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Beloved NASCAR Driver Dead At 72

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After spending more than 32 years as a driver on the track, the beloved racing enthusiast everyone lovingly called "Cowboy Jack" has passed away. 

Many people will remember 'Cowboy Jack' Sellers from his dedicated appearances at the K&N Pro Series West races and anyone who's been, had the great pleasure of witnessing Jack Sellers doing what he loved!

Just a few short days ago (Oct. 15th), Sellers was on the track at the All American Speedway in Roseville, California racing alongside many close friends, tearing it up as if he was 25 all over again. 

Earlier today, Kip Childress, the Assistant Series Director for NASCAR Xfinity Series posted a heartbreaking message on social media, informing many of Sellers' passing. 

"I received a phone call last night that no one wants to get…a friend has passed away. That is one of the toughest parts of the sport that we work in, that we live in, because it’s not just a driver or a crew member or an official that has passed on…it’s a member of the family.

Last night’s call was about a man who has spent the last 32 years driving in the K&N West Series. He wasn’t out there because he had to be…he didn’t race to make a living. He was out there because he wanted to be…he loved being at the track, in the car and with the people that made up the West Series."

While Sellers had 282 career West Series starts - which is the most of any driver in series history - he never actually won a race...nor did he finish in the Top 5, but that never stopped him from continuing to do what he loved! Sellers matched his career best (7th) a total of five additional times, his most recent being in 2013. 

Sellers was 72 years old when he passed away on October 24th, 2016. As of this writing, no cause of death has been released. 

It's truly a sad day that so many mourn the loss of someone who was such a staple to the sport, and our thoughts and prayers go out to Sellers' family during this very difficult time. 

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