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Bob Glidden, 66, on the comeback trail

Updated: September 9, 2010, 2:34 PM ET
By John Oreovicz | ESPN.com

CLERMONT, Ind. -- The biggest cheers at the 56th annual NHRA Mac Tools U.S. Nationals weren't directed at Larry Dixon, Ashley Force Hood, or any of the other class winners.

Instead, that standing ovation Sunday afternoon was for a slender 66-year-old racer who didn't even qualify for Monday's finals at O'Reilly Raceway Park.

Glidden

But this old codger wasn't just any hired shoe. Bob Glidden is drag racing royalty, and he was treated as ...

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