Holding Breath and Waiting at Daytona

Holding Breath and Waiting at Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla.

That was horrible to see. I wish I might say it was wild, or thrilling, but no, it was horrible, directly. In real time, right there, it was simply as bad as it looked on all those endlessly looped TELEVISION replays: Ryan Newman’s car getting bumped from behind, careening toward the wall, rolling, and after that getting struck by another car, which shot it air-borne. When the automobile landed, it moved upside down throughout the track past the exit to pit roadway, before lastly stopping, crumpled, aflame.

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