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Title: David Poole
Post by: shawn on April 28, 2009, 08:13:37 PM
Sad News - David Poole: David Poole, NASCAR Writer for Charlotte Observer for the last 13 years, passed away today. David was one the first writers to ever help Jayski.com and myself back in 1997. No word on arrangements. Thoughts go out to David's family.(4-28-2009)

Wow, I haven't found any other information on this, but this came as a surprise. 

RIP David


Title: Re: David Poole
Post by: Cheryl on April 28, 2009, 08:21:41 PM
Oh my God! 

I haven't had 128 on all day, so I hadn't heard about this at all!

What happened?

Cheryl


Title: Re: David Poole
Post by: shawn on April 28, 2009, 08:49:03 PM
Looks to be an apparent Heart Attack

http://www.thatsracin.com/140/story/7989.html



Title: Re: David Poole
Post by: cowboy271 on April 28, 2009, 11:31:35 PM
An unfortunate loss to real NASCAR fans.  I read his last column a couple hours ago and couldn't agree more with him.  His insight and factual reporting as opposed to hinging every word on the NASCAR  PR wagon will be sorely missed.  My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones.

James


Title: Re: David Poole
Post by: Cheryl on April 29, 2009, 01:08:47 PM
They just said on his show (the Morning Drive) that his wife found him in his home "studio" after the show went off the air yesterday.  According to Mike Bagley, she said she wasn't even sure if he had finished the show when she first found him.  How very sad for his wife and family... :'(

Cheryl


Title: Re: David Poole
Post by: super61 on April 30, 2009, 03:49:55 AM
david will surely be missed by many fans. he was one of the few who held nascar to the stone. god speed, david, god speed

ken


Title: Re: David Poole
Post by: shawn on May 06, 2009, 07:06:54 PM
Over on digitialradio.com, someone posted links to David's final show, as well as 2 of his dramatic readings. 

http://www.digitalradiocentral.com/nascar/4935-david-poole-recordings.html

You don't need to sign up do download them, but there is a 50 second wait before you can download them.