Driver Cale Yarborough, left, got a hug from team owner Harry Ranier after winning the Daytona 500 in 1983. Yarborough and Ranier, a 
Prestonsburg native who made millions in the coal business, also won the Daytona 500 in 1984. Ranier died in 1999.
Driver Cale Yarborough, left, got a hug from team owner Harry Ranier after winning the Daytona 500 in 1983. Yarborough and Ranier, a Prestonsburg native who made millions in the coal business, also won the Daytona 500 in 1984. Ranier died in 1999.
Driver Cale Yarborough, left, got a hug from team owner Harry Ranier after winning the Daytona 500 in 1983. Yarborough and Ranier, a Prestonsburg native who made millions in the coal business, also won the Daytona 500 in 1984. Ranier died in 1999.

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Mark Story: Kentucky native Ranier dreamed of NASCAR success, then he made it happen

June 25, 2012 11:04 PM

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I am a native Kentuckian, a graduate of North Hardin High School (Radcliff) and the University of Kentucky. I came to the Herald-Leader in the glamorous position of agate clerk on Aug. 27, 1990. Since that time, I’ve worked as small-college beat reporter, sports enterprise/investigative reporter and, since August, 2001, as a full-time sports columnist.