18 Sports takes a look back on the life and times of NASCAR driver, J.D. McDuffie.

August 11, 1991. It was as if time stood still at Watkins Glen. At the annual Bud at The Glen, McDuffie lost control of his car and crashed. Tragically, McDuffie lost his life. He was just 51.

Now, 27 years after her father’s death, daughter Linda came to the track for the first time. The experience proved to be therapeutic for Linda in helping get through the pain. But, she’s not doing it alone. A brand new book titled: J.D. The Life and Death of a Forgotten NASCAR Legend by Brock Beard is helping tell McDuffie’s story.

McDuffie was a driver who represented and pioneered the circuit in many respects. Without big sponsorship and dollars, McDuffie was able to find ways to compete and earn the respect of his peers as an independent driver.

Watch this moving story on the life and times of McDuffie. Plus, make sure to purchase the book written by author Brock Beard at http://brock.lastcar.info/2018/07/jd70-how-to-get-your-copy-of-jd-and-how.html

And, if you’d like to purchase more J.D. McDuffie merchandise in honor of a NASCAR legend visit: https://www.facebook.com/JDMcDuffie70

On Saturday, a special book sale will take place Saturday August 4th at Smalley’s Garage at 204 South Franklin Street in Watkins Glen from 6 to 9 PM.