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In addition to his recordings and performances, Robbins was an avid [[race car]] driver, [[Competition|competing]] in 35 career [[NASCAR]] Grand National (now Monster Energy Cup) races with six top-10 finishes,<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.racing-reference.info/driver/Marty_Robbin |title=Career Statistics |publisher=Racing-Reference.info |date= |accessdate=2015-08-17}}</ref> including the 1973 [[1973 Medal of Honor Firecracker 400|Firecracker 400]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.racing-reference.info/race/1973_Medal_Of_Honor_Firecracker_400/W |title=1973 Medal of Honor Firecracker 400 |publisher=Racing-Reference.info |date=1973-07-04 |accessdate=2015-08-17}}</ref> In 1967, Robbins played himself in the car racing film ''Hell on Wheels''.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061757/ |publisher=IMDb.com|title=Hell on Wheels|accessdate=2015-08-17}}</ref> Robbins was partial to [[Dodge]]s prepared by NASCAR Hall-of-Famer [[Cotton Owens]], and owned and raced [[Dodge Charger|Chargers]] and then a 1978 [[Dodge Magnum]]. He was also the driver of the 60th [[Indianapolis 500]] [[Buick Century]] [[pace car]] in 1976. His last race was in a [[Junior Johnson]]-built 1982 [[Buick Regal]] in the [[Atlanta Journal 500]] on November 7, 1982, a month before his death.
 
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Robbins had a history of cardiovascular disease. After his third heart attack on December 2, 1982, he underwent [[Coronary artery bypass surgery|quadruple coronary bypass surgery]]. He did not recover and died six days later on December 8, 1982 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He was 57 years old.<ref>{{cite news | last = Pareles | first = Jon | date = 1982-12-10 | title = Marty Robbins, Singer, 57; Won a Grammy for 'El Paso' | url = https://www.nytimes.com/1982/12/10/obituaries/marty-robbins-singer-57-won-a-grammy-for-el-paso.html | newspaper = New York Times | location = New York, NY | access-date = 2016-10-12 }}</ref>