At just 24, Greg Moore was a shining star, both on and off the track. Extremely gifted, mature beyond his years, and well liked and respected by everyone in the paddock… the surface had barely been scratched on his potential.
Just weeks before his tragic death, he had announced that he had signed with Penske Racing for the following season. One can only wistfully imagine what he would have accomplished in the years ahead…
In this day and age where drivers & teams make headlines for cheating, and petulant tantrums, and litigation, and mug shots, it makes looking back on what happened and what might have been an even more bitter pill to swallow.
Always composed, always gracious, always smiling.
Gone in an instant. Remembered forever.
Tony DiZinno wrote a great piece on Greg this week, please take a moment to give it a read: link
For those that are not aware of who Greg was and why he leaves such a lasting legacy for someone who left us at such a young age, the following collection of videos will enlighten you..
Greg Moore: A Racer’s Story Part 1
Greg Moore: A Racer’s Story Part 2
Greg Moore: A Racer’s Story Part 3
The heartbreaking crash and live broadcast announcement
ESPN tribute on the day of the accident
Awesome tribute with tons of race footage