If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all...
TALENT, Ore. (AP) -- Big George Helms had tickets for last weekend's NASCAR race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but died before he got to use them. He still made it to the track, though.
At 6-foot-5 and 400 pounds, Helms wouldn't have been able to fit into a race car. But after his death from a heart attack Dec. 28, loved ones decided to try to fulfill the 54-year-old's dream of participating in a NASCAR race, and arranged for the former logger's ashes to be driven around the track.
That would be my luck. Finally get the chance to take a spin in a NASCAR race car and croak before the big day arrives.
Reference: Oregon man takes posthumous NASCAR spin