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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.

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Adam Carroll is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Ireland
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Adam Carroll is a Northern Irish professional racing driver. He currently races in the Blancpain Endurance Series for Gulf Racing. He has also raced for Team Ireland in A1 Grand Prix, winning the series in 2009. In 2010, Carroll made two appearances in the Izod IndyCar Series racing for Andretti Autosport just missing out on two full seasons due to a sponsor pulling out. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 35

Birthplace: Portadown, United Kingdom

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Dave Kennedy


David Kennedy is a former racing driver from Ireland. He was one of his country's first Grand Prix drivers, and is widely seen as having helped pioneer the Irish move into international racing. Kennedy was in the vanguard of a wave of 1970s Irish international racing talent and became Ireland's first winner of a British single seater championship when he won the RAC and Townsend Thoresen Formula Ford 1600 Championships in 1976 driving a Crossle-Minister 30F. He also finished a close second in the European FF1600 series that year. In 1977 he graduated to the factory supported AFMP March European Formula 3 team but the squad folded early in the year and Kennedy soon switched to the small Argo ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 65


Derek Daly is a former racing driver from Ireland. He won the 1977 British Formula Three 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. He also participated in several non-Championship Formula One races. Daly later became a US citizen and now resides in Noblesville, Indiana with his third wife, Rhonda, and three children from his second marriage. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 65

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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Eddie Jordan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Ireland
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Edmund Patrick "Eddie" Jordan, also known as "EJ" is an Irish former motorsport team boss, businessman, entrepreneur, musician and mentor. He was the founder and owner of Jordan Grand Prix, a Formula One constructor which operated from 1991 to 2005. He is currently the lead analyst for Formula One coverage on the BBC. Born in Dublin, Jordan initially considered becoming a priest due to his religious background, and later a dentist before eventually working for the Bank of Ireland. He discovered go-kart racing on a working holiday in Jersey, later entering the Irish Kart Championship in 1971, which he won. A move to Formula Ford in 1974 resulted in consistency over two years and later he ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 70

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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