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Sad News / Deaths

2018 Deaths

Sad News – James Hylton: Former NASCAR driver James Hylton, the 1966 Rookie of the Year, was killed in a traffic accident Saturday, authorities said. He was 83. Hylton and his son, 61-year-old James Hylton Jr., died at the scene of the crash, which happened on Interstate 85 in Carnesville a little after 6 a.m., according to the Georgia State Patrol. Both were from Inman, South Carolina.[More](4-28-2018)

Sad News – Jim Foster: Jim Foster, the fourth president of Daytona International Speedway, died Friday after a decade-long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 91.[More](4-28-2018)

Sad News – Russ Truelove: Russ Truelove, 93, who was known for his terrifying rollover crash during a NASCAR race on the Daytona Beach & Road Course, died in his Waterbury, Connecticut, home surrounded by family Wednesday night.[More](4-27-2018)

Sad News – Rich Rubenstein: Rich Rubenstein, of Matthews, N.C., passed away at age 72 on March 1 following a lengthy and valiant battle with cancer. Rich’s intro to motorsports came in the form of an offer from a friend who worked for CRC Chemicals. The company was starting a racing program and needed someone to oversee it. [More](3-19-2018)

Sad News – Charles Strang: Charles Strang, who oversaw NASCAR appeals as the national commissioner for the sanctioning body for more than a decade, died Sunday. He was 96.[More](3-14-2018)