After an All-Pro career in the NFL with the Los Angeles Rams, Les Richter went on to run Riverside International Raceway and Auto Club Speedway. "He had a huge impact on motor sports in California," said Ken Clapp, a retired NASCAR executive and longtime friend of Richter's. "He was sort of a godfather out here for NASCAR, and a mentor to all those who followed him." Richter died today at Riverside Community Hospital after suffering a brain aneurysm Friday.
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