The Toledo native was a national sprint car champion, chief steward with USAC for 15 years and ARCA Commissioner over the years. He won the 1973 USAC National Sprint Car champion, his 32 career USAC
sprint wins and his Silver Crown accomplishments were highlights of his career. Beale was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 1996.
Beale was a regular at Anderson Speedway during the annual Little 500 for many years after his victory.
In other racing news:
• The Herald Bulletin and all Indiana newspapers owned by CNHI have decided to discontinue the Fantasy Racing contest.
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