Indy Racing League IndyCar Series driver who only started in 4 races before dying tragically in a crash at Homestead-Miami Speedway during a practice session.
He worked as a car mechanic at Bridgestone Racing School and had other jobs as a private racing coach, PR & marketing account representative, and journalist.
In his honor, teammates Buddy Rice and Danica Patrick did not compete at the sight of the fatal crash that year.
He is survived by his wife Tonya.
David Letterman gave an emotional condolences speech during his Late Night show following the tragedy.