Former NASCAR driver Kevin Grubb found dead

May 11th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by GD  

Kevin Grubb, former NASCAR driver was found dead in a hotel room on wednesday. Kevin had been Indefinitely suspended from NASCAR racing three years ago. The death was due to a self-gunshot on his head. He was once suspended from NASCAR in 2004 and in 2006 he refused the mandatory test which led to his suspension. There were no narcotic drugs found by the police in the room. Full reports will only come in after a month and half.

NASCAR always focuses on the ones who are the winners. But the losers are unsung. Kevin ran in Nationwide for all of eight seasons, but the results were hardly impressive. In over one hundred and seventy four races, Kevin managed 10 top 5 finishes. He had 32 top ten finishes. However it was his substance abuse problems that cost him a lot. After his reinstatement after the 2004 suspension, one of the main conditions laid before him was that in future he would have to acquiesce to drug testing whenever it was demanded of him.

However, he did not keep his word and when he refused the test in 2006 NASCAR suspended him indefinitely. Kevin’s death is a tragic one, and how this racer’s fortune decline is a matter of much debate. However, the death seems somehow related to his substance abuse and the consequent suspension.

Kevins death could be a wake up call for NASCAR. The tragic outcome of this potentially successful race can be a lesson to one and all. This is one of the few very major issues where NASCAR has been related to drug abuse. Kevin’s family and friends are shattered at the tragic news, but lets hope that Kevin’s story is not forgotten.

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