Here is a sampling of what people are saying on Twitter about Sammy Swindell’s retirement from various drivers, teams, media members, and fans.
Can't believe Sammy is retired. Steve Kinser next year…Fred last year…an amazing era of sprint car racing… http://t.co/ixjN45Wv1x
— Brent Marks (@BrentMarks19) August 25, 2014
Congrats on a very successful racing career to Sammy Swindell who is retiring, you accomplished so much and are an icon of our sport.
— Craig Dollansky (@CraigDollansky) August 25, 2014
Hey @1sam91 I think you should retire from only the chili bowl :) Glad I got the chance to race against one of the smartest guys in the game
— Bryan Clauson (@BryanClauson) August 25, 2014
It's a sad day in Motorsports. The greatest sprint car racer of all time is hanging it up. I think @WorldofOutlaws should retire his number
— N. Knepper (@N_Knepper55) August 25, 2014
— STP Racing (@STPRacing) August 25, 2014
— Chris Dolack (@ChrisDolack) August 25, 2014
— Kyle Luetters (@kyleluetters) August 25, 2014
— Mike Leone (@mikevleone) August 25, 2014
— Judd Nelson (@nelson_judd) August 25, 2014
Glad I got to video Sammy at SEVERAL shows this year. Congrats on a stellar career, Mr. Swindell. pic.twitter.com/j7ENXkbCaG
— Ross Wece (@RossWece) August 25, 2014
Remember when we talked about what the future of sprint car racing would be without Steve and Sammy…we're about to find out. #endofanera
— Kendra Jacobs (@KendraJJacobs) August 25, 2014
— The Orange Cone (@TheOrangeCone) August 25, 2014
— Larson Marks Racing (@LarsonMarks) August 25, 2014
— Brad Sweet (@BradSweet49) August 25, 2014
Sammy was the ultimate Honey Badger and really didn't care what people thought. Sad to hear he's retiring, was amazing beyond words in a car
— Justyn Cox (@JustynCox_JC) August 25, 2014
— Norm Van Ness (@Abnormal86) August 25, 2014
— Brad Doty (@braddoty18) August 25, 2014
Few, if any, drivers were certain to always elicit a strong fan reaction. Congrats on an amazing career @1sam91. See you at Chili Bowl.
— Lonnie Wheatley (@sooner7nc) August 25, 2014
Steve and Sammy in the same year! Say it ain't so…
— Ronnie Gardner (@Ronnie_Gardner) August 25, 2014
— Matt Yocum (@MattYocum) August 25, 2014
— Allan Holland (@hosehead33) August 25, 2014
— Attica Raceway Park (@atticaracewyprk) August 25, 2014
Congratulations to Sammy Swindell on a very successful racing career! Enjoy your retirement from full-time racing! pic.twitter.com/WpfTYUYVPa
— Callies Performance (@CalliesPerforma) August 25, 2014
It will not be the same without seeing Sammy Swindell (@1sam91) on the track.
— Tyler Barr (@TylerCoolGuy88) August 25, 2014
Sammy Swindell may sometimes not be the most personable person going but he never did me wrong.. Thanks for the memories Slammjn Sammy!
— Pete MacDonald (@PMacDonald51) August 25, 2014
— Indy Race Parts (@indyraceparts) August 25, 2014