Harry Melling (NASCAR owner)
Melling graduated from Ferris State University. Melling succeeded his father Benjamin as President of The Melling Tool Company in 1975. Melling Tool is a maker of automotive products. Melling also owned Treetops Sylvan Resort in Gaylord, Michigan, turning a small local ski hill into a national skiing and golfing destination.
NASCAR team owner
Melling died of a heart attack in at his golf courseGaylord, Michigan. At the Michigan race, two weeks later which is usually the team's homecoming. The team raced a red and white Cartoon Network(the sponsor in the 1999 season) with the teams driver Jerry Nadeau. On the decklid, a decal said "To Harry! We miss you". Harry's favorite colors were red and white, and semi-served as a team throwback. His son, Mark ran his team for a few more years.
- Posthumously inducted in the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame (2004)
- Melling was named one of NASCAR's "40 most important people in NASCAR history" by Winston Cup Scene, an industry NASCAR magazine, in 1997.
- Moore, Terry. "Harry Melling: 1945-1999". Michigan Golfer.
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