Statement from Homestead-Miami Speedway President Matt Becherer on the passing of NASCAR Vice President Jim Hunter
Jim Hunter personified NASCAR to a greater extent than anyone I have met in the sport. Going to work for Jim at Darlington was almost like pursuing a college degree in NASCAR—there was everything to learn from him as a promoter. He was a pillar of the industry who achieved his great success through a passion for racing and a genuinely inviting style that set the bar for anyone who ever has walked the garages. We’re so fortunate to have had the opportunity to know Jim and to learn from him, and we’ll miss him dearly. From the entire staff at Homestead-Miami Speedway, our most sincere condolences to Ann and the Hunter family.