Freddy Fryar was born on February 15, 1936, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  According to Raceweek Illustrated, the man who would come to be known as Freddy “the Beaumont Flyer” Fryar began racing at the age of 14.

Like many teenagers, Fryar took up racing to mirror his older brother, Harold Fryar.  Freddy Fryar’s first experience as a competitor came at the Oglethorpe Speedway in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.

The Hall of Famer Had a Decorated Career

Freddy Fryar won over 800 events during more than 30 years behind the wheel.  Some of Freddy Fryar’s victories include: state championships in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, seven NASCAR Series track championships and the All-Pro Series championship in 1983. Fryar spent a portion of more than two decades participating in NASCAR as a Grand National and Winston Cup Series driver.

Freddy Friar Gave Back to the Sport he Loves

After stepping away from active competition in 1987, Freddy Fryar worked for several different NASCAR racing teams over a fifteen-year period He later became an instructor at the Richard Petty Driving School.

Now retired, 77 year old Freddy Fryar lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The 2013 Georgia Racing Hall of Fame induction banquet is on Friday, December 13.  For more information, visit the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.


Freddy Fryar (middle) holds up one of his many trophies.  Photo courtesy of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.

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