By: Kyle Souza / Photo: Getty Images
Nine-time NASCAR champion Mike Stefanik finally earned his rightful place in NASCAR glory on Tuesday.
Stefanik, who lost his life last September in a plane crash at 61-years-old, won seven championships on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and two on the NASCAR Busch North Series (now ARCA Menards Series East) during his driving career. He won 74 times on the Whelen Modified Tour and earned 48 career poles — both sit at the top of the all-time list.
Tuesday, Stefanik was elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2021. Stefanik joins Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Red Farmer as the newest to be inducted.
RACING-REFERENCE: Mike Stefanik Career Stats
Stefanik won 20 career Whelen Modified Tour races at Stafford Motor Speedway, the most of anyone — and 15 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. He joins Richie Evans and Jerry Cook as Modified drivers to enter the NASCAR Hall of Fame.