Hoss Ellington

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Hoss Ellington (May 12, 1935 – May 31, 2014) was an American NASCAR driver and team owner. He made 31 starts as a driver between 1968 and 1970 in the Grand National (now Sprint Cup). Of those races, he finished in the top 10 four times, all in 1969. He later became a team owner with success. He had five wins, four of them by Donnie Allison and the other one by David Pearson. He fielded cars for drivers such as Fred Lorenzen, Cale Yarborough, A. J. Foyt, Donnie Allison, David Pearson, Kyle Petty, and Dale Jarrett, as well as others.

Ellington was born in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Ellington died from liver cancer on May 31, 2014 in Wilmington, North Carolina, aged 79.[1]

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