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  • In Honor of 2015 Nascar Hall of Fame Inductee Fred Lorenzen

    by Representative Richard Hudson

    Posted on 2015-01-26

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    HUDSON of north carolina in the house of representatives Monday, January 26, 2015 Mr. HUDSON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor and congratulate racing superstar Fred Lorenzen upon his induction into the sixth class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.



    The Elmhurst, Illinois, native got his start in NASCAR as a mechanic with the famed Holman-Moody team in 1960, but was elevated to lead driver by the end of that year.

    In 1964, Lorenzen began one of the most dominant five race runs in NASCAR history in which he led 1,679 of the possible 1,953 laps. This stretch of lap-leading highlights how dominant Lorenzen was between 1962 and 1967. He won multiple major events during this period such as the Daytona 500, World 600, and the American 500.

    Nicknamed the ``Elmhurst Express,'' Lorenzen notched 26 wins on the NASCAR circuit and he reached victory lane five times in the 8th district of North Carolina.

    It is an honor to congratulate him on his induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

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