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Hall of Fame broadcaster Rick Eshelman has passed away

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame broadcaster Rick Eshelman has passed away. He was 61.

An official cause of death has not been announced yet. The World of Outlaws announced his passing on Saturday.

Death (Photo by Pixabay)

“It is with great sadness and shock to know we lost our brother Rick Eshelman,” World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter said. “Please send prayers to his family, his World of Outlaws and DIRTcar family, and his many friends across the country.”

It was reported around midnight on Saturday that Eshelman was missing. At the time, there was very little information on his disappearance.

The only clues at the time was that he was driving a Jeep with Florida tags. He was traveling from Paducah, Kentucky to Lincoln, Illinois.

It is not clear when the authorities found his body. We will not speculate on how he may have passed away.

His career spanned more than 40 years, according to the World of Outlaws. He is one of four broadcasters in the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame.

“It is with deep sadness that I have to let you all know that I appreciate every last one of you, with all my heart but my father Ricky Arthur Eshelman has taken his life and hopefully is no longer in any pain,” his son Derrick Eshelman said in a Facebook post. “The last thing I ever got to say to you is I love you dad and for that, I’m forever grateful. I will do my best to answer any questions anyone may have, please feel free to reach out. He loved how much he made you all laugh and smile. Thank you, Rest easy pops.”

Facebook post from Derrick Eshelman (Facebook Screen Grab)
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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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