LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say the man killed by a lightning strike at a NASCAR track in northeastern Pennsylvania was a 41-year-old father from a nearby county.
The Monroe County coroner said Monday that Brian Zimmerman, of Moosic, Pa., died as he stood near his car in the parking lot of Pocono Raceway.
Nine other people were injured during Sunday's violent storm, though it wasn't immediately clear how many might have been struck by lightning. One was listed Sunday night in critical condition. There was no immediate update Monday.
The crowd was advised over public address systems and through social media to take cover Sunday afternoon when lightning and heavy rain hit the track near the end of the race.
But some NASCAR fans posted on the raceway's Facebook page that they never heard the weather-related announcements.

Recent NASCAR Discussions

NASCAR Odds

No NASCAR odds found

Nascar Top Stories

Thumbnail Food City 500 Predictions The Food City 500 will wave the green flag later this afternoon. Which drivers should contend for the win?
Thumbnail Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 Picks The NASCAR Xfinity Series gets the racing weekend started with the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 later today. Here is a look at some drivers we like to contend for the...
Thumbnail Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 Odds The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to driving action this weekend with the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300. Here...
Thumbnail Food City 500 Odds The NASCAR Monster Energy Series returns to action this week with the running of the Food City 500 at Bristol. Here is a look at the odds...
Thumbnail O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 Predictions The O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 gets underway later today. Here is a look at the drivers we like to contend for the victory.