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List of notable or famous racecar drivers from Canada, with bios and photos, including the top racecar drivers born in Canada and even some popular racecar drivers who immigrated to Canada. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Canadian racecar drivers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These racecar drivers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known racecar driver from Canada is included when available.

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This historic racecar drivers from Canada list can help answer the questions "Who are some Canadian racecar drivers of note?" and "Who are the most famous racecar drivers from Canada?" These prominent racecar drivers of Canada may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Canadian racecar drivers.

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Al Pease is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada
Al Pease Dec. at 93 (1921-2014)
Victor "Al" Pease was a motor racing driver from Canada, born in Darlington, England. He participated in three Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 27 August 1967. ...more
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Alex Tagliani is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada
age 45
Alexandre "Alex" Tagliani, nicknamed "Tags", is a Canadian auto racing driver from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He currently competes in the United SportsCar Championship, ...more
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Allan Moffat is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada
age 79
Allan George Moffat, OBE is an Australian racing driver known for his four wins in the Australian Touring Car Championship, six wins in the Sandown 500 and his four wins in the Bathurst ...more
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Allen Berg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada
age 57
Allen Bernard Berg is a former racing driver who raced for the Osella team in Formula One. He began in karting in 1978 and switched to cars when he was 20, into Formula Atlantic. In 1982 he won ...more
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Andrew Ranger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada
Andrew Ranger age 32
Andrew Ranger is a Canadian professional racing driver.
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Bert Brooks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada
Bert Brooks Dec. at 48 (1920-1968)
Bert Brooks was a racecar driver. He made two attempts in 1961 for USAC Championship Car races, including the 1961 Indianapolis 500, failing to qualify because of his slow times. Brooks was a ...more
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Bill Brack is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada
Bill Brack age 83
William Brack is a former racing driver. He originally became involved in auto racing in the early 1960s, in the form of ice-racing Minis in Huntsville, Ontario. He went on to purchase Gordon ...more
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Billy Foster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada
Billy Foster Dec. at 30 (1937-1967)
William A. Foster, was a Canadian racing driver. Born in Victoria, British Columbia, Foster died in a crash during practice for a NASCAR stock car race at Riverside International Raceway in ...more
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Bob McLean is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada
Bob McLean Dec. at 33 (1933-1966)
Bob McLean was a successful Canadian racing driver. McLean's driving career culminated in 1965 with the Canadian Driving Championship title. McLean died in 1966 at the Sebring International ...more
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Bon MacDougall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada
Dec. at 69 (1901-1970)
Ronald "Bon" McDougall was an American racecar driver. McDougall competed in the 1926 Indianapolis 500 driving a Miller car. He completed 19 laps before retiring due to a mechanical ...more
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Bruno Spengler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada
age 35
Bruno Spengler is a French-born Canadian BMW factory racing driver, nicknamed 'The Secret Canadian'. He won the 2012 DTM Drivers' Championship.
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Claude Bourbonnais is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada
Claude Bourbonnais age 53
Claude Bourbonnais, is a former driver in the Toyota Atlantic, Indy Lights, and CART Championship Car series. He raced in the 1994 CART series with 5 starts. He also raced in the 1997 ...more
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Cliff Hucul is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada
Cliff Hucul age 70
Cliff Hucul, is a former driver in the USAC and CART Championship Car series. He raced in the 1977-1981 seasons, with 24 combined career starts, including the 1977-1979 Indianapolis 500. He ...more
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D. J. Kennington is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada
age 41
Daniel Joseph "D. J." Kennington is a Canadian stock car racing driver. He currently competes in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, winning the 2010 and 2012 series championships.
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Darryl O'Young is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada
age 38
Darryl O'Young Yeuk-Hay is a Canadian-born Hong Kong racing driver.
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David Empringham is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada
David Empringham age 55
David Empringham, is a Canadian auto racing driver. David is a two-time Toyota Atlantic, one-time Indy Lights and two-time Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge champion. Most recently, ...more
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Dennis Grant is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada
Dennis Grant age 48
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Don Thomson, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada
Don Thomson, Jr. age 56
Don Thomson Jr. is a former Canadian racing driver in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. He drove the #4 Home Hardware Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS for Fitzpatrick Motorsports for more than two ...more
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Doug Didero is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada
Doug Didero age 58
Doug Didero, is a former driver in the Indy Racing League. He raced in the 1999–2000 seasons with 6 career starts. His best career IRL finish was in 14th position in the Delphi Indy 200 at Walt ...more
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Earl Ross is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada
Dec. at 73 (1941-2014)
Earl Ross born in Fortune, Prince Edward Island, Canada was a Canadian race car driver who competed in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series from 1973 to 1976 driving the Carling Red Cap #52.
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Ed Crombie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada
Ed Crombie age 73
Ed Crombie is a former Canadian-born United States Automobile Club Championship Car racecar driver. He made four starts with a best finish of 7th at Mosport in 1977. He failed to qualify for the ...more
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Ed Kostenuk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada
Ed Kostenuk Dec. at 72 (1925-1997)
Ed Kostenuk is a former USAC IndyCar racecar driver. He made six starts from 1962 to 1964 with a best finish of eleventh place. He failed to qualify for the 1962 Indianapolis 500.
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Eldon Rasmussen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada
Eldon Rasmussen age 82
Eldon Rasmussen, is a former driver in the USAC Championship Car series. He raced in the 1971 and 1973-1979 seasons, with 23 career starts, including the 1975, 1977, and 1979 Indianapolis 500. ...more
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Eppie Wietzes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada
Eppie Wietzes age 80
Egbert "Eppie" Wietzes is a former racing driver from Canada.
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Fedor Andreev is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada
Fedor Andreev age 36
Fedor Vladimirovich Andreev is a figure skater with dual Russian and Canadian citizenship. In single skating, he is the 2003 Canadian bronze medalist and the 1999 junior national champion. In ...more