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Roy Mayne
Born: May 16, 1935      Died: January 5, 1998
Home: Sumter, SC

Roy Mayne, born May 16, 1935 is a former NASCAR driver from Sumter, SC. He competed in 139 Grand National / Winston Cup Series events in his career.

Mayne's career spanned from 1963 to 1974, though Mayne would never race a full season and only earn twenty-two top-ten finishes. His best season came in 1966, when competing in 18 of the 49 races of the NASCAR season, Mayne finished 25th in points after five top-ten finishes. However, his best career finish came in 1965, when Mayne finished 4th at Darlington.

However, after the 1966 season Mayne would only earn six top-ten finishes in the rest of his career. After a frustrating 1974 season, in which he only had a best finish of 13th, Mayne retired.

Roy Mayne passed away on January 5, 1998.

I would like to add a name to your list; Roy Mayne. He raced in the 60s and 70s. I recently purchased one of his cars. You can see photos of it here http://NASCARImpala.com

I know his daughter and she can help us fill out the information and put some photos of her dad up. For now I have only 3 pictures (attached) of him and the car.

Shaun B. Coleman
President - Kelly American Challenge Vintage Race Association    shaun@KellyAmericanChallenge.com

The 1965 Roy Mayne Chevy Impala is Found!

What would you pay for a NASCAR veteran '65 Impala, allegedly driven by Roy Mayne? Crazed modelmaker ParkRNDL tipped us about this car more than a week ago, but then our friends at Bring A Trailer discovered it.

The top bid, which ends this afternoon, is into five figures now, which means that quite a few potential buyers believe that this car is the real deal. Could it be? It sure looks convincing, but the deal seemed better when the buyer said he could get team owner Tim Hunter to supply the car's original 409 engine; a seller's note from a couple of days back reads "NOTE JUST GOT IN TOUCH WITH TOM HUNTER ON THE ENGINE AND TRANEY THAT WAS IN THE CAR. HE SAID HE SOLD THE THE LAND AND BUILDING , AND SOLD THE ENGINE AND TRANEY ALSO. A DEVELOPER BOUGHT THE LAND, BUT THE ENGINE WAS GONE AND COULD NOT BE FOUND." Wouldn't this car have run a 396 in 1965, anyway?

 And another story about it . . .

We were tipped off to this totally awesome 1965 Chevy Impala stock car by BangShift.com forum member Blazerteam (who lives in Norway!) and immediately fell in lust with this cruddy hulk of a former NASCAR racer. Located in Georgia, the car supposedly saw racing action back in 1965 and 1966. The seller claims that it was run at “all the major NASCAR tracks.”

Details are a bit light, but the photos really seem to show a car that was raced and put away in a barn, not to see the light of day for 30 years. Going back to the seller’s ad, he claims that the car was run with a 409 engine, which is certainly cool all in itself.

Rolling on huge meats, packing a rudimentary roll cage, window tabs, tape wrapped steering wheel, and simply perfect hand lettering, hopefully the buyer takes it back to the original shape it was in when the car raced.

According to some online research, the car’s driver Roy Mayne finished 4th at Darlington in 1965. Did he do it in this car?


The saga begins…    Posted on by Shaun

I am pleased and honored to announce that I have purchased Roy Mayne’s 1965 Grand National Chevrolet Impala.  It will be restored to racing condition with the greatest of care and respect deserving of such an historical piece of NASCAR racing history. Restoration to begin this fall (or sooner…)
- Shaun B. Coleman      
(photos courtesy of MarkJ - randyayersmodeling.com)


The car today…    Posted on by Shaun

Below are some pictures of the car as it is today at Wayne Smith’s in Royston, GA. As you can see its complete and even has some of the original patina on it still!

She’s on her way…    Posted on by Shaun

Photos from Wayne this morning as she is leaving Royston GA.  Its on a roll-back but will be loaded into an enclosed carrier for its trip to California. Should be here early next week!

Can't Wait to see the Restored car.

Paul Aleman Fine Art

Roy Mayne. A Movie Star?

Yep. It's true. Back in 1968 they were looking for some less-than-employed stock car drivers to appear in scenes of a movie Speedway, starring none other than Elvis Presley and Nancy Sinatra. Roy Mayne played himself and did some other stunt driver work in the film. Tiny Lund also appeared in the Action-Music-Musical film and you can read more about it HERE.


Roy Mayne in a Plymouth Superbird

This shot shows Butch Hirst in the car



Starting Position

Finishing Position

Laps Completed/
Total Laps

Laps Lead


American 500
Rockingham, NC







Richard Brown Car #36
Total Events Driven: 1      Total Event Wins: 0     Total Poles: 0       Average Starting Position: 19       Average Finishing Position: 23
Note: Roy Mayne was relieved by Butch Hirst during the race.



Number 46 Roy Mayne leading the group of drivers including #14 Coo Coo Marlin, #95 Darrell Waltrip, #31 Jim Vandiver, and #28 Fred Lorenzen battle on the high banks during the Winston 500. Waltrip was making his NASCAR Winston Cup Grand National debut in a self-owned Mercury.

A gaggle of cars run in tight formation in the second Twin 125-miler at Daytona International Speedway in 1973. Shown are #77 Charlie Roberts, #61 Clarence Lovell, #8 Ed Negre, #48 James Hylton, #52 Earl Ross, #18 Joe Frasson, and #30 Roy Mayne. Lovell and Roberts failed to qualify for the Daytona 500.

Roy Spins - Where and When?

Where and When would Roy have driven a Chevelle like this?

Roy Mayne Mains
Send more Stories & Pictures if you have them!

Roy Mayne Grand National and Winston Cup Driver Statistics

Year Age Races Win T5 T10 Pole Laps Led Earnings Rank AvSt AvFn
1963 28 20 of 55 0 1 4 0 3857 0 3,490 36 21.8 17.3
1964 29 14 of 62 0 1 2 0 2207 0 4,705 43 23.1 21.2
1965 30 14 of 55 0 1 5 0 2463 0 9,060 27 23.4 15.8
1966 31 18 of 49 0 1 5 0 4052 0 10,390 25 23.0 18.3
1967 32 14 of 49 0 0 1 0 2209 3 8,930 30 25.8 22.8
1968 33 1 of 49 0 0 0 0 77 0 775 115 34.0 38.0
1969 34 13 of 54 0 0 0 0 2855 0 10,100 38 28.5 21.9
1970 35 16 of 48 0 0 3 0 3731 0 16,910 29 30.4 18.9
1971 36 11 of 48 0 0 1 0 1918 0 10,330 39 28.2 20.5
1972 37 4 of 31 0 0 0 0 362 0 2,990 86 35.5 39.8
1973 38 3 of 28 0 0 1 0 658 0 5,470 93 29.3 18.7
1974 39 11 of 30 0 0 0 0 1681 0 15,284 35 32.5 23.8
12 years 139 0 4 22 0 26070 3 98,434   26.3 20.4

Statistics Courtesy of Racing-Reference.info

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