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Buddy Arrington, Former NASCAR Cup Series Driver, Passes Away at Age 84

Buddy Arrington NASCAR Cup Series
Buddy Arrington, a long-time driver and team owner in the NASCAR Cup Series has passed away at the age of 84. PC: Johnny Dickson | Twitter

Buddy Arrington, a long-time driver and team owner in the NASCAR Cup Series, passed away just one week after his 84th birthday, on Tuesday, August 2.

The Richmond, Virginia-native boasted a fruitful 25-year career as a driver and team owner in the NASCAR Cup Series, where he competed in 560 events between the years 1964 and 1988. In those starts, Arrington recorded 15 top-five and 103 top-10 finishes.

Competing in the majority of NASCAR Cup Series events from 1975 to 1986, Arrington scored a career-high points finish of seventh-place in 1982, after picking up eight top-10 finishes, one of his two top-10 points finishes.

In 2019, Arrington underwent double-bypass heart surgery following a pair of heart attacks on December 15, 2019. Arrington, who was 81 at the time, was cleared to return home on January 13, 2020.

Arrington is survived by his wife Patsy Ann Chitwood Arrington, son Joey Arrington, step-son Todd Arrington, brother Jimmy Arrington (Marie), nephew Ronnie Arrington, niece Angela Arrington, step grand-son Danny Goad, and step-granddaughter Amber Arrington.

Joseph Srigley
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University of Windsor | Business Administration - Supply Chain & Data Analytics Editor at TobyChristie.com

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