This week’s Guest on Start your Engine at 10:20am Saturday June 20,2020 will be 2021 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Red Farmer.
He became famous as a member of the Alabama Gang and he considered his hometown to be Hueytown, Alabama. Estimates of Farmer’s career victories range from 700 to 900 victories, most occurring in the late 1950s and early 60’s. He raced 36 NASCAR races from 1953 to 1975. He won numerous championships at local tracks. He was the NASCAR National Late Model Sportsman champion (later Nationwide Series) for three consecutive years from 1969 to 1971. Farmer’s best finish in NASCAR’s top division was a fourth at both the 1972 Talladega 500, and the 1968 Middle Georgia 500 near Macon, Georgia). He had so few Cup races because he was content to run primarily in the Late Model Sportsman. He was named NASCAR’s most popular driver 4 times. Farmer later raced in the white and gold No. 97 car. In the mid 60’s, however, Farmer raced a white, gold, and red Ford Fairlane, No. F-97.
He was Davey Allison’s crew chief in the Busch Series
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