Top Sprint Wrench Glen Niebel Dead

USAC car owner dies: Glen Niebel, who owned both the Silver Crown car and sprint car that Tony Stewart drove to USAC championships in 1995, died Dec. 11 in Shelbyville, Ind. Stewart also won the midget title that year for an unprecedented sweep...

USAC car owner dies: Glen Niebel, who owned both the Silver Crown car and sprint car that Tony Stewart drove to USAC championships in 1995, died Dec. 11 in Shelbyville, Ind. Stewart also won the midget title that year for an unprecedented sweep of the sanctioning body'€™s three major racing divisions.

Stewart moved from USAC to the Indy Racing League in 1996 with Team Menard, winning the series championship in 1996-97.

Niebel owned Niebel Engineering in Edinburgh, Ind. His sprint-car drivers scored 21 victories. Glen's drivers roster was a who'€™s who of open-wheel racers. It is a tribute to Glen Niebel that Stewart now carries the famed No. 20 to glory in NASCAR Winston Cup. Niebel was a pioneer in the development of the Chevy V-6 for auto racing.

From - Len in Indy

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Drivers Tony Stewart