Medical examiner says man shot self at NASCAR race

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FORT WORTH, Texas — A medical examiner says a man who died in the infield during a NASCAR race at Texas Motor Speedway shot himself in the head, The Associated Press reports.

The Tarrant County medical examiner’s office on Sunday said the death of 42-year-old Kirk Franklin of Saginaw was a suicide.

Fort Worth police have said a man who was camping in the infield died of a “self-inflicted injury” after getting into an argument with other campers. The incident happened late in the Sprint Cup race, according to the report.

A police spokeswoman said alcohol may have been a factor. Several people witnessed the incident, but nobody was in danger.

A track spokesman says the death occurred “in or around a pickup truck” in part of the infield near the middle of the backstretch.

Read more at The Associated Press


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