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Neil Castles Dies: Stuntman In Elvis Presley’s ‘Speedway’, Actor, NASCAR Driver Was 88

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Neil Castles, a NASCAR driver who later worked in films as a stuntman, transportation coordinator and actor, died today at 88.

His death was reported by journalist Deb Williams.Castles, nicknamed “Soapy,” was a NASCAR Cup Series driver from 1957 to 1976.

He made 498 starts, but never won a race. His best-career finish was second on four occasions. He did manage 51 top fives, 178 top 10s and finished in the top five in points in 1969 and 1970.While still involved in NASCAR, Castles became a film industry stunt driver, mostly for movies about racing produced in the 1960s and ’70s.

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