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Delma Cowart

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Posted on May 9th, 2008 at 9:32 am

Delma Cowart was a racecar driver without much of a chance of winning, but with a huge optimistic outlook. But where did he go?

Cowart, who drove car No. 0, didn't have any corporate backing or much of a chance of making it to the Daytona 500. But that didn't stop him from enjoying his trip there.

After finally qualifying for the race, Cowart threw a legendary party to celebrate and was known for his upbeat personality as well as the crash that ultimately ended his NASCAR run.

Cowart talks to Growing Bolder about his NASCAR experiences and what really happened on the track that day.

To watch a video of Delma attempting to qualify for the Daytona 500
click here.

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    Marc Middleton
    GB Staff
    Posted 11:08am June 20th, 2009
    Dave, Thanks so much for sharing your story. The more we can "fill in the
    blanks," the better. Delma is  unique - one of our favorite people. After reading your comment, I think there's a movie in there about the finals days of the all-volunteer teams in NASCAR. It certainly must have been an interesting clash of cultures. 

  • Posted 10:42am June 20th, 2009
    Delma is a one of a kind!I had a lot fun working for Delma.That Charlotte race in 1997,that Delma talks about,was one that we as a team worked very hard together to get the man into the race.I believed we had a better team than most there that day because we all pulled together as a whole regardless of the odds against us.Here's one of my stories....I wore a white tee that advertised Delma's famous slogan,"Never won a race but never lost a party",on that day of the Winston Open.It had turned black from me laying under the race car as well as working on it.At this time in Nascar,they were retiring the older officials and bringing in new ones.Well,this one came down after the race to our pit stall and made this comment to us..."You all look like a bunch of dirty rednecks.You don't even have matching team uniforms."When I heard this comment,it floored me.As a team we worked together better than most of the higher financed teams in my opinion.So just because we didn't have the politically correct look for this official,I guess we didn't fit Nascar's new image.On race day we had uniforms to wear.In the garage we wore whatever we wanted.The "redneck" is who put Nascar on the map for the world to see.I stand proud to say that I worked for Delma Cowart along with his team of volunteers.Nascar is what it is today because of the blood and sweat of men living their dreams.My two cents...David Daniels

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