poses for NASCAR Natiowide Series headshots at Daytona International Speedway on February 11, 2009 in Daytona, Florida.

Former NASCAR racer has passed away a day before his 35th birthday

Shane Sieg, a former NASCAR driver and older brother of current Xfinity driver Ryan Sieg has passed away, according to the Ryan Sieg Racing team, owned by Shane's father, Rod. The Georgia native would have turned 35 today.

Shane last raced in 2004 in both the NASCAR Xfinity series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck series. Our prayers are with his family at this terrible time.