A High Point native, Jim Paschal won 25 races and 12 poles on the NASCAR circuit from 1949, the first year of the sport, to 1972 becoming a NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup driver. Paschal won the World 600 twice, the 1967 Charlotte Motor Speedway in addition to wins at Martinsville, Bristol and Richmond. Paschal competed in the first 18 Southern 500s from 1950-1967 and won 16 of 73 Grand American races from 1969-1972. Over his 23 year career, Paschal was in 421 races total. When he retired, Paschal was the 12th all-time winningest driver in NASCAR history. In 1977, Paschal was elected to the Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame.