These Saturday races always mess me up. I am used to racing being on Sunday, so I missed out on picking my fantasy league drivers for the Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway. I am in the Top 10 running in that league, so missing out entirely on a race is bad news for me.
Danica Patrick ran a special Wonder Woman-themed car in the race, and was driving like a Wonder Woman in the Top 15 when Joey Logano's car broke and swung into her, leading to a fiery wreck that also collected Aric Almirola's car. Almirola got the worst of it, as he shot in at near full speed and went airborne in his car. He had to be cut out of the car, and then he was airlifted to the hospital for observation.
I hope that Almirola comes out of this all right. As far as I know, both Logano and Patrick were treated and released at the track medical center. A 36th-place finish in the race drops Danica two spots to 33rd in the points standings, and the failure to finish the race is her 5th DNF in 11 races. I ordered a copy of her Wonder Woman die-cast car, as someone on a die-cast forum had a coupon code for her site, which allowed me to get an autographed car for not much more than the regular car would cost. Unfortunately, the anticipated shipping date isn't until late October, so I've got a nearly six-month wait ahead of me.
This card is another eBay pick-up for me. It's a 2012 Press Pass FanFare Sapphire parallel. These were apparently a Power Pack-exclusive parallel. Power Packs were, to my understanding, a Press Pass incentive program, where boxes purchased from preferred retailers had a bonus pack (the Power Pack) inserted into them. The bonus packs usually had some pretty good stuff, like these Sapphire parallels. I think I bought some Press Pass Ignite boxes that had bonus Jeff Gordon relics in their Power Packs. This card is numbered # 16 / 20, and has a nice big area of shiny reflective holofoil on the front.