Sad News - Stub Fadden: NASCAR North legend Stanley ?Stub? Fadden has passed away, Wednesday, March 11, 2009. Fadden, a veteran of both NASCAR North and the Busch North Series, is a 1980 recipient of the Don MacTavish Award, and received the NASCAR North Tour Sportsman Award in three different decades, being honored in 1968, 1981, and 1990. He was inducted into the New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 2003. Fadden Racing began as a small operation in 1961 to support the career of Stanley ?Stub? Fadden, known affectionately as ?Pop? around the small town of North Haverhill, New Hampshire. In 1987, Stub began competing in the NASCAR North Series (now titled the Camping World Series East) and competed there on a full-time basis for the next 11 years with Frank Stoddard as crew chief [which included his last win in 1994 at Lee USA Speedway]. Stub?s career was highlighted by seven top-10 year-end finishes at a time when nearly 100 competitors were vying for starting positions every week. In 1989, Fadden Racing opened their doors to a second team ? that of his grandson Mike Olsen, who went on to win two NASCAR Camping World Series East championships. Olsen now manages Fadden Racing as they mentor and prepare young drivers for a career in racing. Stub was awarded the Bunk Sampson Memorial Award at the NASCAR Camping World Series East Champions Banquet last December. Due to his health issues, Stub was unable to attend the ceremony, Mike accepted the award on Stub’s behalf. Stub’s long career included a dozen NASCAR Nationwide races, including a top ten at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 1991.
This is sad news for me.I grew up watching Stub race all over New England.My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.R.I.P. Stub you were truly one of the great pioneers of the northeast touring divisions.