Rex White

Rex White ( born August 17, 1929 in Spartanburg, South Carolina ) is a retired American NASCAR driver and champion.


White began with the motor racing in 1956 and reached in his first season 14 top 10 results, including three in the top fifth He also learned in this season, his first pole position. After he went into the season 1957 only nine of the 53 races at the start, White won in the 1958 season with two of the 22 races in which he participated. In the 1959 season he was able to achieve five victories in 23 starts. White's big year was 1960, when he participated in 40 of the 44 races, won six of them and secured the championship in the Grand National Series. In the following season, 1961, he won seven times, for the renewed winning the championship but this was not enough, and White was second behind Ned Jarrett. In the season of 1962 he even won eight times, but was only fifth in the race for the championship. In White's last two years of active service in 1963 and 1964, he failed to win more races. After his resignation at the end of the season in 1964, White had won 28 of 233 races and achieved 36 pole positions.