Strangest Things People Have Seen at NASCAR Races
By: Good2GoPublished: June 6, 2018
For some, there are few things more exciting than watching cars race around a circular track for hours on end. Anyone who has been to a NASCAR race understands the thrill of it all- the drama between drivers, the danger of a crash, and of course…the fans. NASCAR fans are unlike any other type of sports fan. Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing is up to you to decide. Here are a few of the strangest things seen at NASCAR races as told by fans themselves.
In May 2017, there were three weddings in the winner’s circle at the Charlotte Motor Speedway before the start of the Coca-Cola 600. Two of the lucky couples had met at the track in previous years. The last couple, however, reported that their wedding was impromptu.
A 30ft Inflatable Orange on the Track
The qualifying race for the Tropicana Twister 300 at the Chicagoland Speedway in 2004 was memorable for a few reasons. One of them was the 60lb inflatable orange that snapped off its tether during high winds and was sent rolling down the track. One of the drivers, Todd Szegedy, joked, “I used to like orange juice. Now it almost killed me.” Sounds like he’s been listening to a lot of Guns N’ Roses.
A Keg with a Ticket
One fan reports seeing another fan dress his keg of beer up in an attempt to sneak it into the race. He bought a ticket for the keg and everything. When he got to the gates, security applauded his attempt and couldn’t deny his keg entry since he bought it a ticket.
Fans Climbing Fences
In 2014 during the Federated Auto Parts 400 in Richmond, NASCAR had to throw out the caution flag for security reasons. There was an intoxicated fan who climbed the fence that separates the grandstand from the track. Fortunately, the man made it safely down from the fence. Unfortunately for him, he was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct and public intoxication. Brad Keselowski, the race winner, commented “The Miller Lite was working…Wonder if he got a selfie.”
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