Saturday, June 3, 2017

"NASCAR Winston Cup Journeyman" Connie Saylor Born - June 3, 1940

June 3, 1940 - February 4, 1993
Conrad "Connie" Saylor
Home:Johnson City, Tennessee, USA.
Saylor was a journeyman NASCAR racecar driver. He did one-off events in the Winston Cup Series during the 1980s and early '90s, and also raced in ARCA and late model sportsman series. His most infamous moment came in the 1981 Twin 125's, qualifying races for the Daytona 500, in which he spun off turn two and flipped, sliding down the backstretch on his roof for about 1,000 feet. He was uninjured in the crash, but did not qualify for the race. He won a consolation race at Daytona in 1984.

In Winston Cup racing, he did a total of 59 races run over 11 years. He died at the age of 52 from cancer.

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