Doug Kalitta

Racing
Driver
USA
August 20, 1964

Kalitta began his career in the USAC division and was immediately successful. Racing with future NASCAR greats like Tony Stewart, Kalitta claimed the 1991 USAC Rookie of the Year award in the midget class and three years later won the USAC Sprint Championship. He scored 21 wins in his brief USAC career. He has continued his incredible racing career with Hall of Fame level numbers including 43 career wins, which ranks among the top five in NHRA Top Fuel history. Kalitta is one of ten drivers with over 600 career round wins, and clinched his 20th straight top ten points finish in 2017. 

Life's Moments & Inspirations

My greatest achievement has been... My two kids. Mitch is 16 and Avery is 14. I think those two are my greatest achievement. They are great kids. One thing I have realized is you don't appreciate it until you have your own.
My biggest inspiration is... Would be my dad, who is not here anymore. He was full of confidence and would always put forth his best effort regardless of what he was doing. He loved his family and being involved in anything that I was doing.