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Frank Mundy

Frank "Rebel" Mundy
File:Frank Mundy Headshot.jpg
Official headshot of Frank Mundy (1950s)
Born (1918-06-18)June 18, 1918
Atlanta, Georgia
Died May 15, 2009(2009-05-15) (aged 90)
Cause of death Complications of a fall[1]
Achievements 1955 AAA Stock Car national champion

Frank "Rebel" Mundy (born June 18, 1918 in Atlanta, Georgia as Francisco Eduardo Menendez – died May 15, 2009)[2] was an American stock car racer. He competed in the American Automobile Association (AAA) stock cars, winning the 1955 national championship, before the series changed to United States Auto Club (USAC) sanction.[3] He also raced in NASCAR's Grand National (now Sprint Cup Series) and won three races under that sanction.

Mundy attempted to qualify for the 1954 Indianapolis 500 but did not make the field.



Mundy started at the pole position only to find himself finishing the race in 82nd place at the 1951 running of the Southern 500. His career average start would eventually become 11th while his career average finish would become 17th place.[2] Mundy would race 3,583 laps in his career - the equivalent of 3,184.6 miles (5,125.1 km).[2] Out of the 3583 laps that he completed in his career, Mundy would only lead 458 (12%) of them.[2] His career spanned from 1949 to 1956.[2]

One of his accomplishments was winning the 1955 running of the Southern Illinois 100.[3] Frequently seen in rides owned by Carl Kiekhaefer, Mundy's seven-year career would involve him racing in classic races like the 1956 Southern 500 where he finished in 38th place out of 70 competitors. He would also be seen racing at Lakeview Speedway in Mobile, Alabama. As a personal driver for General George S. Patton during World War II, Mundy would gain valuable driving experience for NASCAR.[3]

AAA/USAC Stock Cars

Mundy also competed in American Automobile Association (AAA) and USAC Stock Car races. He won the 1955 AAA national stock car championship.[4] Studebaker and Oldsmobile were Frank Mundy's preferred manufacturers for NASCAR rides.

His widow Mae Mundy would survive him after his death in 2009.[3]

Indy 500 results

Year Car Start Qual Rank Finish Laps Led Retired
1954 41 DNQ N/A 11 N/A 0 0 Did Not Qualify
Totals 0 0
Starts 0
Poles 0
Front Row 0
Wins 0
Top 5 0
Top 10 0
Retired 0


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