Billy Carden was a true stock car racing pioneer, who started racing after World War II. Carden ran in NASCAR competition from 1949 to 1959, recording four top five finishes, 17 top tens, and 2 poles. Carden’s best finish came in 1951 at Pine Grove Speedway in Shippenville, PA, where he finished third behind fellow Georgia Hall of Famer Tim Flock and John McGinley. After leaving the big circuit, Carden could be seen running the occasional late model event around the south.
Carden passed away on October 25, 2004.