Fans and celebrities are in mourning following the sudden death of an award-winning race icon. Greg Hodnett passed away at 49 years old on Thursday, September 20th.
According to Fox News, Hodnett tragically died on impact in a car crash. While racing at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pennsylvania, he allegedly lost control and rolled his car.
Tony Stewart Racing released a statement following the tragic news: “We all know the risks and rewards this sport presents, but the shocking, sudden loss that racing can bring is always a harsh reminder that neither today or tomorrow is promised. Our thoughts are with the family, friends and fans of Greg Hodnett and Heffner Racing.”
Hodnett has won several awards of the years including World of Outlaws rookie of the year in 1993. He also won nearly two dozen races throughout his career.
Many fans and others in the racing industry paid a tribute to the late racing icon on social media.
Please pray for Hodnett’s friends, family, and loved ones. May God bring them peace and comfort during this difficult time.
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