• Nov 27th 2008 at 6:28PM
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Racing is a young man's pursuit. Sometimes a young lady's pursuit, too. But try telling that to James Hylton. He was once NASCAR rookie of the year... in 1966. That's not a typo, and he's been racing pretty much ever since.

This year Hylton will attempt to qualify once again for the Daytona 500, stock car racing's most celebrated event, appropriately held in Florida. He made an attempt last year, but had to, um...retire due to a broken hip clutch. If he makes the grid this year at age 74, he'll be the oldest driver ever to run the Daytona 500. But his team isn't planning on letting gramps take a nap after that, as they're hoping he'll stay for the full season. Well ain't that a kick in the head!

[Source: Autosport, Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty]

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