This photo collection that I related to in the Wally Meskowski thread has several photo albums filled with photos of James McElreath, son of Jim. There are shots of him in the number 26 Eagle at Indy and in various sprint cars. One of the sprint cars is a blue and white number eight, at speed, in the pits, and broken and hanging from a tree which I assume is the aftermath of the wreck that killed him at Winchester.
Jim and James were to be Indy's first father and son to race together at Indy in 1978 or '79, (I'm not certain) but James some how injured his hand and was not able to compete at Indy. He died later that year. Is the account I have shared accurate? Does anyone have any more details about the short life and career of James McElreath?