Ray  Hendrick

Ray Hendrick

Ray Hendrick, native of Richmond, VA, was known as “Mr. Modified” during his 36-year career in motorsports. He passed away at the age of 61 in 1990. During his career, he collected more than 700 victories in modified racing, NASCAR Winston Cup Series and late model sportsman series. Ray Hendrick was the first inductee into the Virginia Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2003 and was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2007. In 1998, he was named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers, named one of NASCAR Modified All-Time Top 10. He was best known for his racing philosophy of racing anywhere and everywhere. Hendrick won five track championships at the South Boston Speedway, and finished nine times in the Top 10 in the NASCAR Modified Division. In the NASCAR Winston Cup Series out of 17 starts, he collected 2 top-five finishes and six top-ten finishes. He is first on the all-time winners list of Martinsville Speedway with 20 wins between 1963 and 1975 ahead of Richard Petty, Darrell Waltrip and Richie Evans.