Don't chase after your wheels

A crew member from Marcus Ambrose pit runs out to catch a tire rolling onto the track. While Nascar officials throw the caution flag.

The 2009 Kobalt Tools 500 in Atlanta got a little dicey when gas man Jimmy Watts chased a loose tire through the pit and almost to the track during Sunday's race.

The tire rescue caused such a commotion that race officials had to throw the caution flag.

This YouTube video captured the well-meaning, but not so bright act.

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Suzanne Ashe has been covering technology, gadgets, video games, and cars for several years. In addition to writing features and reviews for magazines and Web sites, she has contributed to daily newspapers.

 

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