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Dick Hutcherson, 73; won 14 NASCAR races in 1960s

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Former NASCAR driver Dick Hutcherson, who won 14 races in 103 starts in the 1960s, died Sunday at a hospital in Columbia, S.C. He was 73.

Mr. Hutcherson suffered a heart attack while traveling from Florida to North Carolina.

He joined NASCAR in 1964 after racing late models in the Midwest for almost a decade. Mr. Hutcherson finished second in his second career start, then joined the Charlotte-based Holman-Moody team, for which he ran 52 races in 1965.

He served as crew chief for David Pearson in championship seasons of 1968 and 1969, then returned to Holman-Moody as general manager.

In 1971, he and Eddie Pagan formed Hutcherson-Pagan, building race cars used by such drivers as Darrell Waltrip and A.J. Foyt.

Hutcherson-Pagan still supplies parts to race teams with a truck that serves as a rolling warehouse at tracks.

Mr. Hutcherson leaves his wife, Brenda Daugherty Hutcherson; a son, Richard of Gainesville, Fla.; and daughters, Sherry H. Dorothy of Huntersville, N.C., and Cindy H. Adams of Keokuk, Iowa.

A funeral was scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Raymer Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Comers Rock Cemetery in Elk Creek, Va.

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