The 1984 NASCAR Winston Cup Season was the 36th season of professional stock car racing in the United States and the 13th modern-era Cup series season. It began on Sunday February 19 and ended on Sunday November 18. Terry Labonte was crowned champion at the end of the season. This was the final year for Chrysler until Dodge returned in 2001.
|1984 NASCAR Winston Cup Series|
|Team||Make||No.||Driver||Car Owner||Crew Chief|
|All-Star Racing||Chevrolet Monte Carlo||5||Geoff Bodine||Rick Hendrick||Harry Hyde|
|Arrington Racing||Chrysler Imperial||67||Buddy Arrington||Buddy Arrington|
|Benfield Racing||Chevrolet Monte Carlo||98||Joe Ruttman 25||Ron Benfield|
|Morgan Shepherd 3|
|Blue Max Racing||Pontiac Grand Prix||27||Tim Richmond||Raymond Beadle||Barry Dodson|
|Bobby Hawkins Racing||Chevrolet Monte Carlo||16||David Pearson||Bobby Hawkins|
|Branch-Ragan Racing||Chevrolet Monte Carlo||77||Ken Ragan||Marvin Ragan|
|Bud Moore Engineering||Ford Thunderbird||15||Ricky Rudd||Bud Moore||Bud Moore|
|Cliff Stewart Racing||Pontiac Grand Prix||88||Rusty Wallace (R)||Cliff Stewart|
|Curb Racing||Pontiac Grand Prix||43||Richard Petty||Mike Curb||Buddy Parrott|
|DiGard Motorsports||Buick Regal||22||Bobby Allison||Bill Gardner||Gary Nelson|
|Donlavey Racing||Ford Thunderbird||90||Dick Brooks||Junie Donlavey|
|Ellington Racing||Chevrolet Monte Carlo||1||Lake Speed||Hoss Ellington||Runt Pittman|
|Hagan Racing||Chevrolet Monte Carlo||44||Terry Labonte||Billy Hagan||Dale Inman|
|Hamby Motorsports||Pontiac Grand Prix
Chevrolet Monte Carlo
|17||Clark Dwyer (R)||Roger Hamby|
|Heveron Racing||Chevrolet Monte Carlo||01||Doug Heveron (R)||Tom Heveron|
|Hylton Racing||Chevrolet Monte Carlo||48||Trevor Boys||James Hylton|
|Irv Sanderson Racing||Oldsmobile Cutlass
Chevrolet Monte Carlo
|97||Dean Combs (R)||Irv Sanderson|
|Johnny Hayes Racing||Chevrolet Monte Carlo||55||Benny Parsons||Johnny Hayes||Cliff Champion|
|66||Phil Parsons (R)||David Ifft|
|Junior Johnson & Associates||Chevrolet Monte Carlo||11||Darrell Waltrip||Junior Johnson||Jeff Hammond|
|12||Neil Bonnett||Doug Richert|
|Langley Racing||Ford Thunderbird||64||Tommy Gale||Elmo Langley|
|Mach 1 Racing||Chevrolet Monte Carlo||33||Harry Gant||Hal Needham||Travis Carter|
|Marcis Auto Racing||Oldsmobile Cutlass||71||Mike Alexander 19||Dave Marcis|
|Lennie Pond 7|
|McDuffie Racing||Pontiac Grand Prix||70||J.D. McDuffie||J.D. McDuffie|
|Means Racing||Pontiac Grand Prix
Chevrolet Monte Carlo
|52||Jimmy Means||Jimmy Means|
|Melling Racing||Ford Thunderbird||9||Bill Elliott||Harry Melling||Ernie Elliott|
|Morgan-McClure Motorsports||Chevrolet Monte Carlo||4||Tommy Ellis27 (R)||Larry McClure||Tony Glover|
|Race Hill Farm Team||Buick Regal||47||Ron Bouchard||Jack Beebe||Mike Beam|
|RahMoc Enterprises||Pontiac Grand Prix||75||Dave Marcis||Bob Rahilly|
|Ranier-Lundy Racing||Chevrolet Monte Carlo||28||Cale Yarborough||Harry Ranier||Waddell Wilson|
|Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet Monte Carlo||3||Dale Earnhardt||Richard Childress||Kirk Shelmerdine|
|Robert McEntyre Racing||Chevrolet Monte Carlo||84||Jody Ridley||Robert McEntyre|
|Sacks & Sons||Chevrolet Monte Carlo||51||Greg Sacks (R)||Arnie Sacks|
|Sadler Racing||Chevrolet Monte Carlo||95||Sterling Marlin||Earl Sadler|
|Stavola Brothers Racing||Chevrolet Monte Carlo
|8||Bobby Hillin Jr.||Billy Stavola|
|Thomas Racing||Chevrolet Monte Carlo||41||Ronnie Thomas||Ronnie Thomas|
|Ulrich Racing||Chevrolet Monte Carlo
|6||D.K. Ulrich||D.K. Ulrich|
|Wood Brothers Racing||Ford Thunderbird||7||Kyle Petty||Glen Wood||Glen Wood|
|21||Buddy Baker20||Leonard Wood|
|Busch Clash||Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach||February 9||CBS|
|UNO Twin 125 Qualifiers||February 12||USA|
|1||Daytona 500||February 19||CBS|
