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28 Persons in the National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame:

A.J. Foyt

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Joseph Foyt Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The only driver to win the Indianapolis 500 (which he won four times), the Daytona 500, the 24 Hours of Daytona, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Also won the International Race of Champions all-star racing series in 1976 and 1977.
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 1990.
National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame 1988.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2001.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2000.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1989.
North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 2009.
Automotive Hall of Fame 2007.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Alan Kulwicki

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alan Dennis Kulwicki
Nickname(s):
Special K
Polish Prince
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR Winston Cup driver.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2002.
Lowe's Motor Speedway Court of Legends 1993.
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1993.
Talladega Walk of Fame 1996.
Bristol Motor Speedway Heroes of Bristol Hall of Fame 1997.
National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame 2001.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2010.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1999.
Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2013.

Benny Parsons

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Stewart Parsons
Nickname(s):
BP
The Professor
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver.
Movie:National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1995.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1994.
Talladega Walk of Fame 1995.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2005.
North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 2008.
Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1998.
NASCAR Hall of Fame 2017.

Bill France Jr.

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Clifton France
Nickname(s):
Little Bill
Bill Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Head of NASCAR 1972 - 2000.
Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2001.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2004.
Motorcycle Hall of Fame 2004.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2004.
Automotive Hall of Fame 2006.
NASCAR Hall of Fame 2010.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2001.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1999.

Bill France Sr.

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Henry Getty France
Also Known As:
William Henry Getty France Sr.
Nickname(s):
Big Bill
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Chairman and CEO of NASCAR. Builder of Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Speedway.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1990.
Automotive Hall of Fame 2004.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1976.
Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1992.
NASCAR Hall of Fame 2010.
North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 2000.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1997.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1963.

Bobby Allison

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Arthur Allison
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
older brother of
Older than Donnie Allison by 1 year.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR Winston Cup driver and car owner. Was named one of NASCAR's 50 greatest drivers.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1993.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1993.
Talladega Walk of Fame 1994.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1992.
North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 1998.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1984.
NASCAR Hall of Fame 2011.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1986.
Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1991.

Buck Baker

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Elzie Wiley Baker
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1982.
Talladega Walk of Fame 2001.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1998.
NASCAR Hall of Fame 2013.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1992.
Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1996.

Buddy Baker

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Elzie Wylie Baker Jr.
Nickname(s):
Buddy
Leadfoot
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR race driver.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1997.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1997.
Talladega Walk of Fame 1997.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2008.
North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 2007.
South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame.
Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1999.

Cale Yarborough

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Caleb Yarborough
Birth Date:
Age today:
78, 2 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver and owner. Three time National Motorsports Press Association Driver of the Year.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1994.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1993.
Talladega Walk of Fame 1996.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1994.
North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 2002.
NASCAR Hall of Fame 2012.
South Carolina Hall of Fame 2013.
Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1994.

Cotton Owens

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Cotton Owens
Also Known As:
Everett "Cotton" Owens
Nickname(s):
King of the Modifieds
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sprint Cup (then known as Grand National) winner five straight years (1957-61). Won NASCAR's first live televised race.
South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame 2009.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2008.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1970.
Occoneechee-Orange Speedway Hall of Fame 2008.
NASCAR Mechanics Hall of Fame.
NASCAR Hall of Fame 2013.

Dale Earnhardt

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ralph Dale Earnhardt
Also Known As:
Dale Earnhardt Sr.
Nickname(s):
Ironhead
Mr. Restrictor Plate
The Man in Black
The Intimidator
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
son of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver. Died in a race car wreck at Daytona.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2006.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2001.
NASCAR Hall of Fame 2010.
Talladega Walk of Fame 1995.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2002.
North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 2004.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1994.
Automotive Hall of Fame 2006.
Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2004.

Darrell Waltrip

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Darrell Lee Waltrip
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Michael Waltrip by 16 years.

