Hutchins dies

Sonny Hutchins, one of the best stock-car drivers in Richmond history and a member of the famed "Strawberry Hill Mod Squad," died this morning. He was 76. Hutchins raced for more than 30 years, competing in Late Models, Modifieds and NASCAR's premier Winston Cup series. Often driving for the city's two greatest car owners, Junie Donlavey and Emanual Zervakis, Mr. Hutchins won hundreds of races and several track championships. He won Southside Late Model titles in 1968 and'80 and made 38 starts in Cup, placing a career-best second twice in 1969. Visitation and funeral arrangements are pending. Richmond Times Dispatch

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