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.
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.
His father Bob East built his midget racing car as a child.
He made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at the 2005 Lucas Oil 150, which was won by Todd Bodine.