Neil Castles, a NASCAR driving force who later labored in motion pictures as a stuntman, transportation coordinator and actor, died these days at 88. His demise was once reported via journalist Deb Williams.
Castles, nicknamed “Soapy,” was once a NASCAR Cup Collection driving force from 1957 to 1976. He made 498 begins, however by no means received a race. His best-career end was once 2d on 4 events. He did arrange 51 best fives, 178 best 10s and completed within the best 5 in issues in 1969 and 1970.
Whilst nonetheless focused on NASCAR, Castles was a movie trade stunt driving force, most commonly for films about racing produced within the Sixties and ’70s. His movie credit come with Speedway starring Elvis Presley (1968), Greased Lightning starring Richard Pryor (1977), and Six Pack starring Kenny Rogers (1982).
Castles additionally had performing credit in The Evening of the Cat (1973) and Problem (1974), and in addition had more than one transportation division credit as both an image automotive coordinator or driving force. His most up-to-date got here in Hometown (2011) and The Starvation Video games (2012).
Castles was once additionally the topic of a brief tale within the guide American Zoom via Peter Golenbock.
No data on survivors or a memorial provider was once straight away to be had.