Thursday, May 22, 2008

Farewell Humpy

H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler

With the media abuzz with Wheeler's announcement, I felt it appropriate to wish him a farewell. His retirement from Lowes Motor Speedway may indeed be a gift to the NASCAR World as a whole. Perhaps his passion and genius for Stock Car Racing Marketing can be shared at the helm with Helton and others. Lord knows they need all the help they can get and Humpy is the man that can make drastic positive changes. Afterall... this is the guy who had a dead chicken placed in a large shark's mouth and driven around the track on a flatbed.... all this to honor D.W.'s new nickname, "Jaws". I truly enjoyed the movie "Cars" and in fact I own a diecast collection of the entire cast. Humpy played the voice of "Tex", the Cadillac, a voice heard by millions around the world, a voice that many look up to and a voice that I'm sure will continued to be listened to. So will he still cast his All-Star Race winner predictions? He'll be missed at Lowes, but his presence will not dwindle in the racing world.

1 comment:

Starla said...

Well thanks for posting this. I didn't even know he was leaving.