Dale Earnhardt Jr Leads NASCAR Reactions as One of “Sports True Independents” Buddy Arrington Passes Away

Tragic news has hit the NASCAR community recently, as former NASCAR driver, Buddy Arrington passed away on August 2. Arrington turned 84 just a few days ago and his absence will be felt. Although he has never won a Cup title in his career, Arrington is a great driver. This is evident by his 103 Top 10 finishes over the course of his 25-year career in the top flight of stock car racing. When the news broke, Dale Earnhardt Jr. led a tribute to the late driver.

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Arrington is probably best known for being a top independent driver in the Cup Series. It should also be mentioned that he often drives Mopar products and many insist that the cars he drives are beautiful. Dale Earnhardt Jr said, “One of the true independent sports. Buddy was always fun to watch. Like all independents of his era, you have to admire the effort and resourcefulness it takes to compete.”

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What else have NASCAR fans said about Buddy Arrington?

Some NASCAR fans have many stories about the 84-year-old and how he rode during the Winston Cup. According to some, he was known for keeping his workshops clean and tidy. Normally, people expect workshops to be a hive of activity with a lot of chaos. However, it is said that under Arrington’s watch, it will be a hive of activity without a hitch.

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Runor also said that on several occasions, he will conduct his own pit stops during the race. One thing is for sure, Buddy Arrington will be missed in the community. In his very first NASCAR Winston Cup race, he stormed to an eighth-place finish at Jacksonville Speedway. Meanwhile, his best career finish was third at Talladega Superspeedway back in 1979 for his own Arrington Racing team.

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