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Sprint Car driver killed at Desoto Speedway

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

David Steele, a racing veteran, has died following a sprint car crash at Desoto Speedway in Bradenton, Fla. The 42-year-old was competing in a winged sprint car event, according to National Speed Sport News, on the three-eighths-mile oval.

He reportedly got tangled up in lapped traffic and crashed the No. 33 car he was driving. This was a Southern Sprintcar Shootout Series event that he was competing in.

David Steele, seen here Saturday evening at Desoto Speedway, has died after a crash at the three-eighths-mile asphalt oval. (Photo by David Sink/National Speed Sport News)

David Steele, seen here Saturday evening at Desoto Speedway, has died after a crash at the three-eighths-mile asphalt oval. (Photo by David Sink/National Speed Sport News)

Besides driving Sprint Cars, he previously raced in USAC Racing, the Verizon IndyCar Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series. He has also raced in the ARCA Racing Series and the Indy Lights Series.

He won the Silver Crown Championship in 2004 and 2005. He also won numerous events at the USAC, Sprint Car and Silver Crown Series races.

Steele last won an event on Feb. 25 as he won the Southern Sprintcar Shootout Series event at Florida’s 417 Southern Speedway.

According to Driverdb.com, Steele has entered in 223 races and won 44 of them. He was on the pole for 24 races and the podium 80 times. He had a 19.7% win percentage.

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