Red Farmer Elected to NASCAR Hall of Fame from Pioneer Ballot

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 1972: Charles ÒRedÓ Farmer poses with his Ford Torino at Daytona International Speedway. Farmer finished 30th in the Daytona 500. (Photo by ISC Archives/CQ-Roll Call Group via Getty Images)

Red Farmer’s career is one long series of immeasurable accolades. For instance, it’s entirely unknown just how many wins Farmer has. One thing is for sure: it’s a lot … somewhere north of 700. His passion for the sport is likewise immeasurable. After all, he continues to race, even as he approaches 90 years of age. But the record books do have a few things that are black-and-white and proof positive about this member of the Alabama Gang. He collected three consecutive championships in NASCAR’s Late Model Sportsman division from 1969-71, long after he won the Modified title in 1956. Though he preferred racing in the Late Model Sportsman division, Farmer did run 36 Cup Series races, with a best finish of fourth (twice). In 1998, Farmer’s many successes – clearly too many to officially count – landed him on the list of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers.