Curtis Turner was a professional NASCAR racing driver. Turner died of Airplane crash, on October 4, 1970. Turner was born on April 12, 1924, in Floyd, Virginia, United States. This page examines Curtis Turner’s net worth.Image Credit: Freewheeling Daredevil
Curtis Turner raced in a total of 184 NASCAR cup races over a 17 year cup career, with 17 wins, 73 top tens, and 16 poles. Turner’s best cup position was 5th (1950 in NASCAR). Turner began NASCAR cup racing with the 1949 NASCAR Strictly Stock Series 1949 NASCAR Strictly Stock Series Race 1 (Charlotte Speedway). Turner’s last cup race was the 1968 Hillsboro 150 (Occoneechee Speedway), and last cup win was the 1965 in NASCAR Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn 400 (Rockingham Speedway).
Turner is best known for these top achievements: 1956 Southern 500 Southern 500 (1950-2004) Past winners, Inaugural winner at Rockingham Speedway (1965 in NASCAR), Led Sprint Cup Series in wins one time (1950 in NASCAR), Holds record for most career NASCAR Convertible Division wins (38), Holds record for most career NASCAR Convertible Division poles (23), Holds record for most NASCAR Convertible Division wins in a season (22, 1956), and Holds record for most NASCAR Convertible Division poles in a season (16, 1956).
Turner has won several awards, including the 1949 and 1956 Sprint Cup Series NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver Award, Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998), International Motorsports Hall of Fame (1992), Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (2006), and NASCAR Hall of Fame (2016).
Auto racing practically has two salary tracks. One one hand, there are elite earners, who earn millions anually through prize money, bonuses, and sponsorships. Meanwhile, the rest of NASCAR drivers get quite a bit less. Young drivers can earn as little as $50,000. Most mid-tier drivers, on the other hand, bring in between $200,000 and $500,000, including a base salary plus either a cut of their prize money or a success bonus.
So what was NASCAR driver Curtis Turner’s net worth at the time of death? Our estimate for Curtis Turner’s net worth at death is:
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