Plane crash leaves NASCAR driver, 81-year-old man dead

Plane crash leaves NASCAR driver, 81-year-old man dead

Plane crash leaves NASCAR driver, 81-year-old man dead

Sports reports the crash was confirmed by the FAA who said that a Mooney M20C carrying two passengers crashed around 2pm in the woods around Guilford, Connecticut.

The second passenger and pilot of the plane, was with Christopher en route to Riverhead Raceway for a racing competition.

'He will be missed throughout the racing community, in the garage and, especially, in the hearts of his many fans. Notably five time NASCAR Driver of the Year Jimmie Johnson tweeted his praise for Christopher while giving his condolences to the late driver's family.

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Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in CT said in a Facebook post Christopher was "one of the greatest modified drivers of all time". Last Sunday, he recorded his 99th victory on our oval. The National Transportation Safety Board also will investigate.

Ted Christopher (No. 82 Horton Avenue Materials Chevrolet) has 42 wins, 133 top fives and 203 top 10s in 372 career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts.

"The sport of short-track, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Racing ... lost a legend tonight in Ted Christopher", an announcement before the race by Mr. Finan said, according to video posted online.

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Christopher was not excessively involved in NASCAR's top three series, competing in just six career Cup Series races with a top finish of 31st place, 21 career Busch (now Xfinity) Series races with a top finish of 8th place and two career Truck Series races with a top finish of 7th place. 'He was a tough racer's racer, and his hard driving style and candid personality endeared him to short track fans throughout the country'. Their names have not been released yet, but Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park confirmed that once of the victims was local racing legend Ted Christopher.

'Absolute definition of a racer, ' racer Alex Bowman tweeted. Track officials planned to honor Christopher by having his vehicle driven for a ceremonial lap followed by a moment of silence.

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