Friends remembered: Marvin E. Panch

friends remembered
Marvin E. Panch

Marvin E. Panch, 89, of Port Orange, Fla., died Dec. 31, 2015.  One of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers, Panch was involved in a fiery crash at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 14, 1963, and was pulled to safety by fellow racers and other men, all five of whom received the medal.  One of the rescuers, DeWayne L. Lund, took Panch’s place in the Daytona 500 later that month and won, making him part of a legendary sports tale.  Lund died in 1975.