Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted

Sport: Auto Racing
Inducted: 2006
Country: United States
Born: Clovis, New Mexico

Diver-owner Kenny Bernstein is a six-time NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) Champion. He won the NHRA Funny Car Championship four times and Top Fuel titles twice. In 1996, Bernstein was the first driver to win NHRA championships in both Top Fuel and Funny Car. Bernstein also won the International Hot Rod Association Winston Funny Car championship, and is a six-time Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association All-American. He is the only race team owner to have collected wins in each of America's three major motorsports series: NHRA, NASCAR and IndyCar. Bernstein earned the title "King of Speed" when he was clocked at 301.70 mph in March 1992, becoming the first NHRA driver to break the 300 mph barrier. He has set both ends of racing's world performance records––speed (332.18) and elapsed time (4.477 seconds).

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