I don't race a lot, half a dozen (races) a year maybe.
Not yet, when I'm gone I'll be a legend, right now I'm just very good at what I do.
I play with my tractors and live somewhat of a family life and just try to enjoy trying to retire sooner or later.
The one that hurts the most is that Busch race I had won.
That's the most memorable one, but it's not the most fun to remember.
There were a lot of races I was going to win at Milwaukee, but I had mechanical problems or something would happen, ... In the early years, it just took a long time for me to win a race. I got in somebody's oil one time and got in the wall, had a clutch go out once. . . so when I finally won one, it was a long time coming.
The whole idea is to run competitive.
Probably the biggest story was when I got married in '61.
We really didn't have a planned honeymoon, because we didn't any money to buy much. And I said, 'Why don't we take off and head north and get a motel room and stay overnight?'.
Larry and Kathy (his wife) were both close friends of mine. I thought a lot of them. I still do.
It started as a hobby when I was a kid, and I'm finishing as a hobby.
It was junk. The motor was broken out of place, the front end was smashed. It was only a couple of hours before the race, so I thought we were done.
I said we've got to fix it good enough to be able to get it back on the truck. We did that, and had a little time left. I thought, Hey, let's work on it a little more and get it good enough so we can get some starting money.' .
We're pretty excited. It's going to be fun.
I love Wisconsin, but it made my life better (when he went to Cup racing). I had done about everything in short tracks that you can do. It was a new challenge for me to come down here and it gave me a new look on life. It was a different battlefield that gave me a new lease on life.
Some pushers are way better than others.
I feel I have lived during one of the best eras of racing there ever was. From Rudolph, Wis., to Daytona, it has increased 1,000-fold. When I first started racing you were looked down upon. Now, you're a celebrity and I'm not just talking about myself. Even if racing hadn't gotten so popular, I would still have done it.