February 23, 1990
Dr. Forest Tennant is no longer working for NASCAR as its drug adviser, a spokesman for the premier stock car sanctioning body said Thursday in Daytona Beach, Fla. Tennant is the executive director of Community Health Projects, Inc., a group of drug-treatment clinics headquartered in West Covina.
February 21, 1990 |
Late in 1986, stock car driver Tim Richmond was hospitalized for pneumonia. But, as he soon discovered, that was secondary to a more serious illness: He was diagnosed with AIDS, the acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Richmond, 31 at the time, did not want to quit racing. And he did not. He was named NASCAR's driver of the year for 1986, and planned to continue driving for as long as his strength would last. But it was not AIDS that knocked him out of racing.
August 24, 1989 |
Stock car driver Tim Richmond contracted AIDS from an unknown woman and died of complications caused by the disease, a physician close to the driver's family said Wednesday. "There's no way of knowing who that woman was," David W. Dodson said at a news conference. "Tim was a celebrity with a lot of charisma--a handsome guy. He naturally attracted a lot of women."
August 23, 1989 |
Stock car driver Tim Richmond contracted AIDS "through heterosexual contact" and died of complications from the disease at age 34, a physician close to the driver's family said today. Dr. David W. Dodson, the attending physician at the time of Richmond's death Sunday, confirmed earlier reports that Richmond had AIDS.
August 20, 1989 |
Tim Richmond was a hard man to understand. He ran so fast, in the fast lane of life, that the memories of his 34 years are filled more with intrigue, mystery and innuendo than with fact. He died the same way, secretively. The end came last Sunday in a hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla. Perhaps in keeping with all that had preceded it, the announcement of his death was not made until Tuesday.
August 16, 1989 |
Tim Richmond, a former Indianapolis 500 rookie of the year whose subsequent stock car racing career was cut short by controversy and illness nearly two years ago, is dead at age 34. Richmond died Sunday with his parents at his side in Good Samaritan Hospital in West Palm Beach, his physician, David Dodson, said Tuesday. Dodson, citing the wishes of the family and medical confidentiality, declined to give the cause of death or talk about Richmond's medical condition.