John Graves is an American former racing driver from Miami, Florida.[1]

He won the 1977 24 Hours of Daytona teaming with owner-driver Dave Helmick and Porsche factory driver Hurley Haywood in a two-year-old Porsche Carrera RSR entered as "Ecurie Escargot".[2] Graves drove in a number of other high-profile sports car races of the era including the 12 Hours of Sebring, usually teaming with Helmick.[3]


  1. ^ Jones, Robert F. Gas Pains Strike At Daytona, Sports Illustrated, February 9, 1976, Retrieved 2009-10-30
  2. ^ Scanlan, Dan. Hail to the Snail, The Florida Times Union, July 4, 2008, Retrieved 2009-10-30
  3. ^ Photos of John Graves's cars, Racing Sports Cars, Retrieved 2009-10-30