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WATCH: Harrison Burton Drives Off With Gas Can Still Attached to Vehicle at Talladega

by Will Shepard
(Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

One of the best races of the NASCAR season happened today, Sunday, April 25. There were some pretty spectacular highlights from the race. Harrison Burton had one of the highlights, but he will want to get rid of it soon.

Harrison Burton finished the race in P20 but was not awarded any points in the NASCAR Cup Series. However, his performance by all standards was solid. He started at the 39th position.

Nonetheless, he had one hilarious gaffe during the race. Fortunately for fans, the cameras quickly picked up on what was transpiring. After one of his pit stops, the gas can was left stuck in his fuel tank.

After the race, Harrison Burton took to Twitter to get out in front of the social media trend. His response to the video was short, all he said was, “Tough scenes.”

Even with the hilarity of the fuel can accident, he was proud of the race he drove.

“Crazy experience…” Harrison Burton tweeted out. “Not the finish I thought we deserved, but I think this experience will make me better! Pretty rare for me to get emotional, but strapping into a cup car today definitely got me! #SomethingToProve.”

NASCAR drivers are a special breed. It seems that no matter how well they do in any given race, they always want more. But, in the end, that competitive nature keeps them progressing even at the pinnacle of their sport.

Harrison Burton Wasn’t the Only Person with an Issue at Talledega

Denny Hamlin certainly did not finish as well as he wanted. The current NASCAR Cup Series leader finished in a dismal P32. By all accounts, a horrid race for him after starting on the pole. But, he does have a small excuse in his bag.

Joey Logano had the crash of the day. Thankfully, he was okay after the massive accident. But, his number 22 car went completely airborne after getting bumped by Denny Hamlin’s car.

Logano’s car did a 180-degree spin before catching air under his car. Consequently, his car was sent flipping through the air, almost landing on Bubba Wallace. Eventually, the car spun out onto the grass out of the track. Truly it was a terrifying accident to watch happen.

After the race, he had offered up some choice words.

“I am wondering when we are going to stop because this is dangerous doing what we are doing,” Logano said. “I got a roll bar in my head. That is not OK’

So, all things considered, Harrison Burton’s hilarious gaffe doesn’t even rank considering Sunday’s events. Nonetheless, it was an eventful Talladega 500.