Racer Of The Day: Rickey Hood

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Rickey Hood in victory lane after one of his many wins. (NSSN Archives Photo)
Rickey Hood in victory lane after one of his many wins. (NSSN Archives Photo)

With most of the motorsports world on hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve decided to highlight some of the sport’s legends on a daily basis. We begin each story within the pages of National Speed Sport News.

Rickey Hood has won more than 400 features during his lengthy career.

Hood is a two-time USAC National Sprint Car Series champion and owns 22 victories in that series. He also has seven USAC Silver Crown Series and two USAC midget victories on his resume.

Equally as talented racing with or without a wing, Hood also has won 34 All Star sprint-car features and one with the World of Outlaws.

After moving west during the mid 1990s, Hood raced primarily with SCOA and won the series championship five times.

Hood was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2006.

He is also the son of legendary driver Hooker Hood.