Racing At 90? Hershel McGriff Did!

  How old is Hershel McGriff? When he celebrates a birthday, the candles cost more than the cake! Or as Chris Myers once said of aging reporter Dick Berggren, "he's so old, he knew the Dead Sea when it was just getting sick." Sorry, I couldn't resist. I'm just amazed. I'm not a pup myself, but it will take me 36 years to get to where he is now. And Hershel McGriff drove a NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race in Tuscon. If I'm lucky (I think), I'll be living at 90. I can't imagine r ...

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81-YEAR-OLD DRIVER HITS THE ROAD – AND WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE – IN UTAH

Not content with his vehicular manslaughter-less 13th place finish in Portland two weeks ago, 81-year-old driver Hershel McGriff is climbing back behind the wheel today at the Camping World Series West race in Tooele, Utah. McGriff is the oldest driver to compete in a NASCAR event and is without a doubt the best thing to happen to the sad part of Mark Martin's soul that dies a little each time someone teases him about being old. McGriff's return to the track has drawn nationwide attention, inclu ...

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81-YEAR OLD NASCAR DRIVER

On Sunday 81-year-old driver Hershel McGriff finished 13th out of 26 at the Bi-Mart Salute to the Troops 125 on the road course at Portland International Raceway in the NASCAR Camping World West Series. McGriff was the defending champion. He won the only other time the series - then known as Winston West - visited the track in 1986. It would be easy to make jokes about McGriff's appearance in the race. I could tell you that the race was marred by several EFFERDENT debris cautions. I could say th ...

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