Red Byron – Was first NASCAR champion (Modifieds 1948, Grand National 1949), one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers.
Jerry Cook – Six-time NASCAR Modified Champion, one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers.
Pete DePaolo – Won two AAA titles, 10 AAA wins, and 1925 Indy 500. His car won1935 Indy 500.
Rene Dreyfus – Grand Prix driver who had 36 victories and 106 finishes in 148 starts.
Dale Earnhardt – Seven NASCAR championships, 76 career wins, one of NASCAR’S 50 Greatest Drivers.
Gene Felton - 50 road racing wins, 25 in American Challenge, 11 in GTO, 4 titles, 73 poles.
Harry Gant – 300+ short track wins, 18 Winston Cup wins, 21 Busch Series wins, ’85 IROC champion.
Janet Guthrie – Drove primarily sports cars, competed in three Indy 500’s and 31 Winston Cup races..
Ray Hendrick – 500+ wins in NASCAR Modified and LM Sportsman, one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest.
Tommy Hinnershitz – Won seven USAC sprint car titles and over 100 feature races.
Jack Ingram – Five NASCAR Late Model/Busch Grand National titles, one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest.
Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins – Won 13 NHRA Super Stock/Pro Stock races, then six titles as car owner.
Jan Opperman – Won hundreds of races in sprint cars, midgets under several sanctioning bodies.
Cotton Owens – Won 400+ Modified/LM Sportsman races, nine Cup races, and 40 more as car owner.
Wayne Rainey – Two-time AMA Superbike champion, won three 500cc GP World Championships.
Brian Redman – IMSA GT Champion, many wins at Daytona, Sebring, Nurburgring and Monza.
Les Richter – Promoter, former NASCAR VP of Competition, co-founder of IROC.
Jack Roush – Fielded championship cars/teams in NHRA, IHRA, SCCA, IMSA AND NASCAR (Cup, Busch, Trucks)
Ralph Seagraves – Special events director that developed R. J. Reynolds involvement in motorsports.
H. A. “Humpy” Wheeler – Innovative promoter at Lowes Motor Speedway, former Racing Director for Firestone.
Rex White – 1960 NASCAR Cup Champion, 26 wins, 35 poles.