NHRA Pro Stock driver V. Gaines announces retirement

V. Gaines heads for a pass during the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

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NHRA Pro Stock racer V. Gaines has announced his retirement, effective immediately.

In a statement, Gaines was grateful for his time in the sport and the relationships he made along the way.

"Well over 20 years ago we started this racing adventure," Gaines said. "We have made some amazing friends along the way, met some of the most loyal fans a race team could ever want to have, we have formed a partnership with Kendall Motor Oil that will never be forgotten. We have always taken our racing serious but more important we have always raced to enjoy weekends and have some fun.

"This decision is purely based on the fact the fun has left this chapter in life. We are thankful for all the support from our friends, fans, and family, and most of all from Kendall Motor Oil."

Gaines won four career Pro Stock races during his career.

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