Mike Stefanik, one of the most accomplished drivers in NASCAR history, died Sunday in a plane crash. He was 61. “Mike Stefanik was one of the most successful drivers in NASCAR history, but even more so, he was a true representative of our sport,” NASCAR chairman and CEO Jim France said in a statement.
Who was the last NASCAR driver killed in a crash?
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.
NASCAR Cup Series fatalities.
|Driver||Larry Mann ( U.S. )|
|Date of accident||September 14, 1952|
What happened to Davey Allison’s widow?
The widow of NASCAR star Davey Allison, killed in a July helicopter crash, confirmed she is dating country singer Joe Diffie, who sang at Allison’s funeral.
What famous race car driver just died?
NASCAR issued a statement Sunday afternoon: “We are saddened to learn of the passing of former driver and owner Eric McClure. NASCAR extends its deepest condolences to Eric’s family and friends.”
Have any NASCAR drivers died?
These days, as safety obsessed as NASCAR is, it’s pretty easy to miss the fact that since 1950, NASCAR has actually averaged more than one death per year of racing. That’s an attrition rate of about 2 to 3 percent – every year – among NASCAR drivers, making this sport one of the most dangerous occupations in the world.
What happened to Dale Earnhardt?
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Dale Earnhardt, one of the greatest stars in auto racing history, died Sunday from injuries in a last-lap crash at the Daytona 500. The seven-time Winston Cup champion had to be cut out of his car after slamming into the wall on the final turn of the race while fighting for position.
How many NASCAR drivers have died since Dale Earnhardt?
In the 11 years preceding Earnhardt’s death, nine drivers died during NASCAR national series races. In the two decades since, the sport remarkably has not suffered a single driver fatality at a major NASCAR race. Zero deaths in 20 years, despite horrific accidents such as Ryan Newman’s crash in the 2020 Daytona 500.
Did Davey Allison’s wife remarry?
“I see so much of Davey in both of them,” she said. “I’m so proud of them.” Allison is remarried, Krista works in Orlando in fashion design and Robbie is in his third year of journalism school. Allison said that people often say that Robbie looks just like Davey, and that Krista is most like her father in personality.
Did Liz Allison get remarried?
She is happily remarried to a physical therapist and makes her home in Nashville. But it took years for Liz Allison to reach that level of closure – years in which she had to insulate herself and her family completely from NASCAR in order to let their wounds have a chance to heal.
Where is Joey knuckles?
Since 2002, Joey Knuckles has devoted his time, effort, and every minute of his being into becoming the proficiently creative artistic powerhouse that he is today at Columbus, Ohio’s High Street Tattoo.
Who drives the Smithfield car in NASCAR?
10 Ford Mustang. Aric Almirola’s career has come full circle at Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) with the driver of the No. 10 Smithfield Ford Mustang enjoying the best years of his NASCAR Cup Series career.
What happened to NASCAR driver Jason Leffler?
NASCAR driver Jason Leffler died Wednesday evening after a crash during a sprint car race at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey. The New Jersey State Police department confirmed the news: Leffler was 37. … NBC Philadelphia reported that he was taken to Cooper Trauma Center for his injuries, where he was pronounced dead.
Who is the most popular NASCAR driver of all time?
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.