Okay, so here is an odd tidbit from Friday’s NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season-finale race:
At one point late in the Ford EcoBoost 200 event, Todd Gilliland hit a piece of debris with his No. 4 Toyota Tundra, which caused the temperatures to climb for the remainder of the race on his machine.
At the time, the team had no idea what the debris was, as nothing was visible on the grille, according to a tweet from spotter Kevin Hamlin.
Late in the race last night @ToddGilliland_ said he hit something going into turn 3. We couldn’t see anything on the grill, but it was pushed in. Temps were going up a bit. He said it might have been a squirrel.
Turns out it was a fox. A FOX. 🤢
— Kevin Hamlin (@KevinHamlin) November 16, 2019
So, turns out that “debris” was actually a fox. Yep, a wild fox.
Gilliland confirmed the news on Twitter as well and he even shared gruesome photos of the aftermath (look away if youre squeamish):
— Todd Gilliland (@ToddGilliland_) November 16, 2019
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