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LARRY PHILLIPS: NASCAR's Only Five-Time Winston Racing Series Champion —Master Of The Short Track
Authors: Kendall Bell and David Zeszutek


"He could win on big oval tracks or little tracks.
He was just one helluva guy!"

—Rusty Wallace reflecting on his memory of Larry Phillips


NASCAR fans have always had their heroes. Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough, Rusty Wallace, Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart-and the list goes on and on. Drivers in NASCAR's Sprint Series, known for many years as the Winston Cup Series, have become household names in many cases. Larry Phillips won an unprecedented five Winston Racing Series championships. No one else has come close to matching that feat.

Phillips, who died in 2004, was known throughout the Midwest as a force to be reckoned with. Mark Martin, Rusty Wallace and Kenny Wallace are only a few of the drivers who went on to a successful racing career after learning from Phillips.

Phillips polarized fans wherever he went. Fans either cheered wildly for him, or they cheered equally hard against him. There was no middle ground.

However, racing wasn't Phillips' only interest. He also learned to fly and later built and flew a helicopter. His fans, no doubt, thought they knew all there was to know about Larry Phillips. But they are wrong. Phillips had another side that he never showed at the track. Many will be surprised to learn that he also played the violin and could be gruff as a polar bear one minute only to bend down to playfully tease a child a moment later.

In Larry Phillips: NASCAR's Only Five-Time Winston Racing Series Champion: Master of the Short Track,Kendall Bell and David Zeszutek give fans a look at the Larry Phillips they never knew from just seeing him at the tracks. And for fans who thought they knew everything about their favorite driver, they might be surprised to learn Phillips planted the seed for the love of racing in them. He might be gone, but his influence on the empire we know as NASCAR will continue to be felt for years to come.


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