In his 33-year racing career, Ricky Rudd logged a modern-era record of 906 NASCAR starts, yielding 23 victories. He earned over $44.5 million racing for the Wood Bros, Robert Yates Racing, Hendrick, Bud Moore, DiGard, Richard Childress, Dunlevy and even his father.
Wayne Taylor has won “The 36 Hours of Florida” as both a driver and an entrant. In 1996, as a driver, he won both the 24 Hours of Daytona (from the front row) and the 12 Hours of Sebring, scoring the mythical “36 Hours of Sebring” victory. That same year he wrapped up his second IMSA Championship title. A second victory in the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2005 followed, again with GM V-8 power. In 1998 Wayne logged a class second place racing a Ferrari 333 SP in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Dan Binks is a racing crew chief, fabricator, and do-it-all competitor who made his mark with Tommy Kendall. The duo dominated the IMSA GTU class in the 1980s and then the Trans Am Championship in the ’90s.
Geoff Brabham has a blood connection to Sebring from his elementary school days. On Dec 19, 1959 his father Jack – now Sir Jack – pushed his works Cooper T-51 across the Sebring finish line to take fourth place earning three World Championship points in the first F1 Grand Prix of the United States. That good enough to win the first of his three Formula 1 World Championship titles.
Chip Ganassi has been a fixture in the auto-racing industry for more than 30 years and is considered one of the most successful as well as innovative owners the sport has anywhere in the world. Today, his teams include four cars in the NTT IndyCar Series, two cars in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and one entry in Extreme E.
When Scott Pruett started racing, Lyndon Johnson was in the White House, Denny Hulme was the reigning World Champion and Bobby Unser had just won the first of his three Indy 500s. Scott was In March 1990, eight years old and a phenom in karts.
The boldface headline on Bobby Rahal’s competition CV is his victory in the 1986 Indianapolis 500 plus victory as a team owner in the 2004 and 2020 Indianapolis 500s. Yet, if you spend any time with him Rahal will explain that it was his victory in the 1981 24 Hours of Daytona that boosted his career.
Despite his accomplishments in scholastic athletics and in motorsports Jeff Hammond will always be famously known as “Hollywood Hammond.” It started when Fox unveiled a new mobile studio for NASCAR pre-race broadcasts, Darrell Waltrip remarked "There's Hollywood Hammond inside the Hollywood Hotel," and the nickname stuck.
The third-generation of the famous racing Petty family founded by 54-time NASCAR winner and winner of the inaugural Daytona 500 Lee Petty. Son of “The King” Richard Petty, seven-time NASCAR Champion and four-time Daytona 500 winner. Kyle earned eight career Cup victories and eight poles plus serving as the Chairman of Petty Enterprises. His talents extend well beyond the cockpit.
Prior to joining the NASCAR circuit, Wallace raced in Florida, winning a pair of local track championships and more than 200 short track races. In 1979, he won United States Auto Club's (USAC) Stock Car Rookie of the Year honors, finishing third in points (behind A. J. Foyt). In 1981, he finished second in the USAC Stock Cars Championship.