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Old 02-06-2019, 08:00 AM
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Default #56 Jim Hurtubise

Becca is always a joy to watch. I was at Showtime and she got squeezed into the backstretch wall and it blew both front fenders off the truck. After acclimating to the new-and-not-so improved toe in, she went on to win the event by battling through the pack.

And Ed Howe, what can you say? Probably the man most responsible for the transition from '55 Chevys/'64 Chevelles into tube chassis Camaro bodied modern race cars.

Jim Hurtubise is another man worth mentioning. A Neil Bonnett/Buddy Baker/all out type of racer.

Here he is piloting one of Andy Granatelli's Novi V8 cars when most were running Offys:

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...yTCQlV37pR_hM:

While he never won the 500, I always felt he was capable if the breaks had gone his way. He was also the last guy to qualify for the Indy 500 (in '68) in a front engine roadster:

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...30a4fJHJjDQ6M:

Also notable in the "committment" department: In an accident he received serious burns to his hands in 1964. The doctors asked him how he would like his hands permanently shaped... "Just make 'em so I can hold a steering wheel" Jim replied.

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