Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Former team owner Jackson dies
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Richard Jackson, who fielded cars in NASCAR's top two levels for 26 years, has died. He was 74.
Jackson formed Precision Products Racing with his brother, Leo Jackson Jr., in 1974. Bob Pressley drove for the team in what was the NASCAR Late Model Sportsman Division.
The team made its Cup debut in 1981 with Dave Marcis at Darlington. Its drivers over the years included Benny Parsons, Harry Gant and Phil Parsons.
Phil Parsons won the first race for the team in 1988 at Talladega.
Richard Jackson formed Richard Jackson Motorsports in 1990, and its drivers included Rick Mast, Terry Labonte, Jerry Nadeau, Morgan Shepherd and Lance Hooper.
The team ran until 2001.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday in Asheville.