Boston Marathon Bombing Victim Honored At NHMS
Boston Marathon bombing victim Marc Fucarile and his family were guests of honor at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday. According to the blog "Obnoxious Boston Fan", it was a great day for Fucarile:
Matt Kenseth took the checkered flag, but Marc Fucarile won the day. Fucarile attended the pre-race driver's meeting and was given a standing ovation by everyone in the room, including Sprint Cup drivers and crew chiefs. His dad told Dale Earnhardt Jr. about the time he met Dale Sr. at Hudson Speedway back in 1981. That earned Ed a big hug from the son of The Intimidator.
This isn't the first time Fucarile has been honored at a sporting event. Before Game 4 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals, he carried the "Boston Strong" flag out onto the ice. But this - he says - was different.
"NASCAR is different than going to other games. They're a family. I love NASCAR because I love faith in America. I love America, I love Americans. I love our flag. They support faith, and God . . . that’s the fuel of the USA..." he said. "You felt the generosity and kindness of everyone, the people were phenomenal."