|2||Richmond 400||Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway, Richmond||February 26||TBS|
|3||Carolina 500||North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham||March 4||SETN|
|4||Coca-Cola 500||Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton||March 18||ABC|
|5||Valleydale 500||Bristol International Raceway, Bristol||April 1|
|6||Northwestern Bank 400||North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro||April 8||ESPN|
|7||TranSouth 500||Darlington Raceway, Darlington||April 15||ESPN|
|8||Sovran Bank 500||Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway||April 29|
|9||Winston 500||Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega||May 6||NBC|
|10||Coors 420||Nashville Speedway, Nashville||May 12||TBS|
|11||Budweiser 500||Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover||May 20||Mizlou|
|12||World 600||Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord||May 27||Mizlou|
|13||Budweiser 400||Riverside International Raceway, Riverside||June 3|
|14||Van Scoy Diamond Mine 500||Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond||June 10||ESPN|
|15||Miller High Life 400||Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn||June 17||CBS|
|16||Firecracker 400||Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach||July 4||ABC|
|17||Pepsi 420||Nashville Speedway, Nashville||July 14|
|18||Like Cola 500||Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond||July 22||ESPN|
|19||Talladega 500||Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega||July 29||CBS|
|20||Champion Spark Plug 400||Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn||August 12||ESPN|
|21||Busch 500||Bristol International Raceway, Bristol||August 25|
|22||Southern 500||Darlington Raceway, Darlington||September 2||ESPN|
|23||Wrangler Sanfor-Set 400||Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway, Richmond||September 9|
|24||Delaware 500||Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover||September 16||Mizlou|
|25||Goody's 500||Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway||September 23||SETN|
|26||Miller High Life 500||Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord||October 7||Mizlou|
|27||Holly Farms 400||North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro||October 14||ESPN|
|28||Warner W. Hodgdon American 500||North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham||October 21||SETN|
|29||Atlanta Journal 500||Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton||November 11||TBS|
|30||Winston Western 500||Riverside International Raceway, Riverside||November 18||TBS|
Cale Yarborough completed a lap of 201.848 mph (324.828 km/h), officially breaking the 200 mph barrier at Daytona. He drafted past Darrell Waltrip on the final lap, winning for the second year in a row, and fourth time in his career. Richard Petty, making his debut with Curb Motorsports, stormed from 34th to lead over 20 laps before a camshaft broke.
Bobby Allison grabbed his first win of the season, while a vicious four-car crash swept up rookie Rusty Wallace on Lap 372; the guardrail was damaged to where it took half an hour to repair it. Before the race controversy erupted between the track and sponsor Warner Hodgdon over late payment of sponsorship fees; the fees were paid in full March 19.
Benny Parsons fought off Dale Earnhardt and Cale Yarborough in a three-car race; the win was Parsons' final Winston Cup win. Darrell Waltrip was dropped from fifth to 10th after the race when NASCAR ruled he'd passed illegally to get a lap back late in the race.
Waltrip passed Tim Richmond with 44 laps to go for his seventh-straight Bristol International Raceway win. He was pressured by Bobby Allison, who led 190 laps to Waltrip's 205; Allison faltered with 57 laps to go and finished 19th.
