Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has made it a priority to continually honor his friend and fellow driver Bryan Clauson, who died following a crash at a dirt track race in Kansas in August.

On Friday night, Stenhouse traveled from Talladega, Alabama to Wayne City, Illinois to drive in the Jason Leffler Memorial race for the newly formed Clauson/Marshall Racing team.

In 2015, Clauson won the Jason Leffler Memorial race. Clauson made appearances in the Indianapolis 500 and raced in the NASCAR XFINITY Series but made his name racing on dirt tracks.