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REAL ESTATE
October 6, 1985
Parnelli Jones Inc. has leased a 100,000-square-foot industrial building at 350 Apra St. in the Los Angeles Business Center in Dominguez Hills for its corporate headquarters and distribution center. Crown Associates represented both parties in the 10-year transaction valued at more than $4 million. The building is a development of Overton, Moore & Associates Inc. and Copley Real Estate Advisors.
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SPORTS
November 21, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
The 73rd running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix for U.S. Auto Club midget cars, a Thanksgiving-night tradition in Southern California, is set for Nov. 28 at Perris Auto Speedway in Riverside County. Midget cars are powerful, open-wheel race cars. Many notable drivers from other series have driven in the holiday race during its long history, including A.J. Foyt, Parnelli Jones and NASCAR's Tony Stewart and Kasey Kahne. Last year's winner was Kyle Larson, who this year competed in NASCAR's second-level Nationwide Series and is scheduled to join its premier Sprint Cup series next year.
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SPORTS
June 14, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
"I just want to cry," Parnelli Jones said, and a moment later tears welled in the eyes of the legendary race car driver Thursday. The tears were for veteran driver Jason Leffler, a Long Beach native who died Wednesday night from injuries in a sprint-car racing crash in New Jersey. He was 37 and left behind a 5-year-old son, Charlie. As tributes from the racing community poured in for Leffler, who also raced in all three of NASCAR's national series, his death was acutely felt at Jones' race shop in Torrance.
SPORTS
June 14, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
"I just want to cry," Parnelli Jones said, and a moment later tears welled in the eyes of the legendary race car driver Thursday. The tears were for veteran driver Jason Leffler, a Long Beach native who died Wednesday night from injuries in a sprint-car racing crash in New Jersey. He was 37 and left behind a 5-year-old son, Charlie. As tributes from the racing community poured in for Leffler, who also raced in all three of NASCAR's national series, his death was acutely felt at Jones' race shop in Torrance.
BUSINESS
October 3, 1995 | JACK SEARLES
Parnelli Jones Inc., a Ventura-based operator of a national chain of tire stores, has been commended by the Ventura County Solid Waste Management Department for helping recycle used motor oil. The company says that it collects used oil at all 50 of its stores in California. Parnelli Jones has five units in Ventura County and 96 nationwide.
BUSINESS
November 7, 1995 | JACK SEARLES
Parnelli Jones Inc., a Ventura-based retail tire chain, has opened a new store in downtown Reno. The store, part of Jones' Im-Prov-All division, is the parent company's 94th unit. Jones, founded in 1966 by Indianapolis 500 winner Parnelli Jones, has stores in California, New Mexico, Nevada, Texas, Kansas and Missouri.
BUSINESS
August 13, 1996 | BARBARA MURPHY
Crichton Marshall has been named vice president and chief financial officer for the Ventura-based tire company Parnelli Jones Inc. For the last four years, Marshall has been responsible for the financial control of European retail operations for Continental AG in Hannover, Germany. He also has served as vice president of General Tire Canada in Ontario and executive vice president of Continental Products Corp. in New Jersey. Parnelli Jones has 93 locations in seven states.
BUSINESS
September 28, 1993 | JACK SEARLES
Ventura-based Dob's Tire & Auto Centers is acquiring the entire Parnelli Jones chain of tire stores, but will operate all 94 units of the combined firm under the former racing driver's name. The merger, to be completed in late October, will create a chain with annual sales of more than $80 million in six states, said Daniel Beach, Dob's president and chief executive.
SPORTS
April 26, 1987 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
Parnelli Jones spent the first hour and 50 minutes of the three-hour Parnelli Jones/Firestone Firehawk Endurance race at Riverside International Raceway Saturday afternoon pacing behind the pit wall, checking his watch and craning his neck to see if maybe G.S. Johnson had decided to bring the Nissan 300ZX Turbo in.
SPORTS
November 22, 1990 | SHAV GLICK
Parnelli Jones will be at Ascot Park tonight for the 50th annual Turkey Night Grand Prix midget race, which figures to be the last, since the track is scheduled to close. Jones will be there to accept membership in the Midget Racing Hall of Fame and to swap stories with friends who remember him as the brash kid from Torrance who went on, with the late J.C. Agajanian's help, to win the Indianapolis 500.
