Originally written on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 7/6/13
Just in case you missed your local Fourth of July fireworks display Thursday, there were enough sparks, flames and streamers during a six-car crash at Friday night's Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway to more than light up the sky — or at least the track. Travis Pastrana started the crash with five laps to go in the scheduled distance of the Nationwide Series race when Pastrana moved down to follow teammate Trevor Bayne and made contact with Cole Whitt, who had drifted up the racetrack. Jason White, Jamie Dick, Robert Richardson and Jeffrey Earnhardt all got involved in the mechanical scrum, with Pastrana's car violently crashing into White's and then hitting the wall. After his car slid to a stop in the grass before the entrance to pit road, White got out of his car and laid on the ground for a moment. He was tended to by safety workers and walked to the ambulance. White was checked and released from the infield care center; he said that the crash had knocked the wind out of him. Surprisingly,  this crash was the only one of the evening, as the ensuing green-white-checker restart was completed without an accident despite much jostling and, at times, four-wide racing for third place as Matt Kenseth and James Buescher drove away from the pack. Kenseth ended up winning the race.
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