HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- The man who climbed to the top of the fence around Richmond International Raceway during September's Federated Auto Parts 400 will spend one month in jail and pay a $100 fine.
James Dennis, 53, of Hopewell, pled guilty to public intoxication and disorderly conduct Thursday in Henrico County Court.
"I am deeply in regret of what I did. I want to apologize to everyone. It was just stupid," Dennis said during a previous court hearing.
A race fan captured video of Dennis atop the fence and posted it on YouTube. The incident forced the NASCAR race to be run under a caution until Dennis climbed down.
Police said Dennis told officers it was his birthday and he wanted to be on television.
"I was thinking about it when I did it. I got hung up in the moment. Cool race. I guess we never grow up," Dennis said.