By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to multiple media reports, NASCAR Hall of Famer Red Farmer is in the hospital. The 89-year-old is dealing with double pneumonia.
Farmer — who will be 90 in October — was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2022. He was a member of the Alabama Gang.
This was the nickname for a group of drivers from Alabama that competed in NASCAR.
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He is considered one of the greatest NASCAR drivers of all time. In 1998, he was named one of the Top 50 drivers in the sport.
Farmer was also inducted into the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame in 2002. He was also inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2004.
The Nashville, Tennessee-born driver won three late model championships in his career from 1969 through 1971 in the Late Model Sportsman Division. He also won the 1956 NASCAR Modified Championship.
He competed in the NASCAR Cup Series from 1953 through 1975. He took several years off during this time, as he competed in the series for 13 years.
Farmer made 36 starts in this series. He had two Top 5 finishes while competing in 3,460 laps. He only led eight of those aforementioned laps.
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He also made two starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and 33 starts in the ARCA Menards Series.
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