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Ann Packer -- b.3/8/1942
Sprinter, Runner, Olympic Athlete, English
Misc: 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1964)

Charles William Paddock -- b.8/11/1900 d.7/21/1943 (42)
Runner, Olympic Athlete
Misc: world's fastest runner of the 1920s; 100m runner (Olympic-2 gold-1920)

Henri Padou -- b.5/15/1898 N.S. d.11/19/1981 N.S. (83)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, French

Charles Paine -- b.8/26/1833 d.8/12/1916 (82)
Misc: America's Cup

Dr. Jonathan Palmer -- b.11/7/1957
Doctor, Auto Racer, English
Misc: Formula 1 racer, CEO of MotorSport Vision

Marvin Panch -- b.5/28/1926 d.12/31/2015 N.S. (89)
Auto Racer

Denis Pankratov -- b.7/4/1974 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Russian

Richard O. "Dick" Papenguth -- b.??/??/1903 N.S. d.??/??/1970 N.S. (67)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: Swimming Coach

Raymond Parks -- b.6/5/1914 d.6/20/2010 (96)
Racing Figure
Misc: not a racer but in the Motorsports Hall of Fame and NASCAR Hall of Fame; the owner of Red Byron's car which won NASCAR's first Strictly Stock championship in 1949.

Wallace Gordon "Wally" Parks -- b.1/23/1913 d.9/28/2007 (94)
Auto Racer
Misc: was instrumental in establishing drag racing as a legitimate amateur and professional motorsport. He was the founder, president, and chairman of the National Hot Rod Association, better known as NHRA.

Anja Pärson -- b.4/25/1981
Skier, Olympic Athlete, Swedish

Benjamin Stewart "Benny" Parsons -- b.7/12/1941 N.S. d.1/16/2007 N.S. (65)
Sports Commentator, Auto Racer
Misc: an American NASCAR driver, and later an announcer/analyst/pit reporter on SETN, TBS, ABC, ESPN, NBC and TNT. He became famous as the 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup (now Sprint Cup) champion; in the NASCAR Hall of Fame

HP Parviainen -- b.8/18/1981 N.S.
Stuntman, Snowboarder, Finnish
Misc: member of the stunt group The Dudesons

Jim Pashal -- b.12/5/1926 d.7/5/2004 (77)
Auto Racer

Travis Pastrana -- b.10/8/1983 N.S.

Danica Patrick -- b.3/25/1982
Auto Racer
Misc: In 2005, became the fourth woman to race in the Indy 500 and achieved the highest ever starting position and the highest finish by a female driver

Rodney Stuart Pattison -- b.8/5/1943
Yachtsperson, Olympic Athlete, English
Misc: holds the distinction of being penealized the least number of points in a winning Olympic yachting contest; some sources give b. Aug 15

John Paul Jr. -- b.2/19/1960
Auto Racer

David Pearson -- b.12/22/1934 N.S. d.11/12/2018 N.S. (83)
Auto Racer
Misc: 3x NASCAR champ, 1x Daytona

Sally Pearson -- b.9/19/1986 N.S.
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Australian

Adam Peaty -- b.12/28/1994 N.S.
Swimmer, English

Susan Pedersen -- b.10/16/1953
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: RN: Susan Jane Pedersen, aka Susan Pankey
Misc: 4 X 100m medley swimmer (Olympic-gold-1968)

Aaron Wells Peirsol -- b.7/23/1983 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

Scott Michael Pellaton -- b.10/8/1956
Misc: holder of the world record for water skiing barefoot. He went 119.36 mph. over 1/4 mile.

Victoria Pendleton -- b.9/24/1980 N.S.
Bicyclist, Olympic Athlete, English

Roger Penske -- b.2/20/1937 N.S.
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Auto Racer, American
Misc: national Sports Car driving champion (1964); established racing team in 1961; co-founder of Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART); ownership of Tean Penske, DJR Team Penske, The Penske Corporation and other automotive-related businesses.

Mike Peppe -- b.??/??/???? N.S.
Swimmer, American
Misc: Swimming Coach

Kieren John Perkins -- b.8/14/1973 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian

Tomas Petterson -- b.3/15/1947
Bicyclist, Olympic Athlete, Swedish
Misc: (Olympic-silver-1968)

Gosta Pettersson -- b.11/23/1940
Bicyclist, Olympic Athlete, Swedish
Misc: Olympic Silver 1968

Adam Petty -- b.7/10/1980 d.5/12/2000 (19)
Auto Racer
Names/Places: Richard's grandson, Kyle's son, Lee's greatgrandson

Kerrin Petty -- b.1/6/1970
Skier, Olympic Athlete
Misc: cross country skier (Olympics-1994)

Kyle Petty -- b.6/2/1960
Auto Racer
Names/Places: Richard's son
Misc: NASCAR driver

Lee Petty -- b.3/14/1914 d.4/5/2000 (86)
Auto Racer
Names/Places: Richard's father, Kyle's grandfather
Misc: NASCAR pioneer

Maurice Petty -- b.3/27/1939
Auto Racer
Misc: former NASCAR crew chief, owner, and engine builder in the Motorsports Hall of Fame. 200 Cup race wins, 7-time Cup champion and 7-time Daytona 500 winner.

