Bud Moore got a surprise today when he arrived at the Charlotte Convention Center to take part in the voting for the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2017.In a 37-year career, Moore earned 63 NASCAR Premier Series victories, 43, poles and two championships.Moore himself a NASCAR Hall of Fame member, was greeted at the pre-event luncheon with a cake to celebrate his 91st birthday. In...
The 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season ended with a lot of emotions: There was Kyle Busch's remarkable championship run and Jeff Gordon's classy end to a hall of fame career. On a more solemn note, Michael Waltrip Racing shut down, which meant the end of the No. 15 and No. 55 Cup cars, at least for the near future.The No. 15 dates back all the way to 1949 and the second race in...
On Monday, Memorial Day, as people across America pause to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country, a truly outstanding member of the Greatest Generation celebrates a milestone birthday. Walter “Bud” Moore, World War II hero and NASCAR legend, turns 90 years old on Monday. Moore, a life-long resident of Spartanburg, S.C., is like many a member...
Joe Weatherly’s time in NASCAR’s premier series was short, just two fulltime seasons. But what an impact the Norfolk, Virginia, native had on NASCAR racing in those brief, 24 months. Weatherly, previously a winner of American Motorcyclist Association and NASCAR modified titles, claimed back-to-back premier series championships in 1962-63. He posted 25 victories in 229 starts...
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