Whenever you're anywhere on a race track, you need to keep your head on a swivel. Nowhere is that more necessary than when you're, you know, RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CARS. This particular official thought Clint Bowyer would be taking four tires in his pit stop, giving him enough time to saunter across the front of the car. Bowyer decided to only take two, and wanted to get back on the track NOW.
All was fine, thankfully. But keep those eyes open out there, folks. You never know when a NASCAR car might come out of nowhere.