Statement from Phoenix International Raceway President Bryan R. Sperber on the passing of NASCAR Vice President Jim Hunter

"Jim Hunter embodied NASCAR. As a sports writer, as track president at Darlington and as the leader of NASCAR Public Relations, he left his mark on our sport. A wonderful story-teller and an even better man, Hunter shared his passion for NASCAR with generations of race fans from all across the country and his voice will be missed. Our condolences go out to his wife, Ann, son, Scott and daughter, Amy."

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