Dick Jordan, Longtime USAC Official, Has Passed At 74

A man that held many positions within the USAC organization over 50 years, Dick Jordan has passed away from complications from pancreatic cancer.

Jordan was elected to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2008, and continued to work on behalf of the open-wheel drivers that he loved. He was inducted into the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 2010.

He began working for USAC in December of 1968, using enthusiasm as his key tool in the fight for racing causes. Without a doubt, Jordan put his life into his work for USAC racing. Jordan met his wife at the USAC offices in 1973. He proposed to her at a USAC Midget race in 1974. He even named his son Jim Clark Jordan.

Media members have become used to talking with Jordan, the self-described custodian of USAC. Working primarily as the Vice-President of Communications, he handled every very record for every driver and car owner in the history of the sanctioning body.

Jordan will be remembered as a friend to everyone, one of the most respected people in auto racing, and an expert in USAC statistics and records. The Dick Jordan award, named after him, is dedicated to honoring those that have met the criteria of life-long dedication to the betterment of USAC racing.

OneDirt.com wishes to express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Mr. Dick Jordan.

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Bobby Kimbrough

Bobby grew up in the heart of Illinois, becoming an avid dirt track race fan which has developed into a life long passion. Taking a break from the Midwest dirt tracks to fight evil doers in the world, he completed a full 21 year career in the Marine Corps.
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