Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Former NASCAR team owner Hoss Ellington dies at age 79

    Former NASCAR team owner Charles Everett “Hoss” Ellington, of Wilmington, N.C., died May 31, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. He was 79.

   In 262 races in what is now the Sprint Cup Series, Ellington's team won eight poles and five races, including the 1977 Talladega 500 with driver Donnie Allison.
 His teams had 52 top-five and 92 top-10 finishes. Sterling Marlin, A.J. Foyt, Buddy Baker, Davey Allison, Kyle Petty and Dale Jarrett were among his many drivers.

    A private graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Duke Cancer Institute, 512 S. Mangum St., Suite 400, Durham, NC 27701. 

   To read the full obituary from PortCityDaily.com go here.