USAC and CART Tournament Car series racer who was simply inducted in to the Country wide Sprint Car Hall of Popularity in 2002. He started race when he was 17-years aged, and spent 15 years race as an amateur while operating like a bricklayer. He raced in the Indianapolis 500 15 occasions, and was the first year of the entire year for the 1962 competition. His son, Wayne McElreath Jr was also a racer, but passed away inside a 1977 competition. He received the inaugural California 500 driving a car from your team of the.J. Foyt.