Bubby Jones Death, Obituary : Former USAC Sprint Car Driver Dies at 78.

Death – Obituaries : (MARKET NEWS) – Family and friends are mourning the death of Norman “Bubby” Jones, a former driver in the USAC Sprint Car series, who died Sunday January 19th 2020 at the age of .

Norman “Bubby” Jones, is a former driver in the USAC Sprint Car series, with 22 victories, and a member of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, inducted in 1998. He also raced in the USAC Championship Car series, in the 1977-1978 seasons, with 2 career starts, including the 1977 Indianapolis 500.

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Bubby Jones Death, Obituary : Former USAC Sprint Car Driver Dies at 78.

Bubby Jones Cause of Death.

We have no information at the moment on what caused the death of Bubby Jones. This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.

Tributes.

The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.

Norman “Bubby” Jones had so many dear, lifelong pals that I know I was just a pup in the group, since our friendship went back only 23 years. He raced and won everywhere, knew everybody, and carried himself with that special brand of quiet confidence that told you he had nothing to prove; champions don’t need to boast.

Although, come to think of it, he did have one “fake brag” that always cracked me up: Whenever he joined a bunch of us for lunch, the conversation would inevitably turn to the old Springfield Speedway bullring in his native Illinois, a track Bub dominated. If there was a new guy at the table, one of us would provide the setup line: “So, Bub, how many races did you win at Little Springfield?” And Bubby, perfectly deadpan, would look up from his meal and reply, “All of ‘em.”

He was laid-back, quiet, and his countrified way of telling stories was absolutely spellbinding, because you knew they didn’t contain one ounce of bullshit. Sunday morning brought word that Bubby had died overnight. He’d been ill for years, fighting chronic pain and cancer, so we all knew it was coming. Still, hearing the news was like a punch in the stomach; I can only imagine how it impacted those who’d known him far longer than I had.

Funny little story that’ll stay with me: Bubby and I both saw the same physician, and one day we bumped into each other in the waiting room. When the doc’s assistant opened the door and said, “Norman and Mark, you can both come back,” Bubby laughed out loud. He said, “That’s the only time anyone is EVER going to use both of our real names … unless we’re under arrest or something.” Sending warm thoughts to the Jones family, and I hope they can feel how much we all loved that dude. RIP, Bubby. We ain’t ever going to see another one like you. — Bones

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