In memory of Scott Brayton
|“Scott and I were great pals besides being competitors. We just had a great time together last night (at the Old Timers Club). I wish we could turn back the clock, but we can’t.”
— Arie Luyendyk
“Today we lost a great friend. He was a great husband, a great father and a great competitor. Our heartfelt sympathy is with Becky and Carly, with Lee and Jean, his mother and father. Words just can’t describe just how I feel right now. We will be praying for the family. God bless us all because I’m sure Scott’s with God now.
“Scottie just loved this place. He loved running fast here. He loved the competition. He was so proud of the fact that he had the pole. He really worked for that pole. That was a gutsy thing he did Saturday. I’ve just lost a great friend. It goes way beyond any words you can say. He died doing what he loved, I guess. And if I know Scott, right now he’s probably telling God a joke.”
“On behalf of the Speedway and the Speedway family, we’re very saddened by Scott’s death. He has been a great ambassador to the sport. His family is one that has put their entire heart and soul into automobile racing. There’s so much love in that family. They’re so loved by the racing community. My heart goes out to Team Menard for what they must be feeling at this time.
“Scott, earlier in the month, expressed to me on a couple of occasions how much he loved his two girls, Becky (Scott’s wife) and his daughter Carly. We’re going to miss Scott. He died doing what he loved–going fast at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”
“The Indy Car community will grieve over the loss of one of its great personalities. In the midst of all that is going on, there is little doubt that it all gets put into perspective quickly when something like this happens. He was so special, such a nice person. It always hurts when a race car driver is killed, and there is no way a death in the racing family can be handled easily.
“This one hurts badly. God bless you, Scott and thanks for your friendship.”
“The loss of Scott Brayton today is felt not only by the Indy Car community, but the motorsports community as a whole.
“From IndyCar, both CART and IRL, to F1, to NASCAR, to Sprints, Midgets, SuperTrucks, IMSA, and to the racers and fans at the local tracks across the country and the World. Yes, Ned, this one does hurt badly.
“Having never met Scott Brayton, I cannot tell you what a great man he was. But I can say that I liked what I saw of him on TV, like many of you have seen him.
“This is truly a sad day for us all. We won’t forget you, Scott!”
“Everyone in the IndyCar community is devastated by the tragic loss of Scott Brayton. We extend our sympathy and support to Scott’s family and his many friends. He was true competitor who will be greatly missed.”