Richmond has a way of bringing out some odd moments – remember the fence climber last year?
However, this odd moment took place on track as Michael McDowell swerved and hit a NASCAR safety truck during a lap 290 caution in Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway,.
All crew men aboard the truck were uninjured as McDowell said he did not see the truck there and the No. 38 of David Gilliland was “sitting right there.”
The damage to McDowell’s No. 95 was significant – tearing the right-rear sheetmetal loose from the Ford and sending it to the garage.
“I’m not really sure what happened,” McDowell said. “I’m embarrassed for my team. My mistake. Luckily no one was hurt.”
McDowell as well as his crew chief and spotter were called to the NASCAR hauler.