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Racing legend gives thoughts on today’s NASCAR

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

By Richard Allen

One of the things I like to do when talking with people who have been involved in racing for a long time is to get their perspective on the sport as it is today.
L.D. Ottinger’s racing career spanned over five decades. He has seen the sport go through major changes since [...]

Racing legend reflects on stellar career

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

By Richard Allen

L.D. Ottinger won the first race he ever entered. While it may seem impossible to improve upon that incredible beginning, he did.
Throughout an outstanding career which spanned over five decades, Ottinger won hundreds of races and dozens of track and touring series championships, including the 1975 and 1976 NASCAR Late Model Sportsman Series [...]

Newport, Tennessee placing its share of stars in the racing galaxy

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Newport, Tennessee is a relatively small town nestled in the shadow of east Tennessee’s mountains. The city and its surrounding area is mostly populated by less-than-affluent working class people employed mostly in industrial and agricultural jobs.
For such a small town of humble means, Newport has produced some significant racing talent.
L.D. Ottinger was a [...]