Originally written on Race Review Online  |  Last updated 11/14/14
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Homestead, Fla. What a scary incident towards the end of today’s Ford EcoBoost 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Paul Menard suffered damage on a restart with just under 100 laps-to-go and had to pit with bringing out the caution on Lap 205. They thought they had his No. 27 Menard’s Chevrolet repaired but something broke under his car in the late stages of the race. There was a fire under his Richard Childress Racing machine as you could visibly see stuff shooting out the back of his car on the backstretch as he was trying to get to pit road. Menard did make it down to his stall as his crew rushed to the aid trying to put out the fire in the back of the car. Unfortunately while his crew members were near the car trying to put out the flames the tire exploded out while on fire causing a lot of mayhem. It literally looked like a bomb went off in the back of his car shooting off a loud boom in the pits which was felt in the media center and across the track in the stands. Smoke and fire spread around his stall but luckily no one was injured as everyone walked away from the incident. It was one of the freakiest things that happened all season as many crews on the opposite end of pit road were reporting it sounded like a bomb went off. Just goes to show you how crazy this season was. Eric Smith is the Lead Motorsports Writer for Race Review Online. Follow him on Twitter @ericsportsguru The post NASCAR: Paul Menard and Crew Lucky After Scary Pit Road Incident appeared first on Race Review Online.
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