NASCAR fans are mourning the loss of a Hendrick Motorsports pit team member.
According to the sports team, William “Rowdy” Harrell, 30, and his partner, Blakley Harrell, 23, tragically died after being eliminated in an auto accident mishap in Florida on Tuesday, Nov. 24.
The couple was reportedly in the Florida Keys area celebrating their honeymoon, which came simply three days after they tied the knot.
The vehicles collided, per the report.
E! News has actually connected to the Florida Highway Patrol for our own report and have yet to get a response.
Following the disaster, Hendrick Motorsports revealed their heartache over William and Blakley’s loss.
” Our entire group is definitely ravaged at the loss of Rowdy and Blakley,” Greg Ives, Hendrick Motorsports’ crew chief, said in a statement on the team site. “They were such favorable, giving and enthusiastic individuals who could not have been a more best match.”
” Rowdy had an energetic and contagious personality. He was the body and soul of our group and always kept us motivated, no matter the scenario,” the declaration continued. “Rowdy shared his love with individuals around him and was liked in return. Although he will be greatly missed, his memory will continue to influence us constantly.”
In closing, Ives shared, “Our prayers are with Rowdy, Blakley and their fantastic family.”
NASCAR’s William “Rowdy” Harrell & Spouse Killed on Honeymoon
Along with the declaration, the group took to Twitter with a wholehearted message that read, “He was the body and soul of our team.”
In light of the couple’s death, NASCAR likewise issued a declaration. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Harrell and @TeamHendrick household,” a message continued reading Twitter.
Motorist Alex Bowman, who recently worked with William, shared, “Rowdy was everything that made the 88 group, the 88 team. The biggest character and the best individual. He was the happiest individual you ‘d ever fulfill, which was only reenforced [sic] by his other half Blakley. Rip to an absolute legend. You’ll be missed out on every single day brother.”
Rowdy was everything that made the 88 team, the 88 group. The biggest character and the very best individual. He was the happiest individual you ‘d ever fulfill, and that was just reenforced by his other half Blakley. Rip to an absolute legend. You’ll be missed every day sibling. pic.twitter.com/ouvflY1M7h
— Alex Bowman (@Alex_Bowman) November 25, 2020
For the last 8 seasons, William worked as a tire provider for Hendrick Motorsports. He was likewise a two-time NASCAR Xfinity Series champion pit team member with JR Motorsports.