A Talladega fan death was reported on Saturday afternoon, just a day before the Talladega Superspeedway Camping World RV Sales 500. According to authorities, the dead Tennessee Nascar fan was camping out for the race. A carbon monoxide leak is the suspected cause of death.

Sheriff Jimmy Kilgore reports the Talladega fan death was discovered by the victim’s friends when they found him and his wife unconscious inside the motor home Saturday afternoon. Sheriff Jimmy Kilgore said the motor home used a gas stove and the family may have turned it on for heat. A leak in the generator’s exhaust system filled the cabin of the motor home with deadly carbon monoxide.

The wife was still alive and has been rushed to Birmingham hospital for treatment. Unfortunately, the man was dead before the medical response team arrived. The identity of the victim and his wife have not been revealed.

In other Talladega news, fans were awaiting for the “big one” to happen at the notoriously vicious oval track. Thankfully, a more tame two-car wreck on the final lap was the biggest highlight. The Earnhardt Ganassi Racing No. 1 Cessna, Auburn University Chevrolet SS driven by Jamie McMurray won the race after a great job defending his position in the closing laps of the race at Talladega. The Camping World RV Sales 500 is Jamie McMurray’s first victory since 2010.

Watch race winner Jamie McMurray's press conference in the video below: