For Massachusetts native Ralph Moody, it all started with a Model T Ford he built in 1935 and raced on nights and weekends.
- Position:Driver / Owner
After driving a tank under the command of General George S. Patton in World War II, he moved to Florida in 1949 so he could race year-round.
Moody won five NASCAR premier series races from 1956-1957. The mechanically skilled Moody paired with business-minded John Holman to form Holman-Moody Racing in 1957, forming the foundation of a powerhouse NASCAR team.
Holman-Moody competed from 1957-1973, winning consecutive championships with David Pearson (1968-1969) and taking the checkered flag with Mario Andretti at the 1967 Daytona 500.
Some of the sport’s most legendary figures piloted cars owned by Holman-Moody Racing, including NASCAR Hall of Famers Joe Weatherly, Fred Lorenzen, Fireball Roberts, Bobby Allison and Pearson. Overall, the Homan-Moody partnership earned 96 wins and 83 poles in 525 premier starts.