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NASCAR's James Hylton retiring

Updated: February 14, 2013, 2:56 PM ET
Associated Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- James Hylton is retiring after 50 years of NASCAR racing.

Hylton, a 78-year-old driver from Inman, S.C., announced Thursday that this will be his final season behind the wheel.

He says he's "been thinking about this for quite a while. I'm 78 and the time has come."

Hylton has made 602 starts in the Sprint Cup Series since his rookie season 1964. He won at Richmond in 1970 and at Talladega two years later. He has made 143 starts in the ARCA Series, all ...

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