(NBC Sports)(4-14-2014), The decal ran by JD Motorsports cars (#01, #4, #87) at Darlingtonon April 11th to honor former NASCAR driver Billy Standridge, Sad News - Billy Standridge: former NASCAR driver Billy Standridge passed away of cancer at 1:30am/et on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Read more more at ESPN.com. Carl attended Rock Bridge High school from which he matriculated in 1997. After winning his 102nd NASCAR Xfinity Series race in his 362nd start on July 10, 2021 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch "retired" from the series as the runaway career leader in victories . He's 79 years old, after all. 2. Richard's son Kyle continued the Petty name after Richard retired. Wright Pond said his brother still is battling cancer in other parts of his body. laughed Marlin in signature matter-of-fact fashion. It nearly killed him. On the Road to Glory is in exhibit from February 1 thru May 19, 2013 at the Elmhurst Historical Museum . Bodine intended to run as many as 15 races in this year before his sponsor, Luke & Associates, pulled financing before the season. His nine series wins and ten poles rank him among the top-40 all-time in both categories, while his 173 top-ten finishes mark the seventh-best all-time career total. Read more at the Virginian-Pilot. I wasn't only physically hurt, I was mentally hurt. The tractor, driven by Fletcher, NC's Jack Donohue (ran five NASCAR Cup races in the 1970's), is the first to ever compete at an East Coast Timing Association (ECTA) sanctioned land speed record event. The four-bedroom, 4.5-bath home is in Cornelius, NC, a wealthy suburb north of Charlotte. Others receiving votes but falling short of the required 65 percent necessary for induction were veteran crew chiefs Kirk Shelmerdine (61 percent), Buddy Parrott (59 percent) and Larry McReynolds (51 percent); and long-time Martinsville Speedway public relations director Dick Thompson (59 percent). Then I lost my father who I was very, very close to from cancer." Speaking on the main floor of the historic State Capitol Rotunda, Governor Branstad commended Wallace for his contributions to the state of Iowa as designer and part owner of the Iowa Speedway in Newton, and to the sport of NASCAR racing nationwide. The crash not only ended Nadeau's career, but also had great implications for his personal life. The son of NASCAR Hall of Famer Buck Baker, the 6-foot-6 Baker was known as the "Gentle Giant" during his racing days. After a storied career running mainly short tracks across the country, the sanctioning body saw fit to cater more to the factory-backed teams and most of the cars back then and even more today, are driven by Cup regulars and the independently financed teams have to take what's left, but not Ard. Others receiving votes for the NMPA Hall of Fame were: drivers Donnie Allison, Bill Elliott, Tiny Lund and Sara Christian; former crew chief and team owner Ray Evernham; team owner Joe Gibbs; promoter Richard Howard; and photographer Ladon George. Bobby Allison and his late son Davey were inducted into the city's walk of fame on Thursday evening. (Associated Press)(8-7-2014), Rusty Wallace to join Watkins Glen Walk of Fame: Auto racing legend Rusty Wallace will be inducted into the Watkins Glen Drivers Walk of Fame during a ceremony at 4:30pm Friday. But I need them to know that I'm now trying to move on and get on with my new life as it is today. Mark Martin was at the fairgrounds Saturday afternoon for his introduction into the Ozark Area Racer's Hall of Fame. My dad is one tough guy. (WGI)(8-10-2013), A.J. "It was amazing and really fun. We started the feature in the 24th and last position since the field was set based on points. However, Bo-Dyn still owns the intellectual property in those bobsleds, he said. It's associated with (Parkinson's Disease), but it's nothing-near like it. The line is also a kind of metaphor for a life that is a mixture of frustration and joy, courageous acceptance and occasional regret. The ever-popular Wallace announced that after what will be a series-record 547 career starts, the Iowa event will also mark the final start of his 26-year NASCAR career. Gordon is one of the most well-respected drivers in the industries behind his four Cup Series championships, ranking third with 93 career wins and 81 pole positions leads. This exhibit is supported by Chicagoland Speedway. An airplane carrying retired Nascar driver Dale Earnhardt Jr and his wife and daughter was involved in a fiery crash at an airport in Tennessee on Thursday afternoon, authorities said.. This has been a hard time but the support has lifted my spirits. He was named on 95 percent of the ballots cast by the NMPA membership. Johnson said he feels better each day, but, obviously, he will require more medical attention - none of which he can receive until it's certain he no longer has the infection. Read on to learn more about the top ten richest NASCAR drivers. Despite an event-filled race, Elliott was the story of the show, setting the age mark on a track that his father won five career NASCAR races at. Nevertheless, Johnson, the 81-year-old former NASCAR driver and team owner, does not complain. Photo: ISC Archives. I had a dream as a kid of winning races and championships but I never thought it would take me to the places it has in my life." West Wilkes High, into which Miller's Creek was consolidated, plans to upgrade the broadcast booth at its football stadium and name the facility for Benny. He's the icon of our sport. In recent years, Wallace has been able to capitalize on his charismatic personality and racing experience in becoming a NASCAR analyst for FOX Sports. "If I feared death I never would have driven a race car." His record includes 12 Nationwide Series wins and 15 victories on the Modified Tour. The short answer to the "where is" question for Sadler is: He's on his farm, a bucolic spread outside his hometown of Emporia, Virginia. Drivers who are entered in all 2021 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series races. Right now I'm just a loaf. Gordon and Garner first worked together in 2006 on the multimedia book titled "Speed, Guts, & Glory," about landmark moments in NASCAR history. The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America is racing's Cooperstown, memorializing achievement in all forms of motorized competition. The Waltrips started going to church together, and he said his life changed for the better. (Charlotte Observer)(11-8-2013), 79-year-old Hylton says good bye to racing: James Hylton gingerly climbed out of his #48 car after an ARCA test at Kansas Speedway on Friday, and nobody could blame him for moving a little bit slower than his competitors. 42 - Noah Gragson - LEGACY Motor Club No. "This is a big deal, and I can't wait to get the No. Ned Jarrett Photo credit: Ted Van Pelt American retired racer and two-time NASCAR winning champion, Ned Jarrett, is an established figure in NASCAR. [More](12-21-2017), Schrader, Edwards, Mittler among Ozarks Racers' Hall of Fame inductees: Ken Schrader has been driving race cars for nearly 50 years and he has no plans on slowing down soon. "There are no limitations," Jarrett said. All statistics used in these tables are as of the end of the 2019 Eneos NAPA Auto 150 (Race 2/14). and he did that while retired! Drivers who will compete in all 2020 ARCA Menards Series East races. He took first place in the Daytona 500 in 1964, 1966, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1979, and 1981. At 45, chronic carbon-monoxide poisoning ended Mast's career. Known as the "Iron man" of NASCAR; Ricky Rudd holds the record for most consecutive starts in NASCAR racing. "I got divorced, had to sell my house and had to start over again. Eric McClure, pictured here at Chicagoland Speedway on June 20, 2015, in Joliet, Illinois. This win made Cope an overnight sensation and he even appeared on Late Night with David Letterman. Less than a year after Trickle's death, friends joined together to build a memorial in Trickle's boyhood home of Rudolph. Every U.S. president since Eisenhower has participated. That win helped the leader of what became known as the "Alabama Gang" gain respect in NASCAR and launched a career more than worthy of his HOF induction. Anchor Allison Latos found a new lawsuit against former driver Greg Biffle. Jarrett said that a biopsy was performed in January after dermatologists discovered a spot on his left arm during a check-up. "I love NASCAR. "(Frontstretch)(8-21-2015), Where is Ricky Rudd? Martin will attend the start of the Indianapolis 500 before heading to Charlotte Motor Speedway for his pace-car driving duties. Pat McCrory surprised NASCAR champion and North Carolina resident Jeff Gordon by awarding him with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest award the governor can bestow, according to a news release from the governor's office. You can't do it at the top level. It took 20 days for Nadeau to regain full consciousness and begin to speak again, and four more before he was transferred to Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation to begin physical, occupational and speech therapy. "Reckon the Lord thought it wasn't my time yet," said Johnson, a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame's inaugural class of inductees, "for which I am grateful." The four-time Indianapolis 500 winner's stay was his longest ever-a total of 25 days from when he was admitted Nov. 7 with chest pains. The event was also highlighted with a special performance by legendary singer, pianist and composer Elton John. The Standridge decal will be carried on the C post of JDM Chevrolet's driven by #01-Landon Cassill, #4-Jeffrey Earnhardt and #87-Kevin Lepage at Darlington and in other races this year, Davis said. At the end of a 3.5 hour race, the drivers have aged about 0.5 nanoseconds less than the spectators who stayed still. He hasn't peeked in his rearview mirror much since. This year, the proceeds from the event will benefit Habitat for Humanity. "There comes a time when you talk to the doctor and say what are my chances and there's a dead silence. A recent Saturday night outing at Fayetteville Motor Speedway indicated as much -- the top three in the Open Wheel Modified division were built by Hornaday Race Cars. The occasion coincides with the 25th anniversary of Wallace's 1989 championship and the approaching 40th anniversary of the original Miller Lite beer. I think the racing is even going to get better so we start at Daytona which is always an event filled race and I'm excited about it," says Jeff Burton. Atop the pit box for the #27 will be Richmond native Trip Bruce, who worked with Burton in his Sprint Cup days at Bill Davis Racing. Martin said when he hit the Springfield track in the 70s that he thought he had made it to the big time. "Mark and his team at Posse Films are like family to us, and I know we can trust them with our story." McCrory participated in the Winner's Circle awards luncheon in Charlotte Monday as part of the three-day Governor's Conference on Tourism. Labonte's debut will mark the first time a Monster Energy Cup Series Champion races in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, further underlining the strong ties between the Euro NASCAR and the American NASCAR and the continuous exchange of drivers between the two continents. [More](12-6-2017), Biffle sued for hidden cameras inside home: Channel 9 uncovered allegations of hidden cameras and secret peeping inside a former NASCAR driver's home. "It scared the hell out of me, and I mean that literally. She did not elaborate on what the complication was. "This was a lot of fun," Elliott said. Iowa Speedway is a state-of-the-art 7/8 mile asphalt paved tri-oval race track and motorsports facility located just 30 miles east of Des Moines at I-80 Exit 168 in Newton, Iowa.

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