Richard Petty -- b.7/2/1937
Auto Racer
Names/Places: son of Lee and Father of Kyle; b. in Level Cross, NC; MN:Lee
Misc: Stock car legend, 7-time winner of Daytona 500; 7-time NASCAR national champ (1964, 67,71-72,74-75,79) and won the most NASCAR races at 200 victories; first stock car driver to win $1 million in career; also all-time NASCAR leader in poles (127) and wins in a single season (27 in 1967); retired after 1992 season

Michael Phelps -- b.6/30/1985
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete

Maria "Marie" Johanna Philipsen-Braun -- b.6/22/1911 N.S. d.6/23/1982 N.S. (71)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Dutch (Netherlands)
Names/Places: aka Marie Braun

Ogden Phipps -- b.11/26/1908 d.4/21/2002 (93)
Tennis Player, Horse Trainer
Misc: Thoroughbred owner and breeder

Lester Piggott -- b.11/5/1935
Jockey, English
Misc: One of the world's leading jockeys in Thoroughbred flat racing. He was the British riding champion 11 times (1960, 1964-71, and 1981-82).

Laffit Pincay Jr. -- b.12/29/1946
Jockey, Panamaian
Names/Places: b. in Panama City
Misc: 5-time Eclipse Award winner (1971,73-74,79,85); winner of 3 Belmonts and 1 Kentucky Derby (aboard Swale in 1984)

Karlyn Pipes -- b.3/18/1962 N.S.

Robert Pipkins -- b.2/23/1973
Luger, Olympic Athlete
Misc: (Olympics-1994)

Nelson Piquet -- b.8/17/1952
Auto Racer, Brazilian
Names/Places: RN: Nelson Piquet Souto Maior
Misc: 3-time Formula One world champion (1981,83,87); left circuit in 1991 with 23 career wins.

Oscar Pistorius -- b.11/22/1986 N.S.
Outlaw, Runner, Olympic Athlete, South African
Misc: the first double amputee to compete in 400 meters relay at the Olympics of 2012

Steve Podborski -- b.7/25/1957
Skier, Olympic Athlete, Canadian
Misc: a World Cup Ski champ

Andrea Pollack -- b.5/8/1961 N.S. d.3/13/2019 N.S. (57)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, East German

Art Pollard -- b.5/5/1927 d.5/12/1973 (46)
Auto Racer

Igor Nikolaevich Polyansky -- b.3/20/1967 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Soviet

Tonya Poole -- b.??/??/????
Actress, Auto Racer

Alexander Popov -- b.11/16/1971 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Russian

Ferdinand Porsche -- b.9/3/1875 d.1/30/1951 (75)
Manufacturer, Auto Racer, Austrian
Misc: in the Motorsports Hall of Fame; Automaker who founded Volkswagen & Porsche

Sam Posey -- b.5/26/1944
Sports Journalist, Auto Racer

Peter Post -- b.11/12/1933 d.1/14/2011 (77)
Bicyclist, Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: 8x European champion

Asafa Powell -- b.11/23/1982 N.S.
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Jamaican

Robbie Pratt -- b.3/15/1971

Steve Roland Prefontaine -- b.1/25/1951 d.5/30/1975 (24)

William Prew -- b.??/??/???? N.S.
Swimmer, American

Prince Albert Grimaldi -- b.3/14/1958
Prince, Bobsledder, Olympic Athlete, Monacoian
Names/Places: Prince Rainier & Princess Grace's son
Misc: Prince of Monaco; Olympics 1988

Alain Prost -- b.2/24/1955
Auto Racer, French
Misc: 4-time Formula One world champion (1985-86,89,93); sat out 1992 then returned to win 4th driver's title in 1993 at age 38; retired after '93 season as all-time F1 wins leader with 51.

Galina Prozumenschikova -- b.11/26/1948 N.S. d.7/19/2015 N.S. (66)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Russian
Misc: 200m backstroke (Olympic-gold-1964)

Don "The Snake" Prudhomme -- b.4/6/1941
Drag Racer

Scott Pruett -- b.3/24/1960
Auto Racer

Amy Purdy -- b.11/7/1979 N.S.

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