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.
Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers. We lost a great driver and an incredible person. Forever in our hearts. RIP Shane. pic.twitter.com/KAz8XSGYOu
– Ryan Sieg Racing (@RyanSiegRacing) August 22, 2017
Sad news for sure! Prayers are with entire family. https://t.co/yrmBmgE6zM
– Steve O’Donnell (@odsteve) August 22, 2017
So sad to lose Shane Sieg at such a young age. https://t.co/zAtpExDTSz
– Rick Allen (@RickAllenracing) August 23, 2017
– Texas Motor Speedway (@TXMotorSpeedway) August 22, 2017
We are saddened to learn of the loss of Shane Sieg. Gone too soon. Thoughts & prayers to all who knew him. Godspeed, you will be missed. https://t.co/Kk0aemE2xh
– BJMcLeod Motorsports (@teamBJMcLeod) August 22, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with the Sieg family. I truly enjoyed getting to know Shane early in his racing career. Incredibly sad news.
– Jim Cassidy (@jfcassidy) August 22, 2017
– BK Racing (@BKRacing_2383) August 22, 2017