Monday, September 08, 2014

Alcohol May Have Been A Factor...

Not drunk. No, really!
Only four caution flags slowed Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway, one of them thrown when a male race fan climbed to the top of the catch fence in Turn Four.  

James Richard Dennis, 53, of Henrico, Va., scaled the fence while race cars sped beneath him at over 100 mph, at one point raising his hands triumphantly over his head. After NASCAR threw the caution flag, officers of the Henrico County Police Department talked Dennis down and arrested him on charges of disorderly conduct and (shockingly) public intoxication.

Dennis reportedly told officers that it was his birthday, and he wanted to celebrate by appearing on television. He later told television station NBC12 that he was not drunk and had no interest in being on television.


  1. Anonymous12:52 PM

    It should be considered that he has a lifelong identity crisis since he has plenty of first names but lacks a last name. :)

  2. Hey y'all, hold my beer and watch this!!

  3. Dwayne in Memphis2:03 PM

    My favorite bit of commentary from the tv broadcast, "for those wanting to know which driver's shirt he was wearing...he wasn't wearing one." But hey, look at it this way: At least the tv cameras found the debris that brought out the caution!

    1. You win the internet today.

  4. I saw the youtube video of this. I am glad he didn't fall onto the track and got run over by one of the drivers and screw their day up at the least. Funny as some make it out, it isn't. I wonder if he got the idea from that squirrel in Atlanta in order to get some TV exposure? Well, they can call him "squirrel-brain" from now on.

  5. Anonymous5:02 PM

    Something tells me this clown got more coverage in the press than the race. Ban him forever from all NASCAR tracks.

  6. Define "jackass"

  7. Anonymous9:19 PM

    Well even if he had fallen and broke his neck the world would have just lost 1 more gas station attendant !!!