In 1999, Ward Burton came to Bellevue Mall and I entered a contest to go to a private autograph signing. At the time he was my favorite Nascar driver. I had a few collectible and he was very gracious when he signed them. He said it was his first time to come to Nashville. I hope he came back and saw the sights with his family.
He was a gentleman, a conservationist and had the most wonderful southern drawl one would ever hear. Later after the signing he gave a radio interview and lots of people gathered around to listen. He drove the number 22 Caterpillar car and now I have no idea who is driving that car.
The kitty justice is this Nascar driver put a smile on my face and an a excitement in my life at a time I was dealing with my Mothers death. Thank you Ward.