The late Billy Hagan would have turned 86 today. After forming Stratagraph Inc., one of the largest mud logging companies in the world, in 1961, Hagan set his sights on auto racing and drove in both the NASCAR Cup Series and 24 Hours of Le Mans. He would win the 1984 Cup title as a team owner with Terry Labonte behind the wheel, and fielded cars through the midway point of the 1984 season, mostly serving as owner for Labonte and Sterling Marlin.

Pictured are Stock Car Miniatures’ replicas of Marlin’s 1988 Piedmont Airlines ride (left), the Sunoco Oldsmobile shared by Marlin and Labonte from 1989-92 (center), and the Sunoco Chevrolet driven by Labonte at Charlotte and Atlanta in 1992 (right).

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