July 3, 1942—September 21, 2004

Larry Phillips has been involved with auto racing for more than 40 years. A Southwest Missouri native, Phillips has driven his #75 race car to more than 2,500 wins at the Bolivar Speedway USA, Fairgrounds Speedway in Springfield, Lebanon I-44 Speedway and at asphalt tracks all over the United States. He has won five Winston Racing Series Short Track National Championships and seven regional NASCAR Championships. He has served as a mentor for a number of racers including Rusty Wallace, Kenny Wallace, Mark Martin, Kenny Schrader and countless others.