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(Updated with video) JR Motorsports mourns team member Adam Wright, killed in car crash


UPDATED: 1:25 p.m. ET, Thursday, August 24

JR Motorsports today released a touching video honoring the life of team member Adam Wright, who was killed Sunday in a one-car crash near Statesville, North Carolina.

Wright was a mechanic for JR Motorsports on the No. 5 Xfinity Series car of Michael Annett.

Here’s the video the team released:

Dale Earnhardt Jr. also posted a tweet that included his condolences and a copy of the video as well.

Original story follows:

JR Motorsports is mourning the passing of team member Adam Wright, who died Sunday night in a one-car crash near Statesville, N.C.

Wright, 33, was traveling on Flower House Loop around 10:50 p.m. Sunday “when he ran off the road twice and his vehicle became airborne,” according to, per North Carolina State Patrol Trooper J. S. Swagger.

Swagger added that Wright, who worked as a mechanic on Michael Annett’s JRM Xfinity Series team, was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected from the wrecked vehicle.

Wright was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers are still investigating the crash.

Wright is being remembered on social media by many in the NASCAR community: