Category: ‘Hard News’

Legendary NASCAR Car Owner Ray Fox Dies at Age 98
June 16th, 2014 at 10:57 PM
Legendary NASCAR engine builder Ray Fox died Monday in Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. Fox was 98 years old. Fox was admitted to the hospital late last week with pneumonia.   Fox was an engine builder and car owner in the early days of NASCAR and fielded cars for...

Legendary NASCAR Car Owner Junie Donlavey Dies at Age 90
June 10th, 2014 at 7:19 AM
Legendary car owner Junie Donlavey has passed away, the family confirmed late Monday night. Donlavey was 90 years old. From 1950-2002 Donlavey had fielded a team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series using #90 which Donlavey was famous for using. Donlavey was famous for giving young drivers a chance. Donlavey had two Rookie...

Sad News: Lynda Petty Dies at the Age of 72
March 25th, 2014 at 5:32 PM
Lynda Petty, wife of seven-time NASCAR Cup Champion Richard Petty has died, the family confirmed Tuesday. She was 72-years-old. Lynda Petty was the matriarch in NASCAR's most famous family since she married her husband Richard on July 22, 1958 at the age of 17.  Mrs. Petty was born on March 6,...

NASCAR Driver Jason Leffler Dies After Serious Crash at Bridgeport Speedway
June 12th, 2013 at 10:52 PM
Former USAC Midget champion and NASCAR driver Jason Leffler has died due to injuries he suffered in an accident at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey tonight.  In a 410 Sprints division heat race Leffler flipped his #13 Buch Racing car wildly and was airlifted to a local hospital where he later died...

Former NASCAR Driver Dick Trickle Dies at Age 71
May 16th, 2013 at 5:40 PM
Former NASCAR driver Dick Trickle has died, according to Trickle was a legend in the short track ranks of Wisconsin before making his first NASCAR start in 1970 at the age of 28. Trickle made 303 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts and 156 NASCAR Nationwide Series starts in his...