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Ralph Moody

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

Vitals

Hometown

Taunton, MA

Born

11/09/1918

Died

06/09/2004

Cup Series Owner Stats

Competed

1957-1973

Championships

1968, 1969

Starts / Wins / Poles

525 / 96 / 83

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 Cup series races from 1956-57.

The mechanically skilled Moody paired with business-minded John Holman to form Homan-Moody Racing in 1957, forming the foundation of a powerhouse NASCAR team. Holman-Moody competed from 1957-73 winning consecutive championships with David Pearson (1968-69) 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