American race car driver who won eight consecutive NASCAR National Modified Championships from 1978 to 1985. His life was cut tragically short as a result of a crash sustained while practicing for the Winn-Dixie 500 Modified Feature.
He was successful street racer before making his stock car racing debut in 1962.
Despite passing away, he had enough of a points lead to posthumously win the 1985 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.
He was the father of six children.
He and Darrell Waltrip were two of the inductees into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2012.