Remembering those in motorsports that we lost in 2014

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As we begin and look forward to 2015, it’s also time to look back and remember many of those in motorsports that we lost in 2014.

Among the more notable names:

Open-wheel racing: Gary Bettenhausen, Sir Jack Brabham.

NASCAR: Charles “Hoss” Ellington, Junie Donlavey (pictured), Raymond Fox, Dr. John Melvin, Ed Whitaker, Jim Sauter, Ed Negre.

NHRA: Raymond Beadle, Dale Armstrong.

Also: William Clay Ford (Ford Motor Co.), Gary Lee (ESPN broadcaster), John Bishop (IMSA co-founder), James Garner (actor).

Thanks to the fine folks at Autoweek.com, here’s a list of many of those that left us this past year.

One name is missing from Autoweek’s list, but certainly deserves inclusion: Veteran motorsports public relations representative Denny Darnell, who left us in November.

May they all rest in peace.

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