CONCORD -- Police in Concord say they are still investigating a Saturday night incident in which a man walking in front of Charlotte Motor Speedway was struck and seriously injured by a car.
Police identify the victim as Thomas Edward McPherson Sr., 66, of Gastonia. He was struck by a 1994 Honda Accord about 9:15 p.m. Saturday on southbound Concord Parkway (U.S. 29) in front of the speedway.
According to police, McPherson was taken to Carolinas Medical Center and is in critical condition.
Investigators say McPherson was trying to cross U.S. 29 in an area that was not marked with a crosswalk or any other traffic control device. There are pedestrian walkways and crosswalks at several locations near Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The incident happened during the running of the Bank of America 500, a NASCAR Sprint Cup race.
The driver of the Honda, an 18-year-old man from Pittsboro in Chatham County, and his passenger, a 17-year-old woman from Huntersville, were not injured. Police say it does not appear as if speed was a factor.
No charges have been filed in the case.