Game Changer: Jack Ingram, Nascar
Updated: Sunday, February 2 2014, 12:18 AM EST
Jack Ingram started racing competitively more than 50 years ago and discovered such a passion for it, that before he got married, he told his wife what to expect living with him.
"I told her before we got married what I wanted to do, and if she had any objections, we better not get married, haha! Because I was going to do it," said Ingram.
When Jack retired in 1991, he was the nationwide series all-time winningest driver. Jack has so many trophies, they all can't fit in his basement.
"Actually, there's not as many as there used to be. The hall of fame probably has 30 or 40 of them. I started giving them away. I had over 300 of them," said Ingram.
Jack recalls hanging out with Richard Petty, listening to Nascar Chairman Brian France call out names of drivers would make this year's Hall of Fame class.
"I was sitting beside Richard Petty. Brian started talking about a short track racer. I told Richard that was me. He said, how do you know that. I said, 'ain't nobody sitting here as good as I was, haha!"
Jack received Nascar's highest honor by being inducted into the Hall of Fame in Charlotte Wednesday.