Driver Of David Gilliland Racing Hauler Tragically Killed In Texas Highway Crash

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Heartbreaking news has struck the NASCAR and ARCA racing communities.

Scott Stotts, the hauler driver for former NASCAR Cup Series driver David Gilliland Racing’s (DGR) ARCA team, was killed in a two-vehicle accident in Texas.

According to NBC Sports, Stotts was killed in the accident while two passengers in the hauler were sent to the hospital in stable condition. The driver of the other vehicle involved was also transported to the hospital in stable condition.

The Texas Department of Public Safety reported that the DGR hauler failed to control its speed and rear-ended the other car (who was also towing a trailer). The impact caused the other car to roll onto its side into the center median and its towed trailer to vault over the concrete barrier into the eastbound lane.

The hauler also traveled into the center median, struck the concrete barrier and caught fire, its towed trailer turned onto its side in the center median.

The DGR hauler was headed to Phoenix for Friday night’s ARCA Menards Series race at Phoenix Raceway.

DGR Racing released the following statement:

The ARCA Menards Series released the following statement:

“We are saddened to learn David Gilliland Racing hauler driver Steven Stotts lost his life in a traffic accident en route to this weekend’s race in Phoenix.

The NASCAR and ARCA communities send our thoughts and prayers to Steven’s friends, family, teammates and those individuals injured in this incident during this difficult time.”

The truck was carrying the #17 car driven by Taylor Gray for Friday night’s General Tire 150. DRG also races two driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck series: Taylor’s brother Tanner and Hailie Deegan.

RIP Scott.

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