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Ryan Sieg pays tribute to late brother with Darlington paint scheme

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Nearly two weeks after his older brother Shane Sieg died at 34, Ryan Sieg will drive a paint scheme in his memory in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Darlington Raceway.

RSS Racing announced Tuesday that Ryan Sieg’s No. 39 Chevrolet will be based on a scheme that Shane Sieg used in a late model in 2003 that also had the No. 39.

That year Shane Sieg won a NASCAR Southeast Series race at Huntsville Speedway for his family’s team. He was a former Camping World Truck Series driver, having made 68 starts.

“This is the ultimate tribute for my family,” Ryan Sieg said in a press release. “My brother had a love for racing and I’m honored to carry this scheme at Darlington. For my family and our friends this is a very special tribute. I just want everyone to smile when they see the car on track this weekend.”

RSS Racing stands for Ryan Shane Sieg Racing.

Ryan Sieg is currently 15th in the points standings and has one top five (Iowa I). His best finish in three Darlington starts is 15th in 2016.

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Former Truck Series driver Shane Sieg dies at 34

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Shane Sieg, a former Camping World Truck Series driver and older brother of Xfinity driver Ryan Sieg, died over the weekend at the age of 34.

Ryan Sieg Racing announced his passing Tuesday on social media. He would have turned 35 on Wednesday. A team spokesperson could not provide additional details.

“Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers,” the team said on Twitter. “We lost a great driver and an incredible person. Forever in our hearts.”

A native of Tucker, Georgia, Shane Sieg was a veteran of 68 Truck Series races and two Xfinity starts.

He earned three tops 10 in the Truck Series. His best result was eighth at the Milwaukee Mile in 2004. Sieg also won one race in the NASCAR Southeast Series in 2003 at Huntsville Speedway in Alabama.

Sieg made his last Truck start in June 2011 at Pocono Raceway.

Sieg was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR in August 2011 for violating its substance abuse policy and for actions detrimental to the sport.