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April 17, 2013

RCR Teams to Honor Memory of ECR Engines Co-Worker at Kansas Speedway

Cup and Truck teams to remember fellow employee

WELCOME, N.C. (APRIL 17, 2013) – Richard Childress Racing’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series teams will carry decals honoring the memory of an ECR Engines co-worker this week at Kansas Speedway.

Joey Padgett, a valve train specialist at ECR Engines, passed away April 15 after suffering a heart attack. He was 57.

Padgett had an extensive engine building career in NASCAR. He plied his craft with various companies including Ernie Elliott, Inc., Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, and Penske Racing before moving to ECR Engines in September 2012. He was also the owner/operator of Checkered Flag Fuels in Concord, N.C., where he was a lifelong resident.

Memorials may be made to Cabarrus Pets Society, P.O. Box 5042, Concord, N.C.  28027. Online condolences may be left at wilkinsonfuneralhome.com. Wilkinson Funeral Home is serving the family
 

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