May 6, 2022; Darlington, South Carolina, USA; NASCAR Truck Series driver John Hunter Nemechek (4) celebrates winning the Dead On Tools 200 at Darlington Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Darlington Raceway on Friday night saw driver John Hunter Nemechek take home first place.

While the night should have been memorable for Nemechek and his team, the event was nearly overshadowed by a dangerous post-race incident.

Nemechek celebrated his win during a post-race interview, but was barely out of the way of a beer can that was hurled by a reckless fan at him following the event.

Nemechek was just far enough for the can to narrowly miss him and hit the car short of him instead, but the seemingly-full beer can certainly could have done some serious damage if it had hit him.

Racing fans took to social media to voice their displeasure with the fan for his behavior following the race.

This incident gives more credence to the belief that post-race interviews should be done on victory lane away from the fans, instead of in the middle of the race track where both racers and interviewers are susceptible to attacks.

Aside from this ugly incident, it was a great night for Nemechek and his team, who now has 13 career wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series over his career.

That’s a strong result for Nemechek. He currently sits in third place in the 2022 Camping World Truck Standings, and is looking like one of the best young racers in the sport today.


About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.