Squirrel runs onto track at Atlanta, dodges Kevin Harvick’s car


Kevin Harvick nearly hit a squirrel during Sunday’s running of the Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta.

While leading the race, Harvick radioed to his crew that he nearly hit a cat. It was not a cat but rather a squirrel that avoided being hit by the No. 4 Jimmy Johns Chevrolet driven by Harvick. The squirrel later sat in the grass just off the track and enjoyed some of the action.

Fortunately the squirrel was more fortunate than the Pocono groundhog from two years ago.

Harvick would see his race go sour later on when he ran into the back of Paul Menard who was unable to get going on a late restart. Kasey Kahne would win the Oral-B USA 500.