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John R. Thomas (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

...Church, Rev. John Bolin officiating. Visitation immediately following the service. "J. R." retired as a professional driver from Johnson Motor Lines and was tour coordinator and driver for Thomas Bus Tours until retiring due to declining...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/09/20/obi_476452.shtml
Obituaries
Aquinas' Skylar Robinson continues his drive toward racing stardom

...driving," he said. "There's a whole mechanical side."Robinson's father, Chip Robinson, is a former professional driver who teamed to win the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1987 and 12 Hours of Sebring in 1989, considered two of the biggest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-02-03/aquinas-skylar-robin
Otis Prince

...17, 2014 at 3 p.m. at First Shiloh Baptist Church. Burial will be at Bellview Cemetery. He was a retired professional driver. Survivors are two daughters, Toya Prince, California, Kenya Prince, Texas; siblings, David Dawud Prince...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000169107783
Jeff Burton no longer has a ride for 2014

...victories with RCR.Childress thanked Burton for his role in the organization."Jeff has been nothing but a professional driver, an asset to RCR and a great person for our organization since coming on board in 2005," he said. "We intend...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2013-09-04/jeff-burton-no-longer-has-
Chasing a legacy

...find his favorite driver; he's usually sitting right next to him. The Augustan idolizes his father, former professional driver Chip Robinson. But Skylar doesn't sit around wondering what it would be like to walk in dad's shoes. Instead...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/09/04/oth_471923.shtml
Other sports
David Pearson shows people around Darlington Raceway

...President Jim Hunter kicked over the idea for a couple of years. Other tracks like Daytona had ride-alongs where a professional driver would ferry NASCAR fans around. And drivers like King Richard Petty have long set up driving schools for novices...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/16/oth_233526.shtml
Other sports
Saying it fast doesn't always make it right

...explaining, after a sport utility vehicle pulled some stunts that even four-wheel drive can't accomplish: "Professional driver on closed course. Do not attempt."His very next spot, you might recall, was: "Car will not actually work...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-01-16/saying-it-fast-doesnt-always-
Metro | Glynn Moore | Glynn Moore
Matt Damon on 'Bourne' again, real car crashes and fake Russian dialogue

...basically this 550-horsepower, uh, rocket that attaches itself to a car and pulls the car. So you've got a professional driver in there, and you can do all these things with an actor in the car and a camera in the car that you could never...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/23/mov_423030.shtml
Movies
Lester seeking different legecy

...This is all about racing, not history. "I'd like nothing better than to help Bill get a full-time job as a professional driver. But I'm also smart enough to know that performance sells in this business. If we go into Watkins Glen and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/06/24/oth_264347.shtml
Other sports
Hollywood movies show cars are more than nuts and bolts

...violent cartoon of a movie. GRAND PRIX (1966): A true Hollywood star vehicle, Grand Prix stars James Garner as a professional driver trying to balance his personal life with the hazardous profession he loves. Some of the finest racing footage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/08/uhl_84494.shtml
Steven Uhles