NASCAR Legend And Decorated Veteran Passes Away
Sad news to report today as the racing community mourns the loss of one it's biggest and most decorated stars. Walter “Bud” Moore Jr., a decorated member of America’s “Greatest Generation” who went on to win NASCAR championships as car owner and crew chief, has died at the age of 92.
What a life. Bud Moore, a South Carolina native won the NASCAR premier series title in 1957 as crew chief for Buck Baker and car owner titles in 1962-63 with Joe Weatherly. He had been the oldest living member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. He was inducted in 2011.
Moore joined the military in 1943 at the age of 18 as a machine gunner, assigned to the 90th Infantry Division which landed on Utah Beach in France on D-Day, June 6, 1944. His unit was attached to General George W. Patton’s “Third Army,” which pushed to liberate Europe. In recognition of his heroism, Moore was decorated with five Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars.
May this NASACR legend and great man Rest In Peace