Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

This past June, longtime NASCAR owner Junie Donlavey passed away at the age of 90. His race shop competed in the big series from 1950-2002, producing 3 Rookie-of-the-Year drivers. Donlavey had 863 starts as an owner (most of those with Ford), with 60 top-five finishes and 218 top-10s to his credit.

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This is a Racing Collectibles rendition of his 1984 entry, driven by Dick Brooks.

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Ken Schrader would pilot this ride the next year, 1985, and would win the Rookie-of-the-Year award.

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Notable drivers for Donlavey #90 entries included Joe Weatherly, David Pearson, Benny Parsons, Fred Lorenzen, LeeRoy Yarbrough, Tiny Lund, Buck Baker, Buddy Baker, Harry Gant, Bobby Isaac, Ernie Irvan and Ricky Rudd.

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