Saturday, May 5, 2018

90-Year-Old Hershel McGriff Makes NASCAR History - May 5, 2018

May 5, 2018
At 90 years old, Hershel McGriff, made history at the Tucson Speedway tonight by being the oldest driver ever to race in a NASCAR sanctioned event. A long-time competitor in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, formerly known as the Winston West Series, he won the series' 1986 championship, and is also a four-time winner in Grand National competition.

McGriff competed in 2 races at the speedway, a 0.375-mile asphalt oval. He drove for Bill McAnally Racing, one of the top teams on the circuit, with sponsorship from South Point Hotel & Casino.  Not only that, but McGriff also played his trombone to perform the National Anthem before the race.  Something he was admittedly more nervous about than driving at high speeds on a race track. McGriff last raced in the K&N series in 2012, having finished 18th in the event at Sonoma Raceway.

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