A fire that started in the cab of the white pickup (center) at last year’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway spread to Tom Schlotman’s silver Nissan Maxima, left, totaling the car. It was Schlotman’s first NASCAR race. “Very surreal. Very surreal,” he says, “but memorable.”
A fire that started in the cab of the white pickup (center) at last year’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway spread to Tom Schlotman’s silver Nissan Maxima, left, totaling the car. It was Schlotman’s first NASCAR race. “Very surreal. Very surreal,” he says, “but memorable.” NBC Sports
A fire that started in the cab of the white pickup (center) at last year’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway spread to Tom Schlotman’s silver Nissan Maxima, left, totaling the car. It was Schlotman’s first NASCAR race. “Very surreal. Very surreal,” he says, “but memorable.” NBC Sports

He went to Kentucky Speedway to watch NASCAR — but it was his car that was on fire

July 01, 2017 04:13 PM

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I am a native Kentuckian, a graduate of North Hardin High School (Radcliff) and the University of Kentucky. I came to the Herald-Leader in the glamorous position of agate clerk on Aug. 27, 1990. Since that time, I’ve worked as small-college beat reporter, sports enterprise/investigative reporter and, since August, 2001, as a full-time sports columnist.