In this Oct. 4, 2007 file photo, Bryan Clauson smiles in his car during qualifying for the ARCA RE/MAX Series 250 auto race, at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala. Clauson, considered the top dirt-track racer in the country, died last Sunday after his sprint car flipped end over end between turns three and four during a race at the USAC Belleville (Kan.) Midget Nationals. Clauson, who was born in Carmichael and spent his childhood in Citrus Heights, was 27.
In this Oct. 4, 2007 file photo, Bryan Clauson smiles in his car during qualifying for the ARCA RE/MAX Series 250 auto race, at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala. Clauson, considered the top dirt-track racer in the country, died last Sunday after his sprint car flipped end over end between turns three and four during a race at the USAC Belleville (Kan.) Midget Nationals. Clauson, who was born in Carmichael and spent his childhood in Citrus Heights, was 27. Rainier Ehrhardt Associated Press file
In this Oct. 4, 2007 file photo, Bryan Clauson smiles in his car during qualifying for the ARCA RE/MAX Series 250 auto race, at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala. Clauson, considered the top dirt-track racer in the country, died last Sunday after his sprint car flipped end over end between turns three and four during a race at the USAC Belleville (Kan.) Midget Nationals. Clauson, who was born in Carmichael and spent his childhood in Citrus Heights, was 27. Rainier Ehrhardt Associated Press file

Bryan Clauson lived for racing, died chasing his dream

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