“Rusty Crews was a true friend and his loss is devastating for the drivers, teams and fans of this track, as well as the entire racing community. He always took care of others on the track, he loved racing. His loss is terrible and indescribable. The death is under investigation pending the results of the autopsy. We talked to the family and learned that he had a lot of health problems. “ With these words, Mike Chitwood, Sheriff of Volusia County, wanted to dismiss and settle any rumor about the death of Crews, the agent who died last Sunday in the circuito de New Smyrna Speedway, a 15 miles from Daytona International Speedway.
‘Rusty’, as he was known in the county of the state of Florida, He fell to the ground, fainted, after mediating a massive fight between several members of Brian Kruczek and Matthew Green’s teams from the Asphalt World Series after being Disqualified for unsportsmanlike conduct, verbal abuse of officials, and conduct detrimental to sport. He was immediately transferred to the nearest hospital, where the doctors could do nothing to save his life.
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“I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of Rusty Crews. He always went out of his way to treat all drivers fairly and with respect. He made everyone feel welcome and appreciated and he was just a nice guy. We will miss him very much. Thoughts and prayers to his family and loved ones, “wrote Jeff Burton, former driver and commentator for NASCAR on NBC, on his official Twitter account.
“We are heartbroken over the loss of our dear friend Rusty Crews. He was the kindest, most selfless, big-hearted, fun-loving person we know and will truly miss. We are very grateful to have had him as part of our family and very grateful for all the memories and good times that we shared together. Life will not be the same without him, but he will be in our hearts forever “, Mario and Michelle Gosselin, owners of the DGM Racing team, have stated in a press release.