“R.I.P. Toby Keith”- Clint Bowyer & Michael Waltrip Join NASCAR World in Mourning a Grave Loss


Two days after the community was fascinated by the season-opening race at the Coliseum, bad news has hit the NASCAR nation, rocking them to the core as they mourn the loss of country music legend, Toby Keith. He “passed peacefully,” said his family in an official statement on the late singer’s social media. The singer was aged 62 at the time of his death, some 18 months after he was diagnosed with the ailment.
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“Today is a sad day for Country music and its fans, Toby was a huge presence in our business and someone we all looked up to and respected. You and your music will be forever remembered big man,” said country musician Jason Aldean on Instagram as he joined the mourning, paying his respects to the fallen maestro.
Keith’s influence on society was so great that people across all faiths, religions, and creeds were left in tears. The sadness was even felt in the NASCAR world with former SHR driver, Clint Bowyer and Michael Waltrip reaching out to express their condolences.
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“Should’ve Been a Cowboy” singer, Toby Keith dies at 62, leaving fans in sorrow
Days after the NASCAR fandom got a break from the bland 90 days of off-season boredom with the season officially commencing in L.A, sadness has struck down the excitement as the community shockingly comes to terms with the passing of popular country music legend, Toby Keith. The Oklahoma native who is popular for his chart-topping hits like “How Do You Like Me Now?!” “I’m So Happy I Can’t Stop Crying,” etc, breathed his last on February fifth, night.
“Toby Keith passed peacefully last night on Feb. 5 surrounded by his family, the statement read. “He fought his fight with grace and courage. Please respect the privacy of his family at this time,” read the official message from the late singer, and songwriter’s family. His sudden passing came almost 18 months after the music aficionado was diagnosed with stomach cancer.
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During the height of his career, Keith received several accolades, including The Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year award twice, in 2002 and 2003. The death of the maestro was more like a bomb for music lovers and its ripple effects were felt in the NASCAR world with prominent personalities sharing their condolences.
NASCAR nation mourns the loss of the country music maestro
Keith announced in June 2022 that six months prior he had been diagnosed with stomach cancer, relaying that he needed time to “breathe, recover, and relax.” But fans laid their hopes on god almighty, seeking a divine intervention to save the ailing musician. But after a valiant battle with cancer, the singer is no more and NASCAR celebrities like Clint Bowyer were torn to hear the news.
Bowyer shared his condolences on “X” – “Spent most of the day driving today. Wasn’t on the phone much and just sat there listening to @tobykeith. What an awesome person, talent, and proud American curtesy of the red,white, and blue he was..” Bowyer was not the only person who was left in bits, Michael Waltrip also came out with a post, focusing on the positive side, he wrote, “I just shed a tear of joy. Thought of Toby and Dale having a Red Solo Cup toast.”
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Fox Sports pit reporter, Jamie Little also let her appreciation be known, sharing a quick picture with the caption, “RIP Toby Kieth.” He is survived by his wife, Tricia Lucus, and three children and three grandchildren.
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