Bud Moore

American World War II veteran and stock car racing team owner

Walter Maynard "Bud" Moore Jr. (May 25, 1925 – November 27, 2017) was a NASCAR driver and car owner. He was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Moore worked the Bud Moore Engineering team. He was a decorated veteran of World War II, he described himself as "an old country mechanic who loved to make 'em run fast".[1]

Moore in 1985

Moore served in World War II as a member of the United States Army. He took part of the Normandy landings. After Normandy, he went on to fight in the Battle of the Bulge and ended his military service as a sergeant. During his military service, Moore was awarded five Purple Hearts and two Bronze Star Medals.

When he returned from the war, he began a career in stock car racing as a crew chief. In the 1960s, he opened Bud Moore Engineering, a team that went on to win three NASCAR Grand National Series championships and 63 races for 37 years until its shutdown in 1999.

Moore was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2011.[2]

Moore died on November 27, 2017 in Spartanburg at the age of 92.[3]


  1. Modestino, Lou (December 22, 2015). "NASCAR great Bud Moore will be at the Performance Race Car and Trade Show in Phillie on Jan. 22–24". GateHouse Media. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
  2. Fryer, Jenna (May 23, 2011). "NASCAR inducts 2nd Hall of Fame class". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
  3. "NASCAR Hall of Famer, World War II vet Bud Moore dies at 92". FOX News. November 28, 2017. Retrieved November 28, 2017.

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