Ray Hendricks stayed out on the tracks for 34 years in which he spent most of his time in NASCAR’s Modifieds. Although there weren’t any clear and detailed data about the racing philosopher, records indicate that he won more than 712 races in his 34 years. He was known to come out and speak his philosophical mind whenever and wherever he got the opportunity to do so.
He had this innate desire to compete in the modified class no matter where the races were. It was this strange urge to race modifieds that kept him away from a full-time run in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series. In just 17 starts, he had two top-5 positions and six top-10s. After suffering from a long illness, Ray Hendrick passed away in 1990.
In recognition of his sincere and championship winning efforts, he was inducted posthumously into the National Motorsports Press Association’s Hall of Fame.