Ex-Chicken Farmer Wins Greatest Race in World

On June 21, 1959, Carroll Shelby and a co-driver finished first in the most grueling road race of them all — the 24 hours at Le Mans.  But a year later, a bad heart forced the popular Texan to quit racing for good.

So Shelby turned to designing classic “muscle cars” and perfecting the chili concoction that still bears his name.  He lived the last 22 years of his life with the heart of a Las Vegas gambler and the last 16 with a son’s kidney before dying in 2012 at the age of 89;

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