Hurley Haywood (born May 4, 1948) is a retired American race car driver. Haywood has won multiple events, including five overall victories at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, three at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and two at the 12 Hours of Sebring. He is credited with the 1988 Trans-Am title, two IMSA GT Championship titles and 23 wins, three Norelco Cup championships, a SuperCar title and 18 IndyCar starts.
He won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1977 (Porsche 936), 1983 (Porsche 956) and 1994 (Dauer 962 Le Mans) and is tied as the most successful driver at the 24 Hours of Daytona with 5 wins (1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, and 1991). He won the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1973 and 1981. He also drove in the 1980 Indianapolis 500 finishing 18th. He represented IMSA four times in the International Race of Champions (1986, 1989, 1992, 1995). In 1970, he was drafted into the army where he served as Specialist 4 with the 164th Aviation Group near Saigon during the Vietnam war. After completing his tour of duty, he won his first IMSA GT title in 1971.
He is the honorary chief driving instructor at the Porsche Track Experience, held at the Barber Motorsports Park outside Birmingham, Alabama. Patrick Dempsey produced a documentary film, Hurley, about Haywood's life.
In June 2019, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, an event widely considered a watershed moment in the modern LGBTQ rights movement, Queerty named him one of the Pride50 "trailblazing individuals who actively ensure society remains moving towards equality, acceptance and dignity for all queer people".
24 Hours of Le Mans results
24 Hours of Daytona results
PPG Indycar Series
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- Porsche Sport Driving School Instructor Profile Archived 2010-02-23 at the Wayback Machine
- Racing-Reference.info IROC statistics for Hurley Haywood
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- Motorsports Hall of Fame of America – Hurley Haywood
- Motorsport.com interview with Hurley Haywood Archived 2006-08-22 at the Wayback Machine
- "Instructors | Porsche Track Experience - Birmingham, AL". www.porschedriving.com. Retrieved 10 December 2021.
- "Patrick Dempsey Talks About His Newest Film: The Inspiring Story Of Race Car Driver Hurley Haywood". Forbes.
- Hurley Haywood, three-time winner and Grand Marshal of the 24 hours of Le Mans
- Hurley Haywood: 'If my voice is strong enough to help one kid ...'
- "Queerty Pride50 2019 Honorees". Queerty. Retrieved 2019-06-18.
- Hurley Haywood at the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America
- Smith, Steven Cole (February 26, 2018). "Hurley". Autoweek. Crain Communications, Inc. 68 (4): 12–14. ISSN 0192-9674. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
- Hurley Haywood driver statistics at Racing-Reference