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.
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.