Rusty Wallace Inc. statements

Rusty Wallace, Inc. Statements on The Hendrick Tragedy MOORESVILLE, NC (October 25, 2004)--Following are official statements from RWI personnel regarding yesterday's crash of a Hendrick Motorsports aircraft: RUSTY WALLACE, PRESIDENT and...

Rusty Wallace, Inc. Statements on The Hendrick Tragedy

MOORESVILLE, NC (October 25, 2004)--Following are official statements from RWI personnel regarding yesterday's crash of a Hendrick Motorsports aircraft:

RUSTY WALLACE, PRESIDENT and CEO, RUSTY WALLACE, INC:

"On behalf of myself and my family, as well as everyone at Rusty Wallace, Inc. and RWI Racing, I wish to send our most heartfelt sympathies to the families and friends of everyone involved in this horrible tragedy. Situations like this really put our lives in perspective; in comparison to the events of yesterday, what we do on the racetrack means next to nothing.

"The people on that aircraft not only possessed great amounts of talent and success, but also unlimited potential. They will all be greatly missed. Moments like this really cause the racing community to bond together and I want Rick Hendrick and everyone at Hendrick Motorsports to know that our thoughts and prayers are certainly with them."

GREG WALLACE, (RUSTY) WALLACE'S SON AND RWI MEDIA RELATIONS MANAGER:

"What happened yesterday is an unthinkable tragedy, not only for those directly involved, but for all of us in the racing community. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone impacted by this incident.

"The people on that aircraft had done so much for our sport and we will greatly miss each and every one of them. Of the victims, I was most familiar was Ricky Hendrick. While we were not extremely close, his career was one which I closely followed, as it somewhat mirrored my own. After graduating around the same time from rival high schools, we both pursued driving careers in some form, but eventually chose to pursue business and team leadership interests.

"He had done an excellent job with his teams and I really looked forward to one day competing against a Ricky Hendrick-led Hendrick Motorsports organization. Just the other day, Jamie McMurray and I were talking about how down-to-earth and thoughtful Ricky was, especially considering his position. That's exactly how we'll remember him."

-rwi-

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Rusty Wallace , Ricky Hendrick , Jamie McMurray
Teams Hendrick Motorsports