Alfred “Speedy” Thompson never finished higher than third in the points standings, but he did so on four separate occasions. Thompson, who raced full time on the Grand National circuit for only ten years, did manage to win 20 races in 197 starts and died in his racecar at a North Carolina fairground after suffering a heart attack one day before his 46th birthday.
The Bullet Points:
Country of Origin: Monroe, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Retired In: 1971 (Deceased)
Sprint Cup Wins: 20
Top Ten Finishes: 105
Top Ten Finishes (Season): Sprint Cup Series: 1956: 3rd 1957: 3rd 1958: 3rd 1959: 3rd
Should Speedy Thompson be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put him in! - 44.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 33.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%