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Edward O’Boyle

Edward O’Boyle lived in North Platte during his promotional years. He was named NASCAR’s Midwestern representative at the age of 19, and promoted his first race in 1949. O’Boyle promoted NASCAR Sportsman races in several cities in Nebraska, Colorado and South Dakota. He was awarded the only Grand National (now known as NEXTEL Cup) race to be held in Nebraska -- a 100-mile race at North Platte won by Dick Rathman over Herb Thomas and Lee Petty. O’Boyle was also instrumental in forming the investment group to build Pikes Peak International Raceway. O’Boyle was inducted into the Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 1999.

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The Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame will enshrine six new inductees at the organization’s 21st annual Induction Ceremonies to be held later this year on SATURDAY OCTOBER 27th, 2018 at Courtside Banquet Hall in Lincoln, a NEW LOCATION!! Located at 333 SPEEDWAY CIRCLE #2, LINCOLN, NEBRASKA. Previously, the organization’s annual Induction Ceremonies had been held on a Friday evening at Lincoln Firefighter’s Hall, however timing and space issues prompted the change to a Saturday night at a larger venue.
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