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Title: "We Race in Their Memory"
Post by: Lou on April 01, 2008, 04:22:31 PM
The reason why the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series exists. Here's an article from USAR.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Myrtle Beach, S.C. - Fifteen years ago today, Alan Kulwicki, the 1992 Winston Cup Champion, Dan Duncan, Charlie Campbell and Mark Brooks, son of the late Hooters of America CEO Bob Brooks and brother of current Hooters CEO Coby Brooks, were lost in a plane crash on their way to Bristol, Tennessee.

"I would like everyone to take a moment today remember these men," said Gene Cox, USAR President. "They are the reason this series exists."

The Hooters Pro Cup Series was created as a living tribute to these "Four Champions" Each of them has a Championship Series event dedicated to their memory and the Four Championsí crest adorns every car that competes in the series.

Title: Re: "We Race in Their Memory"
Post by: Desmond on April 01, 2008, 04:45:07 PM
Lou, thank you.  I was to post something like this later today.

I was not a huge NASCAR fan at the time, but the reality that the defending champion of the biggest series in all of stock-car racing was taken from us was jarring.  And in a real sense NASCAR has never been the same.  He was the last champion driver to be also a team owner, perhaps for all time.


Title: Re: "We Race in Their Memory"
Post by: Vivian on April 01, 2008, 08:38:12 PM
I miss Alan


Title: Re: "We Race in Their Memory"
Post by: sally on April 01, 2008, 11:55:59 PM
Watching the Hooters transporter leave Bristol after doing the 'Polish Victory Lap' was one of the saddest things I remember seeing.