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A Statement From the Clauson Family

For the second week in a row, Bryan Clauson has won the sprint car feature event at the Kokomo Speedway. (Bill Miller Photo)

For the second week in a row, Bryan Clauson has won the sprint car feature event at the Kokomo Speedway. (Bill Miller Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (August 8, 2016) — The family of Indy 500 veteran and USAC champion driver Bryan Clauson released the following statement this morning:

“Last night, the 7th of August, we said goodbye to our son, my fianc√©, our friend, Bryan Clauson. He was surrounded by family and friends and we were grateful that we could experience his final moments with him.

Our Bryan fought to the end with the same desire that he demonstrated behind the wheel of all the various race cars he would park in victory lane. However, we were more proud of our Bryan that took a moment to make a young fan’s day, or demonstrated his uncommon kindness and appreciation toward his friends, family and fans.

We would like to thank everybody who has shown their concern toward us and kept us in their prayers. We will never be able to truly thank you. We would also like to thank the staff at Bryan Medical Center who stood and fought with our Bryan since he arrived here early yesterday morning.

We know that our Bryan is also your Bryan and that you would like to participate in honoring him. A service will be held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at a date and time to be announced soon. In lieu of flowers, or to make a donation, people may direct their contributions to the USAC Benevolent Fund website at http://usacbf.org/cash-donation/ or checks should be made out to the USAC Benevolent Foundation in the name of Bryan Clauson. The address is 124 E Northfield Drive, Suite F #129, Brownsburg, IN 46112.

Thank you for being a part of our Bryan’s life.

Lauren, Tim, Di, and Taylor.”