Brief Facts:

Driver and owner. NASCAR Cup Series champion and Daytona 500 winner.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2005.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2003.
Talladega Walk of Fame 2000.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2003.
North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 2006.
NASCAR Hall of Fame 2012.
Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame 2012.
Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2001.
Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1996.

Davey Allison

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David Carl Allison
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
nephew of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver. Crashed his helicopter at Talladega infield, died the next day.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1998.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1996.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1995.
Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2005.

David Pearson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David Gene Pearson
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won three NASCAR championships, in 1966, 1968, and 1969.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1993.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1991.
Talladega Walk of Fame 1998.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1993.
North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 2005.
NASCAR Hall of Fame 2011.
Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1993.

Fireball Roberts

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edward Glenn Roberts Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver. Died due to pneumonia and sepsis after burns received in a race car crash a few weeks earlier, on May 24.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1965.
Talladega Walk of Fame 2000.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1995.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1961.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990.
Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1993.
NASCAR Hall of Fame 2014.

Fonty Flock

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Truman Fontell Flock
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Tim Flock by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver.
Georgia Automobile Racing Hall of Fame 2004.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1965.
Talladega Walk of Fame 2004.
Georgia Racing Hall of Fame 2004.

Fred Lorenzen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Lorenzen Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Golden Boy
Fast Freddie
The Elmhurst Express
Flyin Freddy
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver between 1958 and 1972. Winner of the Daytona 500 in 1965.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1991.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1978.
Talladega Walk of Fame 2003.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2001.
NASCAR Hall of Fame 2015.

Herb Thomas

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Herbert Watson Thomas
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1994.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1965.
Talladega Walk of Fame 2005.
NASCAR Hall of Fame 2013.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1992.
Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1998.

Humpy Wheeler

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Howard Augustine Wheeler Jr.
Also Known As:
H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

President and General Manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Voice role of:in animated movie:International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2006.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2009.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2004.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 2004.

Junior Johnson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Glenn Johnson Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Last American Hero
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Early driver in NASCAR racing. Car owner. Imprisoned for moonshining. Credited with discovering drafting as a race strategy.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1973.
NASCAR Hall of Fame 2010.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990.
Talladega Walk of Fame 1998.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1991.
North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 2000.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1992.
Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1991.

Lee Petty

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lee Arnold Petty
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 22 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

One of the pioneers of NASCAR.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1969.
Talladega Walk of Fame 1999.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1996.
NASCAR Hall of Fame 2011.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1966.
Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1994.

Neil Bonnett

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Neil Bonnett
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver with 18 victories. Killed in a car crash at the Daytona 500 race.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1997.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2001.
Talladega Walk of Fame 1994.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1997.
Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2005.

Ralph Earnhardt

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ralph Lee Earnhardt
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver.
Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2004.
National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame 2007.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1997.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1989.

Richard Petty

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Lee Petty
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
son of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR champion, always car number 43. Trademark cowboy hat and sunglasses. In 1996, he was the Republican nominee for North Carolina Secretary of State, but was defeated.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1997.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1998.
NASCAR Hall of Fame 2010.
Talladega Walk of Fame 1995.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1992.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1989.
North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 1997.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1973.
Automotive Hall of Fame 2002.
Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1990.

Smokey Yunick

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Smokey Yunick
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 16 days before his 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Auto mechanic involved in auto racing. A pilot during World War II.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1984.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2000.
Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1997.

Speedy Thompson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Thompson

Brief Facts:

National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1984.
Talladega Walk of Fame 2011.

Tim Flock

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Julius Timothy Flock
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Fonty Flock by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Early NASCAR driver.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1972.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1978.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 2006.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1991.
Talladega Walk of Fame 2000.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1999.
North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 1999.
Occoneechee-Orange Speedway Hall of Fame 2010.
Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1995.
Georgia Racing Hall of Fame 2002.
NASCAR Hall of Fame 2014.
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