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People in the world of motorsports inspire us with their daring and their skill. The death of a NASCAR or Indy great can conjure memories of their past accomplishments and create a collective sense of loss and nostalgia. This memorial site was created to honor and remember motorsports legends, as well as the journalists and broadcasters who have celebrated their achievements.
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Motorsports Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Junie Donlavey

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former NASCAR car owner Junie Donlavey has died at the age of 90. Richmond International Raceway spokeswoman Aimee Turner said Donlavey died Monday night. According to the International Motorsports Hall of Fame website, the Richmond native fielded his No. 90 cars for drivers including Joe Weatherly, Tiny Lund and Dick Brooks. Bill Dennis, Jody Ridley and Ken Schrader won NASCAR Cup series rookie of the year honors for Donlavey. Ridley recorded Donlavey's only...
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