Brienne Davis was killed in a car accident on Tuesday night. At 28-years-old she was one of the few females working full-time as a NASCAR inspector. Davis was originally from Louisiana but had moved to North Carolina in 2002 to work as an engine builder for Dale Earnhardt Inc. Prior to that she had trained in an automotive technology training program in Houston. Her training included a six week course on racing that was NASCAR-approved.
Davis had been with NASCAR since 2004. She was scheduled to work at Phoenix International Raceway this weekend.
NASCAR has issued an official statement:
“We are deeply saddened at the loss of NASCAR Sprint Cup official Brienne Davis. She was a key member of our team of inspectors and will be missed by the NASCAR community.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.”
Its being reported that Davis was killed in a car accident on the interstate 77 during rush hour on Tuesday. She was driving near Huntersville, North Carolina on the right shoulder when she sideswiped another vehicle. She was thrown from her truck when it overturned. She was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. The driver of the other vehicle was not seriously injured.