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Well known RCCC instructor, motorsports figure, dies unexpectedly

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SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) -

He spent his life around race cars, and turned that passion into a way to help students fulfill their dreams.

Richmond Gage was well known in NASCAR circles and served in several capacities with various teams, including as a business manager, and most recently was an instructor in the motorsports program at Rowan Cabarrus Community College.

On Monday, RCCC issued this statement to WBTV on the death of Richmond Gage:

"Last night, we received the sad news that Instructor Richmond Gage died unexpectedly from an aneurysm.

Richmond was program chair for Motorsports Management Technology at the College's South Campus in Concord. He was a talented and caring instructor who always put his students first.

Those of us who worked with him loved his energy, sense of humor and commitment to the College and his students.

He created a signature program - the first of its kind across the country - that will reap benefits for our community for years to come. He was an asset to the College and the community and his passing represents a huge loss for Rowan-Cabarrus.

We are deeply saddened by this loss to our Rowan-Cabarrus family and we extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends. He will most certainly be missed."

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