History Of Youngest USAC Sprint Car Champions

Youth in any sport can be looked at in many ways. Some people call it inexperience, while others see it as an advantage to be the new dog in the yard. These drivers have fully embraced the latter and seized their opportunity to take the reigns at a young age.

Here is the list of the youngest drivers to claim sprint car greatness.

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YOUNGEST USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR DRIVING CHAMPIONS:

23: Greg Weld (1967), Robbie Stanley (1991), Levi Jones (2005), Josh Wise (2006) & Bryan Clauson (2012)

24: Pancho Carter (1974), Robbie Stanley (1992), Tony Stewart (1995), Bryan Clauson (2013), Brady Bacon (2014) & Tyler Courtney (2018)

25: Robbie Stanley (1993), J.J. Yeley (2001) & Levi Jones (2007)

26: Pancho Carter (1976), Robert Ballou (2015), Brady Bacon (2016) & Chris Windom (2017)

27: Johnny Rutherford (1965), Gary Bettenhausen (1969), Greg Leffler (1979), J.J. Yeley (2003) & Levi Jones (2009)

28: Parnelli Jones (1961), Ken Schrader (1983) & Levi Jones (2010)

29: Parnelli Jones (1962), Gary Bettenhausen (1971), Brian Tyler (1996 & 1997) & Levi Jones (2011)

30: Larry Dickson (1968), Rich Vogler (1980), Steve Butler (1986), Doug Kalitta (1994) & Tracy Hines (2002)

31: Steve Butler (1987)

32: Larry Dickson (1970), Rick Hood (1984) & Steve Butler (1988)

33: Roger McCluskey (1963), Rick Hood (1985) & Dave Darland (1999)

34: Sheldon Kinser (1977) & Steve Butler (1990)

35: Jay Drake (2004)

36: Roger McCluskey (1966) & Jerry Coons Jr. (2008)

37: Sam Sessions (1972), Larry Dickson (1975) & Tony Elliott (1998)

38: Sheldon Kinser (1981)

39: Tom Bigelow (1978), Sheldon Kinser (1982), Rich Vogler (1989) & Tony Elliott (2000)

43: Rollie Beale (1973)

44: Don Branson (1964)

USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR DRIVING CHAMPIONS BY YEAR (WITH AGE):

1961: Parnelli Jones (28)

1962: Parnelli Jones (29)

1963: Roger McCluskey (33)

1964: Don Branson (44)

1965: Johnny Rutherford (27)

1966: Roger McCluskey (36)

1967: Greg Weld (23)

1968: Larry Dickson (30)

1969: Gary Bettenhausen (27)

1970: Larry Dickson (32)

1971: Gary Bettenhausen (29)

1972: Sam Sessions (37)

1973: Rollie Beale (43)

1974: Pancho Carter (24)

1975: Larry Dickson (37)

1976: Pancho Carter (26)

1977: Sheldon Kinser (34)

1978: Tom Bigelow (39)

1979: Greg Leffler (27)

1980: Rich Vogler (30)

1981: Sheldon Kinser (38)

1982: Sheldon Kinser (39)

1983: Ken Schrader (28)

1984: Rick Hood (32)

1985: Rick Hood (33)

1986: Steve Butler (30)

1987: Steve Butler (31)

1988: Steve Butler (32)

1989: Rich Vogler (39)

1990: Steve Butler (34)

1991: Robbie Stanley (23)

1992: Robbie Stanley (24)

1993: Robbie Stanley (25)

1994: Doug Kalitta (30)

1995: Tony Stewart (24)

1996: Brian Tyler (29)

1997: Brian Tyler (29)

1998: Tony Elliott (37)

1999: Dave Darland (33)

2000: Tony Elliott (39)

2001: J.J. Yeley (25)

2002: Tracy Hines (30)

2003: J.J. Yeley (27)

2004: Jay Drake (35)

2005: Levi Jones (23)

2006: Josh Wise (23)

2007: Levi Jones (25)

2008: Jerry Coons Jr. (36)

2009: Levi Jones (27)

2010: Levi Jones (28)

2011: Levi Jones (29)

2012: Bryan Clauson (23)

2013: Bryan Clauson (24)

2014: Brady Bacon (24)

2015: Robert Ballou (26)

2016: Brady Bacon (26)

2017: Chris Windom (26)

2018: Tyler Courtney (24)

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