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List of famous male racecar drivers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male racecar drivers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being racecar drivers. There are thousand of males working as racecar drivers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic racecar drivers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a racecar driver then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all male racecar drivers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male racecar drivers?" and "Who are the best male racecar drivers?"
Frankie Muniz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Racecar Drivers
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Francisco "Frankie" Muñiz IV is an American actor, musician, writer, producer, and racing driver. He is known primarily as the star of the FOX television family sitcom Malcolm in the Middle, which earned him an Emmy Award nomination and two Golden Globe Award nominations. In 2003, he was considered "one of Hollywood's most bankable teens." In 2008, he put his acting career on hold to pursue an open wheel racing career. He competed in the Atlantic Championship. In 2012, he joined the band Kingsfoil as a drummer; however, he left the band in 2014. ...more

Age: 32

Birthplace: Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, United States of America

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Paul Newman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Racecar Drivers
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Paul Leonard Newman was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, professional racing driver, auto racing team owner, environmentalist, social activist and philanthropist. He won numerous awards, including an Academy Award for best actor for his performance in the 1986 Martin Scorsese film The Color of Money and eight other nominations, six Golden Globe Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, an Emmy Award, and many honorary awards. He also won several national championships as a driver in Sports Car Club of America road racing, and his race teams won several championships in open wheel IndyCar racing. Newman married actress Joanne Woodward in ...more

Age: Died at 83 (1925-2008)

Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States of America

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Steve McQueen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Racecar Drivers
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Terence Steven "Steve" McQueen was an American actor. Called "The King of Cool", his "anti-hero" persona, developed at the height of the Vietnam War-era counterculture, made him a top box-office draw of the 1960s and 1970s. McQueen received an Academy Award nomination for his role in The Sand Pebbles. His other popular films include The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, The Getaway, and Papillon, as well as the all-star ensemble films The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, and The Towering Inferno. In 1974, he became the highest-paid movie star in the world, although he did not act in films again for four years. McQueen was combative with directors and producers, but his popularity placed him ...more

Age: Died at 50 (1930-1980)

Birthplace: Beech Grove, Indiana, United States of America

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Patrick Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Racecar Drivers
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Patrick Galen Dempsey is an American actor and race car driver, best known for his role as neurosurgeon Dr. Derek Shepherd on Grey's Anatomy. He saw early success as an actor, starring in a number of films in his early 20s, including Can't Buy Me Love and Loverboy. In the 1990s, he mostly appeared in smaller roles in film and television, before landing a lead role in Sweet Home Alabama, a surprise box office hit. He has since then starred in a number of other films, including Enchanted, Made of Honor, Valentine's Day, Flypaper, Freedom Writers and Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Dempsey, who maintains a sports car and vintage car collection, also enjoys auto racing in his spare time. He has ...more

Age: 52

Birthplace: Lewiston, Maine, United States of America

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