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Encyclopedia > Shorty Rollins

Lloyd George "Shorty" Rollins (April 3, 1929 - December 28, 1998) April 3 is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 272 days remaining. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... December 28 is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 3 days remaining. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


Lloyd George Rollins nicknamed "Shorty", born in Granbury, Texas was the first official NASCAR Rookie of the Year. He began stock car racing in Corpus Christi, Texas and that led to great success and to NASCAR Grand National. His rookie year 1958, he had 1 win, 12 top five finishes and 22 top ten finishes in 29 starts with car owner Spook Crawford. Won the first stock car race at the Daytona International Speedway, a 100-lap preliminary run to the first Daytona 500 in 1959. He made 43 starts in three professional seasons and earned $17,018. He left racing in 1960 with just 4 starts and settled in Pensacola, Florida with his wife Mozelle, where he established Hurricane Fence Industries. He was a resident of Pensacola until his death at the age of 69. Official language(s) English (de facto) See also languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... The NASCAR Rookie of the Year Award is presented to the first-year driver that has the best season in a NASCAR season. ... Nickname: Sparkling City by the Sea Location in the state of Texas Counties Nueces County Mayor Henry Garrett Area    - City 1,192. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Daytona International Speedway is a superspeedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... Pensacola is the name of several cities as well as other things: Pensacola (tribe), a group of Native Americans A number of places in the U.S. state of Florida: Pensacola, Florida An area airport, see Pensacola Regional Airport. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Pensacola is the name of several cities as well as other things: Pensacola (tribe), a group of Native Americans A number of places in the U.S. state of Florida: Pensacola, Florida An area airport, see Pensacola Regional Airport. ...


Sources & References

  • NASCAR.com
  • Career statistics at Racing-Reference.info

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AugustaSports.Com: The Augusta Chronicle's Sports Coverage: Stewart is NASCAR's new underdog 11/11/99 (723 words)
His orange and white Pontiac Grand Prix is fourth in the current point standings - one spot ahead of Gordon - and he's poised to be only the third rookie in NASCAR history to finish in the top five in points.
James Hylton finished second in 1966, and Shorty Rollins finished fourth in 1958, but both of those came when championships were determined by miles completed, not finishing positions.
Hylton failed to win during his rookie campaign; Rollins won once.
MTV.com - Movies - Daddy, I'm Their Mama Now (168 words)
When the wife of country & western singer Shorty Rollins (Trey Wilson) dies, Shorty's daughter, Retta (Mallie Jackson), magnanimously volunteers to assume the task of raising her two younger brothers.
Things come to a near-tragic head during one of the Rollins kids' clandestine midnight swims in their neighbor's pool.
Daddy, I'm Their Mama Now is based on Betsy Byars' novel The Night Swimmers, which is also the title of the 30-minute VHS version of this ABC Afterschool Special.
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