Two thunderstorms and multiple crashes permeated Darlington's annual spring race as Darrell Waltrip took his fourth Rebel 500 win. Pole-sitter Benny Parsons hit the wall on the opening lap; on Lap Three a three-abreast stack-up for second led to a four-car crash involving Bobby Allison, Richard Petty (who led seven laps and still finished seventh), Geoff Bodine, and Dick Brooks. Around Lap 137 following a Bobby Hillin, Jr. crash Joe Ruttman, Terry Labonte, Buddy Baker, and Rusty Wallace crashed on the backstretch on the yellow. In a later five-car melee in the second turn D.K. Ulrich climbed over Greg Sacks's hood; Tim Richmond crashed twice while Dave Marcis crashed while leading (he still finished 13th) after being sideswiped by Buddy Baker. In all some thirty cars were involved in wrecks.
Ricky Rudd led 121 laps and Bobby Allison led 266 laps, but both were knocked out of contention in the final 60 laps as Geoff Bodine took his first career Winston Cup win and gave Charlotte car dealer Rick Hendrick his first win. Ron Bouchard, a longtime adversary of Bodine on NASCAR's Modified Tour, finished second.
The Winston 500 at Talladega was the 2nd most competitive race in the history of NASCAR Winston Cup. The race had 75 different lead changes, a record that stood until the 2010 Aaron's 499 with 88 changes, which was matched in 2011. Cale Yarborough passed Harry Gant in the final lap to take the win.
Nashville's Fairgrounds race track had seen numerous controversies over the years, but 1984's controversy may have topped all of them. On lap 418 three cars crashed on the backstretch; Darrell Waltrip led laps 418 and 419 but Junior Johnson teammate Neil Bonnett passed him on the final lap under yellow; Dick Beaty of NASCAR initially ruled Bonnett the race winner; the following Monday, however, NASCAR reversed the decision since the yellow had flown before the last-lap pass.
Richard Petty had not won at Dover Downs International Speedway since 1979 and had not won the track's spring/early summer race since 1969. But he battled Bill Elliott, Tim Richmond, and Harry Gant to the win, his 199th Winston Cup win. Gant led 218 laps but fell out while running in the top five 108 laps from the end, while Elliott cut a tire while running second with 40 to go. It was Petty's first win not with Petty Enterprises since driving a Don Robertson Plymouth to two wins in 1970.
Because of the 1971 Myers Brothers 250 controversy and NASCAR rules regarding combination races of the time (compared to modern rules), there is a dispute if this was his 200th win. (Petty, the highest-placed Grand National car in the combination Grand National and Grand American race, would be credited with a Grand National, or as it is called as of 2017, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, win under combination race regulations in play.)
Cale Yarborough outlasted his competitors to take the win at Pocono Raceway. David Pearson drove Neil Bonnett's Chevrolet in qualifying and won the pole; he relieved Bonnett and finished 14th; ironically David finished just behind arch-rival Richard Petty, who led early before finishing 13th.
Geoff Bodine led 327 laps to the win at Nashville - it would turn out to be the final Winston Cup race at the Fairgrounds as Warner Hodgedon's racing empire began cracking. Richard Petty started third but fell out after 212 laps with engine failure; it was his first race having to get engines from suppliers other than the DiGard team after the Gardners ended their engine deal with Curb Motorsports.
At Pocono Harry Gant burst past pole-sitter Bill Elliott on the opening lap and edged Cale Yarborough and Elliott at the stripe after leading 107 laps. Bobby Allison led one lap but climbed the wall hard in the Tunnel Turn (one of nine yellows during the day) and finished a distant 28th.
Dale Earnhardt fought off a ten car pack, passing Terry Labonte on the last lap to win his second consecutive Talladega 500. The race featured 68 lead changes among 16 drivers.
Terry Labonte led 117 laps as he, Darrell Waltrip, and pole-sitter Bill Elliott led 194 of 200 laps at Michigan International Speedway. With no yellows, pitstops became the key as Waltrip stretch his fuel mileage for the win.
Darrell Waltrip led 144 laps but after halfway he fell out and finished 12th, ending his win streak at Bristol International Raceway. Terry Labonte led the final 124 laps but had to withstand a challenge from Bobby Allison to grab the win, his fourth career win and first on a short track.
