On this day in Alabama history: NASCAR driver Jimmy Kitchens is born

On this day in Alabama history: NASCAR driver Jimmy Kitchens is born
Jimmy Kitchens' No. 22 speeds around the track during the Cracker Barrel 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. (Getty Images)

April 26, 1962

Jimmy Kitchens, a former NASCAR driver, who ran 47 times in the second-tier Busch Series, was born April 26, 1962. He is associated with the famed Alabama Gang, a group of drivers who set up shop and operated in Hueytown in the 1960s and 1970s. Original members of the Alabama Gang include Bobby Allison, Donnie Allison, Red Farmer and Neil Bonnett.

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Ben Kennedy, driver of the No. 2 Rheem Chevrolet, talks with Jimmy Kitchens during qualifying for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway on June 30, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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