Jim Hunter: A Life Timeline
October 30, 2010 | 8:50 A.M. EST
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.