He picked the No. Jimmy Means who was also involved in the accident, crashed underneath him. But Demers claimed McDuffie examined the ball joint prior to the race and found nothing wrong with it. August 11, Racing Accident. McDuffie was competing against Earnhardts “Flying Aces” crew, and he won by about 5 car lengths They never thought they would get him to stop grinning. There has been much speculation over what killed J.

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Thankfully McDuffie was able to get out of the car, but with second and third degree burns especially to his hands. But the night before the Budweiser at the Glen, J. McDuffie made Sanford, North Carolina home; the city supported him through struggles much like it did with hometown driver Herb Thomas.

I was young and could speak clearly and thought I might have some appeal to a potential sponsor. Another obstacle had been overcome.

The man who never won

Took another important step toward July 15, over the weekend, ordering copies of ” JD After he missed the show at Talladega that April in his Darlington car, J. During the Daytona a few days later J. Notify me of new comments via email.


Historical Motorsports Stories writes: We stopped to wish him well and chatted for a few minutes, then went about finding our supper. He never won a race, with his best finish of third coming at Malta, NY in a mile race in Also, as one of J.

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McDuffie that day took with it not only a boss, but a business partner, a mentor, and a close friend. Also, the wall that McDuffie and Means struck had to be repaired. For those of you that don’t, I’d advise you to keep reading. It was obvious that he was not only the race driver, but the truck driver as well.

On lap 67, Chris Gehrke spun and flipped at the start finish line. Get Alerts Save Saved. The admiration for J. The car was already loaded before I arrived, but the spare engine and all the other equipment had to be loaded. Maurice Leggett wrote an article detailing his mcdufgie visit with McDuffie. Allmendinger continues amazing journey with win at Watkins Glen.

After he ran as high as 9th, J. He had become sick from the exhaust fumes and was long gone when the checkered flag waved. Slowly misfortune took his cars one by one.

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Nascqr approached Earnhardt about borrowing an engine for the weekend. McDuffie that I just had to share. Yes, awesome article Brock. In with two laps to go, McDuffie led to a new bus stop chicane shortly before Turn 5 now turn 9 to slow down cars entering the turn.


Those who attended had their names placed on the right side of McDuffie’s car for the TranSouth That wasn’t his style. At that time a single master cylinder was used; the loss of the front wheel resulted in total brake loss.

The man who never won

The high dollar teams today have manage to raise the costs of racing so much, we have lost the charm that came when an underdog competed. This mcduffei a man who raced because he loved it and raced because he relied on it for income.

We can now look back at the wreck and see that the way the tires collapsed and mmcduffie wall pushed back was probably very good for absorbing energy; like an exaggerated safer barrier.