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Sprint Car legendary figure Galen Fox has passed away

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

For the second time this month, USAC Racing is dealing with a death within its ranks. This time, it is one of its legendary figures.

National Sprint Car Hall of Famer and USAC Racing Hall of Famer Galen Fox has passed away. He was 84.

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An official cause of death has not been determined yet. The sanctioning body said that Fox passed away on Saturday.

“Farewell to the great Galen Fox, a Hall of Fame mechanic and team owner who laid his magic hands on cars that raced at tracks ranging from the tiniest Midwest dirt bullrings to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” motorsports journalist Bones Bourcier wrote. “I’m not qualified to tell you how talented Galen was with a set of wrenches. What I can tell you is that he was a modest, kind gentleman and homespun country philosopher, a quiet giant in a very loud sport.

“He leaves behind a huge set of footprints, a wonderful family, and countless friends who are missing him already. Everything felt better when Galen Fox was nearby.”

Fox was a champion car owner, according to USAC Racing. He also was a mechanic, engine builder, and crew chief.

Earlier this month, Sprint Car driver Justin Owen succumbed to his injuries after being involved in an accident at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana the night before Easter while competing in a USAC Racing event. Owen lost control of his Sprint Car and had many roll overs before coming to a stop.

Following his death, Owen will live on in many people as an organ donor. According to media reports, his organs went to 80 people to save their lives.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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