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Former NASCAR driver Bobby East stabbed to death in California; suspect killed by police

Bobby East, a former NASCAR driver, was killed in a stabbing Wednesday. He was 37.

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Bobby East, a former NASCAR driver, was fatally stabbed on Wednesday at a service station in Westminster, California.

He has reached the age of 37.

Calls alleging a stabbing prompted Westminster police to rush to the 76 gas station, they said. “A significant stab wound to the chest area,” according to the police report on East’s condition.

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Officers tried to save East’s life, and paramedics took him to a nearby hospital, but he died there.

Trent William Millsap, a stabbing suspect, was fatally shot by authorities in Anaheim on Friday, according to the Westminster Police Department.

According to authorities, the stabbing was random, and no one has been arrested or charged in connection with the fatalities.

As a member of the USAC Hall of Fame, East was the son of car manufacturer Bob East and won 22 USAC National Midget feature races.

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In 2008, the younger East also competed in the Xfinity Series and the Truck Series and was a three-time champion on the US Auto Club circuit. In 2004, 2012, and 2013, East was the USAC Silver Crown champion.

It was announced that NASCAR was “saddened” to hear about the terrible demise of Bobby East. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Bobby, a real racer, at this time.

Officers with the Westminster Police Department reported that 27-year-old Millsap was wanted for an unrelated parole violation while on parole for a previous armed robbery conviction.

The Associated Press has contributed to this story.

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