ARCA drivers, teams, and officials building a retirement gift for James Hylton.

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ARCA drivers, teams, and officials building a retirement gift for James Hylton.

Post by flyingturns89 on Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:44 pm

On Friday, October 4th, the last race of this season's ARCA schedule will be run. Frank Kimmel will most likely lock up his tenth championship in ARCA. It will also be the last time that 79 year old James Hylton will run in the series. Hylton, who has been in racing almost 50 years, will retire after this season. Hylton's career has been full of ups and downs, since has rookie of the year and runner up finish in what is now the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 1966, to this year's full season in ARCA, competing against who are 1/4 his age. With all his career accomplishments, his fellow ARCA drivers and teams wanted to do something special for him. So, for last few weeks, ARCA drivers, teams, and even a few officials have been putting together a car for Hylton, to give him one last hurrah in motorsports. The teams that are this car are putting top notch into it, so Hylton can show all of the young guys how it's done, a nice tribute to a man who has dedicated his whole life racing.
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Post by Alta on Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:50 pm

He's got a Top 10 easy. That's cool to hear. Very Happy
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Post by BBoy on Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:05 pm

Thank You Hylton. Smile
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Post by Cynon on Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:29 pm

That's a nice sendoff present for him. Even moreso if they get a backup car of the same quality.

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Post by Tanrar on Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:19 am

This is awesome stuff. Great to see Hylton get a good sendoff. Smile
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Post by bigdc48 on Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:09 am

I think it will have that bit of Mariano Rivera-esque type feeling. Good sendoff for sure.
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Post by JMac525 on Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:08 pm

Awesome finale for a true legend.
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Post by flyingturns89 on Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:03 pm

I've got a little more information on the story. Hylton's car will be painted in a retro scheme, from his first Daytona start in 1966. The car will apparently be a Ford, which he has driven all season and for a large chunk of his career.
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Post by BWardboy88 on Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:53 pm

Truly amazing tribute from ARCA. Smile
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Post by SpeedDemon37 on Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:31 pm

RyanB06 wrote:
Very Happy 

50 years is a very long time to be racing, this is really cool to see!
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