Before 1991, Gant was known throughout the NASCAR Cup Series garage area as "Handsome Harry." That season he earned the nickname "Mr. September" after winning four consecutive Cup Series races (Darlington, Richmond, Dover and Martinsville), tying the modern era (1972-present) record. He also won two NASCAR Xfinity Series races during that stretch. The 1991 season was Gant's most successful, finishing a career-high fourth in Cup Series points, winning five races, one pole position, tallying 15 Top 5 and 17 Top 10 finishes and leading the field in laps led with 1,684. Throughout his career, Gant had 18 Cup wins, including the 1992 Champion Spark Plug 400 at Michigan. Fifty-two at the time, it made Gant the oldest driver to win a Cup event. During his career, Gant also won three NASCAR Sportsman national championships and the 1985 IROC championship. Gant was named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers and inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2006.