Action Racing Rob Moroso 2013 Peak 1:24 Scale Diecast Car

Action Racing Rob Moroso 2013 Peak 1:24 Scale Diecast Car

Action Racing Rob Moroso 2013 Peak 1:24 Scale Diecast Car

Rob Moroso (September 26, 1968 – September 30, 1990) was a NASCAR racing driver who was champion of the NASCAR Busch Series (now Xfinity Series) in 1989, and was posthumously awarded the 1990 NASCAR Winston Cup (now Sprint Cup Series) Rookie of the Year award. A promising young driver, he was killed in a traffic accident on roads near his hometown of Terrell, North Carolina.
Born in Greenwich, Connecticut, he was the son of Dick Moroso, founder of Moroso Performance, suppliers of aftermarket automotive parts, and former owner of Moroso Motorsports Park in Jupiter, Florida.
Moroso made his debut in the Busch Series at Orange County Speedway in North Carolina in 1986. two days after his 18th birthday. Driving the #23 Old Milwaukee Chevrolet, he qualified an impressive sixth, but finished 21st after suspension issues.
Moroso made his debut in Winston Cup in 1988 at Charlotte in the #47 Peak Antifreeze Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports, finishing 14th.[8] He would race one more time in 1988 and ran two races in 1989 as a warm up for the following season. Moroso declared he was running for Rookie of the Year in the 1990 season, driving the #20 Crown Central Petroleum Oldsmobile for his father. The highlight of the season was a ninth place finish in the Pepsi Firecracker 400 at Daytona.
In 1989 Moroso, was vying with veteran driver Tommy Houston for the championship in the final race of the year, at Martinsville Speedway. Houston’s engine failed during the race, while Moroso finished third and won the title by 55 points from Houston. At the time Moroso was the youngest champion in the history of NASCAR.[4][8] Moroso won a total of six races from 1988 to 1989, including 3 consecutive at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and was voted the most popular driver on the circuit.

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