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Walter Ballard
Born (1933-01-12) January 12, 1933 (age 81)
Awards 1971 NASCAR Rookie of the Year
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
176 race(s) run over 9 year(s)
Best champ.
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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Randolph Leader
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 ...
Greenville News
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 ...

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