Mark Story

June 25, 2012

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

From 1979-84, the late Harry Ranier, a Prestonsburg native and one-time coal operator, owned a NASCAR race team that dominated the Daytona 500.

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About Mark Story

Mark Story


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.