Those of you who think stock car drivers are nothing more than lip-packing, poor-mannered, out-of-shape men, should think again after seeing this story. Some drivers are clearly willing to bail on a race in order to help another driver whose life is in danger, as Kip Hughes demonstrated over the weekend at the Stock Car Nationals in Oklahoma. Watch as Hughes comes flying into the frame and pushes track personnel aside to help get fellow driver Terry Muskratt out of his inflamed car. Thanks to Off the Bench for passing the video along.
According to KFOR-TV, Hughes’ father was badly burned during a similar incident in 1991 when Hughes was only 7 years old. He said he saw the flames and his adrenaline started pumping, so he just reacted. Considering he was wearing a fire proof suit and the track workers were not, it’s a good thing he did.