Sad news for MB2 Motorsports team

U.S. Army/MB2 Motorsports Pit Crew Member Loses Battle To Cancer Don DeCecco, a race-day member of the No. 01 U.S. Army/MB2 Motorsports pit crew, passed away Tuesday (May 4) from esophageal cancer at his home in Spartanburg, S.C. He is survived...

U.S. Army/MB2 Motorsports Pit Crew Member Loses Battle To Cancer

Don DeCecco, a race-day member of the No. 01 U.S. Army/MB2 Motorsports pit crew, passed away Tuesday (May 4) from esophageal cancer at his home in Spartanburg, S.C. He is survived by his wife Linda.

A memorial service will be held Friday (May 7), 11 a.m. at Eggers Funeral Home in Spartanburg. For directions, call: 864-578-3838.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be sent to:

Spartanburg Humane Society
150 Dexter Road Q@Spartanburg, S.C. 29303

Or

Spartanburg Children's Shelter
P.O. Box 2663
Spartanburg, S.C. 29304

DeCecco, 57, was the Gas Man on the Army/MB2 pit crew. He had been associated with MB2 since the team's first season in 1997. Prior to his MB2 involvement, DeCecco was a crew member for Hendrick Motorsports and David Pearson Racing, including Larry Pearson's 1986 and 1987 Busch Series championship teams.

"We lost an outstanding member of our MB2 family," said Jay Frye, general manager of MB2 Motorsports. "Don was a true professional who had a deep passion for motorsports. He will be missed by his many friends and colleagues at MB2. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family."

DeCecco was employed at BICO South, a steel manufacturing company in Spartanburg.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers David Pearson
Teams Hendrick Motorsports