Hershel McGriff

Green Valley AZ

The ultimate ‘been there, done that’ driver. Began racing in 1945 at Portland (Ore.) Speedway in what would now be a NASCAR Nextel Cup-type car. Won the fabled 1950 Pan-American Road Race in an Oldsmobile. Competed in 86 Winston Cup races in three stints (1950-54, 1971-78, 1980-93). Finished sixth in 1954 season points after winning four of the season’s last nine races. His 14 professional race wins at the now-defunct Riverside Int’l Raceway are the most by any driver. 1986 Winston West champion (at age 59!!). While still competing in Winston West in 2001 at age 74, he was named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers. McGriff was a 2006 indluctee into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.

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