While a major part of NASCAR’s allure is pure speed, that reality also makes things pretty risky. As every motorsports fan knows, crashes will inevitably happen, and, unfortunately, some of those accidents can be fatal. In 1952, Larry Mann became the first driver to tragically die during a NASCAR Cup Series event.
Although Larry Mann’s tragic death, unfortunately, went down in history, there’s another detail that adds a bit more drama to the tale. At the time of his fatal crash, the driver was flaunting one of auto racing’s traditional superstitions.
Larry Mann became the first NASCAR driver to tragically die in a Cup Series race
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