In keeping with Connecticut State Police, an Aerolite 103, single-engine, single-seat aircraft took off from Riconn Airport simply over the state line in Rhode Island on Sunday. Police say the ultralight aircraft, whilst turning again towards the airfield, crashed right into a wooded house adjoining to the airport in Sterling, Connecticut.
NASCAR stated it was once Stefanik who died within the crash.
In keeping with NASCAR, Stefanik was once the winningest driving force within the historical past of the NASCAR Whelen Changed Excursion. He gained that circuit championship in 1989, 1991, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002 and 2006. He additionally gained the Busch North — now referred to as the NASCAR Ok&N Professional Sequence East — titles in 1997 and 1998.
His 9 total NASCAR championships are tied with Evans for many in NASCAR historical past.
Police didn’t give a reason for the crash, which stays below investigation.