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Brock Yates Dies: Auto Racing Journalist & Founder Of The Cannonball Run Was 82

Brock Yates, a legendary automobile racing journalist and author who conceived of the cross-country race popularly known as the Cannonball Run and who wrote the script for the film series’ first installment, died Wednesday of complications related to Alzheimer’s disease. He was 82. The son of author Raymond F. Yates, Brock was born and raised in Lockport, New York. A graduate of Hobart C
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