Working on a pit crew is a fast-paced and exciting job, but Roush Fenway Racing pit crew member Telvin McClurkin found out last weekend that it can also be very dangerous.
McClurkin is on the crew for the No. 16 car of Ryan Reed, and he had his foot run over by Reed’s car during a pit stop in last weekend’s Xfinity Series race in Charlotte.
McClurkin was interviewed by NASCAR.com’s @nascarcasm, and he said he’s 100 percent after the accident.
“I was trying to put tape on the grill and I just slipped on a lug nut. … We all know what happened next,” McClurkin said.
“It wasn’t comfortable, but nothing was fractured or broken so I really wanted to finish the race.”
McClurkin even went back to work the next day as he worked for the crew for Trevor Bayne’s car in the Cup Series race.
It’s a tough job to have, and McClurkin proved his toughness after bouncing back immediately after having his foot run over by a car. Most of us probably would’ve milked it for at least a day or two.