This might be a post that someone else posted, but I'll post it anyway.
I was looking at the web site & seen a message that the flag stand's security guard passed away Monday. He was only 39 or 40 yrs old, born the same year as Tony was (1971).
I've never met him but I have seen him when we've been there.
The site said:
Cards and condolences can be sent to the Eldora office, and will be forwarded to the Dirksen family.http://www.eldoraspeedway.com/pr/news805.html