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Big fire breaks out in parking lot at NASCAR race

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Someone is now going to need a ride.

Several crashes slowed Saturday night's NASCAR race through the early going, but the most memorable moment involved a pickup truck burning in the parking lot just outside Kentucky Speedway.

The truck, which had a grill sitting in its flatbed, was parked in the lot behind the track's frontstretch grandstands. So noticeable was the fire, several spotters were tweeting photos of the blaze while the Quaker State 400 was going on. A car parked alongside of the truck appeared to catch on fire as well before track personnel extinguished the flames.

No injuries were reported. This is despite a person being in the cab area when the fire began, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.