Image of Claude Ballot-Léna (circa 1988)
August 4, 1936|
|Died||November 9, 1999(aged 63)|
|Cause of death||Cancer|
1969 Spa 24 Hours winner|
1983 24 Hours of Daytona winner
|Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career|
|6 races run over 2 years|
|First race||1978 Daytona 500 (Daytona)|
|Last race||1979 Firecracker 400 (Daytona)|
In 1966, he participated in the Mini Marcos project and again competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Jean-Louis Marnat, Claude Ballot-Léna as team-mate: after taking the 57th place in the trials, they finished 15th in the race (average speed of 144 km / h). He won the 1969 Spa 24 Hours in a Porsche 911 and the 1983 24 Hours of Daytona in a Porsche 935 Turbo owned by Preston Henn. He also entered the 24 Hours of Le Mans many times from 1966 until the 1980s. Ballot-Léna was also one of the earliest European NASCAR drivers when he made six Winston Cup starts in 1978 to 1979 at Talladega Superspeedway, Daytona International Speedway, and Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Motorsports career results
24 Hours of Le Mans results
(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)
Winston Cup Series
|NASCAR Winston Cup Series results|
|1978||GC Spencer Racing||49||Dodge||RSD||DAY
|1978||GC Spencer Racing||Dodge||35||22|
- "Claude Ballot-Léna, France". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
- "Claude Ballot-Lena − 1978 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 21, 2015.
- "Claude Ballot-Lena − 1979 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 21, 2015.
- Claude Ballot-Léna driver statistics at Racing-Reference