NASCAR driver killed in plane crash honored Sunday

Ted Christopher
FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2005 file photo, Ted Christopher celebrates his victory in the Busch North Series Sylvania 125 at the New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon, N.H. NASCAR officials say modified championship racer Christopher was one of two people killed when a small plane crashed in Connecticut. The Federal Aviation Administration confirms that two people were aboard a Mooney M20C plane that went down in a wooded area near the North Branford-Guilford border shortly before 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. NASCAR says Christopher and the plane's pilot died. (AP Photo/Jon-Pierre Lasseigne, File)

STAFFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — One of the victims of a deadly plane crash in North Branford was honored on Sunday.

Local NASCAR legend Ted Christopher died in the plane crash near west street two weeks ago.

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On Sunday, his number 13 was retired at the Stafford Motor Speedway.

“He defined short track racing, NASCAR short track racing,” explained race fan Patrick Reynolds. “He was a weekend warrior who could set an example and set the bar high enough for all other weekend warriors. He was that guy. An iconic figure.”

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Christopher was flying from Plainville to Long Island when his plane went down.

The pilot, Charles Dundas, also died.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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