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In 2024, let's not take for granted racing's living legends

Related Topics: Cale Yarborough, Gil de Ferran

As the race shops and racetracks of the world begin to fill up with the racket and noise of crew members working and the roar of preseason testing, before we stand on the loud pedal of the 2024 motorsports calendar, let's take a moment to pause and make ourselves a quiet promise to keep in the year ahead. Don't take for granted the people who are still here with us.

Over the holidays, auto racing lost a pair of driving titans. The first was on Dec. 29, when Indy 500 and two-time IndyCar champion Gil de Ferran died at the age of 56, suffering a heart attack while behind the wheel during a private racing event in Florida.