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Tony Roper

Age: 35

Craftsman Truck Series driver killed in a crash during a race at Texas Motor Speedway; made his first start in the truck series during its debut season in 1995; winless in 60 career races; had one top-five finish and eight top-10 efforts; best finish was a second in July 1998 at Indianapolis Raceway Park; father Dean is a former race car driver; of a serious neck injury sustained in the crash

Died: Ft. Worth, Texas, Oct. 13

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