Joey Saldana — Hall Of Fame Bound

On June 3, Joey Saldana, long known to sprint car fans as the “Brownsburg Bullet,” will be inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, joining his father, Joe Saldana, who was enshrined in the Knoxville, Iowa, facility 23 years ago. He and I both started about the same time and he is such an elite race car driver. It seems like I was always chasing him and he’s done so much more than me, so I never felt like I was good enough to be in the Hall of Fame or win the big races. Saldana’s earliest memories of growing up in a racing family center around his father’s time at the Indianapolis 500. “I miss driving the race car, but I don’t miss the process,” said Saldana, who opted to retire at a rather young age. My dad retired from racing at 40 years old,” Saldana explained.

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