Africanized swarms of bees took to the back of Derrike Cope's hauler at last weekend's NASCAR Xfinity Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200 at the Auto Club Speedway. One word: NOPE.

The number 70 team had set out a nice little sitting area behind the hauler that absolutely no one who wasn't a bee wanted to use. The crew was all fine and thankfully, no one got stung by a bee, but the crew members inside the hauler itself had to duct tape the back doors of the hauler to keep bees from coming in.

If there's such a thing as my worst nightmare in NASCAR, it's not a friendly retiring driver who may or may not have made a totally staged TV commercial. Nope. It's bees.

Nope.

Nope.

Nope.

Torch hauler, buy all new tools, nuke it from orbit, we're done here. Run. Away.

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This is from the beginning of NASCAR's GarageCam, and they made short work of making a billion bee puns on camera. Longtime NASCAR driver and 1990 Daytona 500 winner Derrike Cope even quickly turned it into a sponsor plug for Charlie's Soap. (Because of course.)

"42 weeks of subsequent terrible nightmares have been brought to you by Charlie's Soap."

NOOOOOOOOOPE.

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