One crew member remains hospitalized after pit road fire

The remaining crew member is described as being in 'good' condition.

During Friday night's NASCAR Xfinity race at Richmond International Raceway, three crew members needed to be hospitalized after a large fire erupted in Brendan Gaughan's No. 62 pit box.

Clifford Turner, a member of Eric McClure's JGL Racing team, was checked and released first after inhaling fire extinguisher chemcials. RCR gas man Josh Wittman has been released after staying overnight for observation.

Right rear tire changer Anthony O'Brien is stil being cared for and is undergoing further evaluation, but is described by the team as being in 'good' condition.

The team took time in a release to thank the track fire crew, NASCAR's medical staff, and the Sparco safety equipment that protected all those within the vicinity of the flames.

Video of the scary scene can be viewed HERE.


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Event Richmond
Track Richmond International Raceway
Drivers Brendan Gaughan
Article type Breaking news
Tags crew member, fire, pit road