NASCAR

galleryTitle description galleryUrl thumbnail
Most Embarrassing Sports Records Most Embarrassing Sports Records /boxing/lists/Most_Embarrassing_Sports_Records http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2012/12/02/wallace2_20121202145912105_136_102.JPG
Most Embarrassing Sports Records Most Embarrassing Sports Records /boxing/lists/Most_Embarrassing_Sports_Records http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2012/12/02/wallace2_20121202145912105_136_102.JPG
Most Embarrassing Sports Records Most Embarrassing Sports Records /boxing/lists/Most_Embarrassing_Sports_Records http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2012/12/02/wallace2_20121202145912105_136_102.JPG
Most Embarrassing Sports Records Most Embarrassing Sports Records /boxing/lists/Most_Embarrassing_Sports_Records http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2012/12/02/wallace2_20121202145912105_136_102.JPG
categoryName categoryId galleryId galleryTitle mediaId imageTitle imageURL league description shortDescription attribution large thumbnail
NASCAR 167 8 Fred Lorenzen has NASCAR Hall of Fame credentials 29889896 Opening doors Opening+doors NASCAR

Fred Lorenzen was one of NASCAR’s most popular drivers of his day, earning nicknames and victories in his career. He won at some of the sport’s toughest venues. Here are five reasons he could be a NASCAR Hall of Famer.
 

Streeter Lecka - Getty Images http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2011/06/13/NHOF-building-10_20110613094057822_600_400.JPG http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2011/06/13/NHOF-building-10_20110613094057822_107_80.JPG
NASCAR 167 8 Fred Lorenzen has NASCAR Hall of Fame credentials 29895382 Winner! Winner%21 NASCAR

Lorenzen ranks 29th on the all-time Sprint Cup winners list with 26 victories. Running a limited — and sporadic — schedule, he netted only $496,572 in purses during his career.

ISC Archives - Getty Images http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2011/06/13/061311-NASCAR-Lorenzen-AM-G3_2011061315455331_600_400.JPG http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2011/06/13/061311-NASCAR-Lorenzen-AM-G3_2011061315455331_107_80.JPG
NASCAR 167 8 Fred Lorenzen has NASCAR Hall of Fame credentials 29895383 Big-time victor Big-time+victor NASCAR

The 1965 season was a good one for Lorenzen. He won the Daytona 500 and then followed that with a victory in the World 600, a race he won from the pole position.

Racing One - Getty Images http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2011/06/13/061311-NASCAR-Lorenzen-AM-G1_2011061315455330_600_400.JPG http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2011/06/13/061311-NASCAR-Lorenzen-AM-G1_2011061315455330_107_80.JPG
NASCAR 167 8 Fred Lorenzen has NASCAR Hall of Fame credentials 29895381 Short-track master Short-track+master NASCAR

Lorenzen was tough to beat on the short track at Martinsville Speedway. He won five of seven races at the Virginia track between the 1963 and 1966 seasons.

NASCAR - http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2011/06/13/061311-NASCAR-Lorenzen-AM-G2_2011061315455329_600_400.JPG http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2011/06/13/061311-NASCAR-Lorenzen-AM-G2_2011061315455329_107_80.JPG
NASCAR 167 8 Fred Lorenzen has NASCAR Hall of Fame credentials 29895384 Unlimited success Unlimited+success NASCAR

Lorenzen never ran a complete schedule and, therefore, never won a title, but he still came close. In 1963, he ran 29 of the 55 races — and finished third in the overall standings. That year he earned 23 top-10 finishes, 21 of them top fives, and visited Victory Lane six times.

NASCAR - http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2011/06/13/061311-NASCAR-Lorenzen-AM-G4_2011061315455332_600_400.JPG http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2011/06/13/061311-NASCAR-Lorenzen-AM-G4_2011061315455332_107_80.JPG
NASCAR 167 8 Fred Lorenzen has NASCAR Hall of Fame credentials 29889895 Fan fave Fan+fave NASCAR

Lorenzen made an impact on the growing sport as a fan favorite. He earned several nicknames during his driving tenure, including Golden Boy, Fearless Freddie and the Elmhurst Express. He retired in 1967 at age 33, but returned to drive from 1970 to '72.

Jared C. Tilton - Getty Images http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2011/06/13/NHOF-jackets-stand_20110613094057820_600_400.JPG http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2011/06/13/NHOF-jackets-stand_20110613094057820_107_80.JPG
EndCap Fox Sports Video and Photo Gallery
thumbnail galleryTitle shortDescription longDescription blurb galUpdated pageNumber totalPages galleryUrl
http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2012/12/02/wallace2_20121202145912105_136_102.JPG Most Embarrassing Sports Records Most Embarrassing Sports Records Most Embarrassing Sports Records Most Embarrassing Sports Records Oct 1, 2013 7:23 AM ET 1 1 /boxing/lists/Most_Embarrassing_Sports_Records