Thursday, September 27, 2012

Runway Incident Delays Departure of NASCAR Charter

A 737 charter jet filled with NASCAR drivers, crew and media members slipped off the runway while taxiing for takeoff at Concord (NC) Regional Airport today, becoming stuck in the mud and delaying its departure for Dover International Speedway. 

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Paul Menard, Casey Mears, Travis Kvapil, David Stremme and Scott Speed were all on the airplane when it strayed off the runway at slow speed, no injuries were reported. The passengers deplaned without incident, and were transferred to another aircraft.

Billy O Photo ;)


  1. Anonymous5:26 PM

    Did out of work NFL referees become get jobs on air traffic control?

    Brendan in Nj

  2. Anonymous6:22 PM

    Was pilot drunk?

  3. Anonymous7:33 PM

    If the pilots can't follow the painted lines on the taxiway, I'm not sure I'd want them to fly the plane.

  4. Anonymous9:20 PM

    Maybe the 737 had a jack bolt back off?

  5. Anonymous9:27 PM

    Plane looks to be handling a little loose. Needs an air pressure adjustment.

  6. Anonymous12:38 AM

    Start and Park!

  7. Perfect example of why not to text and fly...

  8. Anonymous1:25 PM

    it's not going to pass post race inspection - dock him 6 pilot points, 6 owner/charter points - must give back the frequent flyer miles!!!!!

  9. Anonymous4:10 PM

    NASCAR needs to start using Jack's 727's.