Former NASCAR team owner Troxell found dead in the Ohio River

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, former NASCAR Truck Series owner Lonnie Troxell was found dead in the Ohio River on Tuesday night. His body was found near Louisville, Kentucky.

The story says that his body was found floating in the river at approx. 6:20 pm at night near the Captain’s Quarters restaurant and marina located at the 5700 block of Captain’s Quarters Drive, according to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office. He was 68.

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The authorities and first responders arrived on the scene to help retrieve his body from the water. The Coroner’s Office said he was dead at the scene.

At this time, an official cause of death has not been released. The body is expected to undergo an autopsy.

It is also not clear at this time how long Troxell had been in the water.

He previously worked a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series team. Troxell sold to team to former racer Rob Ferguson, who acquired Mighty Motorsports.

The team operated the No. 24 PMI Heating and Air Conditioning Chevrolet Silverado, which was driven by Wayne Edwards. The team competed in 2006, before shutting down.

The NASCAR Truck Series team operated from 2000 through 2006.

According to Racing Reference, Troxell’s team competed for five years and in 75 races. The team had numerous drivers over the time.

They completed 6,058 laps and earned $613,784. Their average start was 29th and their average finish was 28th.

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