::Jack Ingram (racing driver)


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{{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} Jack Ingram (born December 28, 1936) is a former NASCAR Busch Series race car driver. Nicknamed the "Iron Man",<ref name="ESPN Busch TV">TV: Busch Series preview show for Bristol, ESPN2 channel, 24 August 2007, interview with Jack Ingram</ref> 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.<ref name="ESPN Busch TV" /> During most of his time in the series he drove the Skoal Bandit car (1984 to 1991).<ref name="racingref_darlington">Jack Ingram's Busch Series Results at Darlington Raceway -</ref><ref name="racingref_irp">Jack Ingram's Busch Series Results at O'Reilly Raceway Park -</ref> Throughout his Busch Series career he almost always raced in the #11 car.<ref name="racingref_darlington" /> During the 1986 season, Ingram was suspended for two races by NASCAR after ramming a driver during a race in Asheville, North Carolina.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

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.<ref name="hall_of_fame">International Motorsports Hall Of Fame Inducts 2007 Class - Talladega Superspeedway Archived 16 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine</ref> As of September 9, 2014, he is currently 5th in career wins in the series.<ref name="ESPN Busch TV" />

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.<ref name="hall_of_fame" />

In 2013, Ingram was nominated into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and was inducted the following year.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

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