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Rodney Shane Sieg (August 23, 1982 – August 19, 2017)[1][2] was an American professional stock car racing driver. He last drove the No. 93 S&W Services Chevrolet for RSS Racing. He was the older brother of Xfinity Series driver Ryan Sieg.

Shane Sieg
BornRodney Shane Sieg
(1982-08-23)August 23, 1982
Tucker, Georgia, United States
DiedAugust 19, 2017(2017-08-19) (aged 34)
Tucker, Georgia, United States
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
2 races run over 1 year
Best finish121st (2004)
First race2004 Sam's Town 300 (Las Vegas)
Last race2004 Diamond Hill Plywood 200 (Darlington)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
68 races run over 7 years
2011 position26th
Best finish24th (2004)
First race2003 New Hampshire 200 (New Hampshire)
Last race2011 Good Sam RV Emergency Road Service 125 (Pocono)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 3 0
Statistics current as of August 22, 2017.

Racing careerEdit

Camping World Truck SeriesEdit

In 2003, Sieg made his NASCAR debut at New Hampshire International Speedway, driving the No. 08 Chevrolet for SS-Green Light Racing and finishing 16th. For 2004, he was tabbed by SS-Green Light to drive their No. 07 Auto Air Colors Chevy for the entire season. Sieg earned the best result of his career at The Milwaukee Mile when he finished 8th after starting 33rd. This was his only top-10 of the season, however, and he was taken out of the truck after 19 races. He did not attempt any NASCAR races in 2005 or 2006.

In 2007, Sieg made his return to the Truck Series at Bristol Motor Speedway in a one race deal that reunited him with SS-Green Light. He would also run 3 races for Billy Ballew Motorsports with a best finish of 10th at New Hampshire, the track at which he debuted. Sieg started 2008 by running two of the first three races of the season for SS-Green Light, blowing engines in both starts. He was then tabbed by Ballew to race the No. 51 Miccosukee Resorts Toyota on weekends when the Sprint Cup Series and regular driver, Kyle Busch, were running at other tracks. In seven races, he earned one top-10, a 9th-place finish at Memphis Motorsports Park. At the beginning of 2009, Sieg intended to run the entire season in Ballew's No. 15 entry. However, due to a lack of solid sponsorship, he left the team after only five races. He returned later in the year in a second entry for his family's team. He start and parked in seven races to help his brother Ryan run entire races.

In 2010, Sieg and his brother planned to run the full Camping World Truck Series schedule in the No. 93 and No. 39 trucks, respectively. However, Sieg once again ran as a start and park entry in order to help fund his brother's car which planned to run full races, but had no sponsor. Six races into 2010, he was replaced in the No. 93 by long-time ASA driver Mike Garvey. Sieg returned to the team at Texas in November, parking in the final three races of the season. The next year, Sieg gave up his ride at Daytona to rookie Cole Whitt after the No. 60 failed to qualify. Sieg ran a few full races with a best finish of 12th, though he was pulled again at Michigan and replaced by Casey Roderick. NASCAR announced on August 22 that Sieg had been suspended indefinitely from NASCAR for violating their substance abuse policy.[3]

Busch SeriesEdit

Early in 2004, Sieg attempted three races in the No. 51 Dodge for Rick Ware Racing. After failing to qualify at Rockingham, he qualified for the next two races at Las Vegas and Darlington. He crashed early in both races, finishing 42nd and 37th, respectively.

DeathEdit

Sieg died on August 19, 2017, at the age of 34 before his 35th birthday.[4]

Motorsports career resultsEdit

NASCAREdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Busch SeriesEdit

NASCAR Busch Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 NBSC Pts
2004 Ware Racing Enterprises 51 Dodge DAY CAR
DNQ
LVS
42
DAR
37
BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL GTY RCH NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR IRP MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM ATL PHO DAR HOM 121st 89

Camping World Truck SeriesEdit

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 NCWTC Pts
2003 Green Light Racing 08 Chevy DAY DAR MMR MAR CLT DOV TEX MEM MLW KAN KEN GTW MCH IRP NSH BRI RCH NHA
16
CAL LVS
15
SBO 52nd 451
07 TEX
19
MAR PHO HOM
17
2004 DAY
23
ATL
13
MAR
20
MFD
12
CLT
32
DOV
15
TEX
14
MEM
22
MLW
8
KAN
16
KEN
13
GTW
11
MCH
26
IRP
21
NSH
26
BRI
26
RCH
18
NHA
23
LVS
26
CAL TEX MAR PHO DAR HOM 24th 2020
2007 FDNY Racing 28 Chevy DAY CAL ATL MAR
DNQ
KAN CLT MFD DOV TEX MCH MLW MEM KEN IRP NSH 48th 437
Green Light Racing 08 Chevy BRI
25
GTW
Billy Ballew Motorsports 15 Chevy NHA
10
LVS TAL
20
MAR ATL
17
TEX PHO HOM
2008 SS-Green Light Racing 07 Chevy DAY
23
CAL
31
ATL
18
MAR
21
29th 950
Billy Ballew Motorsports 51 Toyota KAN
18
CLT MFD
21
MEM
9
KEN IRP NSH
25
BRI GTW
13
NHA LVS
19
TAL MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM
15 DOV
14
TEX MCH MLW
2009 Chevy DAY
15
CAL
16
ATL
23
MAR
32
KAN
19
CLT DOV TEX MCH MLW MEM 35th 936
RSS Racing 93 Chevy KEN
34
IRP NSH
34
BRI CHI
31
IOW
35
GTW NHA LVS
34
MAR TAL TEX
33
PHO HOM
34
2010 DAY
DNQ
ATL
28
MAR
36
NSH
35
KAN
34
DOV
33
CLT TEX MCH IOW GTY IRP POC NSH DAR BRI CHI KEN NHA LVS MAR TAL TEX
30
PHO
33
HOM
36
49th 509
2011 DAY PHO
22
DAR
12
MAR
29
NSH
26
DOV
19
CLT
23
KAN
29
TEX
19
KEN
25
IOW NSH
28
IRP
35
POC
29
MCH BRI ATL CHI NHA KEN LVS TAL MAR TEX HOM 26th 233

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Shane Sieg Career Statistics
  2. ^ "Former Truck Series driver Shane Sieg dies at 34". Yahoo Sports. 23 August 2017.
  3. ^ Associated Press (August 22, 2011). "NASCAR suspends Shane Sieg for substance abuse violation". USA Today. Retrieved March 20, 2017.
  4. ^ "Former Truck Series driver Shane Sieg dies at 34". Yahoo! Sports. August 23, 2017. Retrieved August 23, 2017.

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