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Half-naked NASCAR fan climbs fence during race at Richmond International Raceway

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Posted at 2:56 PM, Sep 07, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-08 11:30:18-04

Henrico County, Va. – A Henrico man faces disorderly conduct and drunk in public charges after he climbed the fence around the track at Richmond International Raceway during Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400.

A race fan captured video of the man atop the fence and posted it on YouTube.

James R. Dennis

James R. Dennis

The incident forced Saturday night’s race to be run under a caution until the man climbed down, according to our sister station WTVR. He did not seem injured.

According to police, 53-year-old James R. Dennis of Henrico, Va. said it was his birthday and he wanted to be on TV.

Dennis waited until police were looking away, then ran to the fence and climbed it.

Driver Brad Keselowski won the race.