Comedian Tim Wilson passed away last night in his hometown of Columbus, Georgia, of an apparent heart attack at age 52.
Tim appeared on "Sirius XM Speedway" a handful of times over the years, and his offbeat views on the world of NASCAR never failed to keep us in stitches. He wrote and performed two of our all-time favorite musical masterpieces, “The NASCAR Song,” and “The Talladega Song,” which we have played – ad nauseum -- prior to every Talladega race weekend since taking to the airwaves in November of 2003. We will continue to do so in the future.
He also co-wrote the Jeff Foxworthy hit, "The Redneck 12 Days of Christmas,” and was a favorite at comedy clubs around the country for many years.
We considered Tim to be a member of our radio family -- kind of like the weird uncle who shows up at family reunions and makes inappropriate remarks about the potato salad – and our condolences and prayers go out to his family, friends and legions of fans.
Rest in Peace, Tim.