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Jody Ridley
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Born May 19, 1942 (1942-05-19) (age 67)
Hometown United States Chatsworth, Georgia
Awards 1980 Winston Cup Rookie of the Year Inducted in the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series statistics
140 races run over 11 years
Best cup position 5th - 1981 (Winston Cup)
First race 1973 Dixie 500 (Atlanta)
Last race 1986 Firecracker 400 (Daytona)
First win 1981 Mason-Dixon 500 (Dover)
Last win 1981 Mason-Dixon 500 (Dover)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 56 0

Jody Ridley (born May 19, 1942, in Chatsworth, Georgia) is a former NASCAR driver. He won the 1980 NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year award and one race at Dover International Speedway the next year, the only Cup victory for Donlavey Racing.

His career statistics include 140 career starts, 1 win, 7 top fives, 56 top tens, and 2 top ten points finishes (5th in 1981, and 7th in 1980).

He now resides in Chatsworth, Georgia. He was inducted in the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame in 2007.[1]


  1. ^ "Inductees". Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-30.  

he now is partial owner of a used car lot and is restoring classic muscle cars

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