Who in NASCAR died recently?
Former NASCAR driver John Wes Townley was shot and killed Saturday night after an altercation. Townley was 31. A press release from the Athens-Clarke County Police Department stated that police responded to a shooting at 8:44 p.m. ET Saturday night.
What NASCAR driver died in 2021?
Unser is the third member of one of America’s most famed racing families to die in 2021. His oldest brother, three-time Indy 500 winner Bobby Unser, died in May; Bobby Unser Jr. died six weeks after his father.
Who passed away in the NASCAR family?
Martha Earnhardt, matriarch to one of the most well-known families in stock-car racing, has died. Her grandchildren, Kelley Earnhardt Miller and Dale Earnhardt Jr., confirmed in a statement that she passed away on the evening of Dec 25. She was 91.
What NASCAR driver died over the weekend?
(AP) — Former NASCAR driver John Wes Townley was shot to death over the weekend during a dispute that involved a hatchet after showing up at a house occupied by his estranged wife and another man, police said Monday.
What NASCAR driver shot his wife?
Authorities in Georgia say former NASCAR driver John Wes Townley was fatally shot on Saturday as he attacked his estranged wife and another man with a hatchet. According to Athens police, officers arrived at a residence and found Laura Townley, 30, and John Townley, 31, shot.
Who died at Bridgeport Speedway?
Jason Leffler, a versatile driver who won championships in open-wheel divisions and attempted at least one full season in each of NASCAR’s three national series, died Wednesday night after a crash in a 410 sprint car race at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey.
Who died in NASCAR 17 years ago today?
17 years ago today, NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt, Sr. died in a crash at the Daytona 500; he was 49.
How many NASCAR drivers have died?
The NASCAR Cup Series has seen 28 driver fatalities, the most recent of which occurred on February 18, 2001, when Dale Earnhardt was killed on the last lap of the Daytona 500. Safety in the sport has evolved through the decades.
Which Dale Earnhardt died?
killed in crash. On February 18, 2001, Dale Earnhardt Sr., considered one of the greatest drivers in National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) history, dies at the age of 49 in a last-lap crash at the 43rd Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Did Bob Keselowski pass away?
Family members said Sunday that Martha Earnhardt, the matriarch of the famed Earnhardt racing family, died the evening of Christmas, WSOC-TV reported. She was 91, according to NASCAR.com.
Did Martha Earnhardt pass away?
Martha Earnhardt, matriarch of the famed racing family, has died. She was 91. Kelley Earnhardt Miller and Dale Earnhardt Jr., two of her grandchildren, confirmed her Christmas Day passing in a statement released Sunday morning.
Who is the most famous NASCAR driver?
1. Dale Earnhardt. Why He’s Here: Earnhardt won only one Most Popular Driver award, and it came posthumously after his death in the last-lap accident in the 2001 Daytona 500.
Did a NASCAR driver get shot?
John Wes Townley, a former NASCAR driver who enjoyed an extensive career across the Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series from 2008 to 2016, was fatally shot on Saturday in a double shooting in the Five Points area of Athens, Georgia.