NASCAR fans waited when a short rained postponed the race for a couple hours. Suddenly a lighting strike in the parking lot of Pocono Raceway leaving 1 dead, 9 injured others.
Two people were taken to the hospital in critical condition after the strike. One of them later died at Pocono Medical Center said President Brandon Igdalsky.
“Unfortunately, a member of our raceway family here, a fan, has passed away,” he said.
Five people were treated at the scene and other to Lehigh Valley. The race was called because of the rain, with 98 of the 160 scheduled laps completed.
On its Twitter page track posted a warnings for fans to "seek shelter as severe lighting and heavy winds are in our area."
“You could tell it was very close,” he said. “I mean, that’s the thing that’s going to take away from the victory, is the fact that somebody was affected by that,"said.
“Certainly our thoughts are with them,” Gordon said. “I hope everything is OK there.”