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NBA's Larry Nance Killer Drag Racer ... Says Ex-Teammate

4/7/2016 7:44 AM PDT

NBA's Larry Nance -- Killer Drag Racer ... Says Ex-Teammate (VIDEO)

Did you know ... former NBA star Larry Nance is a big time drag racer?? 

It's true ... according to his former Cleveland Cavs teammate and NASCAR team owner Brad Daugherty

Brad -- a former 3-time NBA All Star -- is huge in the racing world ... so we asked if there were any basketball players who had secret driving skills. 

That's when Brad brought up 57-year-old Nance -- father of Lakers prodigy Larry Nance Jr. -- who's been a beast in the drag racing world for decades. 

"He's a big time drag racer," Daugherty said. 

Turns out, Nance turned pro back in '96 -- and took 1st place at the International Hot Rod Association's All ProWinter National. Not bad ... 

By the way, we found some video of Nance racing back in the day (late 80s or early 90s) ... enjoy! 

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