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PORTLAND, OR - JULY 19: Hershel McGriff works his way through the Chicane during the NASCAR Camping World Series West BI-MART Salute to the Troops 125 at Portland International Raceway on July 19, 2009 in Portland, Oregon. McGriff placed 13th in the race and became the oldest drier to drive in a NASCAR regional or national event.
Herhsel driving the Chicane at Portland International Raceway – July 19, 2009
Hershel & Sherrie at Infineon Raceway - June 2009

Hershel & Sherrie at Infineon Raceway - June 2009

Two Racing Legends  —  Richard stops by to visit Hershel at Infineon.

Richard stops by SM

Lining up for Qualifying

Lining up for Qualifying


At the Track

At the Track

Signing Autographs at Infineon

Signing Autographs at Infineon


Doing an interview...

Doing an interview...

Papa’s boy….  😉

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Hershel at Infineon Raceway Driver’s School…getting a quick brush up!

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Hershel attending Bondurant’s School of Performance Driving finishing top in his class – he was the only one in his class!  😉


10 Comments leave one →
  1. Gina permalink
    June 11, 2009 9:07 pm

    YOU ROCK DAD——I LOVE YA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Larry permalink
    July 6, 2009 1:34 pm

    Wish I knew enough about working on race cars, to be able to get on Hershel’s crew. Just have to be satisfied doing the drywall remodel work on their house. Win some races, I’m sure Sherrie has a few more ideas for the house………lol
    Give them hell Hershel.


  3. Val & Jeff permalink
    July 7, 2009 4:45 pm

    This is just AWESOME!!! Congrats! This just goes to prove that one is NEVER too old for anything! We will keep checking in on the progress.
    (hey the blog was a smart idea!)

  4. Frank McKinnon permalink
    July 10, 2009 12:42 am

    Hershel, Nice to see a man is such great shape. Thanks for signing the 53 ford panamerica cars hood. The car was painted at fords test factory for the 100 years of ford. Your addition makes it perfect. regards Frank McKinnon

  5. Marcia Maes permalink
    July 13, 2009 2:38 am

    I remember watching you in Portland Oregon, at the Portland Speedway, racing against Dick Bown my entire family fell in love with you. My son idolized you, we have pictures of him with you when you were driiving the 04 car, sponsored by Olympia Beer..he was 4 then and now he is going on 40 and still idolizes you!!! Keep up the good work, you are the greatest

  6. MARYBETH & JIM FULTON permalink
    July 14, 2009 2:08 am





    JIM & MB

  7. July 20, 2009 8:15 pm

    Hi Hershel,

    It was great reading the article on you, @ The years have been very kind to you. I hope I make it to my 80’s. Heck, I hope I make it to my 60’s. It was nice to see a photo of JR, too.

    I can’t believe, we were all at Le Mans in 1976.(the monster car) The years, do go by way to quickly.

    I won’t miss the next time you race at PIR. Say, your 85th B-Day!

    Thanks for the memories.

    Stay well…Sherry

  8. Jeff Nichols permalink
    July 21, 2009 12:42 am

    wow as a kid growing up we spent every weekend at the portland speedway during the time when it seemed like Hershel and the oly express was unbeatable.
    he was my dads favorite driver and has allways been my favorite driver aswell. i race nascar on line and i some times paint up my cars with Hershal’s old paint sheems and ill tell ya its alot of fun. I did not know Hershal was intown racing at pir or i would hae certainly been there to see my Hero and a legend. I would love to see a more detailed pic of the car he ran at pir if possable old one to if possable lol.

  9. Ernie Trujillo permalink
    July 30, 2009 4:51 am

    Hershel McGriff, dude it was sure great to see you behind the wheel again, after all those years, of racing you could do it blindfolded,you showed the world that age shouldn’t stop a person doing what they want to do,hope to see you in utah, thank for the memories, ERNIE,SHARON TRUJILLO

  10. steven davis permalink
    October 7, 2009 11:32 pm


    I am a believer that an old guy can get ‘er done. What a way to show ’em! I was really proud to watch you race via Telecast on my computer, nice looking car! Wish I could be there to watch you race to a first place finish, cause its going to happen!

    Sherrie, keep up the good work on the follow up!

    Love you guys,

    Steven G. Davis

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