NASCAR community reacts to passing of Shane Sieg

Former NASCAR driver Shane Sieg, older brother of NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Ryan Sieg, passed away over the weekend at the age of 34.

Shane Sieg competed in 68 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races over the span of seven seasons from 2003 to 2011. He also made two NASCAR XFINITY Series starts in 2004. His last NASCAR national series event was the Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway in 2011, driving a family-owned No. 93 truck.

Ryan Sieg drives the No. 39 RSS Racing Chevrolet, 0wned by his father Rod Sieg, in the XFINITY Series. He currently sits 15th in the points standings. Ryan Sieg qualified for the inaugural XFINITY Series playoffs last year.

A NASCAR statement reads: “Shane Sieg was a passionate racer who shared a deep love of the sport. NASCAR extends its deepest condolences to the Sieg family for a racer lost too soon.”

Members of the NASCAR community also sent out their thoughts and condolences to the Sieg family following the tragic news.