NASCAR Winston Cup and Craftsman Truck Series driver who had his career cut tragically short after a track accident.
He won the 1997 Craftsman Truck Series Rookie of the Year honors, with two wins and seven Top 5 finishes; and the following year, he won the Winston Cup Rookie of the Year award.
On a practice run at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway he slammed his car into a wall, flipping upside down and sliding a long way.
He grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana as one of four children.
In his rookie Winston Cup season he was already drawing comparisons to NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon.