NASCAR community mourns member of Dale Earnhardt Jr.-owned race team

The NASCAR community is mourning a member of a race team owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s JR Motorsports who died in a car wreck in Iredell County.

Michael Adam Wright, a 33-year-old mechanic with driver Michael Annett’s JRM Xfinity Series team, died late Sunday when he twice ran off curvy Flower House Loop in Troutman and his car went airborne, State Highway Patrol Trooper J.S. Swagger told the (Statesville) Record & Landmark. Wright, who lived in Troutman, wasn’t wearing a seat belt and was partially ejected, Swagger told the newspaper. No other cars were involved.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Adam Wright, a friend and JRM team member who was lost tragically over the weekend," JR Motorsports tweeted on Wednesday morning with a copy of Wright’s obituary.

Flags are flying at half-staff outside JR Motorsports in Talbert Pointe Business Park in Mooresville this week. Charlotte Observer

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