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Earl Wagner, Racing Legend, Dies

Posted: Sunday, September 27th, 2009 at 6:24 am


A legendary sprint car driver, former Marion County Supervisor, and former mayor of Pleasantville passed away Thursday. Ralph Capitani, Knoxville Raceway Race Director, says 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 announced.