Racing Community Mourns the Loss of Sprint Car Driver Greg Hodnett Following Fatal Crash

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The dangers of a career in racing came to light once again on Thursday night (Sept. 20) after a horrible crash took the life of sprint car driver Greg Hodnett. The longtime dirt track driver was racing at BARS Motor Speedway in Pennsylvania. According to a coroner’s report, Hodnett was coming around turn one when he lost and crashed into the wall at a high speed.

“I am heart broke,” former NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace wrote on his Twitter page just hours after news regarding Hodnett’s death began to spread. “My prayers are with his family. One of the most famous names in the history of DIRT Sprint car racing.”

Fans will recall that Hodnett was the 1993 Rookie of the Year in the World of Outlaws and went on to win 20 races throughout his career. He was just 49 at the time of his untimely death.  “To me, Greg represented the true gentleman competitor in the pit area,” said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter.

Many in NASCAR have offered their condolences to the family and friends of Hodnett, including drivers such as Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Kyle Larson.

We too offer our condolences to the entire racing family as we all mourn this tragic loss.

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