Chocolate Myers is a long-time gasman for Dale Earnhardt and a Winston-Salem native. Recently, he was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of lymphoma and is now beginning his battle against cancer.

This form of cancer is called mantle cell lymphoma and was discovered after Myers had been experiencing stomach pain at the end of 2022. After a few tests, the diagnosis was confirmed and Myers is now facing a difficult journey ahead.

However, Myers is determined to remain positive and continue working at the Richard Childress museum and making regular radio appearances. His wife has asked that people send prayers his way, instead of pitying their situation.

Chocolate Myers is a true racing pioneer, having been with Richard Childress since 1969. He was the gasman on the famous #3 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet with Driver Dale Earnhardt, Sr. for 20 years until Dale was killed in 2001. Myers has also been the curator of the Richard Childress Racing Museum for the past 20 years, as well as a color commentator on ESPN and a host of a show called Tradin’Paint on SiriusXM.

We here at WFMY News 2 wish Chocolate Myers all the best in his fight against cancer and encourage everyone to send their prayers his way.

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We wish Chocolate Myers all the best in his fight against cancer and hope that you join us in sending your prayers his way.