Darrell Waltrip, despite more wins than any other driver, found himself a distant fifth in points; he led 321 laps for the win but was still 185 points out of the lead. Dale Earnhardt grabbed third in the race and second in points behind Labonte (eighth at the end) while Harry Gant finished ninth.
Harry Gant and Terry Labonte combined to lead 385 of 500 laps at Dover Downs International Speedway en route to a 1-2 finish, Gant's third win of the season, as numerous crashes thinned the field; among those involved in wrecks were Bill Elliott, Rusty Wallace, Tim Richmond, and defending race champ Bobby Allison. Dale Earnhardt led 35 laps but finished three laps down; Ron Bouchard led 68 laps but finished five laps down. Richard Petty, winner at Dover in May, fell out with oil pump failure.
Despite leading 313 laps to the win, Darrell Waltrip was now 215 points out of the lead following Martinsville's early-autumn race. Terry Labonte finished second and held a 91-point lead over Harry Gant (fourth). Pole-sitter Geoff Bodine led the first 37 laps before his oil pump failed. Joe Ruttman fell out with engine failure and left Ron Benfield's team after two potent but ultimately futile seasons.
Benny Parsons and Bill Elliott claimed the front row and combined to lead 284 of 334 laps. Cale Yarborough and point leaders Harry Gant and Terry Labonte led 37 laps between them and finished 3-4-5 at the end. Elliott grabbed the lead with 60 to go and pulled away to his second win of the season. Gant finished fourth and stood 86 points behind Labonte.
Junior Johnson's Chevrolets led 305 of 400 laps as Darrell Waltrip took his seventh win of the season and Neil Bonnett finished fifth. But he was 246 points out of the lead and realistically was eliminated from the championship; the story fell to Harry Gant as he finished a close second in the race; combined with a ninth-place finish by Terry Labonte the finish helped Gant close to 59 points out.
North Carolina Motor Speedway saw its final race under Warner Hodgdon sponsorship as the racing magnate's business empire was deteriorating more and more. Numerous crashes erupted; a multicar melee on a restart eliminated Geoff Bodine and Tim Richmond. The most spectacular crash came when Jerry Bowman flipped over and slid on his roof down the backstretch. Bill Elliott and Harry Gant combined to lead 299 laps; in the final 55 laps Gant ran down Elliott and took the lead with two to go, but Elliott dove back under Gant and the two raced abreast the final two miles; they hit the stripe abreast and Elliott won by less than a wheel. Labonte finished third and held a 49-point lead on Gant with two races to go.
Geoff Bodine stormed into the lead on the opening lap and led 125 laps before his engine failed with 36 laps to go; this put Dale Earnhardt into the lead for his second win of the season, while pole-sitter Bill Elliott finished second. Terry Labonte and Harry Gant fell out with engine failures and the points race stood with Labonte holding a 42-point lead on Gant. Tragedy blackened the event when Terry Schoonover crashed some 200 miles in and was killed.
Geoff Bodine grabbed his third win of the season as Terry Labonte won the pole and finished third, finally clinching the Winston Cup title. Harry Gant finished eighth and finished second in points. Lame duck series champ Bobby Allison led 56 laps but slid off the track with four to go and finished seventh; arch-rival Darrell Waltrip led 33 laps but blew his engine and finished 34th. Bodine referenced budding rumors about Riverside International Raceway's future when he said he was glad to have won as "they're going to tear this place down."
