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Earl Wagner, Legendary Sprint Car Driver, Dies


A legendary sprint car driver, former Marion County Supervisor, and former mayor of Pleasantville passed away Thursday. That’s according to Ralph Capitani, Knoxville Raceway Race Director. He says of the news of Earl Wagner’s death still comes as a shock. Wagner was suffering from medical complications over an extended period.

A mural to the legendary driver will soon be completed in Pleasantville, and the set dedication date is to be annouonced.