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Michael Stefanik Bio
Born on May 20, 1958, Michael Stefanik died on September 15, 2019. He was a professional American racing vehicle inventory driver. He competed primarily in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, but also in the Busch Grand National Series and the Craftsman Truck Series. Stefanik was appointed the second largest all-time NASCAR Modified driver in 2003, a seven-time champion in the Modified series. For most of NASCAR history, his nine complete championships (two in the Busch North Series) bind him to Richie Evans. Stefanik died in Sterling, Connecticut, September 15, 2019 after a single-seat ultralight aircraft crash.
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In 1987, Stefanik rode his first complete season of the Whelen Modified Tour. He registered his first championship in 1989 two years later, winning seven of his 26 starts in 1989. He continued to be a significant player in the 1990s, winning the championship in the 1991 series, finishing in the top ten once that season
Stefanik won nine NASCAR series championships to tie Richie Evans Hall of Famer for the record, seven times over the Whelen Modified Tour and twice over the Busch North Series. In what is now called the NASCAR Xfinity and Gander Outdoors Truck Series, he also raced, taking the year's rookie honors in the truck series in 1999 at age 41.
Stenanik maintains the record of the Whelen Modified Tour from 1985 to 2014 with 74 wins. A six-time NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee, he had twelve Busch North Series wins.
Michael Stefanik Cause Of Death
On Sunday, September 15, 2019, Michael Stefanik died in a single-engine plane crash. He was 61
State police say the Sunday afternoon crash took place in Sterling close the state line of Rhode Island. They say Aerolite 103, a single-engine single-seat, took off from Coventry, Rhode Island's Riconn Airport and turned back to the airfield when it collapsed into a wooded region close the airport. NASCAR verified that in the accident Stefanik was murdered.
“Mike Stafanik was one of the most successful drivers in NASCAR history, but even more so, he was a true representative of our sport,” NASCAR Chairman and CEO Jim France said in a statement. “His tough, competitive nature and excellence on the race track won him the admiration of cans and competitors alike.”
We are saddened to hear the news about nine-time NASCAR Champion and NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee Mike Stefanik’s passing. NASCAR statement: pic.twitter.com/VqRBxBpB18— NASCAR (@NASCAR) September 16, 2019