SPARTA, Ky. — A scary incident took place early during tonight’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Quaker State 400 race as a white GM pickup truck caught fire in one of the parking lots right behind the frontstretch grandstands at Kentucky Speedway.
A car that was next to the truck was also on fire and a third vehicle had minor fire damage.
The Herald-Leader’s Mark Story spoke with Kentucky Speedway’s General Manager, Mark Simendinger who stated that the fire originated in the cabin of the truck and that someone had been rescued from the burning vehicle. He added that the rescued individual did not appear to be seriously injured.
“I always tell our people, be prepared, something weird will happen,” Simendinger told Story. “But we never envisioned this.”
The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.
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