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Glory Road 2.0 adds Marshall Teague's 1952 Hudson Hornet

December 26, 2013, NASCAR.com

1952 Hudson Hornet

Teague's Hudson Hornet marks final exclusive sneak peek of Glory Road 2.0

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- As part of the revamped Glory Road set to debut Saturday, Jan. 11, the NASCAR Hall of Fame announced the final exclusive sneak peek of the cars included in the exhibit. Marshall Teague's 1952 No. 6 Hudson Hornet will join the 18 historic cars that will comprise the exhibit. The reveal took place online on the NASCAR Hall of Fame's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages on Dec. 26. The NASCAR Hall of Fame will be closed from Jan. 6-10 to prepare for the special exhibit reveal and additional venue enhancements.

About Marshall Teague's 1952 Hudson Hornet
Marshall Teague built and drove the 1952 No. 6 Hudson Hornet sponsored by Hudson Motor Company, the first manufacturer in NASCAR history to support a race team. Teague's 1951 victory at Daytona Beach drew the attention of Hudson Motor Company leading to a sponsorship and allowing Teague to sign a second driver to his team -- 2013 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Herb Thomas. Teague went on to win at Daytona Beach in 1952, marking the first back-to-back wins on the beach-road course. Teague and Thomas won 10 races throughout the season, and Thomas finished second in points to champion Tim Flock. The Hudson Hornet's "step-down" frame design gave the car a low center of gravity greatly increasing its handling capabilities. Its "Twin H Power" carburetion system used two carburetors to power its potent six-cylinder flathead engine. The Hudson Hornet brand dominated NASCAR racing in the early 1950s with various drivers capturing 80 wins from 1951 through early 1955 and winning three consecutive championships in 1951, 1952 and 1953.

About Glory Road 2.0
Glory Road, which features 18 historic stock cars encircling the Great Hall, has served as one of the Hall’s most prominent focal points since opening. Speedways from across the country are illustrated here as well, where guests can touch the texture of various tracks and feel the intense banking that drivers face week-to-week. Glory Road 2.0 will see 18 new cars that reflect the six generations of premier series race cars that have been driven and built by some of the sport’s most celebrated drivers, owners and mechanics.
To mark this major exhibit revamp, the Hall provided an exclusive sneak peek of artifacts via in-person and social media unveils over the past several weeks. The nine debuts will culminate with a behind-the-scenes media preview of all 18 cars on Jan. 8. Stay tuned to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on nascarhall.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for sneak peek details of the NASCAR stock cars that will find a new home in this exhibit.

Glory Road 2.0 Sneak Peek Schedule:

Date

Generation

Car Unveiled

Oct. 12

Generation 1

Buck Baker's 1957 Chevrolet 'Black Widow'

Nov. 5

Generation 4

Jeff Gordon's 1994 Chevrolet Lumina

Nov. 12

Generation 5

Tony Stewart's 2011 Chevrolet Impala

Nov. 17

Generation 2

Ned Jarrett's 1966 Ford Fairlane

Nov. 29

Generation 4

Jimmie Johnson's 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

Dec. 7

Generation 2

Bobby Allison's 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle

Dec. 10

Generation 4

Rusty Wallace's 2000 Ford Taurus

Dec. 17

Generation 1

Fred Lorenzen's 1966 Ford Galaxie

Dec. 26:

Generation 1

Marshall Teague's 1952 Hudson Hornet