Bryan Clauson, Age Twenty-Seven Dies from Race Injuries#RIPBryanClauson
NASCAR Race Mom loves the sport of racing. However reporting the death of a track warrior always leave a big sore spot in NRM's heart. Condolences to all the friends, family and teammates of Bryan Clauson.
Bryan Clauson, a sprint-car specialist who made 26 career starts in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, died Sunday. He was 27 years old.
Clauson crashed Saturday night during a U.S. Auto Club (USAC) midget car race at the Belleville High Banks, a half-mile dirt track in Belleville, Kansas. Amateur video showed his open-wheel sprint car flipping in Turn 4, where it was struck by another vehicle.
Clauson was airlifted to a hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he was pronounced dead late Sunday. His death was confirmed on Monday morning at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where a statement from the family was read.
"NASCAR extends its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Bryan Clauson, a passionate competitor whose love for racing fueled his unmatched positive spirit," NASCAR Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Development Officer Steve O'Donnell said in a statement. "He was a dear friend to many in the racing community, and he was loved and respected by all who knew him. He touched the lives of so many in our motorsports family, and his warm presence and relentless enthusiasm will be missed."
Those looking to donate to the Clauson family can do so at
#RIPBryanClauson You Will Be Missed.
Very sad. Thoughts and prayers with Bryan's family and friends. #RIPBryanClauson https://t.co/bzNjfnpW6J— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) August 8, 2016
An icon. A legend. A remarkable person on and off the racetrack. Bryan Clauson truly lived the dream.https://t.co/E9QXkZRUfj— USAC Racing (@USACNation) August 8, 2016