As part of the revamped Glory Road set to debut Saturday, Jan. 11, the NASCAR Hall of Fame announced the final exclusive sneak peek of the cars included in the exhibit. Marshall Teague’s 1952 No. 6 Hudson Hornet will join the 18 historic cars that will comprise the exhibit. The reveal took place online.
Media and VIPs are invited to a behind-the-scenes look at the new Glory Road on Wednesday, Jan. 8 from 8:30-10 a.m. to view the full lineup of 18 historic stock cars as they’re being installed. The NASCAR Hall of Fame will be closed from Jan. 6-10 to prepare for the special exhibit reveal and additional venue enhancements.
About Marshall Teague’s 1952 Hudson Hornet:
Marshall Teague built and drove the 1952 No. 6 Hudson Hornet sponsored by Hudson Motor Company, the first manufacturer in NASCAR history to support a race team. Teague’s 1951 victory at Daytona Beach drew the attention of Hudson Motor Company leading to a sponsorship and allowing Teague to sign a second driver to his team2013 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Herb Thomas. Teague went on to win at Daytona Beach in 1952, marking the first back-to-back win on the beach-road course. Teague and Thomas won 10 races throughout the season, and Thomas finished second in points to champion Tim Flock. The Hudson Hornet’s “step-down” frame design gave the car a low center of gravity greatly increasing its handling capabilities. Its “Twin H Power” carburetion system used two carburetors to power its potent six-cylinder flathead engine. The Hudson Hornet brand dominated NASCAR racing in the early 1950s with various drivers capturing 80 wins from 1951 through early 1955 and winning three consecutive championships in 1951, 1952 and 1953.
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|Nov. 5||Generation 4||Jeff Gordon’s 1994 Chevrolet Lumina|
|Nov. 12||Generation 5||Tony Stewart’s 2011 Chevrolet Impala|
|Nov. 17||Generation 2||Ned Jarrett’s 1966 Ford Fairlane|
|Nov. 29||Generation 4||Jimmie Johnson’s 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS|
|Dec. 7||Generation 2||Bobby Allison’s 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle|
|Dec. 10||Generation 4||Rusty Wallace’s 2000 Ford Taurus|
|Dec. 17||Generation 1||Fred Lorenzen’s 1966 Ford Galaxie “Banana Car”|
|Dec. 26||Generation 1||Marshall Teague’s 1952|