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Rex White | Class of 2015

January 27, 2015,

Inductee for 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame class

Consistency was the hallmark of Rex White’s NASCAR career. He finished among the top five in nearly a half of his 233 races and outside the top 10 only 30 percent of the time.

(b. 8/17/1930)

Hometown: Taylorsville, N.C.

Championships: Premier -- 1960 (driver/owner)

Competed: 1956-64

Starts: 233

Wins: 28

Poles: 36

White was a short track specialist in an era in which those tracks dominated the schedule. Of his 28 career wins in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, only two came on tracks longer than a mile in length. White's victory total ranks 24th among all-time premier series winners.

White won six times during his 1960 championship season posting 35 top 10s in 40 starts. He finished in the top 10 six of his nine years in the series including a runner-up finish in 1961. He was the fourth driver to win a premier series championship in his own equipment.

All 28 of his wins came between 1958 and 1962. No other driver had more premier seares wins during that five-year stretch.

White was named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998. He was elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2015 in his second year on the ballot.