DEATH / OBITUARIES : NASCAR legend Wade Cole has died, according to a statement posted online on March. 16, 2020.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.
NASCAR lost another modified great overnight. Wade Cole, started 371 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour races in 34 years, has passed away.
Cole competed in a Whelen Modified Tour race in every year of the modern era except 1986, according to Racing Reference.
A sad day. pic.twitter.com/58pmF1UKWy
— Kyle Souza (@ksouza261) March 16, 2020
When DBC drops tonight you’re gonna hear me talk about Wade Cole. This is Wade’s ramp truck sitting in the pits at Bristol, prob a 12 hour drive from CT. No matter where the race was, Wade was going to be there.
He will be deeply missed by the entire Mod Tour community.
RIP #33 pic.twitter.com/Gkk4WLW4CL
— Freddie Kraft (@FreddieKraft) March 16, 2020
Sad news in Modified racing, long-time driver and car owner Wade Cole has passed. Thought’s and prayers with all of Wade’s family and friends in this tough time. Wade was a competitor at Stafford for many years. We’ve assembled a few photos of some of his cars through the years pic.twitter.com/tlZ0oE7Cc3
— Stafford Speedway (@StaffordSpeedwy) March 16, 2020
Hate hearing the news about the loss of Nascar Mod Tour pioneer Wade Cole. Seeing that Roll Back pull into long haul tracks like Bristol & Myrtle Beach always amazed me. Stats say he race/attempted every Tour race since 1986, pretty awesome. A true legend of the series.#GodSpeed pic.twitter.com/KhsdU7DdRP
— Brent Wentz 🇺🇸 (@Brent_Wentz) March 16, 2020