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A huge crash at the end of the NASCAR Nationwide race on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway sent car parts through and over the track fence in front of the grandstand. According to a post on the Volusia County Professional Firefighters Association Facebook page, at least 10 fans needed medical treatment as a result of the crash. The post indicated two patients were transported to Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach, with one patient triggering a trauma alert — meaning the medical center’s trauma team should respond and that the patient is potentially in critical condition.
The bulk of the damage was caused by Kyle Larson’s No. 32 car impacting the catch fence on the front stretch of the track during the multi-car wreck. The jolt shook the ESPN camera mounted on the fence and left Larson’s car torn in half — with the engine in the stands. See the horrifying crash below:
NASCAR President Mike Helton will address the media at 6 p.m. (ET). You can see exactly how far the debris traveled in these pictures from Twitter.
Scary. More photos of patients being treated in the stands.
UPDATE: ESPN is reporting 17 people were injured.
Video from the stands here.
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This is a a photo of Kyle Larson’s Nationwide Series Engine that was caught in the catch fence at the start finish line of Daytona International Speedway. A huge multi-car wreck happened coming to the finish of the Nationwide Series Race. This was a scary situation for drivers and fans. It looked like all the drivers walked away. No word on any injuries in the grandstands...
Nationwide race car driver Karl Lawson was the victim of a viscous crash on Saturday during the Nationwide Series at Daytona International Speedway.
It was a horrific scene at Daytona Saturday afternoon as Kyle Larson’s car flew into the catch fence sending debris including tires and a hot engine into the main grandstand. Larson himself was uninjured however a total of 28 spectators were injured including two who are in critical condition, one of which is a child. [...]
Kyle Larson’s car was torn apart and several fans were injured because of a wreck that occurred at the end of the Drive4COPD 300 at Daytona Saturday.
The wreck was caused when Brad Keselowski bumped leader Regan Smith, whose car turned into the wall as they were going down the final stretch. Several cars got caught behind Smith, including Larson’s No. 32 car, which got spun...
A Daytona crash in the NASCAR Nationwide series race today overshadowed the race. The Daytona crash was so serious that a flaming car engine was in the spectator side of the catch-fence. Yes, the flaming engine of Ryan Larson’s engine ended up in the spectator side. Some fans are being treated to by medical personnel. Hopefully, the firewall and fence did it’s job, and everyone...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- At least 33 fans were injured Saturday during a NASCAR race when a car flew into the fence at Daytona International Speedway, hurling a tire and large pieces of debris into the stands.
The accident happened on the last lap of the second-tier Nationwide Series race on the eve of Sunday's Daytona 500, which officials said would go on as scheduled.
And it was at the end of the Nationwide race...
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Regan Smith was dancing with Brad Keselowski and, by the time it was over Kyle Larson went airborne and lost the entire front of his car. Larson, Michael Annett, and eight others were involved in the final lap wreck. There was a 13-car wreck that caused the green-white-checkered after...
The Nationwide Series’ DRIVE4COPD 400 at Daytona International Superspeedway ended with a terrible crash at the start finish line, which sent rookie Kyle Larson’s #32 Chevrolet into the catch fence surrounding the track and led to several of the parts off of the Turner Motorsports car, including the engine, being left behind in the stands.
The crash began when leader Regan...
Monumental crashes are a large part of NASCAR’s entertainment value — the only reason most casual fans tune in, frankly.
But wrecks like the one Saturday on the last lap of a Nationwide Series race at the famed Daytona International Speedway are a reminder that although race organizers have taken great leaps to make stock car racing much less dangerous, the act of slamming a...
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During the final lap of the Nationwide Series race Saturday at Daytona International Speedway, a multi-car crash happened which caused debris, including an actual tire, to fly into the stands. In total, 28 fans were injured with one suffering life-threatening head trauma.
14 people were treated on site and another 14 were transferred to off-site facilities to receive...
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In the most eventful season opener in NASCAR Nationwide Series history, Tony Stewart won the race while the rest of the field wrecked including Kyle Larson who flew into the catch fence and destroyed his car. Among all that carnage, 28 fans in total were injured due to Larson’s car flying into the catch fence and scattering debris everywhere. The race was going...