In light of tragedy, victory lane celebration excluded the usual Texas Motor Speedway gun show
On Sunday, victory lane celebration included a moment of silence for the victims of the Sutherland Springs shooting.
Typically, winners at Texas Motor Speedway are handed guns. Those guns are then fired off, Texas cowboy style. However, in light of the horrific situation that happened hour earlier in a separate Texas city, those guns were not used.
Instead, a moment of silence.
“In light of the tragedy earlier in the day in Sutherland Springs, Texas, we opted not to conduct a segment of our customary, post-race victory lane activities,” TMS spokesman Mike Zizzo told ESPN.