Motorsports

David Green

B.1958
Owensboro, KY

David made his Busch Series debut in 1989 at Hickory Motor Speedway. Green won the 1994 NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division title. In sixteen starts in 1998, Green qualified in the Top 10 four times and finished in the Top 20 five times.


Jeff Green

B.1962
Owensboro, KY

The youngest of the Green brothers got his big break in 1990 after winning the Nashville Speedway USA championship. He went on to compete in the Busch Series and the Cup Series. In 2000, Jeff was awarded the NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division title. He finished second in points in the Busch Series in both 1999 and 2001.

Mark Green

B.1959
Owensboro, KY

Mark launched his driving career in 1973 at the age of thirteen. He won six consecutive championships racing go-karts in the Southern Indiana Racing Association. In 1999, he finished second in the NASCAR Busch Grand National Division point standings. From 1999 to 2001, Green dominated the Busch Series with seventy-two Top 10′s, fifty-six Top 5′s, fourteen poles and thirteen wins.

Nicky “Kentucky Kid” Hayden

B.1981
Owensboro, KY

Nicky, known to the racing world as “The Kentucky Kid”, is a professional motorcycle racer and the 2006 MotoGP World Champion. Nicky got his start in dirt track racing at the age of six. He won his first Grand National Championship, two Rookie of the Year honors and was declared AMA’s Athlete of the Year in 1999.

Jeremy Mayfield

B.1969
Owensboro, KY

Mayfield had an ambition to become a race car driver since his father took him to his first races at Kentucky Motor Speedway. In 1987 he was named Kentucky Motor Speedway Rookie of the Year. In 1993 he joined the Winston Cup circuit and was named the Auto Racing Club of America Rookie of the Year. Mayfield won NASCAR’s Pocono 500 in 1998 and in 2005 he won the GFS Marketplace 400.

James “Jim” Ware McCormick

1934-1995
Owensboro, KY

Jim McCormick gained fame as the driver of “Miss Madison”, which he piloted to victory in 1971, winning both the Gold Cup race in Madison, IN, and the Atomic Cup at Tri-Cities, WA. Between the years 1966 and 1977, he participated in a total of seventy Unlimited races. He retired from racing in 1975. The movie Madison was filmed in 1999 portraying McCormick’s life and his victory in the 1971 Gold Cup.

William “Bill” L. Sterett, Sr.

1924-1992
Owensboro, KY

Sterett, a three-time Unlimited hydroplane champion, gained fame as pilot of the Miss Chrysler, winning the World Championship Unlimited race in Detroit in 1967. He piloted the Miss Budweiser to victories in the Arizona Governor’s Cup in 1968 and won the Dixie Cup, Kentucky Governor’s Cup, the Seafair Trophy, and the National High-Points Championship in 1969. He continued to be active in boating after his retirement in 1972.

Darrell Waltrip

B.1947
Owensboro, KY

A 1965 graduate of Daviess County High School, Waltrip started his driving career racing go-karts at age 12. He entered his first stock car race just four years later. In 1974, he decided to become a full time NASCAR Winston Cup competitor. Waltrip is a three-time NASCAR Winston Cup Series Champion and a three-time winner of the American Driver of the Year award. He is the only five-time winner of the Coca-Cola 500 and was named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998. He is in both the 2003 Motorsports Hall of Fame of America and the 2005 International Motorsports Hall of Fame. In 2011, Darrell was named to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Michael Waltrip

B.1963
Owensboro, KY

Younger brother of Darrell, Michael began his stock car career in 1981 when he won the Mini-Modified Division Track Championship at Kentucky Motor Speedway. Michael won the Daytona 500 in 2001 and 2003 and has seven NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division victories. He currently competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series.