finished 31st after retiring with a blown engine 156 laps into the 400-lap event. Nevertheless, Junior was clearly touched by Harvick's ...
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman
Mon, 01 Jun 2015 21:41:15 -0700

May 18, 6:30 p.m., W. Parks Hwy and N. Church Road: Moriah Bedingfield, Laura Wells and Walter Ballard were in a collision. Bedingifeld was cited for failure to exercise due care to avoid a collision and summonsed for no vehicle liability insurance ...

Dallas Morning News

Dallas Morning News
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:28:30 -0700

FONTANA, CA - MARCH 20: Chris Buescher, driver of the #60 Fastenal Ford, sits in his car prior to practice for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Drive4Clots.com 300 at Auto Club Speedway on March 20, 2015 in Fontana, California. (Photo by Doug ...
Randolph Leader
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:16:40 -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 ...

Charlotte Observer

Charlotte Observer
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 ...

Greenville News

Greenville News
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:54:11 -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 ...

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