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#1 jjordan

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 21:12

I understand that Larry Rice has lost his battle with cancer. God Speed Larry.

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#2 jjordan

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 21:16

I understand that Larry Rice has lost his battle with cancer. God Speed Larry.

The thread about Sprint cars made me think of that, and being May: he was co-rookie of the year at the Speedway with Rick Mears.

#3 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 23:20

The thread about Sprint cars made me think of that, and being May: he was co-rookie of the year at the Speedway with Rick Mears.

That is sad, he cannot have been very old. He was a regular visitor for a few years here in Australia and always seemed a very nice guy.

#4 B Squared

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 23:36

A repeat of what I posted yesterday in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway thread.

1978 Co-Rookie of the Year (with Rick Mears, no less) Larry Rice looses his battle with cancer. Friend Robin Miller says his goodbyes. From Speedtv.com:

http://auto-racing.s...-to-larry-rice/

Brian

#5 JacnGille

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 00:07

aaaawwwwwwwwwwwww

#6 Peter Leversedge

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 00:20

Sad to hear about Larry. he was a great racer and nice guy
He raced Midgets and Sprint Cars a number of times at my home track Ruapuna Speedway [Christchuch New Zealand]
One night when I was not racing my self I crewed for him

#7 Direct Drive

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 03:31

Sad news JJ.
A true "hot-shoe!"
RIP

#8 ReWind

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:14

That is sad, he cannot have been very old.

63.
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#9 fines

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 07:25

RIP, Larry! :cry:

For the Indycentrics, he wasn't much more than a flash in the pan, but he had a long and very successful career in Champ and Sprint Cars. He twice won the Silver Crown, and I believe he was the first man ever to have started in 100 Champ Car races, after which he retired. I don't know if this feat was ever repeated, perhaps it's still unique.

#10 jjordan

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 15:00

RIP, Larry! :cry:

For the Indycentrics, he wasn't much more than a flash in the pan, but he had a long and very successful career in Champ and Sprint Cars. He twice won the Silver Crown, and I believe he was the first man ever to have started in 100 Champ Car races, after which he retired. I don't know if this feat was ever repeated, perhaps it's still unique.

And besides all that, he was just a nice guy, always acted surprised that someone would want to talk to him. Very humble. Those 2 things don't amount to much anymore, but always cut alot of ice with me.

#11 alfredaustria

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 08:23

RIP Larry!

Was Larry related to Buddy Rice, the Indy 500-winner?

#12 B Squared

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 11:38

Was Larry related to Buddy Rice, the Indy 500-winner?


Not to my knowledge - but I'm no genealogist.

Brian