NASCAR’s David Gilliland Racing (DGR) is currently in great grief, given the tragedy experienced by one of its drivers. NASCAR reporter Bob Pockrass posted the news on his Twitter profile; "Sad news from Texas Highway Patrol.
DGR hauler driver Steven Stotts was pronounced dead at the scene. Passengers John Zaverl and Michael Mizzelle are in stable condition. Driver of the other vehicle involved is in stable condition. They were taking ARCA car to Phoenix.
" "We are deeply saddened to confirm the passing of Steven Stotts, co-driver for our No. 17 ARCA team transporter, that was involved in an accident early this morning near Longview, Texas," David Gilliland Racing (DGR) said in a post on Twitter.
Messages of condolence
There are many messages of condolence from all over the world, and Stotts seems to have been a great person that many respected. "No one races #NASCAR without the hauler drivers. We appreciate what they do with @o much.The hauler driver community is a tight group.
They mourn one of their own with the loss of DGR ARCA hauler driver Steven Stotts ... and we mourn with them. " - Claire B Lang posted on twitter "Hauler drivers are the road warriors and often unsung heroes of our entire industry.
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Stotts and @dgr_racing families as well as Steven’s fellow truck drivers."- Robby Lyson expressed his condolences "We are saddened to learn that David Gilliland Racing hauler driver Steven Stotts lost his life in a traffic accident en route to this weekend's race in Phoenix," read a joint statement by NASCAR and ARCA, as quoted by cbssports "The NASCAR and ARCA communities send our thoughts and prayers to Steven's friends, family, teammates and those individuals injured in this incident during this difficult time." Indeed, it is unfortunate that such tragedies continue to happen, and we hope that there will be as few such cases as possible.