Gordon Reaches 85 Career Wins – Equals Bobby Allison’s Record

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While most fans and NASCAR writers are quick to place Jeff Gordon in sole possession of third place in all time wins behind Richard Petty and David Pearson, as Rick Houston points out in this article Bobby Allison should be credited with 85 wins (Reprinted courtesy of Rick Houston) Bobby Allison was less than two minutes into the interview when he brought up the matter. The short version of his beef is this: Allison is officially credited by NASCAR with 84 career victories and the legendary driver feels he should have 85. That’s it, in a nutshell. But as with …

Fred Lorenzen Joins the UOR Family

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The University of Racing Legends series is honored to welcome NASCAR racing legend Fred Lorenzen into our garage. The original “Golden Boy” of racing, Lorenzen’s famous #28 Holman Moody Ford Galaxie is the latest edition to the UOR Legends lineup. In a career that lasted only twelve short years Lorenzen scored 26 wins and 75 Top 5 finishes at NASCAR’s premier level. His good looks and natural racing talent propelled him to the top of the racing ladder and established him as a force week in and week out. Join us in welcoming this truly great American legend to our …

#17 Holman Moody Ford in NASCAR Hall of Fame

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Following his induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Monday evening, David Pearson’s legendary #17 Holman Moody Ford was placed on display in the Hall of Champions. This is the very same car produced by The University of Racing Legends and available for purchased from your authorized dealer. Click here to find a dealer near you.

Hall of Fame Nominees Announced

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 19, 2011) – NASCAR announced today the list of 25 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s third induction class to be enshrined in January 2012. From that list, five inductees will be elected by the NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Panel, which includes a nationwide fan vote on NASCAR.COM. Of the 25 nominees, 20 return from last year’s group. Five are first-timers: H. Clay Earles, Bobby Isaac, Cotton Owens, Les Richter and Leonard Wood. This round of nominees, which again includes many of the sport’s legendary names, were selected by a 21-person nominating committee consisting …

UOR Rolling Out More Historical Memories

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2011 will see the addition of several new UOR Legends diecast. Record setters, Hall of Famers and legends alike will soon have a home within the University of Racing garage. Ned Jarrett joins the UOR lineup in May, with additional cars slated for roll out in the coming months. While we would like to give you more specifics, here’s a hint on the next release: “lose a race on Sunday and you get to go home.” Stay tuned for more in the coming weeks.

Ned Jarrett Exclusive Interview Part 1

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With his 1965 Ford Galaxie release just around the corner, NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Ned Jarrett recently sat down with !cons President Phil Blount to discuss his life and career. In this first installment Ned talks about his early life in Newton, North Carolina and how a friends illness propelled him into a life of racing . more…

Love Cheverolet Columbia Speedway Festival & Racers Reunion

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The Third Annual RacersReunion event at Historic Columbia Speedway is just around the corner. Harry Gant will be attending this year as the grand Marshall. There will be a parade, cruise-in, car show, vintage race car display, music, autograph session, vendors, and more. For additional information please follow this link . more…

Ned Jarrett ’65 Ford Galaxie

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With a launch date of May 2011, the newest edition to the University of Racing Legends catalog is fast approaching. The Ford Galaxie that NASCAR Hall of Fame Driver Ned Jarrett drove to the 1965 championship is the third installment of this exciting new collection. In this EXCLUSIVE video Ned talks about why this car was special and why he chose the University of Racing for its inaugural release. more…

NASCAR Flag Honorary Starters – Scrap Book

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From the February, 2000 issue of Circle Track By Doyle Ford We used to tease honorary starters, adding further to their apprehension. You’ve got to understand that these people are nervous to begin with and have no idea what to expect. They don’t like the idea of hanging over the flag stand with cars speeding underneath them. Chief starter Harold Kinder and I, his backup, had a little ritual we’d go through after the honorary starter came to the stand, too late for him to make any changes. At a race in Atlanta, we had an extraordinary honorary starter, President-elect …

Wood Brothers Return to Victory Lane

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Nearly ten years after their last win, the famed #21 Wood Brothers Ford returned to victory lane in triumphant fashion as rookie driver Trevor Bayne won the 2011 Daytona 500. With a paint scheme that mirrored the car piloted by Hall of Fame driver David Pearson during the glory years for the Wood Brothers, Bayne raced among the veterans all afternoon. Keeping his Ford in the top 10 most of the day Trevor employed a cool driving style that helped him avoid a record number of cautions and put himself in a winning position as the laps wound down. His …