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March 2, 2007 12:46 AM

NASCAR Official Pete Babb Passes Away

Motorsport.com has reported that; 

Long-time NASCAR official Pete Babb has passed away at the age of 79.

"Pete Babb was a well-respected member of NASCAR officiating for over 55 years," said NASCAR Busch Series Director Joe Balash. "Our sympathy goes out to his family and the NASCAR community that called Pete a friend. Pete holds a place in NASCAR history that will never be replaced. He served in almost every position in officiating and saw the most change in the sport over his years of service. There are very few in this industry that experenced the world of NASCAR Racing like Pete."

"Pete Babb was one of NASCAR's pioneers," said NASCAR Vice President of Corporate Communications Jim Hunter. "He loved our sport and its people. He will be missed by everyone in the NASCAR community. Pete's kindness touched thousands of people during his many years in NASCAR."

The visitation and funeral will be held at Alliance Church in Portsmouth, Va.:

Visitation: Friday, March 2nd at 7:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m.

Funeral: Saturday, March 3rd at 3:00p.m.

Alliance Church

5809 Portsmouth Blvd.

Portsmouth, VA 23701

(757) 488-6945

Hughes Florist

4242 Portsmouth Blvd. Portsmouth, VA 23701

(757) 488-2526

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

American Cancer Society

P.O. Box 22718

Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718

1-800-ACS-2345

www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp

For more about Pete and to read the rest of this article, which includes an excellent interview with Pete from 2003, follow this link:  Motorsport.com

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