Tim Richmond (June 7, 1955 – August 13, 1989) was an American race car driver from Ashland, Ohio. He competed in IndyCar racing before transferring to NASCAR's Winston Cup Series (now Sprint Cup Series). Richmond was one of the first drivers to change from open wheel racing to NASCAR stock cars full-time, which has since become an industry trend. He won the 1980 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year award and had 13 victories during eight NASCAR seasons.

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  • Tim Richmond (June 7, 1955 – August 13, 1989) was an American race car driver from Ashland, Ohio. He competed in IndyCar racing before transferring to NASCAR's Winston Cup Series (now Sprint Cup Series). Richmond was one of the first drivers to change from open wheel racing to NASCAR stock cars full-time, which has since become an industry trend. He won the 1980 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year award and had 13 victories during eight NASCAR seasons. Richmond achieved his top NASCAR season in 1986 when he finished third in points. He won seven races that season, more than any other driver on the tour. When he missed the season-opening Daytona 500 in February 1987, media reported that he had pneumonia. The infection most likely resulted from his compromised immune system, which was weakened by AIDS. Despite the state of his health, Richmond competed in eight races in 1987, winning two events and one pole position before his final race in August of that year. He attempted a comeback in 1988 before NASCAR I banned him for testing positive for excessive over-the-counter) drugs, ibuprofen and pseudoephedrine; NASCAR later announced they gave Richmond a new test and tested negative. Richmond filed a lawsuit against NASCAR after NASCAR insisted they wanted access to his entire medical record before they would reinstate him. After losing the lawsuit, Richmond withdrew from racing. NASCAR later stated their original test was a "bad test." Richmond grew up in a wealthy family and lived a freewheeling lifestyle, earning him the nickname "Hollywood". In describing Richmond's influence in racing, Charlotte Motor Speedway president Humpy Wheeler said, "We've never had a race driver like Tim in stock car racing. He was almost a James Dean-like character." When Richmond was cast for a bit part in the 1983 movie Stroker Ace, "He fell right in with the group working on the film," said director Hal Needham. Cole Trickle, the main character in the movie Days of Thunder, played by Tom Cruise, was loosely based on Richmond and his interaction with Harry Hyde and Rick Hendrick. (en)
  • Tim Richmond (Ashland, Ohio, Estados Unidos, 7 de junio de 1955 - Florida, Estados Unidos, 13 de agosto de 1989) fue un piloto de automovilismo estadounidense. Resultó noveno y Novato de Año en las 500 Millas de Indianápolis de 1980 de la CART. Luego compitió en la Copa NASCAR con distintas marcas del grupo General Motors, logrando 13 victorias, 42 top 5 y el tercer puesto de campeonato en 1986. A diferencia de lo habitual en la NASCAR en la década de 1980, Richmond provenía de una familia de clase alta, vestía a la moda, se codeaba con artistas famosos y frecuentemente hacía salidas nocturnas. Su carrera deportiva se vio interrumpida por problemas de salud y murió a los 34 años de edad. Luego de su muerte se reveló que padecía de sida. El personaje principal de la película de automovilismo Días de trueno, interpretado por Tom Cruise, está inspirado en Tim Richmond. (es)
  • Tim Richmond (Ashland (Ohio), 7 juni 1955 - West Palm Beach (Florida), 13 augustus 1989) was een Amerikaans autocoureur. Hij reed in de Champ Car en de Winston Cup. (nl)
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  • Tim Richmond (Ashland (Ohio), 7 juni 1955 - West Palm Beach (Florida), 13 augustus 1989) was een Amerikaans autocoureur. Hij reed in de Champ Car en de Winston Cup. (nl)
  • Tim Richmond (June 7, 1955 – August 13, 1989) was an American race car driver from Ashland, Ohio. He competed in IndyCar racing before transferring to NASCAR's Winston Cup Series (now Sprint Cup Series). Richmond was one of the first drivers to change from open wheel racing to NASCAR stock cars full-time, which has since become an industry trend. He won the 1980 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year award and had 13 victories during eight NASCAR seasons. (en)
  • Tim Richmond (Ashland, Ohio, Estados Unidos, 7 de junio de 1955 - Florida, Estados Unidos, 13 de agosto de 1989) fue un piloto de automovilismo estadounidense. Resultó noveno y Novato de Año en las 500 Millas de Indianápolis de 1980 de la CART. Luego compitió en la Copa NASCAR con distintas marcas del grupo General Motors, logrando 13 victorias, 42 top 5 y el tercer puesto de campeonato en 1986. El personaje principal de la película de automovilismo Días de trueno, interpretado por Tom Cruise, está inspirado en Tim Richmond. (es)
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