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Man Arrested After Threatening to Blow Up Darlington Raceway

DARLINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA – SEPTEMBER 01: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, leads a pack of cars during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on September 01, 2019 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

2020 has been a year marred by all sorts of strange events. The Coronavirus pandemic has obviously been at the forefront, but a man from Darlington, South Carolina has added another chapter to the oddity that is this year.

According to (ABC 15 News), Michael Donavan Alvin, 46, is in police custody after leaving a threatening voice message to Darlington Raceway, which is scheduled to host the first NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday since the COVID-19 outbreak.

Apparently, Alvin had also claimed in a written letter that he had access to 125-tons of bomb-making materials according to warrants.

According to the report, Alvin has been booked into the W. Glenn Campbell Detention Center on the charge of possession, threatened or attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction for an act of terrorism, not resulting in death.

Alvin is now awaiting a bond hearing.

Luckily, Alvin’s intentions were known before he was able to execute his plan.

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Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.

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