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NASCAR is a sport that has long been derided by people who despise the sport or don't understand as a sport that only American rednecks and inbred hillbillies can actually enjoy, which is a hell of a sad stereotype and rather far from the truth (although to say the sport has an ignorant fanbase is certainly not far from the truth; I have seen HORDES of ignorant NASCAR fans out there). Unfortunately, one spectator at last night's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event definitely did not help to dispel that stereotype...

Late in the going of last night's Federated Auto Parts 400 at the Richmond International Raceway in Virginia, a yellow flag came out late in the race for a safety issue. It turned out that the caution was thrown...because a man in the grandstands decided to climb the protective catch fencing that is meant to keep cars from going into the crowd and keep flying debris away from the specators. Photos and video showed that the half-naked and obviously phenomenally intoxicated man had literally climbed on TOP of the catch fence and was just sitting up there, chilling out, while the field was racing at over 120 MPH directly below him. NASCAR put out the caution for this man's safety and he promptly climbed back down the fence into the waiting arms of security. He was promptly arrested by the Henrico County police and has been charged with drunken, disorderly conduct. For those who are curious, here's a link to an article that has photos and video of the drunken man sitting on top of the fence: ftw.usatoday.com/2014/09/shirt…

This has got to be one of THE most bizarre things I've ever heard in all my years as a racing fan. I SWEAR I have never heard of anything like this happening before. I'm also completely baffled as to how this man even scaled the fence in the first place. Speaking as someone who's actually attended NASCAR events before, there's security guards everywhere in the grandstands...how the hell did this man actually climb up the fence without any of them noticing until he was already up there? Were they asleep on that one?

This however, isn't the first time fans have caused havoc at a NASCAR event. In 1993 at the Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania, a similarly heavily intoxicated fan ran out into the middle of the race track and was just able to jump over the outside wall and out of harm's way before the leaders came by. In 2003 at the same track, another drunken fan ran out onto the race track while the race was under a yellow flag and was promptly apprehended by the authorities. It's not only happened in NASCAR...F1 has seen this happen too. Back in 2003 during the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, a demented ex-Catholic priest (who would later go on to also invade the '04 Olympics, and oddly enough later go on to appear on Britain's Got Talent) rushed out onto the track in the middle of the race covered in banners trying to spread religious propaganda to the drivers. It obviously takes an incredibly drunken or mentally disturbed individual to even try getting closer to the cars in the midst of a race. Any sane or fully aware person would know to never attempt such a thing; the end result of a human being vs. a race car is not a pretty sight. (I think back to the recent fatal accident involving Tony Stewart and Kevin Ward, or even further back to the horrific, utterly gruesome accident involving Welsh driver Tom Pryce and a track marshal who raced onto the track to assist a broken down car while the field came by at full speed during the 1977 F1 South African Grand Prix...)

When you get drunk enough that you decide that climbing on top of a fence to get a better view of the race cars is a good idea, you know it's a good sign you should give up on the alcohol...
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Bryan E.
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A few little random factoids about me:
Birthday: April 1, 1992 (I really AM an April Fool's Day joke!)
Birthplace: Oakland Naval Hospital, Oakland, CA (I just looked it up and it no longer exists. Huh.)
Hometown: Visalia, CA
Current residence: Somewhereland, SC (will not reveal real town name)
Where would I ideally like to live: Somewhere in Virginia (I've been through there before. Some really beautiful country there! What can I say, I'm a fool for the country (sorry Foghat))

I am a mysterious enigma of the Internet...

I am a strange human being indeed. My three main interests are cartoons, classic rock, and motorsports. I told you I was weird.

I'm a semi-accomplished writer. Still trying to work on getting better...

Just one note: Although I appreciate positive feedback on my stories, please, do not request me to write anything for you. Due to my past experience with requests, I do NOT accept them under any circumstances. I MAY take ideas and suggestions to be used WITHIN stories, but if you request me to write a specific story for you, I will say no, no matter how nicely you ask me to do it for you. Really, I feel more comfortable writing what I want to write over what other people might want me to write. I am also willing to accept constructive criticism of my stories, but any and all flames of my stories will be removed. I really do not wish to read those.

Also I'm named after...Bryan Adams. I feel ashamed...
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"Well, that's what we tell ourselves, isn't it, Boomhauer?"

But yeah, Boomhauer can be rather intelligent and deep if you can actually understand what he's saying :D I remember this little speech of his from that two-parter where the Mega-Lo Mart blew up, pretty creative and funny to see someone turned it into its' own song! Hell, I didn't even mind the fact that it's auto-tuned (I usually HATE auto-tune)!
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Hi, Bryan! :handshake: I came across your Profile thanks to the Random Deviant feature. I hope you are having a great day/night! :nod:

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