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Let James Hinchcliffe tell you a story about peeing in a race car

James Hinchcliffe was the proud owner of a no-pee streak during his driving career.

That streak was snapped during Sunday’s waterlogged IndyCar race at Barber Motorsports Park. Hinchcliffe had to go so badly during the race that he ended up doing his business in the car.


Hinchcliffe said he first felt the urge to go during a 37-minute red flag for rain when the race was stopped after 19 laps. IndyCar didn’t let the drivers get out of their cars during the red flag, so when officials tried to resume the race, Hinchcliffe was at the brink.

“I was sitting there during that first red and I was just begging to get three minutes — that’s all you need, three minutes from wheel off to wheel on — and when we got going again my legs were shaking I had to go so bad. I’m like I can’t drive a race car like this. So under caution it took me a full lap, it was one of the least comfortable experiences of my entire life but I can officially say I’ve joined the likes of Will Power and Dario Franchitti and the other greats that have peed themselves in their suits. So you’re talking to a man who just wet himself.”

To make matters worse for Hinchcliffe, IndyCar ran four laps of caution before stopping the race again because the track was too wet. Had he been able to hold it for four caution laps and known the race wasn’t going to get restarted, the whole incident could have been avoided and his streak would still be intact.

The second red flag meant the postponement of the race until Monday. The race will resume at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN with 23 of the scheduled 90 laps complete.

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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.