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Old 08-10-2015, 04:57 AM
 
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Old 08-10-2015, 06:24 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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One of my favorite quotes about racing came from Buddy Baker. When talking about a nameless driver who was having a problem negotiating a certain track, Baker said he was doing good until the first corner when he "ran out of talent".
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Old 08-10-2015, 11:28 AM
 
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You know.. Something strikes me as odd about this whole thing..

How in the world do you not know you have terminal, inoperable lung cancer until a month before it kills you?

I heard the story from Jerry Punch on NASCAR radio this AM about Buddy having the brain bleed for several months.. I guess he was just so tough and dealt with any pain that he had.. But, it sucks that his toughness covered his illness. The odds are though, he had a pretty good ending vs had doctors gotten involved.. BP and Bobby Hamilton both wound up dying from the chemo vs the cancer.

I never did care for Buddy calling races back in the TNN days, but I absolutely loved him on The Late Shift.. He was far better at that, more relaxed format, than when he tried to tell the stories during a race. Or, more apt.. The format fit his style better.
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Old 08-21-2015, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Texas
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How in the world do you not know you have terminal, inoperable lung cancer until a month before it kills you?
My MIL at age 92 went in for a check up. She could walk you to death when it came to going places or shopping. Her mind was a lot sharper than mine. Very well spoken, vibrant lady. Her test results came back with issues. They did a scan of her lungs and told her she had cancer. She drove her car and went places like nothing was wrong. She died 2 weeks later. The last 24 hours was the worst. Like you, I had a hard time believing this lady didn't have some kind of indication that her lungs were bad but apparently not. Even after the discovery she didn't slow down at all.
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Old 08-23-2015, 11:09 AM
 
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Old 08-25-2015, 06:56 PM
 
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One of my favorite quotes about racing came from Buddy Baker. When talking about a nameless driver who was having a problem negotiating a certain track, Baker said he was doing good until the first corner when he "ran out of talent".
I used to enjoy his euphemisms, metaphors and such.
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