SPORTS
February 28, 2005 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
One of the more memorable moments in the Indianapolis 500 winner's circle came in 1969, when car owner Andy Granatelli planted a kiss on driver Mario Andretti. Two years earlier a gearbox problem with three laps remaining had kept Granatelli and driver Parnelli Jones out of the winner's circle. Granatelli was honored Saturday night at the 14th annual Paralysis Project of America sports legends awards dinner at the Omni Hotel, and he was introduced by Jones.
SPORTS
May 24, 2004 | Shav Glick, Times Staff Writer
Parnelli Jones, perhaps the toughest guy to drive at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, was in tears Sunday. His 35-year-old son, P.J., had just qualified for his first Indianapolis 500, 41 years after Parnelli won the race they call the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing." "I never wanted my boys to be race car drivers because I know it's a dangerous sport," Parnelli said, "but this is something special. It will mean a lot to Page." Page Jones, a couple of years younger than P.J.
SPORTS
May 20, 2003 | Shav Glick, Times Staff Writer
A 4-year-old race car built in Glendale, a 29-year-old former jalopy driver from Torrance and a flamboyant Stetson-wearing car owner from San Pedro teamed 40 years ago this week to win one of the most memorable Indianapolis 500s. "Who do you think you are, Parnelli Jones?" was a byword for anyone caught speeding in the 1960s. It was Jones, driving a well-worn Ol' Calhoun, built by A.J. Watson and owned by J.C.
SPORTS
April 24, 2002 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Parnelli Jones is disappointed by the one thing in auto racing that bothers him. NASCAR doesn't send him a hard card that allows him entry into its events. Never mind that Jones won plenty of the organization's stock car races. "CART sends me a hard card every year. So does the IRL. USAC gives me a lifetime card," Jones says, warming up to his subject like an old roadster readying to peel out of pit lane. "NASCAR has never done anything like that for me.
SPORTS
June 9, 2000 | VALERIE GUTIERREZ
The L.A. Ford Street race named past Indianapolis 500 winner Parnelli Jones as its grand marshal on Thursday. "It's a great opportunity to be the grand marshal because I'm too old to drive," Jones said during a news conference at the Coliseum. "So this is a way for me to still be involved in racing." The event, held on Labor Day weekend in previous years, is scheduled for July 15-16. Four divisions of racing will be featured on a course that passes the Coliseum.
SPORTS
April 30, 1999 | MAL FLORENCE
Bernie Lincicome of the Chicago Tribune writes that the great thing about golf is that golfers never go away, unlike athletes in other sports who retire. "They just rent carts and move the tees up. Arnold Palmer is still there to be seen, and Jack Nicklaus will be back. "Julius Boros was an avid fisherman who carried a fishing rod in his golf bag in case of delays near a water hazard. "He was asked when he was going to retire. 'To what?' he asked."
SPORTS
April 25, 1987 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
Parnelli Jones became a racing legend here two decades ago when he won a Times Grand Prix, a NASCAR stock car race and a Trans-Am sedan race on the twisting Riverside International Raceway course. Today, he returns to the track with a day in his name. Two races--the Parnelli Jones Sports 2,000 and the Parnelli Jones Firestone Firehawk Endurance Challenge--will serve as a prelude to Sunday's 10th annual Times Grand Prix of Endurance.
SPORTS
May 20, 2003 | Shav Glick, Times Staff Writer
A 4-year-old race car built in Glendale, a 29-year-old former jalopy driver from Torrance and a flamboyant Stetson-wearing car owner from San Pedro teamed 40 years ago this week to win one of the most memorable Indianapolis 500s. "Who do you think you are, Parnelli Jones?" was a byword for anyone caught speeding in the 1960s. It was Jones, driving a well-worn Ol' Calhoun, built by A.J. Watson and owned by J.C.
SPORTS
April 5, 1998 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While most say they are hoping for dry conditions today for the running of the Grand Prix of Long Beach, excuse P.J. Jones if he says his fingers are crossed, hoping for rain. Jones had the best individual qualifying effort in a provisional session in Toyota's three-year Champ car history on Saturday under wet, slippery conditions. Jones, son of racing legend Parnelli Jones and driver for Dan Gurney's Santa Ana-based All American Racers, was 14th in afternoon qualifying at 89.297 mph.
BUSINESS
August 13, 1996 | BARBARA MURPHY
Crichton Marshall has been named vice president and chief financial officer for the Ventura-based tire company Parnelli Jones Inc. For the last four years, Marshall has been responsible for the financial control of European retail operations for Continental AG in Hannover, Germany. He also has served as vice president of General Tire Canada in Ontario and executive vice president of Continental Products Corp. in New Jersey. Parnelli Jones has 93 locations in seven states.
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