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81-YEAR-OLD RUNS IN NASCAR EVENT

July 20, 2009

HERSHEL MCGRIFF

Holy crap!

As Deadspin.com asks, what’s a scarier prospect for NASCAR drivers? The prospect of having to race at 200 mph and sharing the track with a guy on meth or racing against someone who first started racing in the Truman administration.

Hershel McGriff is 81. He not only competed in the NASCAR Camping World West event in Portland this weekend but he finished the race in 13th place.

McGriff used to race in NASCAR and actually won four races. He later moved to Oregon and competed in races in the West where he won another 37 times. McGriff was eventually inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame.