Statement from Jim France on passing of NASCAR Hall of Famer Jack Ingram

(Photo by ISC Archives via Getty Images) 1978: Jack Ingram won three consecutive NASCAR Late Model Sportsman titles from 1972 through 1974, plus the NASCAR Busch Grand National championship in 1982 and 1985.

“There is no better way to describe Jack Ingram than ‘Iron Man.’ Jack was a fixture at short tracks across the Southeast most days of the week, racing anywhere and everywhere. He dominated the Late Model Sportsman division like few others. He set the bar for excellence in the Xfinity Series as its Most Popular Driver in 1982 and champion in 1985. Jack was an “old school racer” and his work on his own car helped propel him to Victory Lane hundreds of times. Of our current 58 NASCAR Hall of Fame members, he is one of only six that was elected based on his career and contributions in the grassroots level of our sport. On behalf of the France family and NASCAR, I offer my condolences to the friends and family of NASCAR Hall of Famer Jack Ingram.”

– Jim France, NASCAR Chairman and CEO