Dick May oral history interview, 2008 January 15
Dick May recounts his thirty-year career as a race car driver, competing in NASCAR and locally in New York State. Mr. May discusses growing up on a farm, his military service in the late 1940s, and how early incidences of speeding contributed to his later driving career. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, he became best known as a relief driver, aiding in qualifying and racing other drivers' cars. Mr. May reflects on the role of independents in NASCAR and the many team owners with whom he raced. He also recalls memories of his competitors, moving from New York to Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife, and side advertising jobs he held during his driving career.