|February 9||Busch Clash||Daytona International Speedway||Neil Bonnett|
|1||February 19||Daytona 500||Cale Yarborough|
|2||February 26||Miller High Life 400||Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway||Ricky Rudd|
|3||March 4||Hodgdon Carolina 500||North Carolina Motor Speedway||Bobby Allison|
|4||March 18||Coca-Cola 500||Atlanta International Raceway||Benny Parsons|
|5||April 1||Valleydale 500||Bristol International Raceway||Darrell Waltrip|
|6||April 8||Northwestern Bank 400||North Wilkesboro Speedway||Tim Richmond|
|7||April 15||TranSouth 500||Darlington International Raceway||Darrell Waltrip|
|8||April 29||Sovran Bank 500||Martinsville Speedway||Geoff Bodine|
|9||May 6||Winston 500||Alabama International Motor Speedway||Cale Yarborough|
|10||May 12||Coors 420||Nashville Speedway||Darrell Waltrip|
|11||May 20||Mason-Dixon 500||Dover Downs International Speedway||Richard Petty|
|12||May 27||World 600||Charlotte Motor Speedway||Bobby Allison|
|13||June 5||Budweiser 400||Riverside International Raceway||Terry Labonte|
|14||June 10||Van Scoy Diamond Mine 500||Pocono Raceway||Cale Yarborough|
|15||June 17||Miller 400||Michigan International Speedway||Bill Elliott|
|16||July 4||Firecracker 400||Daytona International Speedway||Richard Petty|
|17||July 14||Pepsi 420||Nashville Speedway||Geoff Bodine|
|18||July 22||Summer 500||Pocono Raceway||Harry Gant|
|19||July 29||Talladega 500||Alabama International Motor Speedway||Dale Earnhardt|
|20||August 12||Champion Spark Plug 400||Michigan International Speedway||Darrell Waltrip|
|21||August 25||Busch 500||Bristol International Raceway||Terry Labonte|
|22||September 2||Southern 500||Darlington International Raceway||Harry Gant|
|23||September 9||Wrangler SanforSet 400||Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway||Darrell Waltrip|
|24||September 16||Delaware 500||Dover Downs International Speedway||Harry Gant|
|25||September 23||Goody's 500||Martinsville Speedway||Darrell Waltrip|
|26||October 7||Miller 500||Charlotte Motor Speedway||Bill Elliott|
|27||October 14||Holly Farms 400||North Wilkesboro Speedway||Darrell Waltrip|
|28||October 21||Hodgdon American 500||North Carolina Motor Speedway||Bill Elliott|
|29||November 11||Atlanta Journal 500||Atlanta International Raceway||Dale Earnhardt|
|30||November 18||Winston Western 500||Riverside International Raceway||Geoff Bodine|
The 1984 Daytona 500, the 26th running of the event, was held February 19, 1984, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Cale Yarborough, who won the pole, completed a lap of 201.848 miles per hour (324.843 km/h), officially breaking the 200 miles per hour (320 km/h) barrier at Daytona. He won the race for the second year in a row, and the fourth time in his career, with an identical last-lap pass as the previous year, this time victimizing Darrell Waltrip who would later go on to win the same race in 1989.
First Daytona 500 starts for Ken Ragan, Greg Sacks, Mike Alexander, Connie Saylor, Doug Heveron, Bobby Hillin, Jr., and Trevor Boys. Only Daytona 500 start for Dean Combs. Last Daytona 500 starts for Dean Roper, Ronnie Thomas, and Tommy Gale.1984 Firecracker 400
The 1984 Firecracker 400 was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series (now Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series) racing event that took place on July 4, 1984, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.Richard Petty, driving the #43 Pontiac for Curb Racing, won the race. The victory gave Petty his 200th win in NASCAR Winston Cup Series competition, extending his longstanding record. It was also his final race victory before his 1992 retirement. The race was also notable for U.S. President Ronald Reagan's attendance.1984 Talladega 500
The 1984 Talladega 500 was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series racing event held at Talladega Superspeedway on July 29, 1984.
