Tuesday, April 03, 2007

One of a Kind

Yesterday was a tough day at the shop. Over the weekend, the team lost one of its most well-liked and most colorful characters. Test team mechanic Jimmy Sprinkle (seen pictured to the far left at last October's fall race in Charlotte) passed away after being shot during an altercation on his property's driveway Saturday night. Local authorities are investigating the incident. The mood was somber Monday when the news was announced to the team and a moment of silence was given to Jimmy's memory. But any amount of time is too short to give as Jimmy left pleasant memories with not only members of this team, but also with former team members and colleagues throughout the NASCAR Garage. Simply, he was the guy that always had a funny story to tell. Always had something positive to say. Always lent his help. Always gave 100 percent effort. Jimmy will always be missed. As one Team Red Bull colleague noted: "I don't know if they can replace him."

28 Comments:

Blogger Ryan said...

Rest in peace.

6:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thoughts and Prayers with his Family and everyone around the shop...

6:29 AM  
Anonymous toro rosso 83fan said...

Prayers to his family and friends.

7:08 AM  
Blogger Angie said...

Wow, my prayers definitely go out to his family, friends, and everyone at the shop.

That is so sad to hear.

7:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with Jimmy, his family and the TRB family. This tragic event reminds us how important family and friends are. Be sure to hug the people who are important to you and tell them you love them.

8:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tragic. Prayers for his friends and family - some things in life make no sense at all. God speed Jimmy.

9:38 AM  
Blogger Dana said...

My heart goes out to those that have lost a Family member and a Friend. It really saddens me to think that some humans have no reguard for a life of another.

My prayers will be with all.

Dana in Florida.

9:46 AM  
Blogger woody said...

Godspeed Jimmy

10:24 AM  
Blogger jason said...

My best wishes go out to TRB, his friends and family. Hopefully whoever is responsible for this terrible tragedy is brought to justice quickly.

10:59 AM  
Anonymous ashley said...

I read about this when I got up this morning..I couldnt believe it. Very sad. My thoughts and prayers to his family, friends, and everyone at TRB!

11:02 AM  
Blogger RivenStar said...

Just sending out my thoughts and prayers to all of you. Rest assured he'll always be with you in spirit.

11:30 AM  
Anonymous lovinbv83 said...

RIP Jimmy. My prayers are will his family,friends, and everyone at Team Red Bull during this tragic time.

11:38 AM  
Anonymous tina said...

To everyone at Team Red Bull... My family and I would like to send our deepest sympathies to your company, friends and families . God Bless You One and All. Tina and James Barnes Daytona Beach, Fl.

11:44 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

that is extremely somber and shocking news. my prayers are with his family. I hope whoever did this is caughht soon.

rest in peace Jimmy.

1:20 PM  
Blogger FSUPooh83 said...

Prayers and thoughts to the entire Red Bull Team and his family.

1:23 PM  
Blogger Krystle said...

I heard about this on my way home from work on Dialed In on XM. My thoughts and prayers are definitely with everyone who knew Jimmy.

2:06 PM  
Anonymous JPetschauer said...

my simracing team Petschauer Motorsports sends our condolences to his family & friends along with the members & staff at TRB during this time of tragedy.

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers go out to his family.

2:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a terrible tragedy. My thoughts and prayers go out to Jimmy's family and friends.

Becky

3:57 PM  
Anonymous Sherie said...

Such sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with Jimmy's family and friends.

7:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Evening

On behalf of the Kinsey Family, I am sending our deepest sympathies to you and Jimmy's family.

Tim Kinsey

8:42 PM  
Anonymous RvnGrammy said...

My deepest sympathy to Jimmy's family and friends and to Team Red Bull. I hope the authorities apprehend Jimmy's murderer soon. May he rest in peace.

10:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a TRAGIC!!
Our thoughts and prayers are with Jimmy, his family, and Team Red Bull. We will always remember him.

6:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Jimmy, you will be missed by all who knew you. Keep smiling, you touched a lot of lives during your time here on earth. Keep watching over us from Heaven.

7:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our deepest sympathy to his family and friends and to the Team. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mississippi

8:29 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

My thoughts and prayers are with Jimmy and his family. Also with all of Team Red Bull.

12:29 PM  
Blogger 83BullFan said...

I pray for Jimmy and his family and friends both at home and at Team Red Bull. May they find comfort in God's love.

11:26 PM  
Anonymous Staci Ren said...

Jimmy will sadly missed but never forgotten. He will remain in my heart always. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family

6:44 PM  

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