Before every Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on NBC, the network does a feature with former driver and current broadcaster Jeff Burton as he gives fans an in-depth view of how each track drives. This weekend, at Charlotte Motor Speedway, things got to be a bit too dangerous.
A speedway employee must have left a set of metal steps on the frontstretch near the start/finish line. Those steps are used for people to get from track level to the stands. Well, they remained on the track and someone from NASCAR cleared the NBC Toyota out on the track to film their feature for Sunday’s race and driver Erik Jones blasted the steps.
— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) October 7, 2017
Thankfully everyone was okay and the car suffered minor damage but it could have been way worse. This isn’t the first unusual accident that took place in a stock car this week. In a event on the streets of Charlotte, a stock car merged on the street and collided with an SUV, lifting the SUV in the air.
— Shaun Donithan WBTV (@ShaunDonphotog) October 3, 2017
Back to the steps, a fan sitting in the stands got footage of the aftermath and his commentary may just be the stuff of legend. Glad to see he had a good time because rain has stopped most track activity this morning and afternoon.
— Jared (@JaredJones48) October 7, 2017
Yep, “Fuckin NASCAR’s in town!”