Curb, Mike

Year Inducted: 2016

Category: Racing

 

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Mike Curb has been active for most of his adult life in motorsports. Curb has won over 500 races in 40 different motorsports series and has won over 25 championships and finished top 10 in championship point standings 150 times.

Curb owned the winning car in the historic 2011 Centennial Indianapolis 500 with driver Dan Wheldon. Curb’s victories include the 10 domestic NASCAR owned series [Sprint Cup, Xfinity, Camping World Trucks, IMSA SportsCar Daytona Prototype, IMSA GTU, K&N East, K&N West, the Whelen Modified, Southern Modified and the Whelen All-American Late Model Series victory at the 2013 inaugural Daytona Battle at the Beach]. The Curb-owned racing team scored a major victory at the famed Daytona International Speedway in 1984, which was Richard Petty’s historic 200th victory, with President Ronald Reagan in attendance. Dale Earnhardt won his first championship in the Curb-sponsored car and recently Curb had his 500th NASCAR start in Nashville, Tennessee with ten-time winner Johnny Sauter who won the 2013 Daytona NASCAR truck race. Curb also was the co-winner of the 2012 50th anniversary Daytona 24 hour Rolex sports car race. In 2013 Curb won the NASCAR K&N East Championship with Dylan Kwasniewski and the 2013 World of Outlaws Championship with Daryn Pittman in association with Kasey Kahne. The Curb-Agajanian Racing Team has won 11 USAC National Championships including being the only Owner/Entrant to win all 3 USAC National Championships in the same year. In 2013 the Curb-Agajanian team repeated as the Triple Crown Champions with Christopher Bell in association with Keith Kunz in the USAC Midget cars, with Bryan Clauson and Bobby East repeating as winners of the USAC Sprint car and Silver Crown Championships in association with Tony Stewart. In 2014 Curb-Agajanian won two more USAC championships with Rico Abreu and Kyle O’Gara, the Badger and POWRi championships with Christopher Bell, the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) championship with Jason Johnson, the IMSA GT3 Lone Star Le Mans in Austin, Texas with Michael Lewis and victories in NASCAR with Johnny Sauter, Bobby Santos, and the Modified All-Star Shootout with Ryan Newman. In 2015 the Curb-Agajanian team won the historic 55th Knoxville Nationals and the World of Outlaws National Championship with Donny Schatz in association with Tony Stewart and in 2015 and 2016 won the historic Chili Bowl with Rico Abreu and Curb has been inducted into the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame.

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