- Nov 27, 2008
Nap Time to Lap Time: 74-year-old James Hylton to race at Daytona
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]