R.I.P. Eric Medlen…. 8-13-73 ~ 3-23-07…

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It pisses me off when people say that race car drivers aren’t athletes… whether it’s NASCAR or NHRA, these drivers fight against some of the strongest forces imaginable…

Sometimes they succumb to those forces…

Seven years ago, today, Eric Medlen died while testing for John Force Racing in Gainesville, Florida… It was a huge loss for JFR and the racing community…

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The NHRA is idle today; they’ll be back on track at Las Vegas next week. I expect there to be heavy hearts all around the racing community today in remembrance of Eric.

I had the pleasure of meeting him back in 2006 at Night Under Fire at the ol’ Norwalk Raceway Park. Cool dude, real down to earth guy as most drivers are.

Eight months later, he passed…

R.I.P. Buddy….

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