19. Red Byron


Robert “Red” Byron’s career lasted all of fifteen races, of which he won two, due to health issues from injuries he had sustained in World War II.  But he made the most of those opportunities, winning both the very first NASCAR modified championship in 1948 and first NASCAR Stock Car Championship in 1949.  He has already been a three time NASCAR Hall of Fame finalist.





The Bullet Points:

Country of Origin:
Anniston, Alabama, U.S.A.

Retired In:
1951

Sprint Cup Wins:
2

Poles:
2

Top Ten Finishes:
9

Top Ten Finishes (Season):
Sprint Cup Series:
1949: 1st

Should Red Byron be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 50%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 16.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 33.3%