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A Legend's Walk Through The NASCAR Hall of Fame

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"Iron Man" Jack Ingram has long been a supporter of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. He was one of the people present at its groundbreaking, and he made the trek from Asheville last Wednesday, May 21 to be there when the inductees for 2015 were announced. It is easy to see that being an inductee to the NASCAR Hall of Fame is a major achievement for Ingram.

"I was sitting down there when they announced my name," Ingram said. "I went to call my wife and I couldn't even talk to her...breaking up. I've been a total supporter for NASCAR my entire racing career and I don't see any reason for it to stop now."

Before all the major focus shifts from his own 2014 class, we walked through The Hall with Ingram. He shared stories and reminisced about major victories gone by.

As he peered over at his car that anchor's the display honoring his 2014 induction in the Hall of Honor, he talked fondly about a major victory he scored with that car that featured Junior Johnson, another Hall of Fame inductee, as his crew chief.

"This car right here I built in the end of '74," said Ingram. "Took it to Daytona in 1975 and won a 300 mile race and it was on the Wild World of Sports."

The race was not easily won, as Ingram developed a problem on track.

"Big hole came in the windshield at the top in the middle of the windshield. They was going to black flag me and Junior told them he would fix that. Junior taped it up and they let me back out on the race track and I won the race."

The trophy from that race sits in the Hall's Heritage Speedway area.

For more information on the NASCAR Hall of Fame, visit nascarhall.com.
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