Harry Gant has a few nicknames in and around the NASCAR garage. “Handsome Harry” is one, and another is “Mr. September.”
The latter was earned in the fall of 1991 when the then 51-year-old drove his No. 33 Skoal Bandit Oldsmobile to four straight wins in the NASCAR Cup Series. Gant kicked things off with a victory on Sept. 1 at Darlington Raceway. He then won at Richmond Raceway, Dover International Speedway and Martinsville Speedway.
Up until the race at Richmond, Gant had never won back-to-back races in his career. Gant led only 27 laps that day, but he led for the final 19 circuits after passing Davey Allison on Lap 382. Allison led a race-high 150 laps but finished second with Rusty Wallace, who led 124 laps, coming in third at the .75-mile track.
Last week, NASCAR named Gant as one of 10 nominees on the Modern Era Ballot for the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2021.
Today at noon ET, relive part of Gant’s amazing run in this Classic Full Race Replay of the 1991 Miller Genuine Draft 400 from Richmond.