Monday, November 24, 2014
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Lost & Found

Found: Horse off FM 775. Call with detailed description to retrieve. 210-325-7871.
Missing cat near heb grey striped with small white patch on her chest and white paws. Her stripes also make the shape of an M on her forehead. 6826221626
Lost: Black manx cat (no tail), neutered male, medium build, shy, answers to Bear. Reward! 210-635-7560.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Dental assistant for busy La Vernia office, must have 3+ years experience in general dentistry and certified. Qualified applicants only, call 830-779-2727 or email edward_elizondo@att.net.
FARM HAND NEEDED must have experience Call Tom at 210-410-5038
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›

NASCAR News


Nationwide Series legend Jack Ingram among latest Hall of Fame inductees




E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story

Disclaimer:
Amanda Vincent is responsible for this content, which is not edited by the Wilson County News or wilsoncountynews.com.

January 24, 2014 | 1,523 views | Post a comment

To this point, most of the inductees into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte made their mark in the NASCAR Sprint/Winston Cup Series, but 2014 inductee Jack Ingram made a name for himself in the Late Model Sportsman -- turned Busch (now-Nationwide) Series. Ingram is one of five men -- joining Tim Flock, Dale Jarrett, Maurice Petty and Fireball Roberts -- who will be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame on Wednesday evening. The induction ceremony is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday and will be shown live on FOX Sports 1.

Nicknamed the "Iron Man," Ingram was a three-time Late Model Sportsman national champion heading into the first year of the "modern day" Busch Series in 1982. Ingram won his first Busch Series championship in that first year with seven wins and 23 top-fives on the season. After finishing second to rival Sam Ard the next two seasons, Ingram claimed a second series title in 1985. Chances are, Ingram would have won a third, and second-straight, Busch title, had it not been for a two-race suspension in 1986.

In all, Ingram competed in the Busch Series for nine years. During that time, he finished out seasons outside the top-five in the points standings only twice. He claimed a career total of 31 wins in 275 races. He held the record for most Busch/Nationwide Series wins until Mark Martin took over bragging rights in 1997. Today, Ingram is fifth on the all-time series wins list.

"Jack's record was phenomenal, because he was the driver, crew chief, car owner and chief bottle washer on his team for most of his career," the late Jim Hunter, NASCAR's former Vice President of Communications, once said. "He was a no-nonsense, get-in-your face, hard-nosed, fender-scraping racer who took no prisoners on the track."

Ingram was named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998. in 2007, he was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in Talladega, Ala.

To be notified when new articles are posted, follow me on Twitter @NASCARexaminer or like NASCAR Examiner on Facebook.
 
« Previous Blog Entry (January 24, 2014)
 


Your Opinions and Comments

Be the first to comment on this story!

You must be logged in to post comments:



Other NASCAR News

Nascar News side bar
Allstate & McBride RealtyVoncille Bielefeld homeBlue Moon Karaoke & DJChester WilsonHeavenly Touch homeTriple R DC ExpertsEast Central Driving School

  Copyright © 2007-2014 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.