A year ago today the racing world lost Bryan Clauson in a wreck at the Bellville Midge Nationals. In his quest to run 200 races in 2016, Clauson came up short and paid the ultimate price for the sake of speed and competition. His death hit everyone in Indycar and NASCAR hard. No one has a bad memory of Bryan Clauson, instead we all have some pretty fantastic memories of the kid who would get in anything.
Bryan Clauson was a throwback, a guy who was willing to race anything at any time. He proved that sprint car guys can still make it to Indianapolis, something most people have written off at this point. He led the 100th Indianapolis 500 before finishing 23rd. Even though we’ll never see Bryan climb into a sprint car, Indycar or NASCAR race car again we have some great videos to remember him by.
2016 Chili Bowl, Clauson finished second to buddy Rico Abreu who went back to back. The second half of this video will give you chills.
Bryan Clauson was a racer’s racer. He was the guy that was winning a race, then going straight from victory lane to his next car and race. He was the guy who ran the Indy 500 then headed up to Kokomo and won. Bryan Clauson is missed but others have carried on his legacy. Kyle Larson and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. have both parked it for BC this season.
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