Jack Ingram (racing driver)

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Jack Ingram
Born (1936-12-28) December 28, 1936 (age 77)
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
Achievements

1972 Late Model Sportsman Division Champion
1973 Late Model Sportsman Division Champion
1974 Late Model Sportsman Division Champion
1982 Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series Champion
1985 Busch Grand National Series Champion

Led Busch Grand National Series in wins in 1982, 1985, and 1986
Awards 1982 Busch Grand National Series Most Popular Driver
International Motorsports Hall of Fame (2007)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
19 race(s) run over 6 year(s)
Best finish 47th (1981)
First race 1965 Buddy Shuman 250 (Hickory)
Last race 1981 National 500 (Charlotte)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 4 0
NASCAR Nationwide Series career
275 race(s) run over 10 year(s)
Best finish 1st (1982, 1985)
First race 1982 Goody's 300 (Daytona)
Last race 1991 Kroger 200 (IRP)
First win 1982 Mountain Dew 300 (Hickory)
Last win 1987 Mountain Dew 400 (Hickory)
Wins Top tens Poles
31 164 5
Statistics current as of April 10, 2013.

Jack Ingram (born December 28, 1931) is a former NASCAR Busch Series race car driver and champion. Nicknamed the "Iron Man",[1] during eight seasons in the Busch Series, he won 31 races and 5 poles, as well as the 1982 and 1985 championships. Unlike most younger competitors, Ingram won his 31 races between the age of 45 and age 50.[1] During most of his time in the series he drove the Skoal Bandit car (1984 to 1991).[2][3] Throughout his Busch Series career he almost always raced in the #11 car.[2] During the 1986 season, Ingram was suspended for two races by NASCAR after ramming a driver during a race in Asheville, North Carolina.[4]

After his NBS retirement in 1991, he held the record for the most wins in the Busch Series, until it was broken by Mark Martin in 1997.[5] As of March 16, 2013, he is currently 5th in career wins in the series.[1]

Prior to the inauguration of the Busch Series in 1982 Ingram had won three consecutive Late Model Sportsman Championships in 1972, 1973 and 1974.

In 2007, Ingram was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.[5]

In 2013, Ingram was nominated into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and was inducted the following year.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c TV: Busch Series preview show for Bristol, ESPN2 channel, 24 August 2007, interview with Jack Ingram
  2. ^ a b Jack Ingram's Busch Series Results at Darlington Raceway - Racing-Reference.info
  3. ^ Jack Ingram's Busch Series Results at O'Reilly Raceway Park - Racing-Reference.info
  4. ^ Caraviello, David (2014-03-08). "TOP 10 DRIVERS TOO TOUGH TO TAME". NASCAR. Retrieved 2014-03-09. 
  5. ^ a b International Motorsports Hall Of Fame Inducts 2007 Class - Talladega Superspeedway Archived 16 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Jensen, Tom (2013-05-23). "Flock, Petty highlight new class". Foxsports.com. Retrieved 2013-08-19. 

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Preceded by
Inaugural
NASCAR Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Champion
1982
Succeeded by
Sam Ard
Preceded by
Sam Ard
NASCAR Busch Series Champion
1985
Succeeded by
Larry Pearson