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“Prayers for You and Your Family”: NASCAR Fans Stand With Their Own After Devastating News

Srijan Mandal

“Thoughts and Prayers for You and Your Family”: NASCAR Fans Stand With Their Own After Devastating News

Many of us aspire to live life to the fullest, but only a fortunate few get to experience everything they desire before their time on Earth comes to an end. This was likely the case for Frankie Muniz’s grandmother, who recently passed away while he was crossing the green flag at a recent race. 

Muniz, who is known for his acting career and now also races in the junior ranks of NASCAR, shared the news of his grandmother’s passing with his fans and followers. In response, the NASCAR community rallied around Muniz and his family, offering their support and prayers during this difficult time.

Frankie Muniz opens up on close family member’s death

A message from Frankie Muniz on social media stated, “When my race was finished this evening, I had many missed calls from members of my family. At 4:42 PM, right as we were taking the green flag, my grandmother passed away today. She was the most supportive person of everything I’ve done in my life, and I hope I made her proud.”

Muniz is racing in the ARCA Menards Series and has been putting in respectable performances. At one point he was even leading the standings, although at the moment he stands in fourth place.

Meanwhile, soon after the Agent Cody Banks actor shared the saddening moment over social media, several people across the NASCAR community banded together and helped him through this tough time.

NASCAR community stands with their after Muniz’s loss

Fans shared condolence messages along with prayers for him and his family. Some of the fans also expressed that his grandmother would have been proud of his hard work and dedication to fuel his passion.

Muniz will undoubtedly take some time to mourn the loss of his grandmother, who had been a strong supporter of his passions. Over time, he seems to be adapting well to his new racing life, and it’s clear that he made his grandmother proud.

Moving forward, we can expect to see Muniz continue to climb the NASCAR ladder, all while keeping his grandmother’s memory close to his heart.

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Srijan Mandal

Srijan Mandal


Srijan Mandal is a Senior NASCAR Analyst and Editor at The Sportsrush with a wealth of experience and expertise in the world of motorsports. With several thousand articles under his belt over the years, he has established himself as a leading authority on all things racing. His passion for motorsports started at a young age, and he has dedicated his career to covering the sport in all its forms. He is an expert in various disciplines, including stock car racing, American motorsports, Formula 1, IndyCar, NHRA, MotoGP, WRC, WEC, and several more. But Srijan's love for racing goes beyond his writing. He actively competes in professional open-wheel simulation racing, using the number 88 as his racing number. While he mostly participates in GT Endurance classes, he also ventures into Stock Car racing from time to time. In case, you wish to contact Srijan, kindly send an email to him at or just DM him on Twitter.

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