Texas Motor Speedway statement on David Poole

Texas Motor Speedway's staff offers its thoughts and prayers to the family of respected veteran Charlotte Observer motorsports reporter David Poole, who passed away today. Speedway President Eddie Gossage also expressed his sentiments: "David...

Texas Motor Speedway's staff offers its thoughts and prayers to the family of respected veteran Charlotte Observer motorsports reporter David Poole, who passed away today.

Speedway President Eddie Gossage also expressed his sentiments: "David was a powerful and prolific voice in NASCAR as a result of his role at The Charlotte Observer. He called me just last night and we talked for a while about a column he was working on so this is very stunning to me. The thing I liked about David was that you could argue a counterpoint to his thoughts and while he might argue his point vociferously he had an open mind to understand your position. Even if he still disagreed, he would respectfully concede the validity of your position. I've lost a friend and colleague, the sport lost a prescient voice but, worst of all, the Poole family lost a vital member."

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