Dover International Speedway confirmed that a fan climbed the catchfence of the 1-mile oval in Turn 4 near the end of Sunday’s AAA 400.
The race continued under green while the man climbed to near the top of the fence before climbing back down. A Dover spokesman said the fan was detained by security after descending. He was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and offensive touching on a law enforcement officer.
He was intoxicated, and is currently being held at the Dover Police Department for at least 8 hours. He then will appear before a magistrate judge to determine bond. USA TODAY Sports reported that Dover police said John Infanti of Greenwood, Del., kicked an officer when taken into custody and faces a felony charge for resisting arrest.
It’s the second time in three years that a fan has climbed the catchfence during a race in NASCAR’s premier series. In the Sept. 6, 2014 race at Richmond International Raceway, a fan was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and being drunk in public after he caused a caution by climbing the fence.
NASCAR declined comment on Sunday’s incident at Dover.
There were multiple postings on Twitter about the fence-climbing.
Here’s the release from Dover International Speedway:
At 4:58 p.m., a white male subject climbed the fence in Turn 4 of the Speedway. He climbed down and was immediately detained by our security firm, CSC, and turned over to the Dover Police Department. A caution was not thrown.