NASCAR Hall of Famers: The complete list
Friday, Feb. 08, 2013
The 20 men who have been enshrined at the NASCAR Hall of Fame:
Class of 2010
Dale Earnhardt: Won 76 Cup races and seven Cup championships, tied for most all-time with Richard Petty. Known as The Intimidator for his driving style. Son of NASCAR pioneer Ralph Earnhardt, father of driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Bill France Jr.: Son of NASCAR founder Big Bill France Sr. Became NASCAR vice president in 1966, president in 1972. Secured sponsorship from Winston and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco in 1972, starting the sports boom.
Bill France Sr.: Moved family to Daytona Beach, Fla., in 1935 and began promoting races on the storied Beach Course. Began the formation of NASCAR in 1947. Protected NASCARs interests with an iron will.
Junior Johnson: Ascended from moonshine hauler during the 1950s to NASCARs pinnacle, winning the Daytona 500 in 1960. Had 50 victories as a driver (1953-66), 140 wins and six Cup championships as a team owner (1966-95).
Richard Petty: Sports all-time victory leader with 200 in 1,185 starts. Won seven Cup championships, tied for most with Dale Earnhardt. One of the most recognizable figures in American sports.
Class of 2011
Bobby Allison: Had 85 wins on NASCARs top circuit and a Cup championship in 1983. Won the Daytona 500 in 1978 while driving a Ford for fellow Hall of Fame inductee Bud Moore. Oldest winner of Daytona 500, in 1988 at age 50.
Ned Jarrett: Retired in 1966 with 50 victories in 352 races. Won the 1965 Southern 500 at Darlington by 14 laps, still the largest margin of victory in NASCAR history. Later became a radio/television analyst and expert commentator.
Bud Moore: Fielded winning car in inaugural Southern 500 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway in 1950. Crew chief for Buck Bakers 1957 championship in NASCARs top series. Won the 1962 and 63 titles with Joe Weatherly as driver.
David Pearson: Won 105 races and 113 poles. Won titles in NASCARs top series in 1966, 68 and 69. First came with Hall of Fame team owner Cotton Owens, the others with Charlotte-based Holman-Moody.
Lee Petty: Grand National championships in 1954, 58 and 59. Won inaugural Daytona 500, in 1959. Fielded most of the cars that son and inaugural Hall of Fame Inductee Richard Petty drove to 200 victories and seven championships.
Class of 2012
Richie Evans: Competed in an estimated 1,300 modified races and won about 475 during a career that spanned from 1973 until his death in 1985. The recognized king of Modified racing, Evans captured nine NASCAR Modified titles.
Dale Inman: Crew chief for legendary driver and inaugural Hall of Fame inductee Richard Petty for nearly three decades. Set records for wins (193) and championships (eight) by a crew chief seven with Petty and one with Terry Labonte.
Darrell Waltrip: Three-time Cup series champion (1981, 82, 85), Waltrip won all three with inaugural Hall of Fame inductee Junior Johnson. Tied with Bobby Allison for fourth all-time in series victories with 84. Now a TV analyst.
Glen Wood: Co-owner of Wood Brothers Racing, active since 1950 and winner of 98 races. Team, which dates to 1950, remains active. Roster of drivers includes Hall of Famers David Pearson, Junior Johnson and Cale Yarborough.
Cale Yarborough: Had 83 Cup victories during his career, sixth all-time. His 69 poles rank fourth all-time. Won the Daytona 500 four times (1968, 77, 83, 84). First driver to win three consecutive series championships (1976-78).
Class of 2013
Buck Baker: Started NASCARs first race in 1949 in Charlotte, finishing 11th. Won 46 times in NASCARs top division. Captured series championships in 1956 and 57, the first driver to claim back-to-back titles.
Cotton Owens: Won NASCARs beach race in Daytona in 1957. As an owner, fielded cars for 25 men, including Hall of Famers Junior Johnson and David Pearson, who won a championship in 1966 driving for Owens.
Herb Thomas: Started NASCARs first race. Has 48 career victories, 12th-most all time in NASCARs top division. Drove No. 92, the Fabulous Hudson Hornet. Won series titles in 1951 and 53.
Rusty Wallace: Won 55 races in his career, eighth-most in history, and was the Cup Series champion in 1989. Won a Cup race in 16 consecutive seasons, tied with Ricky Rudd for the second-longest streak in history.
Leonard Wood: Pit stop innovator who, along with Hall of Fame brother Glen, fielded cars for 25 drivers, including Hall of Famers David Pearson, Junior Johnson and Cale Yarborough. Wood Brothers have 98 Cup series victories.