Probably one of the most famous race car drivers in the world is Scott Gragson. He has had a career in the sport since he was a child and has won numerous races. He has also fought with other race car drivers. His net worth is estimated to be around $4 million.
About scott gragson
Known as a philanthropist and local businessman, Scott Gragson is an influential figure in the Las Vegas community. He is the Executive Vice President of Colliers International’s Las Vegas Land Division. He is also a Board member of the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada. He is married to Jill Gragson and has two children. He has an estimated net worth of $279 million.
Gragson was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after an accident on Thursday. The crash occurred in Summerlin, Nevada. He was driving a Range Rover SVR and lost control. The SUV slammed into several trees. Gragson’s passengers were ejected.
The accident caused a lot of injuries. One victim, a 36-year-old woman named Melissa Newton, died. Another victim, Greg Tassi, suffered minor injuries. During the wreck, Scott Gragson rushed to the side of the victims.
After the accident, Gragson was charged with six counts of drunken driving. He was sentenced to eight to twenty years in prison. His legal team asked for a shorter sentence, but the judge rejected the request.
Gragson was arrested and charged with DUI causing death, DUI causing substantial bodily harm, and DUI causing serious bodily harm. He pleaded guilty to the DUI charges. The prosecutors requested a sentence of 10 to 25 years in prison.
Scott Gragson was sentenced to eight to twenty years in jail on April 12. The judge, Michael Villani, ordered him to serve eight to twenty years in prison.
The judge also ordered Gragson to pay $21 million in legal fees to the family of Melissa Newton. Gragson’s legal team asked for a sentence of six to fifteen years, but the judge rejected the request. He is expected to pay the Newton family $21 million in May 2020.
Gragson started his career in Bandoleros at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring when he was 13 years old. He also participated in the INEX Legends auto racing series. He qualified eighth at Kentucky Speedway and finished 14th at Watkins Glen International. He competed in two races in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in 2015. In 2015, Gragson joined Mason Mitchell Motorsports in the ARCA Racing Series.
Having spent over two decades at some of the best financial institutions in the country, Scott Graham has accumulated a wealth of knowledge. This includes a Bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois. He has also honed his skills in the convention and trade show business. Currently, Scott Graham serves as the Assistant Director of Events at the Notre Dame Institute of Advanced Study. In addition, he is the client development officer for the M&A Escrow and Paying agent group.
As a bona fide philanthropist, Scott has a knack for creating innovative and unique grant opportunities. In 2013, eight charitable agencies received a combined total of $650,000 in grant awards.
In fact, one of the most rewarding aspects of Scott’s job is working with a wide range of nonprofit organizations with no prior ties. This allows him to give back to his community with passion. For example, he has partnered with Sweet Relief, an organization founded by musician Victoria Williams, to create a fund for musicians suffering from multiple sclerosis. The bill is set to ring in the new year, with a hefty $10,000 grant going to the cause.
Scott Graham has also mastered the art of creating events that have a “wow!” factor. This is not a small feat considering his background in the convention and trade show industry. From coordinating the most successful “WOW!”-themed events to building a strong interdisciplinary research community, Scott has learned how to make his mark.
The most interesting thing about Scott’s philanthropy is how well he has been able to translate his passion for the arts and sciences into action. For example, he has teamed up with the District of Columbia College Access Program (DC-CAP) to help area youth complete college. The program is a great example of how a philanthropist’s efforts can have a huge impact on local youth.
Amongst his many contributions to society, Scott’s most prominent role is a father and husband. He has two kids. This is obviously a large responsibility, but one that he values greatly. He has a strong commitment to family and friends and his community is praying for him to return home safely.
Career as a race car driver
Whether you’re into drag racing or you’re just a fan of cars, there’s no denying that Scott Graham has an impressive career as a race car driver. A former Los Angeles County Sheriff, Graham races his 1967 Plymouth Barracuda around American drag strips. Besides his racing career, Graham also works as a drug prevention instructor and offers training to kids. He also has an impressive list of contacts in the industry.
While it’s not surprising to find a driver who’s built a sports car that is on display at the local dealership, it’s a bit of a surprise to find that Graham’s career has also spanned two decades. He’s been a narcotist, a builder and a drag racing legend.
He was also the first person to win the Monaco Grand Prix. That’s not a particularly surprising fact because Graham Hill won the same event in F1 and he’s also the only person to win the ‘Triple Crown’.
However, Graham’s most impressive claim is that he has built and driven a car that has been deemed a model by the auto industry. That’s a rather impressive claim for someone who has spent the last two decades building and racing sports cars.
The first car to hit the scene is a 1967 Plymouth Barracuda that Graham has been racing around American drag strips in. The car is a legend on the circuit, with Graham’s name emblazoned on the front. Besides racing in the car, Graham also has a job at the Los Angeles Sheriff Department, which is why he’s still racing a Barracuda.
The other impressive thing about Graham’s career is the fact that he’s won five Indy car races since 2015. The most impressive of these wins was the most recent. He won the race on Belle Isle by more than a full second. That’s not an unusual feat for an Indy car driver to do. He’s also won a number of races in Japan.
Besides racing and building cars, Graham has also taught kids about the ‘old-fashioned’ ways to fight crime. Unlike some drivers who hire an agent, Graham isn’t a paid shill.
Fights with fellow racers
During the 1993 season, Scott Graham had a breakout year on the Grand National circuit. He won six main events in a row and broke the record for the longest gap between championships in Grand National racing history. The rider also received the AMA’s Athlete of the Year award. After all, he had the greatest season in the 79-year history of the Grand National.
Although he had a great year, the story of Scott Graham’s life didn’t end there. He faced personal demons and battled alcoholism. He also faced countless injuries. He also battled fiercely competitive rivals in the racing world. In the end, he was able to overcome his personal struggles and become the 1993 Grand National Champion.
After the 1993 season, Graham was able to turn his life around. He was able to get his life together and become the person he always wanted to be. He also stayed loyal to his fans and was approachable. He never acted like he was a self-important figure. His teammates were also happy to see him change. He became a legend in his own right. In fact, he was so popular that he switched to Honda-backed racing team in 1992. That year, he also became the first privateer to win a Grand National championship.