NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Jack Ingram has passed away at the age of 84 according to confirm reports early Friday morning.
Famously called the “Iron Man”, Jack Ingram won 31 races and 5 poles as well as the 1982 and 1985 championships during eight campaign in the Busch Series.
“Jack’s legacy & incredible accomplishments & contributions in #NASCAR will live in our minds, our hearts & our archives at the NASCAR Hall of Fame forever.” Read the full statement from Executive Director @WinstonKelley on Jack Ingram’s passing: https://t.co/e46hNYPBXp pic.twitter.com/uic7WhNdOg
— NASCAR Hall of Fame (@NASCARHall) June 25, 2021
“First and foremost on behalf of the NASCAR Hall of Fame team, I want to offer our most sincere condolences to Jack’s wife Aline and the entire Ingram family on the passing of Jack Ingram” NASCAR Hall of Fame Executive Director Winston Kelley said in a statement.
“Jack’s contributions, accomplishments and tenacity in NASCAR are legendary. A dominant short track racer and five-time series champion are among the reasons this 2014 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee was the first inductee whose career was predominately in what is now NASCAR’s Xfinity Series. He literally stockpiled wins by the bucket with a record 31 wins in the NASCAR Busch (now Xfinity) Series, a record that stood until 1997 as well as 286 wins in the predecessor division, the NASCAR Late Model Sportsman Division, along with 12 track championships.”
Jack Ingram also made 19 starts in the NASCAR Cup Series, making his debut in 1965 at Hickory Motor Speedway. Jack earned one top five and four top 10s in his Cup Series career.