Ernie McCoy started the AAA National Series in five runs in 1953 and 1954. In 1953 he achieved fifth place as the best result two. ( Milwaukee and Detroit ).
The 500-mile Indianapolis he was twice at the start. When he first competed in 1953 he reached eighth place on a Stevens - Offenhauser in the same lap as the winner Bill Vukovich . In 1954, this time on a Kurtis Kraft 500B-Offenhauser, he came in 14th, six laps behind Bill Vukovich, who won again. Since the race from 1950 to 1960 was classified as a Formula 1 world championship race , there are two Grand Prix starts in its statistics.
After his racing career, he worked as a truck driver.