Friday, September 10, 2010

NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee spotlight: Raymond Parks

Raymond Parks was involved in NASCAR from the beginning and set the standard for successful car owners in the sport. He actually began his career as a car owner before NASCAR was even born, fielding a cars for drivers Lloyd Seay and Roy Hall. His cars dominated short tracks throughout the South.

With Red Byron in his car in 1949, Parks became NASCAR's first Cup-level champion car owner when his car won the title that year. He fielded cars in NASCAR in only three other seasons -- 1950, 1954, and 1955 -- producing two wins, 11 top-fives, and 12 top-10 finishes in 18 races.

To read more of this bio, visit Cup Series News and Notes.

Photo of Raymond Parks courtesy of ISC Archives/Getty Images.


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