Statement from NASCAR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian France on the Passing of Bud Moore
Walter “Bud” Moore Jr. spent nearly 1/2 a century as a NASCAR owner. He has died at the age of 92.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (November 28, 2017) – “Many choose the word ‘hero’ when describing athletes who accomplish otherworldly sporting feats. Oftentimes, it’s an exaggeration. But when detailing the life of the great Bud Moore, it’s a description that fits perfectly.
“Moore, a decorated veteran of World War II, served our country before dominating our sport as both a crew chief and, later, an owner. As a crew chief, Moore guided NASCAR Hall of Famer Buck Baker to a championship in 1957. As an owner, he captured consecutive titles in 1962-63 with another Hall of Famer, Joe Weatherly. Those successes, along with many more, earned him his own spot in the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2011.
“On behalf of all of NASCAR, I offer my condolences to Bud’s family, friends and fans. We will miss Bud, a giant in our sport, and a true American hero.”
Bud Moore took ownership of his first NASCAR team in 1961. He was a car owner until the year 2000. More collected 63 wins as a NASCAR Cup Series car owner.
Bud Moore was oldest living member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. He was inducted in 2011.
Services and arrangements will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to: Victory Junction, 4500 Adam’s Way, Randleman, NC 27317; Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300; Jacksonville, FL or Hearing Charities of America, Hearing Aid Project, 1912 East Meyer Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64132.