Track Sweeper Rolls During Intense Race at Barber Motorsports Park

What happens when you put two track sweepers on Barber Motorsports Park together during IndyCar’s race weekend? Apparently, just as much drama as you’d expect from the open-wheel series itself.

Two track sweepers were out clearing the track between the Formula 3 and Mazda MX-5 Cup sessions at Barber Motorsports Park. It appeared that the two sweepers were racing each other, according to Reddit user, FustangMastback. The fella in the video just got a little too close to the grass, caught a tire, and lost it.

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The crash itself with its native audio is, honestly, pretty hilarious, and it spread like wildfire across social media. But it just gets even better with a race-style analysis from commentators Leigh Diffey, Townsend Bell, and Paul Tracy:

I have to say, I can’t blame the person behind the wheel. Is is so incredibly tempting to race anything when you have a chance to get it out onto a race track that I’d happily push any vehicle—even a track sweeper—to its limit.

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Elizabeth Blackstock

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