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The Scene Vault: Jimmy Means Makes It To Victory Lane

By Rick Houston

After nearly 20 years in NASCAR, Jimmy Means finally made it to victory lane on April 11, 1998 at Hickory Motor Speedway.

Means wasn’t driving that day. Instead, he was serving as the crew chief for Ed Berrier, who dominated the Galaxy Food Centers 300 to post the first win of his career in the event.

Jimmy Means was a long-time independent driver who’d retired as a driver in 1994, after the tragic losses of his friend Neil Bonnett and Rodney Orr. But racing was a part of him, and he continued to turn wrenches, first with Bud Moore and then with the fledgling operation that fielded cars for Berrier.

And there was Means in victory lane. At last. This is his story.

Join hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid each week on The Scene Vault Podcast Presented by Q Ware as they take a look back at the extraordinary people, places and events woven into the rich tapestry that is our sport.

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