Robbie Stanley Tribute
21 years ago this week, USAC lost one of its finest champions and brightest stars.
Robbie Stanley was a champion on the track and a champion in life. In his brief 26 years of life, he captivated fans with his performances on the racetrack while creating a legacy amongst his peers for his friendly demeanor off the track and his fierce competitiveness on it.
Robbie was a three-time USAC National Sprint Car champion (1991, 1992 & 1993) as well as a champion on the All-Star Circuit of Champions Tour in 1989. Dirt or pavement, half mile or quarter mile, high banked or flat, Robbie was always a threat to win.
On a cool night on May 26, 1994, Robbie lost his life in a sprint car crash at the Winchester (Ind.) Speedway. It was a tragic end to what was a short, but legendary, racing career. This video, originally aired just weeks after his death, honors the life of Robbie and what he meant to the racing world, fans and competitors alike. Nobody can deny that Robbie truly lived his life with no regrets. – Richie Murray