Love was one of the state’s most versatile drivers, winning races and championships on both dirt and asphalt tracks. He won more than 450 feature races, 26 track championships and two Winston Racing Series titles.
He began racing in 1972 at Athens Speedway after his driving talents surfaced in a special race for mechanics. He won 13 out of 30 races that first year and was a winner for the rest of his career. By 1986, Love had won 13 track championships, including four at Lanier Speedway, four at Anderson Motor Speedway, three at Athens Speedway and two at Lavonia Speedway.
He switched to asphalt racing in 1987 with the paving of several local tracks including Lanier Raceway, Anderson Speedway and Lavonia Speedway and continued winning races and championships.
In 2006, he was named one of the All-Time Top 25 drivers in NASCAR’s Whelen All-American Series, joining a notable list of drivers including Denny Hamlin, Ted Christopher, Clint Bowyer, Greg Biffle, the late Richie Evans and the late Larry Phillips.