Ryan Shea, the car chief on the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet team in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, passed away on March 30, 2016, according to a release from the race team the following day. He passed away at his home in Troutman, N.C., at the age of 34.
“It is a sad day for our team as we mourn the untimely loss of Ryan,” team owner Chip Ganassi was quoted as saying in the CGR press release. “Ryan was a dedicated worker and a great friend to those on our team, as well as others in the garage. Our hearts go out to Ryan’s family and friends during this difficult time.”
Shea joined Chip Ganassi Racing in 2015, and in 2016, he had worked with drivers Kyle Larson and Justin Marks. Prior to joining CGR, Shea worked with Michael Waltrip Racing.
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