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NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Jack Ingram dies at 84

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NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Jack Ingram, nicknamed the “Iron Man” while winning five series championships and more than 300 races, has died at age 84.

The NASCAR Hall of Fame, which inducted Ingram in 2014, announced his death Friday. No details were provided.

“First and foremost on behalf of the NASCAR Hall of Fame team, I want to offer our most sincere condolences to Jack’s wife Aline and the entire Ingram family on the passing of Jack Ingram,” Hall of Fame executive director Winston Kelley said in a news release.

Ingram collected 31 wins in the NASCAR Busch Series (now Xfinity Series) from 1982-87, a record that stood until 1997, and won the series championships in 1982 and 1985.

He won 286 races in the predecessor division, the NASCAR Late Model Sportsman Division, winning three straight series championships from 1972-74.

“NASCAR has lost a true racer’s racer and the NASCAR Hall of Fame team and I have lost a dedicated supporter and cherished friend,” Kelley said. “Jack’s legacy and incredible accomplishments and contributions in NASCAR will live in our minds, our hearts and our archives at the NASCAR Hall of Fame forever.”

Ingram was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2007.

He lived in the Asheville, N.C., area and had been hospitalized in May.

“Tough as nails. Old school. Lots of respect for him and that era he performed in,” Dale Earnhardt Jr. posted on Twitter.

–Field Level Media