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The Scene Vault: Will Cronkrite, Joe Frasson and a Talladega Tangle

By Rick Houston

Will Cronkrite was just a few years into his NASCAR career when he served as crew chief for Joe Frasson during the 1973 Winston 500 at Talladega.

Their race didn’t last long. Frasson was swept into an early multicar crash that left his car destroyed, and his arm mangled. Fueled by shock and/or adrenaline, Frasson limped his car back to the pits and ordered Cronkrite to replace its missing windshield so he could return to the race.

Cronkrite refused. This is his story.

Join hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid each week on The Scene Vault Podcast Presented by Q Ware as they take a look back at the extraordinary people, places and events woven into the rich tapestry that is our sport.

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