Connie Saylor

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Conrad "Connie" Saylor
Born(1940-06-03)June 3, 1940
Rural Tennessee, United States
DiedFebruary 4, 1993(1993-02-04) (aged 52)
Bluff City, Tennessee
Cause of deathCancer
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
59 races run over 11 years
Best finish39th – 1981 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season
First race1978 Atlanta 500 (Atlanta International Raceway)
Last race1988 AC Delco 500 (North Carolina Motor Speedway)
Wins Top tens Poles
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Conrad "Connie" Saylor (June 3, 1940 – February 4, 1993 [1]) was a journeyman NASCAR racecar driver.

Career[edit]

Saylor did one-off events in the Winston Cup Series during the 1980s and early 1990s, and also raced in ARCA and late model sportsman series. [2] His most well-known moment came in the 1981 Twin 125s, qualifying races for the Daytona 500, in which he spun off turn two and flipped, sliding down the backstretch on his roof for about 1,000 feet. He was uninjured in the crash, and did not qualify for the race. He won a consolation race at Daytona in 1984.

In Winston Cup racing, he picked up his best finish in his debut race, in 1978, eighth [3].

Personal life[edit]

Connie was married to Shirley Nowlin and had two children, Tracy and Tim Saylor. He started a mining and industrial tire and wheel business in Johnson city, Tennessee, in 1977, which is still in operation by his family.

Saylor was from Johnson City, Tennessee, Video on YouTube. As verified by his family, he died at the age of 52 from cancer. [4].