Groundhog day: XFINITY Series practice interrupted by furry friend
Friday's opening round of NASCAR XFINITY Series practice at Michigan International Speedway was delayed by almost 15 minutes by a groundhog.
Yes, you read that correctly: a groundhog.
The furry little guy got loose on the backstretch and ran around and around and around, forcing a bevy of track workers to pursue and attempt to subdue him.
Caught once in a small bucket, the groundhog escaped and took off down the backstretch again, dodging under the pickup trucks track workers drove.
Finally, after what seemed like an eternity, the groundhog was caught in a bigger bucket and released unharmed outside the track.
It was one of those strange moments you have a couple of times a year at race tracks, but at least it had a happy ending.