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BOURCIER: Everyone Liked NASCAR’s Jim Hunter

Bones Bourcier

INDIANAPOLIS

Nobody didn’t want Jim Hunter around. He spent a lifetime in jobs that make others want to duck for cover — journalist, public relations man, NASCAR executive — and yet none of the usual rules applied to him. You always enjoyed it when Hunter strolled along and joined the conversation because you knew everyone was going to end up smiling. He had a million stories, all of them beauties, most of them funny.

BOURCIER: Villeneuve Isn’t Finished With Racing

Bones Bourcier

INDIANAPOLIS
Confidence bubbles up in a lot of ways. Dale Earnhardt would stroll down pit road, chin up, eyes hidden behind dark glasses, and you…

Wayne Leary WAS A Chief Mechanic

Wayne Leary WAS A Chief Mechanic

INDIANAPOLIS
His given name was John Wayne Leary, but Wayne was enough for him. His pal Bobby Unser called him “one of the true chief…

The Trials And Tribulations Of A Team Owner

The Trials And Tribulations Of A Team Owner

INDIANAPOLIS
The television pictures said everything you needed to know. Sarah Fisher, race driver, had qualified for her ninth Indianapolis 500 earlier, but Sarah Fisher,…

Seeking Constants At Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Seeking Constants At Indianapolis Motor Speedway

INDIANAPOLIS
In times of change, you look for constants. It is human nature; in a raging wind, you cling to anything stable. Thus, facing an…

Is NASCAR Letting The Inmates Run the Asylum?

Is NASCAR Letting The Inmates Run the Asylum?

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.
Terrific. Forget the old cliché about inmates running the asylum. We have turned the joint over to the visitors. There was…

The Best Always Leave The Engine Running

The Best Always Leave The Engine Running

EAST WINDSOR, Conn.
The great ones never shut down the engine. The hair might go gray, the lines in the face might deepen, but the…

A Winning Smile That Lights Up A Room

A Winning Smile That Lights Up A Room

TULSA, Okla.
He had a smile made for the big time and talent enough to get there.
Page Jones roared onto the American open-wheel scene at…

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