The media focus in the week leading up to Sunday’s Daytona 500 NASCAR race was on Danica Patrick — the 1st woman to snag a pole position at the Sprint Cup series.
The focus now is on today’s Nationwide race. A frightening multi-car crash moments before the end of the last lap sent one car airborne, into the fence separating the track from the stands. An engine landed in the grandstand, on fire. At least 6 fans were injured.
Fortunately, Westport’s Parker Kligerman kept his cool. The 2009 Staples grad avoided trouble, and finished 5th.