81-Year-Old Becomes Oldest Driver in NASCAR History

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - 81-year-old Hershel McGriff has become the
oldest driver to take part in a national NASCAR series race after
qualifying for a Camping World West Series event at Portland International Raceway.

McGriff took part in Sunday's pre-race qualifying but made the race as one of 26 drivers competing for 28 spots in the field.

McGriff has not raced in a NASCAR series event since 2002.

In a career that has spanned six decades, he won four NASCAR Cup
races, and 37 races on the West series.He is a member of the Motorsports Hall of Fame.

The Bi-Mart Salute to the Troops 125 at Portland's road course was scheduled later Sunday.




 
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