With 43 USAC Sprint Car Series victories, Ohio native Dickson was the all-time leader in the division until Tom Bigelow surpassed him. So spectacular were his battles with Gary Bettenhausen during the late ‘60s and early ‘70s that they came to be referred to as "The Larry and Gary Show" or "Thunder (Bettenhausen) and Lightning (Dickson).” Dickson captured the USAC Sprint Car title three times, in 1968, 1970 and 1975. He also competed in the USAC and CART IndyCar series from 1965-1981, usually in less than top-shelf equipment. He made 105 career starts, including the Indianapolis 500 in 1966-1969, 1971, 1978-1979 and 1981. He scored 44 Top 10s, with a career-best 2nd in 1968 at Springfield. Larry also drove in the 1972 Daytona 500, running in the Top 10 in NASCAR’s biggest race before his engine expired. Dickson finished his career in the ToMax USAC Silver Crown car owned by his brother Tommy and Max Brittain. He was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in the inaugural class of 1990.