The following is a statement from ARCA RE/MAX Series and part-time NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Patrick Sheltra on his reaction to the news Tuesday of the loss of NASCAR columnist (Charlotte Observer and Thatsracin.com) and Sirius Satellite Radio personality David Poole:
"I am deeply saddened by the loss of Mr. Poole. He was an ambassador in his field of Motorsports for decades and his face, personality, voice, presence and commentary will be genuinely missed. I didn't know Mr. Poole very long but he was concerned about my well-being following my accident in Daytona this year. He stayed in constant communication with our race team and was one of the first to praise my return to stock car racing. That is a memory I will cherish forever. My sincerest thoughts and prayers are with his family, his colleagues and his fans through this most difficult time." -- Patrick Sheltra, Indiantown, Florida.