Jack McCoy passes at 72

NASCAR Champion Jack McCoy Passes Away At The Age Of 72 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 15, 2009) -- Jack McCoy, a two-time champion and the winningest driver in the NASCAR Camping World Series West, died Tuesday at the age of 72. McCoy -- who won...

NASCAR Champion Jack McCoy Passes Away At The Age Of 72

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 15, 2009) -- Jack McCoy, a two-time champion and the winningest driver in the NASCAR Camping World Series West, died Tuesday at the age of 72.

McCoy -- who won series championships in 1966 and 1973 -- registered a record 54 series wins, along with a record 57 career poles in the series.

"Jack was a tremendous competitor and representative of NASCAR on the West Coast," said NASCAR Vice President of Corporate Communications Jim Hunter. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family."

A native of California's Central Valley, McCoy was well known for the Dodge he drove, which was usually purple in color. He was among the inaugural inductees into the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame in 2002 and was among a list of drivers named to the "NASCAR Camping World Series West All-Time Top-10," compiled by NASCAR and NASCAR Insider in 2005.

While McCoy's overall racing career spanned from the late 1950s to the early 1990s, he focused primarily on the NASCAR Camping World Series West from 1962 to 1974. In addition to his two series championships, he finished as the runner-up in the final standings of the series on four occasions -- 1969, 1970, 1971 and 1974.

-credit: nascar

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