Lennie Pond, American race car driver, Died at 75


Lennie Pond was born on August 11, 1940, and died on February 10, 2016.

He was a NASCAR driver.

Lennie Pond was the winner of the NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year honors in 1973 and won his only race at Talladega Superspeedway in 1978 for Ronnie Elder and Harry Ranier.
Back then he set a world record speed of 174.700 miles per hour (281.152 km/h) in winning the caution free 500-mile race.

Lennie Pond career total scores include 234 career starts, one win, 39 top fives, 88 top tens, five poles, and a best championship finish of 5th in 1976.

Lennie beat out Darrell Waltrip for rookie of the year honors in 1973.

After Five years, Mr.Pond won his first career race at Talladega Superspeedway.

Since retiring, he had his last race on September 10, 1989, at Richmond International Raceway in the Miller High Life 400 where he finished in 11th place.

He later became a car salesman at Heritage Chevrolet in Chester, Virginia.

Lennie Pond passed away at 75 years old.