NASCAR Road Kill: Memorable On-Track Animal Encounters
That's not the first time an animal has been at the wrong place at the wrong time. Here are a few other memorable on-track encounters between man and beast.
Dale Earnhardt vs. Seagull
During the 1991 Daytona 500, the Intimidator has his own encounter with a wayward seagull. Earnhardt would finish 5th. The seagull was just finished.
Stephen Leicht vs. Groundhog
Of the places a groundhog could live in Pennsylvania, Gobbler's Knob is probably the best. Pocono Raceway ... not so much. The poor little guy found that out the hard way.
Brad Coleman vs. Coyote
During a 2009 testing session in Arizona, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver was running close to 200 mph when a coyote got in his way. Coleman would tell his team, "Guys, I hit a coyote. I think it clogged up the grill a little bit." Yeah, you could say that.