Although the race was plagued with the uncomfortably hot summer temperatures typically found in the Southern United States during late July, there were no thunderstorms sighted near the race track. It was the 19th of 30 races for the 1984 Winston Cup Grand National season and was telecast live flag to flag on the CBS television network. Cale Yarborough, the winner of that season's Daytona 500, Winston 500 earlier that season at Talladega, and Van Scoy Diamond 500 at Pocono won the pole at a speed of 202.474 miles per hour or 325.850 kilometres per hour. Bill Elliott qualified second.1984 Winston 500
The 1984 Winston 500 was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series racing event that took place on May 6, 1984, at Alabama International Motor Speedway in Talladega, Alabama. This race would be the peak of competitive racing for what is now known as Talladega Superspeedway.There was a visibility range of 9.7 miles or 15.6 kilometres. No precipitation was reported within 24 hours of the race; which made for a warm and dry track. Sea level pressure was approximately 30 inches or 76 centimetres. The weather report was taken from the Anniston Metropolitan Airport (now Anniston Regional Airport) in the nearby city of Anniston.1984 World 600
The 1984 World 600, the 25th running of the event, was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series racing event that took place on May 27, 1984. A souvenir program from this race cost $4 ($9.65 when adjusted for inflation).1992 The Winston
The 1992 edition of The Winston was a stock car racing competition that took place on May 16, 1992. Held at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, the 70-lap race was an exhibition race in the 1992 NASCAR Winston Cup Series. This was the first broadcast of The Winston on TNN, which aired the event until 2000. It was also better known as One Hot Night because it was the first ever race that was held on a superspeedway at night. Davey Allison of Robert Yates Racing won the pole, led the most laps, and won the race. This was also the final appearance of Richard Petty and Alan Kulwicki at The Winston; Petty retired at the end of the season and Kulwicki was killed in a plane crash on April 1, 1993.Darrell Waltrip
Darrell Lee Waltrip (born February 5, 1947) is an American motorsports analyst, author, national television broadcaster, and former racing driver. He is also a three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion (1981, 1982, 1985) and a three-time NASCAR Cup Series runner-up (1979, 1983, 1986). Posting a modern NASCAR series record of 22 top five finishes in 1983 and 21 top five finishes both in 1981 and 1986, Waltrip won 84 NASCAR Cup Series races, including the 1989 Daytona 500, a record five in the Coca-Cola 600 (formerly the World 600) (1978, 1979, 1985, 1988, 1989), and a track and Series record for any driver at Bristol Motor Speedway with 12 (seven consecutive from 1981 to 1984). Those victories tie him with Bobby Allison for fourth on the NASCAR's all-time wins list in the Cup Series and place him second to Jeff Gordon for the most wins in NASCAR's modern era. He is ranked second for all-time pole positions with 59, including all-time highs with 35 on short tracks and eight on road courses. Competing in 809 Cup starts over four decades and 29 years (1972–2000), he has scored 271 Top 5s and 390 Top 10s. Winning $19,886,666.00 in posted earnings, he became the first NASCAR driver to be awarded over $10 million in race winnings, more than $26 million in today's currency. Waltrip also holds the all-time track record 67 wins at the Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tennessee, including NASCAR, USAC, ASA, and local Late Model Sportsman NASCAR sanctioned series races. He still holds many NASCAR records, more than a decade after his retirement as an active driver.
He has additionally won 13 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series races, seven American Speed Association (ASA) races, three IROC races, two Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) races, two NASCAR All-American Challenge Series events, two All Pro Racing Association races, and a USAC race. He competed in the 24 Hours of Daytona.
He has also won many awards in NASCAR. That includes two for NASCAR's Most Popular Driver Award (1989, 1990), three for "American Driver of the Year" (1979, 1981, 1982), and "NASCAR's Driver of the Decade" for the 1980s, as well as three for "National Motorsports Press Association Driver of the Year" (1977, 1981, and 1982), two for "Auto Racing Digest Driver of the Year" (1981 and 1982), the first "Tennessee Professional Athlete of the Year" (1979), one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998, and the Bill France "Award of Excellence" in 2000. He has been inducted into numerous halls of fame, including the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America for 2003 the International Motorsports Hall of Fame for 2005. After being nominated for the inaugural 2010 and 2011 classes, he was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame's 2012 class.
Waltrip currently serves as a color analyst for Fox Sports alongside Mike Joy, and Jeff Gordon, a columnist at Foxsports.com, and an author. He is the older brother of former NASCAR driver and the now defunct MWR team owner Michael Waltrip. On April 4th 2019 during an interview with The Tennessean, Waltrip announced his plan to retire from the commentary box at the conclusion of Fox's broadcast schedule for the 2019 NASCAR season in June 2019.Jim Sauter
Jim Sauter (June 1, 1943 – October 31, 2014) was an American stock car racing driver from Necedah, Wisconsin. He formerly raced in all three of NASCAR's national series, and is best known for having been a test driver for the International Race of Champions, as well as winning two championships in the Midwest-based ARTGO Challenge Series.List of 1984 motorsport champions
This list of 1984 motorsport champions is a list of national or international auto racing series with a Championship decided by the points or positions earned by a driver from multiple races.Ron Esau
Ron Esau is a retired NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver who competed from 1975 to 1990.Steve Gray (racing driver)
Steve Gray (born August 11, 1956 in Rome, Georgia) is a retired NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver.