TMS's Gossage's statement on Lloyd Ruby

FORT WORTH, Texas (March 24, 2009) Statement from Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage regarding Monday's passing of Indy car driver Lloyd Ruby. Ruby, who was an 81-year-old, life-long resident of Wichita Falls, Texas, was honored in 2005...

FORT WORTH, Texas (March 24, 2009) Statement from Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage regarding Monday's passing of Indy car driver Lloyd Ruby. Ruby, who was an 81-year-old, life-long resident of Wichita Falls, Texas, was honored in 2005 at Texas Motor Speedway when he was named the recipient of the Bruton Smith Legends Award as part of the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame Banquet: "Lloyd once gave me an autographed copy of the book, `Lloyd Ruby: The Greatest Driver Never to Win the Indy 500,' and it sits in my office today. It was always great to hear his racing stories and to know that he never missed a race here at Texas Motor Speedway. I knew he was ill, but I also knew he was tough as nails so I hoped he would pull through. Godspeed, Lloyd."

-credit: tms

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Series IndyCar , General
Drivers Lloyd Ruby
Article type Obituary