Derisively called “Swervin’ Irvan” by his competitors; Irvan actually lost out on his best year when he had a crash in practice at Michigan in 1994. Given a 10% chance of survival, he not only survived, but returned to race in parts of four more seasons. He finished with 15 wins in 313 starts, including the 1991 Daytona 500.
The Bullet Points:
Country of Origin: Salinas, California, U.S.A.
Retired In: 1999
Sprint Cup Wins: 15
Top Ten Finishes: 124
Top Ten Finishes (Season): Sprint Cup Series: 1990: 9th 1991: 5th 1993: 6th
Should Ernie Irvan be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put him in! - 72.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 9.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 9.1%