Jack Ingram (NASCAR driver)


Jack Ingram (NASCAR driver)

Infobox NASCAR driver


Name = Jack Ingram
Birthdate = birth date and age|1936|12|28
Birthplace = flagicon|USA Asheville, North Carolina
Best_Cup_Pos = 47th - 1981 (Winston Cup)
Cup_Top_Tens = 4
First_Cup_Race = 1965 Buddy Shuman 250 (Hickory)
Last_Cup_Race = 1981 National 500 (Charlotte)
Awards = 1982 Busch Series champion
1985 Busch Series champion
2007 inductee to International Motorsports Hall of Fame
Years_In_Cup = 6
Total_Cup_Races = 19

Best_Busch_Pos = 1st - 1982, 1985
Busch_Wins = 31
Busch_Top_Tens = 164
Busch_Poles = 5
First_Busch_Race = 1982 Goody's 300 (Daytona)
Last_Busch_Race = 1991 Kroger 200 (IRP)
First_Busch_Win = 1982 Mountain Dew 300 (Hickory)
Last_Busch_Win = 1987 Mountain Dew 400 (Hickory)
Years_In_Busch= 10
Total_Busch_Races = 275

Jack Ingram is a former NASCAR Busch Series race car driver and champion. Nicknamed the "Iron Man"TV: Busch Series preview show for Bristol, ESPN2 channel, 24 August 2007, interview with Jack Ingram] , 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. During most of his time in the series he drove the Skoal Bandit car (1984 to 1991). [http://www.racing-reference.info/rquery?id=ingraja01&trk=131&series=B Jack Ingram's Busch Series Results at Darlington Raceway - Racing-Reference.info ] ] [http://racing-reference.info/rquery?id=ingraja01&trk=171&series=B Jack Ingram's Busch Series Results at O'Reilly Raceway Park - Racing-Reference.info ] ] Throughout his Busch Series career he almost always raced in the #11 car.

He is still racing and not retired. At age 70, he is currently competing in the Late Model Sportsman Division at Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Greenville, South Carolina.Fact|date=August 2007

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. [http://www.talladegasuperspeedway.com/535475.html International Motorsports Hall Of Fame Inducts 2007 Class - Talladega Superspeedway ] ] As of 23 August 2007, he is tied with Kevin Harvick for the 2nd most wins in the series.

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.

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