8. Speedy Thompson

Alfred “Speedy” Thompson never finished higher than third in the points standings, but he did so on four separate occasions. Thompson, who raced full time on the Grand National circuit for only ten years, did manage to win 20 races in 197 starts and died in his racecar at a North Carolina fairground after suffering a heart attack one day before his 46th birthday.




The Bullet Points:

Country of Origin:
Monroe, North Carolina, U.S.A.

Retired In:
1971 (Deceased)

Sprint Cup Wins:
20

Poles:
19

Top Ten Finishes:
105

Top Ten Finishes (Season):
Sprint Cup Series:
1956: 3rd
1957: 3rd
1958: 3rd
1959: 3rd

Should Speedy Thompson be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 44.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 33.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 22.2%