Long-time NASCAR inspector and a NASCAR driver and motorcycle racer, Dick Beaty, was born on December 16, 1923.
Beaty in his motorcycle racing days.
Beaty started 38 Grand National and 18 convertible races from 1955 through 1958. His best GN finish was a 5th at Asheville-Weaverville on March 31, 1957. His best convertible finish was a 3rd at Martinsville in 1957 behind winner Bill Amick and Jimmy Massey. From Spartanburg Herald .
Photo from Greg Moore / Perry Allen Wood book "Bud Moore's Right Hand Man" (available on Amazon.com I might add).
Dave Fulton has posted about Dick Beaty a couple of times that I could find:
April 2013 here:
Here is a really good 1991 article from the LA Times about Beaty:
Schaefer: It's not just for racing anymore.
updated by @tmc-chase: 12/16/19 10:19:49AM