Fire ignites on pit road at RIR, injures 3

Posted at 10:00 PM, Apr 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-24 22:00:42-04

RICHMOND, Va. – A fire on pit road at the Richmond International Raceway ignited sending three pit crew members, two from Brendan Gaughan’s pit crew and one from Eric McClure’s crew, to the VCU Medical Center.

The fire happened during Friday night’s Xfinity Series ToyotaCare 250.

According to FOX Sports, on Lap 108 of the 250-lap race, Gaughan’s car burst into flames while on a pit stop. Rear-tire changer Anthony O’Brien, gasman Josh Wittman and an unnamed crewman from McClure’s team were taken to the hospital and treated for burns.