Former stock car racer amassed over 600 wins in a career that spanned over three decades.
He was named the Rockford Speedway Rookie of the Year in 1964.
He was a two-time ARTGO Series Champion in his career, in 1986 and 1989.
He and his wife Connie had a son named Joe Jr.
His son Joe Jr. became the crew chief for Dakoda Armstrong in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.