International Motorsports Hall of Fame member was one of NASCAR's best drivers of the 1950s.
He ran a sawmill business, supplying lumber for the military in WW II.
He joined NASCAR its founding year, and raced in the inaugural Grand National series two years later, winning 48 races in all.
His brother Donald also raced in the Grand National series, becoming the youngest drive to win a race.
He inspired the "Doc Hudson" character, who was voiced by Paul Newman in the animated film "Cars."