NASCAR modified legend Ted Christopher was killed when the Mooney M20C plane he was traveling in went down in Connecticut on Saturday, NASCAR officials confirm. The plane’s pilot was also killed.
59-year old Christopher won 13 track championships and competed at every level of NASCAR during his career. He was named one of the top 25 drivers in NASCAR Whelen All-American Series history in 2006. Whelen All-American Series is a points championship for NASCAR sanctioned local short track racing around the United States and Canada.
Christopher’s death brought tributes from his friends in the racing world.
So very sad to hear of Ted Christopher’s passing…Greatness passes into Legend #RIP
— Kyle Petty (@kylepetty) September 16, 2017
I have always been a big fan of Ted Christopher. I loved his talent, his spirit. So much so I got him to drive for me. RIP Teddy.
— Michael Waltrip (@MW55) September 17, 2017
Ted Christopher was such a great guy and wheel man. Thinking of his family and friends.#TC13
— Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) September 17, 2017
Sad to hear that we lost a racing legend. Ted Christopher will be missed!
— Jeff Gordon (@JeffGordonWeb) September 17, 2017
Just read about the passing of one of my all-time favorite drivers. So sad. Ted Christopher was a wheel man in whatever he sat in. #RIP
— Clint Bowyer (@ClintBowyer) September 17, 2017
Our thoughts are prayers are with Ted Christopher’s family during this difficult time.