2014 NASCAR Hall of Fame Class
Thursday, May. 23, 2013
Born: May 11, 1924
Died: March 31, 1998
Hometown: Fort Payne, Ala.
What you need to know: Flocks 39 victories came in only 187 starts. He won his first championship in 1952, when he had eight victories and 22 top-fives in 33 starts. His second title came in 1955, driving a Chrysler, when he won 18 of 39 starts. That was a record until Richard Petty broke it in 1967 with 27 victories.
Bet you didnt know: Flock, along with brothers Bob and Fonty and sister Ethel were the only siblings to drive in the same NASCAR premier series race. David Scott
What you need to know: Won consecutive Late Model Sportsman championships in 1972-74, then won the first title in 1982 in what has become the Nationwide Series, and again in 1985. He had 31 victories, a record broken by Mark Martin in 1997. All but two of Ingrams victories came on short tracks.
Bet you didnt know: He nearly won another title in 1986, but he was suspended for two races for a controversial rough driving incident. D.S..
What you need to know: His 32 Cup victories are 21st all time. He won the Daytona 500 three times, the Brickyard 400 twice and the Coca-Cola 600 once. He won the 1999 Cup championship with 29 top-10 finishes in 34 races.
Bet you didnt know: Jarrett turned down a college golf scholarship to go racing. D.S.
Hometown: Level Cross
What you need to know: Petty was the chief engine builder at Petty Enterprises. Nicknamed Chief, he supplied horsepower that pushed older brother Richard to the majority of his record 200 NASCAR victories. The fourth member of Petty clan to make the Hall, along with father Lee, Richard, and cousin (and well-known crew chief) Dale Inman. Also drove 26 races in NASCARs top series, never winning but finishing among the top 10 on 16 occasions.
Bet you didnt know: Overcame a childhood bout with polio. Scott Fowler
Born: Jan. 20, 1929
Died: July 2, 1964
Hometown: Apopka, Fla.
What you need to know: Perhaps the greatest driver to never win a NASCAR title. Immensely popular and arguably the sports first superstar. 33 wins at NASCARs highest level. Almost made the Hall of Fame the year before, but he lost a tiebreaker to Buck Baker for the fifth and final spot.
Bet you didnt know: Although Roberts died in a horrific crash at Charlotte Motor Speedway when he was engulfed in a fireball, he got his nickname during his youth because of the speed on his fastball. S.F.