Born: August 26, 1934
Hometown: Inman, South Carolina
Family:áSingle, 1 child
2013: Tied his career-best points finish of 11th in his final year of competition. The 79-year-old Inman, S.C. stock car legend made his final start of his career ináthe season finale at Kansas Speedway where he finished a respectable 18th.
2012: Finished 14th in series driver points. Drove Ford fielded by his own team, Hylton Motorsports. Crew chief is son James Hylton, Jr. Celebrated his 78th birthday on August 26, day of the race event at Madison where he finished 22nd.
2011: Finished a career-best 11th in series driver points...Drove Fords fielded by his own team, Hylton Motorsports...Finished a season-best 17th at Winchester.
2010: Finished 19th in series driver points...Drove Fords fielded by his own team, Hylton Motorsports...Finished a season-best 18th at Toledo.
2009: Finished a career-best 15th in series driver points...Drove Fords fielded by his own team, Hylton Motorsports...Finished a season-best 15th at Talladega, on the lead lap.
2008: Finished 27th in series driver points... Drove Fords fielded by his own team, Hylton Motorsports...Finished a season-best 19th at Cayuga Motor Speedway.
OVERALL BIO: After a long storied career in NASCAR and ARCA, 79-year-old James Hylton, the oldest driver to ever compete in ARCA competition,ámade his final professional stock car start in the ARCA race at Kansas in 2013 where he finished 18th. The Inman, S.C. stock car legend also finished a career-tying best 11th in ARCA national championship driver points in 2013. He also finished 11th in ARCA driver points in 2011, 14th in driver points Ĺ12, 15th in driver points '09. In 167 career series starts since 1975, his best finish is 6th at Daytona Int'l Speedway '75. He also finished 14th at Pocono Raceway '89, 14th at Pocono '97, 15th at Talladega Superspeedway '09, 15th on Des Moines, Iowa street course '94, 16th at Kansas Speedway '03, 17th at Chicagoland Speedway '13, 17th at Madison Int'l Speedway '13, 18th at New Jersey Motorsports Park road course '13, 18th at Salem Speedway '99, 19th at Elko Speedway '13, 19th at Winchester Speedway '13, 19th at Cayuga Motor Speedway '08, and 20th at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola FL '94. Finished 13th in ARCA car owner points 3 times in '02, '01 & '98. Also finished 14th in ARCA car owner points '00 and 19th in '03 & '99. Veteran of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series '66-'94. Finished runner-up to David Pearson in Sprint Cup points and won Rookie of the Year honors same year '66. Also finished runner-up in points to Richard Petty in '67 & '71. More than 600 career Sprint Cup starts. 2-time Sprint Cup winner at Talladega '72 and Richmond '70. 140 career Sprint Cup top-5 finishes and 321 top-10s. First race 1952.