Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A NASCAR writer is gone...

David Poole, NASCAR writer for the Charlotte Observer, died today. He was 50.

I met Poole while freelancing the 2007 Nextel (now Sprint) Cup All Star race at Lowe's Motor Speedway. He was known all through the pits and the media room — famous, really. He was good friends with the reporter I was working for, and it was always interesting to look at his stories as they came over the wire here, and remember that I had once met the man.

At The Paducah Sun, if we run NASCAR stories, it's generally written by one of two people: Jenna Fryer for the Associated Press or Poole.

Poole, and his writing, will be missed.