NASCAR’s Ernie Irvan, Daytona 91st Winner, Changed!

Hello, Willie!

It didn’t have a traditionally written name, and it wasn’t in your top 10 sports ever (Sunday, Sept. 4), but 3 Points Sunday reminded me of Virgil Earnest (Ernie) Swervin’ Irvan.


Hello Mike!

There is a lot going on here, so let me start with the basics.

Ernes’ athletic roster grew out of the recent mention of boxer Ernie Chivers’ death. The barbers didn’t spell his first name the way we used to see Ernie spell it, but that won’t get in the way of the proceedings.

Now, back to “Swervin” Ernie Irvan, the ’90s NASCAR star who won 15 of his careers including the 1991 Daytona 500. A quick look at his biography shows that his parents also chose to spell his first name as the adjective (Serious: To show sincere and strong convictionbut I digress).

Ernie Irvan's checkered career included a Victorian Lane scene after the 1991 Daytona 500.

And like the American Dream, Dusty Rhodes, Ernie’s first name is Virgil. Who knows?

Should Ernie Irvan have made my Top 10? Let’s see what others say. . .

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Hello, Willie!

Does Ernie Irvan make your top 10 sports ever? NASCAR is still a sport, isn’t it?

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