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Stewart-Haas Racing Mourning Loss of Team Member Shawn Soules

The Stewart-Haas Racing team will be racing with heavy hearts in Michigan International Speedway this weekend, as one of their own — Shawn Soules passed away on Tuesday night. According to, Soules was riding his motorcycle near Statesville, NC when he was struck by a BMW that failed to yield to the motorcycle.

Soules was just 47 years old.

Rodney Childers eluded to the tragic news early Wednesday morning on Twitter:

While SHR fabricator Brian Murphy tweeted a decal that SHR cars will run this weekend in honor of Soules.

The SHR team is without a win so far in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, but if one of their four cars can get it done on Sunday, it would be a very emotional victory.

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