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.
(UPDATE: NASCAR says 28 spectators injured, two critically, including a minor. Sunday’s Daytona 500 will go on as scheduled.)
(UPDATE 2 — 10:05 p.m.: AP says 33 spectators injured.)
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:
Video from the stands:
You can see exactly how far the debris traveled in these pictures from Twitter.
Scary. More photos of patients being treated in the stands.