Former NASCAR driver who was the 1978 Winston Cup Rookie of the Year and compiled nine top-10 finishes in his 12-year career.
He competed in amateur racing in Christiansburg, Virginia.
He raced three times in NASCAR's Busch series.
His father Jabe Thomas was also a NASCAR driver.
His first race was the 1977 Old Dominion 500, which Cale Yarborough won.