Thursday, May 23, 2013


(in order of career wins)

Jack IngramThe Iron Man--originally referred to his busy schedule running in the old Sportsman Division (running up to 60 races a year).  Could also apply to his staying power in the early days of the Busch Series.
Tommy Ellis in his race car

Terrible Tommy Ellis:  another driver whose nickname and first name were usually used together, his nickname came from his rough racing style.

Mike McLaughlinMagic Shoes--one of the more mysterious origin stories in Nascar history.  Mike himself has admitted he has no idea WHY he was nicknamed "Magic Shoes", though it seems to have been granted by short-track announcer Joe Marotta.

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