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NASCAR engine builder Ray Fox dies at 98

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 16, 2014 at 12:42 pm •  Published: June 16, 2014
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Fox, who served in the U.S. Army during World War II, transitioned to a car owner in 1962. He also won two races with NASCAR Hall of Famer Buck Baker, and fielded cars for NASCAR Hall of Famer Cale Yarborough, Fred Lorenzen, Buddy Baker and Charlie Glotzbach.

Fox retired in the early 1970s but in 1990 accepted the role of NASCAR's engine inspector, a position he held until his second retirement at the age of 80 in 1996.

His grandson, Ray Fox III, is a mechanic at Roush Fenway Racing.

Daytona track president Joie Chitwood called Fox "a legendary wrench man" and frequent visitor to the speedway following his retirement.