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Fans Injured at Daytona NASCAR Crash

At least 11 NASCAR fans were injured Saturday when large chunks of debris, including a tire, sailed into the grandstands when a car flew into the fence on a frightening last-lap accident in the second-tier Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway.

The crash began as the field closed in on the finish line and sent rookie Kyle Larson's car sailing into the fence that separates the track from the seats.

Large chunks of Larson's car landed in the grandstands. The car itself had its entire front end sheared off, with the burning engine wedged through a gaping hole in the fence.

Source: AP. Read full article. (link)

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  • Sevo||

    ..."with the burning engine wedged through a gaping hole in the fence."...
    Just a bit of hyperbole.
    The engine was caught by the fence and dropped right at the inside of the wall. It laid there for several minutes before some oil that had leaked out caught fire from the heat of the exhaust.
    By that time, it posed no risk to anyone.

  • John Galt||

    God damned it! I was waiting for the UFC fights to start and caught the crash almost live. But now I have to wait for the good 'grand stands POV' video to hit the Internet, since the official video was crap.

    Anyone have links yet?

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    NASCAR crash. Engine caught fire. Fans injured. Success!