Tragic and shocking news for NASCAR fan…
Race car driver Bobby East died after being stabbed to death in California this week. The 37-year-old three-time national champion was refueling at a 76 gas station in Westminster on Wednesday when a man stabbed him several times in the chest. According to a press release from Westminster Police Department, law enforcement received a call around 5:51 p.m. When police arrived on the scene, they quickly tried to take life-saving measures after discovering the driver on the ground “had a serious stab wound in the chest area.” He was taken to a local trauma center but was sadly unable to fight off his injuries.
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No motive for the attack has been revealed at this point, but TMZ reported that the two had argued shortly before for an unspecified reason. While the press release did not identify Dong as the victim, Automobile Club of America on Friday reported that he had passed away, and several outlets confirmed the news. USAC wrote in a statement:
“Bobby East, one of the greatest riders of his time and a three-time USAC National Champion at USAC Silver Crown and Midgets, passed away on the night of July 13, 2022, in the region. southern California. Born in Torrance, California but established during his racing career in Brownsburg, Indiana, East won 56 SAC-recognized career victories, 48 of them in the national championships. “
Man suspected of killing 27-year-old NASCAR star Trent William Millsap (above, left) who has an unpaid pardon. Law enforcement sources said TMZ that a SWAT team with a search warrant entered an apartment in the Anaheim area after learning he may have been hiding at an Anaheim-area apartment out there on Friday. He was shot dead when authorities tried to arrest him. The Orange County DA is currently investigating the incident. His sister has since taken to Facebook she wrote:
“I write this with a heavy heart, My brother passed away last night, I still don’t think he is gone. Please send your thoughts as we prepare for this difficult journey. I love you so much Bro. “
What a tragedy…
We will keep his friends and family in our thoughts during this difficult time. Rest in peace, Bobby.
[Image via Westminster Police Department, NBC Sports/YouTube]