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Stunt driver Hose Wise burned at Myrtle Beach Speedway; Jeff Green wins at Myrtle Beach 250

Henry Fredrick “Hose” Wise has died. He was 43.

Wise was also nicknamed Hank. He lived in different parts of the United States including Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina.

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The Western Carolina Trucking Company employed Wise as a truck driver. On his regular route, he traveled through Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA to Birmingham, Alabama, USA to Nashville, Tennessee.

While working as a truck driver, Wise also worked as a stunt driver on the side. Just 13 days after his birthday in 1999, he was burned to death in a stunt car accident at Myrtle Beach Speedway on U.S. Route 501 near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

The car Wise was driving stalled. It was engulfed in flames before he could escape.

It was alleged that the car was purchased from a scrap yard. Wise had no flame retardant suit when he was burned.

Before working for the Western Carolina Trucking Company, Wise had a criminal history in Florida, North Carolina and Georgia, USA. Among the crimes he committed were assault, theft and obstruction of a police officer.

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Built in 1958, Myrtle Beach Speedway was originally named Rambi Raceway. The speedway was a semi-banked asphalt oval track that spans 0.866 kilometers.

From 1958 through 1965, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) Cup Series competed at Myrtle Beach Speedway. In 1988, the NASCAR Busch Series started racing at the speedway.

On June 17, 2000, the final Myrtle Beach 250 was held at Myrtle Beach Speedway. It was Jeff Green, 37, who won the pole.

Green’s brothers David Green, 42, and Mark Green, 41, are also professional stock car racing drivers. They were all born in Owensboro, Kentucky, USA.

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