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Fatal ARCA racing accidents at races that occurred at the Automobile Racing Club championships are listed here. Between July 1982 and October 2002, a total of 11 drivers have lost their lives in American Racing Club of America accidents, 10 occurring during a race and one, the most recent, in a practice session.

The first and by far the most ARCA deaths took place at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama, but others have occurred at race tracks in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, at Daytona Motor Speedway in Daytona, Florida, at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina, and at Toledo Speedway in Toledo, Ohio.

ARCA accidents that have resulted in deaths have occurred as recently as 2002 when Eric Martin, a driver from Tennessee, was killed in a collision in Charlotte, North Carolina. The death marked the second for ARCA racing at the track, now known as Charlotte Motor Speedway, at the 11th in the history of the league.

Fortunately, like when deaths occur in leagues like the IndyCar league, Formula2 and WRC, the Auto Racing Club of America takes the incidents as a chance to access and improve safety rules and regulations.

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Eric Martin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Fatal ARCA Accidents: Deaths In ARCA Crashes
Eric Martin Died at 33 (1969-2002) - Died on October 9, 2002, at Lowes Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Blaise Alexander is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Fatal ARCA Accidents: Deaths In ARCA Crashes
Blaise Alexander Died at 25 (1976-2001) - Died on October 4, 2001, at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Chad Coleman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Fatal ARCA Accidents: Deaths In ARCA Crashes
Chad Coleman Died at 30 - Died on August 28, 1998, at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia

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Scott Baker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Fatal ARCA Accidents: Deaths In ARCA Crashes
Scott Baker Died at 43 (1957-2000) - Died on June 23, 2000, at Toledo Speedway in Toledo, Ohio

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Chris Gehrke is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Fatal ARCA Accidents: Deaths In ARCA Crashes
Chris Gehrke Died at 25 (1966-1991) - Died on May 7, 1991, at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama

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Slick Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Fatal ARCA Accidents: Deaths In ARCA Crashes
Slick Johnson Died on February 14, 1990, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, Florida

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Tracy Read is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Fatal ARCA Accidents: Deaths In ARCA Crashes
Tracy Read Died on July 25, 1987, at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama

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Stuart Lyndon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Fatal ARCA Accidents: Deaths In ARCA Crashes
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Francis Affleck is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Fatal ARCA Accidents: Deaths In ARCA Crashes
Francis Affleck Died at 35 (1950-1985) - Died on February 7, 1985, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, Florida

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Ken Kalla is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Fatal ARCA Accidents: Deaths In ARCA Crashes
Ken Kalla Died at 36 (1947-1983) - Died on April 30, 1983, at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama

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Gene Richards is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Fatal ARCA Accidents: Deaths In ARCA Crashes
Gene Richards Died on July 31, 1982, at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama