Race Weekend Central

Former NASCAR Driver Bobby East Dead at 37

Former NASCAR driver and USAC champion Bobby East has passed away after being fatally stabbed in Westminster, Calif., on Wednesday, July 13. He was 37 years old.

Police have named Trent William Millsap, 27, as a suspect and are currently looking for information about his whereabouts.

The incident occurred at a 76 gas station in Westminster on Wednesday at 5:51 p.m. PT. East had a stab wound in the chest, and he was pronounced dead after being taken to a local hospital.

USAC released a statement on July 15 regarding East’s passing.

East raced in 42 NASCAR national touring series races between 2005 and 2008, with two top 10s in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He was the 2004 USAC National Midget Series Champion, also winning back-to-back USAC Silver Crown Series championships in 2012 and 2013.


About the author

Stephen Stumpf joined Frontstretch in September 2021 and currently pens the weekly columns 4 Burning Questions and Stat Sheet. He also contributes to Frontstretch with social media, editing and rotating commentary while occasionally serving as an on-site reporter.  A Texas native, Stephen started following NASCAR at age 9.

Follow on Twitter @stephen_stumpf.

Share this article

Sign up for the Frontstretch Newsletter

A daily email update (Monday through Friday) providing racing news, commentary, features, and information from Frontstretch.com