class act or what?

Discussion in 'Wolfman's Nascar Pit Stop' started by smokey, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. smokey

    smokey New Member

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    Edwards gives MIS trophy to wheelchair-bound teen: A wheelchair-bound Michigan teen got a special gift from one of his heroes over the weekend. Pat and Teresa Byrnes took their son Cody to the Michigan International Speedway so he could see his favorite driver, #99-Carl Edwards, race. "Carl happened to be walking by and we gave him a thumbs up and Cody gave him a thumbs up and he saw his flag waiving on the back of Cody's chair. And so he stopped, turned around and came back and he came over and he signed his wheelchair and he signed his shirt," said Teresa Byrnes. The Byrnes were already excited that Cody got to meet his hero, but they weren't prepared for what Carl Edwards told Cody next. "He looked at him and he said, 'Hey buddy, I'll tell you, if I win that trophy today, now that's if I win, I'll give you that trophy'," Teresa recalled. The Byrnes say they began to realize Edwards could win the race when he moved from the 27th spot to first place in about 60 laps. Pat Byrnes says that's the most nervous he's ever been during a race. Edwards did win that race. Carl Edwards signed the trophy for Cody with the initials NGU, which means never give up. "Cody, everyday he wakes up and sees it. It's like he's realizing it's really his and he'll get excited and squeal, for someone to work so hard to get that trophy and then to say, 'Here, you can have it'.
     
  2. Wvawitrado

    Wvawitrado New Member

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    TOP NOTCH!!! Thanks for sharing
     

  3. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Thanks smoke. Thats a touching story.
     
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    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    smokey New Member

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    I was okay till I got to the NGU part.then I got somthing in my eye,and had a hard time telling my wife the story.
    smokey
     
  6. Wvawitrado

    Wvawitrado New Member

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    I hate when I get stuff in my eyes lol isnt it called a...tear? lol
     
  7. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Classy driver indeed, he has givin trophys away before to special fans
     
  8. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

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    Yep, that's good stuff. He may have very well changed a life forever with one kind gesture. I salute him.
     
  9. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Great story, thanks for sharing
     
  10. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    thats my man.:wink: just cause he wanted to pop kenseth and has so called mr ed look and spun kyle. dont make him all bad.

    thanks smokey. thats just another 99 hat ill need to buy. what a guy.

    now i want one lol.

    tried to rep ya but seems i just did on the bristol thread.
     
  11. river_runner_85

    river_runner_85 New Member

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    That is a great story. And just to think if someone else would have won that race and walked by a kid in a wheelchair with his flag on it, would he of done that?

    Carl is a great role model. Keep it up Carl. GO #99.