"David had the unenviable task of following in the footsteps of legendary motorsports journalist Tom Higgins.  His success came from bringing his own style, direction, unique vision and perspective to his coverage of motorsports.  David always spoke his mind and wasn't afraid to hold people accountable.  He was always fair and made us better at what we did.  We will miss David's spirit, generosity, principles, and friendship.  We extend our deepest sympathies to his wife, Karen, and his entire family."