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2014 NASCAR Hall of Fame Class

Thursday, May. 23, 2013

Tim Flock

Born: May 11, 1924

Died: March 31, 1998

Hometown: Fort Payne, Ala.

What you need to know: Flock’s 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 didn’t 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

Jack Ingram

Age: 76

Hometown: Asheville

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 Ingram’s victories came on short tracks.

Bet you didn’t know: He nearly won another title in 1986, but he was suspended for two races for a controversial rough driving incident. D.S..

Dale Jarrett

Age: 56

Hometown: Hickory

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 didn’t know: Jarrett turned down a college golf scholarship to go racing. D.S.

Maurice Petty

Age: 74

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 NASCAR’s top series, never winning but finishing among the top 10 on 16 occasions.

Bet you didn’t know: Overcame a childhood bout with polio. Scott Fowler

Fireball Roberts

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 sport’s first superstar. … 33 wins at NASCAR’s 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 didn’t 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.

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