Wednesday, April 18, 2018

RIP - Danny Letner

RIP - Danny Letner

January 3, 1928 - March 30, 2018

Danny Letner smiles and waves at the crowd at Langhorne Speedway
Danny Letner smiles and waves at
the crowd at Langhorne Speedway.
Danny Letner was a former NASCAR driver from Downey, CA. He competed in twenty-seven NASCAR Cup events in his career, spanning from 1951 to 1963.

Letner was quite successful with two cup wins (1954-Oakland & 1955-Tucson); and five top-five and ten top-ten finishes.

Letner also competed in the K&N Pro Series West from 1954 to 1957. In 1954, competing in only six of the schedule nine races, he still finished second in the points standings.

Running a full season the following year, Danny was crowned the Series Champion. 

Danny Letner, a West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame member, passed away March 30 at age ninety. He is survived by his wife, Billie, children and grandchildren.

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