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Pinto in NASCAR HOF- RICHIE EVANS!!
« on: December 20, 2011, 06:54:16 AM »
I am sure that this has been brought up before but looks like there will be a Pinto in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Richie Evans will be inducted in 2012 and from what I have seen, his orange #61 Pinto will become part of it
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Re: Pinto in NASCAR HOF- RICHIE EVANS!!
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2011, 02:35:15 PM »
I, as well as many others, especially here in the North East, followed the racing career of Richie Evans.  We were all saddened at his untimely death at Martinsville in October of 1985.  He was the racers racer.

I only raced against him once.  That was opening day at Utica-Rome in 1961.  I ate his dust as did most others.  As a spectator and in the pits I attended many of his races.  His induction into the NASCAR HOF will be very emotional to many.

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Re: Pinto in NASCAR HOF- RICHIE EVANS!!
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2011, 03:25:01 PM »
I loved the story on how he got his paint color  ;D
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Re: Pinto in NASCAR HOF- RICHIE EVANS!!
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2011, 07:08:06 PM »
I use to sell tools to Richie . I visited his race shop in Rome NY once a week.One of his Pinto race cars in currently in the Rome Sports Hall of Fame. http://newyorktraveler.net/tag/utica-rome-speedway/
 
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Re: Pinto in NASCAR HOF- RICHIE EVANS!!
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2011, 10:06:22 PM »
He was the BEST! May he rest in peace.
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