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Charles Edward (Ed) Whitaker (June 27, 1939 – August 22, 2014) was an American stock car team owner. A native of Bristol, Virginia,[1] he fielded a team in the NASCAR Busch Series for 20 seasons, with drivers including Dale Earnhardt Jr., Mark Martin, Alan Kulwicki, and Davey Allison. Whitaker's team scored 28 wins in the series, with 20 of them by Harry Gant.[2] Whitaker also fielded a car for six races in the Winston Cup Series between 1978 and 1980 with driver John Utsman.[3]

Ed Whitaker
BornJune 1938
DiedAugust 22, 2014(2014-08-22) (aged 76)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationNASCAR team owner

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  1. ^ Castle, Kevin (August 22, 2014). "Former NASCAR car owner and Bristol native Ed Whitaker dies". Bristol Herald Courier. Bristol, VA. Retrieved 2014-08-23.
  2. ^ Bonkowski, Jerry (August 22, 2014). "Longtime Busch Series owner Ed Whitaker passes away". MotorSports Talk. NBC Sports. Retrieved 2014-08-23.
  3. ^ Jensen, Tom (August 22, 2014). "Former NASCAR team owner Ed Whitaker dies". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2014-08-23.

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