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The NASCAR Nationwide Series returns to the Daytona International Speedway Friday night for the Subway Firecracker 250.
For series rookie Kyle Larson, it has to be a somewhat nerve wrecking trip down to the 2.5-mile track.
Back in February, Larson was involved in a horrific last-lap crash when his No. 32 Clorox Chevrolet got airborne and into the catchfencing along the tri-oval. Luckily, Larson and the others involved in the crash on the track were able to walk away, but unfortunately several fans were injured in the stands.
30 spectators were hospitalized with two being seriously injured when debris most notably a tire from the No. 32 car landed in the stands. With all that happened in that fiery horrific crash, Larson will be on edge Friday night until the checkered flag flies and he’s walking out of there unscathed.
Larson enters the race on a big momentum swing as he could potentially be among the favorites to win.
Turner/Scott Motorsports typically supplies very good superspeedway cars as they’re usually near the front of the field at Daytona or Talladega. Larson was indeed battling for the win at the end back in February and in contention until that last lap crash.
With having a very good car, running great on the plate tracks so far this year and entering with tons of momentum, Larson will have a bittersweet homecoming back to Daytona.
He’s the hottest driver in the series right now as he enters Daytona with six straight top 10 finishes. He’s up to sixth in the standings only 44 points out while his teammate Justin Allgaier is second and only trails points leader Regan Smith by a slim eight point margin.
It’s safe to say that duo will link up and be coming at the end for a shot to win. But you know in the back of the young Larson’s mind will be thoughts of that horrific wreck in February.
Eric Smith is the Lead Motorsports Writer for Race Review Online. Follow him on Twitter @ericsportsguru
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