Race Car Driver Retires after 50 Years
James Hylton retired on Friday after an ARCA race at Kansas Speedway. He's known as NASCAR's oldest driver to race in it's three highest divisions. The final years of his career have been spent in the ARCA series.
Here are James Hylton's accompishments in NASCAR...
In 1966, he was Cup rookie of the year and placed 2nd in Cup standings.
In 1967 and '71, finished second in points to Richard Petty.
Won twice in over 600 Cup starts.
In 1970, won in Richmond.
In 1972, won at Talladega.
In the Cup series, accomplished 140 top-five finished and 321 top-10 finishes.
I was born and raised in the Grand Rapids Area. I started working in radio in Whitehall in 1985. Went back to Grand Rapids for less than a year and got a better gig in Muskegon in September of 1986. I also worked at a few restuarants and in construction while going to school before going full time in radio.
I started rockin' with WMRR in March of 2009 and never looked back! I always loved rock music and finally get to work with it everyday!