Former NASCAR car owner Junie Donlavey died Monday night at the age of 90.Sixty different drivers drove for Donlavey during his 50-plus years in the sport. Bill Dennis, Jody Ridley and Ken Schrader won Cup Series Rookie of the Year honors for Donlavey. Ridley recorded Donlavey's only Cup win at Dover in 1981.The Richmond native fielded his No. 90 cars for drivers including Joe Weatherly, Tiny Lund and Dick Brooks. Donlavey closed his shop in 2005. He had more than 860 starts as a car owner. In a statement Tuesday, NASCAR said it lost a treasure and a man who personified its proud past.
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