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Famous Racecar Drivers from Ireland

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List of notable or famous racecar drivers from Ireland, with bios and photos, including the top racecar drivers born in Ireland and even some popular racecar drivers who immigrated to Ireland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Irish 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 Ireland is included when available.

This list has a variety of people in it, from Joe Kelly to Ralph Firman.

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

Use this list of renowned Irish racecar drivers to discover some new racecar drivers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (10 items)
Adam Carroll is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Ireland
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Adam Carroll (born 26 October 1982) is a Northern Irish professional racing driver. He last raced in the 2016-17 Formula E season for Jaguar Racing. He has also raced for Team Ireland in A1 Grand Prix, winning the series in 2009. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 36

Birthplace: Portadown, United Kingdom

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Dave Kennedy

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Age: 66

Derek Patrick Daly (born 11 March 1953) is an Irish-American former racing driver. He won the 1977 British Formula 3 Championship, and competed as a professional racing driver for 17 years participating in 64 World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on 2 April 1978. He scored a total of 15 championship points, and also participated in several non-Championship Formula One races. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 65

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Eddie Jordan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Ireland
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Edmund Patrick Jordan, OBE (born 30 March 1948), also known as EJ, is an Irish former motorsport team boss, businessman and television personality. Born in Dublin, Jordan worked first at the Bank of Ireland. He won the Irish Kart Championship in 1971 and moved to Formula Ford in 1974. He was the founder and owner of Jordan Grand Prix, a Formula One constructor which operated from 1991 to 2005. He was the chief analyst for Formula One coverage on the BBC from 2009 to 2015 before joining Channel 4 after BBC pulled out in 2016. In February 2016, it was announced that Jordan would join Top Gear as a presenter. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 70

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland