By Larry GLicken

Apparently, a NASCAR fan committed suicide  by shooting himself in the head near the end of a NASCAR race at the Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. The Tarrant County medical examiner’s office declared the death of  42-year-old Kirk Franklin of Saginaw was a suicide.

According to authorities, Franklin was camping out in the infield of the race track when an altercation broke out. The Fort Worth police reported that after an argument took place between Franklin and some other campers, Franklin shot himself in the head.

According to reports, the incident happened late in the Spring Cup race. According to Police spokeswoman Cpl. Tracey Knight, alcohol may have been a factor. Some other race fans witnessed the suicide but no one else was in danger.

Mike Zizzo the tracks spokesperson said the suicide tool place in or around a pickup truck in part of the infield near the middle of the backstretch.

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