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Jack Hewitt

Jack Hewitt Tell All Book Set for January Release - Fishers, Indiana, 01/03/03 – As auto racer Jack Hewitt prepares for the release of his autobiography later this month, he says there will be at least three groups of people when the book is out. One, those who are in the book and they’re mad; two, those who aren’t in the book, and they’re mad; and three, those who aren’t in the book, and they’re relieved. Hewitt’s Law is set for release in late January, and the 400-page volume promises to be a tell-all tome spanning three decades of the sport across some of auto racing’s most exciting episodes. (read the whole release)

He has the most career victories in the history of the United States Auto Club. He's won two national Silver Crown championships, is the second all-time winner in USAC Sprints and is the only man ever to win all four races the same year at the USAC Four Crown Nationals at Eldora. He did that in 1998, the same year he became — at age 46 — the oldest rookie ever to qualify for the Indianapolis 500, where he finished 12th. Just recently he was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. - Tom Archdeacon

Jack Hewitt continues to rehab from his Indiana Sprint Week injuries. Tom Archdeacon of the Dayton, (OH.) Daily News, wrote a feature on Jack (you can read the deal here).

Hewitt Improving - By Dick Jordan - 07/24/02 - Jack Hewitt, injured in Monday night's USAC Sprint car race at North Vernon, Ind., has been upgraded to "serious but stable" condition at Indianapolis Methodist Hospital. Jack, winner of 76 USAC National feature events during his career, suffered a neck injury and is scheduled for neck surgery Friday afternoon. He remains in the hospital's critical care unit but has made dramatic daily improvement and is in great spirits. He is conscious and talking to family members and doctors and is responding to all treatment. USAC's Valvoline "Indiana Sprint Week" continues Thursday at Lawrenceburg Speedway and concludes with Friday, Saturday and Sunday night races at Bloomington, Terre Haute and Kokomo respectively.

...2002: Jack Hewitt, the winningest driver in series history, with 23 career wins,was one of four USAC Silver Crown champions in the show. Hewitt's only pavement Silver Crown win came at Richmond, Va. in 1995, a race in which he started 25th! He was seeking a career record 162nd start at Nazareth and was the only driver entered who raced on the dirt at Nazareth when the Silver Crown Series visited in the 1980s.