Monday, April 15, 2024

Report: Sprint Car’s Justin Owen has passed away

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to social media posts, USAC Sprint Car driver Justin Owen has passed away. No age was provided.

An official cause of death has not been determined yet.

Death (Photo by Pixabay)

“It is with the heaviest of heart and our deepest condolences that we share in the loss of not only a great competitor and a hell of a driver but more importantly a dear friend…Justin Owen,” Ryan Barr Racing said in a Facebook post. “Justin was such a hilarious joy to be around. He knew how to have a good time and make you laugh and definitely lived life to the fullest. His spirit and personality will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Michael Fischesser, Kenzie, Nick Harris, and the entire Owen’s family, friends & fans. Justin and Maffy have been our pit buddies for a few years now and the first drivers to make Ryan feel like one of the guys.

“We are forever grateful for that and their friendship. God Speed my Friend…You will be missed. 🏁❤️🙏❤️🏁”

Owen was injured on Saturday at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Due to the severity of the accident, the rest of the racing activities have been canceled.

“Tonight’s USAC @AMSOILINC Sprint Car National Championship event at Indiana’s @BurgSpeedway has been canceled,” USAC Racing said in a tweet at 6:55 pm EST. “The event was called after a qualifying incident involving Harrison, Ohio’s Justin Owen. More information will be available soon.”

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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