Jim Hunter: A Life Timeline


Sept. 8, 1939 — Born in Charleston, S.C

Mid-1950s — Attended Chicora High School in North Charleston, S.C. where he played football.

1959-60 — Attended University of South Carolina. Lettered in football, baseball.

1968-70 – Public Relations Director for Darlington Raceway.

1970-1974 – Sportswriter, Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

1975-1981 – Talladega Superspeedway Public Relations Director.

1981 – Named NASCAR Public Relations Director.

1981-83 – Served as Director of Administration for NASCAR.

1983-93 – Served as Vice President of Administration for NASCAR.

1993-2001 – President, Darlington Raceway.

1993 – Appointed Corporate Vice President of International Speedway Corporation.

1995 – Awarded the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest civic honor.

Summer 2001 – Named Vice President of Corporate Communications for NASCAR.

2005 – Received the Joe Littlejohn Award, for outstanding service to the National Motorsports Press Association.

2006 – Presented with the Buddy Shuman Award, in recognition of his longtime impact on the sport of NASCAR.

2007 – Presented with Lifetime Achievement in Sport and Entertainment Award by the International Conference on Sport and Entertainment Business.

2010 – Died in Daytona Beach, Fla. at the age of 71.

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