NASCAR plans to review the circumstances surrounding a pit fire that injured three pit crew members during Friday night’s Xfinity Seriesrace at Richmond International Raceway, reports USA Today.
Two Richard Childress Racing crew members and one member of driver Eric McClure’s team were injured when fuel ignited at the rear of RCR driver Brendan Gaughan’s car during a mid-race pit stop.
A huge fireball erupted at the car, sending pit crew members scrambling. Safety workers extinguished the fire quickly.
“We’ll go back to Concord (N.C., the NASCAR Research and Development Center) and look at all the parts and pieces and try to recreate what happened,” said a NASCAR spokesperson. We’re in the initial stages of looking at all that.”
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