James Hylton Talladega race report

JHylton Bids Fond Farewell to Talladega Orlando, FL (October 9, 2006) -- Stock car racing legend James Hylton completed his final race at the famed Talladega Superspeedway last Friday in the ARCA RE/MAX Series Food World 250. Hylton, the 1972 ...

JHylton Bids Fond Farewell to Talladega

Orlando, FL (October 9, 2006) -- Stock car racing legend James Hylton completed his final race at the famed Talladega Superspeedway last Friday in the ARCA RE/MAX Series Food World 250. Hylton, the 1972 Talladega 500 champion, finished in 32nd place while driving the Loretta Lynn / Mountain Rock Music Ford Taurus. An early race brush with another competitor damaged the right front fender of the car and the resulting damage severely hampered the car's aerodynamics at a track where aerodynamics is crucial.

"The car just would not run" states the 72 year-old legend "we don't have a restrictor plate motor so we had to race one that had eight races on it. It did what it needed to do though and that was basically run well enough to keep us in the top 20 in the 2006 ARCA RE/MAX points chase." Hylton currently stands 18th in the points total with one race remaining in the 2006 season.

"I really appreciated all the support I received from the fans last week" states Hylton "and I would like to personally thank Tim Mitchell for being my spotter at Talladega. Tim has been driving for a long time and knows what information I needed to hear and when I needed to hear it." Mitchell has been competing in the 2006 ARCA RE/MAX Series as the driver of the number 06 Star City Center Ford, owned and crewed by veteran competitor Wayne Peterson.

Hylton was nothing but complementary towards the new surface at the fabled 2.66 mile track. "You could drive the car anywhere on the track and it would stick" said Hylton "the improvements I have seen in this track over the years speak well for NASCAR and their dedication to make Talladega Superspeedway a world-class facility".

-credit: Hylton Motorsports

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