Bobby East

Race Car Driver

Birthday December 17, 1984

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace California

DEATH DATE Jul 13, 2022 (37)

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American race car driver who competed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series from 2005 to 2008. He earned two top-ten finishes in the truck series. In July of 2022, he was attacked and stabbed by a man, which led to his death shortly after. 

Before Fame

He became the youngest driver in USAC history, at 16 years and 6 months, to win a feature race when he took first at the USAC National Midget event at the Illiana Motor Speedway in 2001.


He was named the 2004 USAC Driver-of-the-Year. He was filling his car up with gas when he was approached by his killer. 

Family Life

His father Bob East built his midget racing car as a child.

Associated With

He made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at the 2005 Lucas Oil 150, which was won by Todd Bodine.