Originally written on It's Always Sunny in Detroit  |  Last updated 11/17/13

via YouTube We have all seen nasty wrecks during NASCAR races.  We have all seen nasty fires during NASCAR races.  But I, for one, have never seen a tire explode with a half dozen guys crouched around a car on pit road. That was the scene as Paul Menard pulled into pit road as flames started coming out of the rear of his vehicle with 37 laps to go in Sunday’s Ford Ecoboost 300. Pit crew members were trying to put out the flames when the tire blew.  No crew members were injured, miraculously. Here’s a fun fact for when tires explode.  There is lots and lots and lots of smoke – and probably some nasty rubber smell.

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