Former Robert Yates Team Member, Tommy Mullis, Has Died

Facebook / David Mullis, Kelly Stewart

A beloved member of the Robert Yates Racing team and part of the NASCAR community has sadly passed away in recent days.

Tommy Mullis, who worked as the transport driver for the Robert Yates Racing Team and, specifically, for Dale Jarrett’s #88 Ford, passed away on Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 from what one close friend has said are natural causes.

I just received the sad news that I as well as the NASCAR family has lost yet another friend. Tommy Mullis, was the…

Posted by Kelly Stewart on Saturday, April 25, 2020

Mullis was honored in a series of posts on Facebook and Twitter from folks who worked with him and the Robert Yates Racing team – including Doug Yates himself.

“Tommy will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to his family. He was a great guy and we had lots of great times together,” Yates wrote in a tweet.

Mullis had earned the nickname of “Easyrider” by many of his friends and colleagues over the years and lots of them shared their feelings of sadness and grief over his loss on social media.

His brother, David Mullis, said that it had “been a rough couple [of] days” and explained that they felt like a “complete blur.”

Been a rough couple days. Found out yesterday that my brother, Tommy passed away. Please keep our entire family in your…

Posted by David Mullis on Friday, April 24, 2020

David Mullis also explained that details for the funeral and memorial arrangements are pending but he would share them as soon as they were available.

Read some of the other posts remembering this beloved part of the NASCAR family below.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mullis family as they grieve during this very difficult time. 

Sorry to say, we lost another member of our Racing Family . Friend and Transport Driver, Tommy Mullis past away this past Thursday. Thoughts and Prayers to his Family and friends. 🙏🙏🙏😔

Posted by Cliff Champion on Saturday, April 25, 2020

Another ole buddy has passed away. My ole friend Tommy Mullis was good guy and a big part of my Yates family. He will be missed.Prayers for his family.

Posted by Robert Hancock on Saturday, April 25, 2020

Written by Rick Garcia, Tommy Mullis's friend and co-driver . Thank You Rick.With deep sadness I found out that my co…

Posted by Kelly Stewart on Sunday, April 26, 2020