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Title: More Sad News
Post by: Cheryl on May 07, 2009, 12:26:54 PM
From Jayski:

"Former NASCAR Driver Kevin Grubb found dead: Suspended Nationwide Series driver Kevin Grubb was found dead on Wednesday in a Richmond, Va., area hotel. He was 31. Henrico Co. Lt. Richard Cosby said Grubb was discovered at the Alpine Motel just outside of Richmond at 11:30 a.m. The cause of death has not been released pending the notification of next to kin, but Cosby said no foul play was suspected. Grubb was indefinitely suspended by NASCAR on Sept. 11, 2006 after his second violation of NASCAR's substance abuse policy. Grubb, the younger brother of former NASCAR driver Wayne Grubb, began his Nationwide career in 1997 with four starts for Grubb Motorsports. He ran in 16 Nationwide events for his father's team in 1998 with a top finish of second at Dover. Grubb drove for Brewco Motorsports from 1999 through 2001, collecting 18 top 10s. After several failed seasons with two other teams he was scheduled to drive for Team Reno Motorsports in 2004, but failed a substance abuse test in March and was suspended. The suspension in 2006 came after Grubb refused to take a drug test following a second-lap crash at Richmond. Failure to take the tests is considered an automatic failed test. The next day Grubb claimed that he declined the test because of a concussion suffered during the accident and offered to take a test at that time. He reportedly claimed no memory of the refusal due to the head injury. Grubb was a native of Mechanicsville, Va., a suburb of Richmond.(ESPN)(5-7-2009)"

What a shame and a waste!  Kevin was the teammate with Casey Atwood at Brewco and had a lot of good runs in the Busch Series.  Those two were a powerful team there for a couple of years back when the Cup guys didn't dominate the series.  Very sad to see someone so young throw away their future and now lose his life... :'(

Cheryl


Title: Re: More Sad News
Post by: Lou on May 07, 2009, 12:33:26 PM

Article in Richmond newspaper - http://www.timesdispatch.com/rtd/sports/motor_sports/article/GRUB07_20090507-003204/266291/

Kevin Grubb stats - http://racing-reference.info/driver?id=grubbke01



Title: Re: More Sad News
Post by: Cheryl on May 11, 2009, 02:21:02 PM
This was a nice gesture by the Curb Racing team (even though they aren't the same organization that Kevin drove for).  Not sure if TV mentioned this or not...

http://www.scenedaily.com/news/articles/nationwideseries/Baker_Curb_Racing_to_honor_Kevin_Grubb.html

Cheryl