HAMPTON, Ga. - Strange things happen when NASCAR goes under the lights. Sunday night at Atlanta, something, either a cat or a squirrel or a mixture of both, darted across the track right in front of race leader Kevin Harvick.
Here you go, decide for yourself:
Was that a cat? A squirrel? Or some kind of nefarious combination of both? Harvick thought it was a cat, but NASCAR.com offered this photograph:
NASCAR has a history of animals making their way onto the track, though it's mostly in Pocono; there, everything from deer to bears to chickens have wandered onto the concrete.
Shortly after seeing the squirrel/cat, Harvick surrendered what had been a dominant lead, and began having problems under the hood. Coincidence? We think not.