Hall of Fame Class of 2011 Bio's
Dale Wilkerson October 2010
Ned Jarrett: 1957 and 1958 National Late Model Championship, 1961 and 1965 Sprint Cup Champion, 50 career Sprint Cup wins including the 1965 Southern 500. He served as manager of the Hickory Speedway before moving to radio broadcast. He then moved to television working for CBS and ESPN.
Bobby Allison: 1983 Sprint Cup Champion, 84 career Sprint Cup wins, 3-time Daytona 500 winner, voted most popular driver six times. Bobby was very innovative and would race anywhere, anytime. He would look for places to run his late model on off weeks, mid-week, or the night before a cup race, making him a fan favorite.
Lee Petty: Patriarch of the Petty Family (sons Richard and Maurice), Lee was the first driver to win three Sprint Cup championships, 1954, 1958, and 1959. He won the first Daytona 500 and also competed in the first NASCAR-sanctioned race.
Bud Moore: Moved to Sprint Cup level after numerous wins in the Modified division recording 29 wins and a championship as a crew chief before starting his own team. Bud Moore Engineering won two championships in Sprint Cup, 63 Sprint Cup races, one NASCAR Grand American Series Championship and 11 race wins.
David Pearson: 1960 Rookie of the Year, 1st win was in the 1961 World 600. Won three drivers’ championships; 1966, 1968, and 1969. 105 career wins including 10 at the Darlington Raceway and the 1976 Daytona 500, and he owned the Nationwide Team of his son Larry Pearson that won back-to-back championships in 1986 and 1987.