Apr 13, 2013; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) talks to the media after winning the NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Man Shoots Himself at NASCAR’s NRA 500


There is some unfortunate news in NASCAR today after reports surfaced that a man shot himself in the head during the NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday. The Associated Press reported the tragedy that happened late in yesterday’s race. This probably isn’t what the NRA had in mind when they agreed to sponsor a NASCAR race.

From the Associated Press:

A medical examiner says a man who died in the infield during the NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway shot himself in the head.

The Tarrant County (Texas) medical examiner’s office on Sunday said the death of 42-year-old Kirk Franklin of Saginaw, Texas, was a suicide.

Fort Worth police have said a man who was camping in the infield died of a “self-inflicted injury” after getting into an argument with other campers. The incident happened late in the Sprint Cup race.

The NRA has not commented on the situation yet, but it probably wasn’t a good idea to have Kyle Busch shooting guns in to the air shortly after a man committed suicide in the infield. Then again, sensitivity has never been the NRA’s forte.  

Tags: NASCAR

  • http://www.facebook.com/patrick.a.mcdonald Patrick McDonald

    At least he didn’t take others with him.

  • jr

    And how was this the NRA’s fault? Everyone who thinks stripping our gun rights from us is going to stop gun related crimes is severely uneducated. Take a look at the gun ban that took place in Australia, crimes have increased 10 fold over the years. And staying closer to home look at Obummers home state of Illinois which is one of the biggest anti gun states in the country. Chicago city schools has more gun related deaths than anywhere else in the country. Over 40 fatalaties THIS YEAR ALONE. And why doesnt this make the lame stream media news? Because the dumocrap govt does not want the people to know that gun control doesnt work! Wake up people! Stop believing everything you hear inthe media!