In NASCAR’s history, few injuries have instilled as much fear as the basilar skull fracture. This devastating injury left its biggest mark on the sport from the early 1990s through 2001, resulting in tragic losses and numerous injuries among drivers. Despite the alarming fatality rate associated with this injury, there were remarkable cases of drivers who survived it, such as Rick Carelli, Stanley Smith, and Ernie Irvan, whose stories are well-documented. In this video, we delve into the often-overlooked tale of Larry Pollard, an unsung survivor of NASCAR’s most deadly injury.
- Dive into the life and early career of Larry Pollard.
- Uncover Larry’s impressive path to the driver’s seat by starting out in the garage to shoot his shot in the Busch Series.
- Learn about how Larry’s tragic accident cut his NASCAR career short, and how he has taken advantage of his second chance at life.
Find out the whole story behind Larry Pollard in this latest video from NFJJ.