Former ARCA racer Raymond dies

Former race car driver Lee Raymond of Dayton died Thursday evening after a battle with cancer. He was 59.

Raymond was a regular at area tracks and later toured with the ARCA Series, winning points titles in 1985 and 1986. He was also the ARCA Rookie of the Year in 1982. Among his many highlights, Raymond finished 26th in the 1989 Daytona 500. He is also a member of the Dayton Speedway and Kil-Kare Speedway halls of fame. Followng his racing career Raymond served as the race director at Kil-Kare.

Funeral arrangements are pending.