5. Harry Gant


“The Bandit” is one of NASCAR’s most recognizable drivers, winning eighteen races; including being the oldest driver to ever win a NASCAR event when he captured the checkered flag in Michigan at the age of 52.  Although Gant never won a points title, he did finish in the top five six times, including second in 1984.  He was also the 1985 IROC Champion.





The Bullet Points:

Country of Origin:
Taylorsville, North Carolina, U.S.A.

Retired In:
1994

Sprint Cup Wins:
18

Poles:
17

Top Ten Finishes:
208

Top Ten Finishes (Season):
Sprint Cup Series:
1981: 3rd
1982: 4th
1983: 7th
1984: 2nd
1985: 3rd
1989: 7th
1991: 4th
1992: 4th

Should Harry Gant be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 95%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 1.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 1.7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 1.7%