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DRAG RACING LEGEND HAS DIED AT 73

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Bob Glidden
  (August 18, 1944 – December 17, 2017)

Ten-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Bob Glidden passed away on Sunday
after being hospitalized earlier in the month for an undisclosed illness.

Glidden was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2005
and in 2001, a panel ranked him fourth in the National Hot Rod Association
Top 50 Drivers, 1951-2000. The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America inducted
Glidden in 1994. He came out of retirement to drive occasionally through the
2010 season, and although never won again, he left a championship legacy.

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RACING STAR IS 43 TODAY

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Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was born in Kannapolis, NC.

NASCAR racer Dale Earnhardt, Jr. won the Busch Series Championship in
1998 and 1999 and the Daytona 500 in 2004 and 2014. He went into his
first race with a car he co-owned with his half brother Kerry. Junior, as he
is called by many, won his 12th consecutive Sprint Cup Series Most Popular
Driver Award in 2014. He is the son of NASCAR Hall of Fame member Dale
Earnhardt Sr.

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Junior (left) with father Dale Sr. who was killed on February 18, 2001
on the final lap of the Daytona 500. 

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NASCAR LEGEND HAS DIED AT 74

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Robert Yates (April 19, 1943 – October 2, 2017)

(AP ) – NASCAR team owner and engine builder Robert Yates died Monday night
at age 74. No cause of death was given, but Yates had been battling liver cancer.

His son Doug Yates, who today runs Robert Yates Engines, posted the news on
Twitter, calling his dad his "hero."

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DRIVER TO MAKE HISTORY THIS SUNDAY

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(FoxNews) – Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. will make his Monster Energy Cup
Series debut this Sunday at Pocono Raceway (1:30 p.m. ET on FS1),
becoming the first black driver since Bill Lester in June of 2006 to run in
NASCAR’s top series.

Wallace is stepping in to sub for the injured Aric Almirola in the iconic No.
43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford. He was born in Mobile, Alabama but
grew up in Concord, North Carolina. Wallace will be 24 in October.

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CAR AD FROM 1964 ~

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