NASCAR STATEMENT IN MEMORY OF PAUL SAWYER
NASCAR Vice Chairman Bill France issued the following statement regarding the passing of Paul Sawyer, Chairman of the Board at Richmond International Raceway. Sawyer passed away Saturday night (Feb. 26).
"As NASCAR continues to grow in popularity and potential, all of us are continually reminded of our sport's roots, and the many people who were so important to laying the foundation for what we enjoy today.
"Paul Sawyer was one of those people. He was most certainly an important part of NASCAR's history.
"Paul took Richmond's race track and created one of the most modern facilities in all of NASCAR. Richmond International Raceway today is considered one of our fans' favorite facilities.
"Paul made his mark, without a doubt. The racing world, starting with NASCAR, will miss him."
Arrangements for Paul C. Sawyer, former owner of Richmond International Raceway who passed away yesterday at the age of 88 are as follows:
Monday, February 28
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Bennett's Funeral Home
8014 Lee Davis Road,
A service will be held on:
Tuesday, March 1
Second Baptist Church
9614 River Road
The family is planning a private burial.