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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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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.

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 Ballard was one of six displaced farm...

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.

Walter Ballard

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1972 Walter Ballard flip @ Daytona

1972 Walter Ballard Flips during the Daytona 500

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 convincing win, the other would become the...

1-17-16 Bill Ballard ~ Thank You Sandra Walter ~ Ceremonies at Heart of Turtle Island

THANK YOU SANDRA WALTER AND PATRICIA COTES ROBLES! The ceremony to uplift the frequencies here at the Heart of Turtle Island and around the Memphis Tennessee area has been done ...

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 Combine and Pro day. Leroy drafted...

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18 news items

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 ...
Aiken Standard
Sat, 06 Sep 2014 21:07:30 -0700

Rebecca Ellen Reed and Daniel Martin Faulk were married on Saturday, September 6, 2014, at six o'clock in the evening at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Greenville, SC. The Reverend Ludwig Lee Weaver officiated the ceremony. A reception followed ...
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 ...

Fox News

Fri, 06 Jun 2014 08:22:30 -0700

All but 13 of those starts were with the Negre driving. He also employed Earnhardt, D.K. Ulrich, Joe Frasson, Walter Ballard and Buddy Arrington, among others, as his drivers. In the 1975 World 600, Negre fielded two cars, the No. 8 for Earnhardt and ...

SportsBlog.com (blog)

SportsBlog.com (blog)
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 23:36:38 -0800

This week the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is holding their Champions Week in Las Vegas. Champions Week is a celebration of the completion of the recent season, which was completed at the Homestead-Miami Speedway a few weeks ago. In that race ...


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 ...

Gaston Gazette

Gaston Gazette
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 21:14:39 -0700

A retired Gaston County Police sergeant and landlord charged with using a video camera to secretly record a female tenant in Belmont has been ordered to seek therapy. Mickey Edwin Cook, 64, of 603 North St., was charged with misdemeanor secret ...
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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