The photo includes not only John at the center, but also the great Roscoe "Pappy" Hough, second from left.
We often tell people how Pappy was a role model for us. We aspire to do what he did -- he remained active late in life, he got out to the races more frequently than men half his age, he did not just sit around.
Flagman Dave Innes, Jr., is at the right. Tragically, Dave would lose his life only a few years later at Wall Stadium, when a Modifed stock car jumped the guardrail and struck Dave as he manned his post in the flagstand.