For over 30 years, racing legend Rusty Wallace has delighted racing fans not only with his hard-nosed and aggressive approach to racing, but also with a personality and charisma that are unmatched in the sport.
Wallace, a former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion and 55-time race winner, will go into history as one of America’s greatest racing drivers. At the time of his retirement in 2005, Wallace ranked as one of the top five money winners in NASCAR history with nearly $50 million in career earnings. His 55 career victories marked the eighth best all-time career total and his nearly 20,000 laps led ranked him seventh of all time.
For sixteen straight seasons, Wallace won at least one race in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, making the third longest such streak in history. He is a former champion of the International Race of Champions and in 1991 bested many of the world’s greatest drivers for the series title becoming the only driver in history to win three of the series four events in a single season.
He is a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, and the National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame making him one of only 20 individuals to have completed the “triple crown” of America’s auto racing halls of fame. He is a board member for The NASCAR Foundation, with a mission of helping children live, learn and play.
Walker “The Legend” Evan is one of the most accomplished competitors in the sport of off-road racing and is an Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame driver. Throughout his 30-year racing career, he has racked up 142 victories and 21 championship titles, including winning the Baja 1000 nine times, the first in history to win that grueling race overall in a truck. He’s also won races like the Mint 400, the Baja 500, the Parker 400 and the Fireworks 250.
One of the most famous names in drag racing, Don “The Snake” Prudhomme, has won four consecutive NHRA series titles, won the prestigious U.S. Nationals seven times, was the first Funny Car driver to break the 250-mph mark (250.00 mph), was the first to post an elapsed time under 5.20 seconds (5.193), became the first driver to win seven of eight national events in one season (1976), was the first NHRA Winston World Champion (1975), and became the first driver to win the U.S. Nationals and Winternationals in the same season (1965). At age 51, he became the third Top Fuel driver to pass the 300-mph mark (301.60) in 1993.