Brother Rich, right, talks to NHRA Pro Stock Champion driver Jegs Coughlin during NHRA Spring Nationals in 2012 held in Baytown, Texas

My brother Richard and I spent many years drag racing in our youth and going to drag racing events as we got older. We attended every one we could near our home in South Central Texas. Richard was the youngest of four siblings and I was the oldest – we were 10 years apart in age. Richard passed away in 2015 and I lost my little brother and my best friend. So as drag racing season officially begins today, I am thinking of “Brother Rich” – God Bless and I’ll see you down the road. – Bude Lepsi

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