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2015 Schedule Shakeup Should Include Moving Southern 500 Back to Labor Day Weekend

It was one of motorsports' premier events. The Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway was considered by many people a bigger event than the Daytona 500, which modern day fans may be stunned at. Both Cale Yarborough and David Pearson took more pride in winning the Southern 500 at Darlington than they did for the Daytona 500. The Southern 500 was a true test of skill, patience and...

Cotton Owens was gentleman competitor in NASCAR’s early era

Through stock car racing’s rough and tumble, formative years Everett “Cotton” Owens stood out for a multitude of reasons: among them, winning driver and owner and master mechanic. But perhaps most of all, he was a gentleman. “He was such a nice guy, one of the nicest I ever drove for,” said David Pearson, whose first of three NASCAR Sprint Cup championships was won in 1966...
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January 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Statements Regarding The Passing Of Cotton Owens, 2013 NASCAR Hall Of Fame Inductee

NASCAR legend Cotton Owens passed away on June 7th. Here is his career overview from the NASCAR Hall of Fame press release and some reactions from his family and NASCAR. He was 88 years old. Everett “Cotton” Owens enjoyed success as both a driver and owner in NASCAR. Behind the wheel, he won nine times in NASCAR’s premier series competition, including the 1957 Daytona Beach...
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June 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Hall of Famer Cotton Owens dies

NASCAR Hall of Famer Cotton Owens died Thursday morning. He was 88. Kimberly Meesters of the NASCAR Hall of Fame confirmed Owens passing through his family. Meesters only said Owens died peacefully. She says there would be additional details this afternoon. Owens, who lived in Spartanburg, was a NASCAR pioneer who was part of the Hall's class of 2013, announced two weeks ago...
Via AP on Fox
June 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Recently elected Hall of Famer Owens dies at 88

NASCAR Hall of Famer Cotton Owens died Thursday morning. He was 88. Kimberly Meesters of the NASCAR Hall of Fame confirmed Owens passing through his family. Meesters only said Owens died peacefully. She says there would be additional details this afternoon. Owens, who lived in Spartanburg, was a NASCAR pioneer who was part of the Hall's class of 2013, announced two weeks ago...
Via AP on Fox
June 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Classic Racing Corner – Waltrip Beats Pearson at Talladega; Kyle Petty 9th in First Start (1979)

TALLADEGA, AL (August 5, 1979) – Darrell Waltrip pulled away from David Pearson in the last 50 laps and easily captured the Talladega 500 at Alabama International Motor Speedway. Waltrip drove his DiGard Oldsmobile into the lead for good with … Continue reading →
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November 17, 2011  |  Discuss
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