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Legendary NASCAR engine builder Ray Fox passes away




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NASCAR car owner, engine builder and official Ray Fox died Sunday, June 15, 2014, at the age of 98. As a result, on Monday, NASCAR released the following statement:

“Ray Fox was one of the individuals who helped form the foundation of our sport, with a personality that was every bit as important as his on-track accomplishments/ His place in our record book is secure, but no one should ever view Ray Fox solely in terms of statistics. A resident of Daytona Beach, Florida, he was a hometown hero of sorts, serving as an ambassador for NASCAR in the community where the sport began. Most importantly, he was a friend to us all.

“Several years ago, he said he could still build a competitive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series engine, if asked. If he had indeed been asked, in all likelihood, he would’ve delivered. Of course, Ray Fox had already delivered, with accomplishments and memories that will forever serve NASCAR well.”

Fox began his NASCAR career as an engine builder in the early years of the sport. He was an accomplished engine builder, too. Working for Carl Kiekhaefer in the mid-1950s, Fox was named Mechanic of the Year in 1956, because the cars he built that year won 22 out of 26 races.

Fox became a NASCAR car owner in the early 1960s. As a car owner, he was a 14-time race winner. NASCAR Hall of Famer Junior Johnson was the driver for nine of those 14 wins. Another Hall of Famer, Buck Baker, won twice in Fox-owned cars.

Fox’s first retirement from NASCAR came in the early 1970s, but he came out of retirement in 1990 to become NASCAR’s engine inspector, a position he held until another retirement in 1996.

Fox is a three-time NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee.

Fox was also a World War II U.S. Army veteran.

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