Today In NASCAR History

August 26, 2012

1934: James Hylton, one of NASCAR’s longest-running independent drivers, is born. The Inman, S.C., native made 601 starts from 1964 to 1993 in NASCAR’s top series and won twice, at Richmond and Talladega, in the 1970s. Hylton, who still races at age 78, most recently competed in a NASCAR national series in August 2011, when he finished 30th in a Camping World Truck Series event at Pocono.