UPDATE: NASCAR Hall of Fame Walter ‘Bud’ Moore gets street named for him
The city council of Spartanburg, S.C., unanimously voted Monday night to name a street in honor of NASCAR Hall of Fame car owner Walter “Bud” Moore, who also was a decorated World War II infantryman, receiving two Bronze Stars during his service.
The street to be renamed with Moore’s name is Beaumont Avenue where his race shop was located.
During his time in NASCAR, Moore worked with drivers including Dale Earnhardt, Darrell Waltrip, Geoff Bodine, Bobby Allison and fellow Spartanburg native David Pearson.
As a team owner, Moore’s 37-year run included 63 wins, 298 top-fives, 463 top-10s. He won the 1978 Daytona 500 with Allison. He also was a part of three championships. He was Buck Baker’s crew chief in 1957 when Baker won the title. Moore was team owner when Joe Weatherly won series titles in 1962 and ’63.
Moore, who survived a mild heart attack last April, was a full-time owner until 1996 and fully retired in 2000.