One of the very earliest of stock car pioneer, this Atlanta native honed his trade barnstorming across the country with hell drivers promoting shows at fairs and racing events. After serving in World War II, he began strictly driving cars until he retired in 1956. One of his famous jokes about his racing buddies was “we were too much of a coward to steal, too lazy to work, but braver than Dick Tracy.”
- Motorcyclist for Lucky Teeter’s Hell Drivers in the 1930’s.
- Hell Driver who perfected the “two-wheel” car balance in the 1940’s.
- 1947 – Among first group to form NASCAR at Daytona’s Streamline Hotel.
- 1951 – Three Grand National (Sprint Cup) wins in a Studebaker.
- 1953 & 1955 – AAA Stock Car Point Champion.
- Member of Roger Penske’s Indy Race Team.