(WICHITA, Kan.) — Gale Scarborough just buried his 47-year-old son. Jerry "Robby" Adams died of colon cancer. He left behind a wife and two kids. Among the tough decisions Scarborough had to make, choosing his son's headstone was not difficult at all.
"I just wanted flags, NASCAR, and then what this says,” Scarborough said.
Ever since he was a kid, Robby loved racing. Even when he had a tough day fighting cancer, he never missed a race.
"A lot of the time he would fall to sleep. But he would have it recorded so he could watch it when he did feel good,” Scarborough said.
Since NASCAR is trademarked, Scarborough needed permission to use it on his son's headstone. So, the funeral home director made some calls to NASCAR.
"They finally called back and said no, that can't happen, we can't do that for you."
So we called NASCAR. A spokeswoman was shocked. She said this shouldn't be a problem. It's not an uncommon request. And, NASCAR is happy to help its fans. In fact, the spokeswoman says NASCAR will investigate why this request was denied in the first place.