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17.  Tim Richmond

A man almost as famous for the way he died as the way he raced, the movie star handsome Tim Richmond still managed to win 13 races in 185 starts.  Richmond was named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers despite NASCAR having falsified his drug tests to keep the HIV positive Richmond from racing.

The Bullet Points:

Country of Origin:
Ashland, Ohio, U.S.A.

Retired In:

Sprint Cup Wins:


Top Ten Finishes:

Top Ten Finishes (Season):
Sprint Cup Series:
1986: 3rd

Should Tim Richmond be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 77.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 9.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 6.5%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 6.5%
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0 #2 Park3 2018-07-30 08:37
The major issue with putting Richmond in the Hall is it would be based on one big year with 7 of his 13 Cup Series wins coming in 1986. Of course, that was his last full-time season.

OT: The NASCAR Hall of Fame listing is out of date. The following drivers have been inducted in recent years: Bobby Isaac, Terry Labonte, Curtis Turner, Mark Martin, Benny Parsons, and Red Byron. Davey Allison and Alan Kulwicki are part of the 2019 class.
0 #1 Rob 2015-03-29 11:48
Anyone who thinks that Tim Richmond does not deserve to be in the NASCAR Hall of Fame did NOT see the man drive a race car.

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