This photo provided by Don Prudhomme Racing shows Don Prudhomme posed at his shop in Vista, Calif., in March 2018. Don Prudhomme had no clue what he was doing the first time he entered the Baja 1000. The legendary drag racer made it about 100 miles before blowing an engine. Now, 50 years later, he gets to try again. The 77-year-old Prudhomme will return to Baja for the Mexican 1000 next week, his first competitive race since retiring from NHRA in 1994.
This photo provided by Don Prudhomme Racing shows Don Prudhomme posed at his shop in Vista, Calif., in March 2018. Don Prudhomme had no clue what he was doing the first time he entered the Baja 1000. The legendary drag racer made it about 100 miles before blowing an engine. Now, 50 years later, he gets to try again. The 77-year-old Prudhomme will return to Baja for the Mexican 1000 next week, his first competitive race since retiring from NHRA in 1994. Don Prudhomme Racing via AP Donna Prudhomme
This photo provided by Don Prudhomme Racing shows Don Prudhomme posed at his shop in Vista, Calif., in March 2018. Don Prudhomme had no clue what he was doing the first time he entered the Baja 1000. The legendary drag racer made it about 100 miles before blowing an engine. Now, 50 years later, he gets to try again. The 77-year-old Prudhomme will return to Baja for the Mexican 1000 next week, his first competitive race since retiring from NHRA in 1994. Don Prudhomme Racing via AP Donna Prudhomme

Drag racing legend Prudhomme returns to Baja 50 years later

April 13, 2018 04:47 PM