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Huge car crash mars Nationwide Series race at Daytona [View all]

Source: USA Today

Daytona, Fla. Several cars crashed and disintegrated Saturday in front of the grandstand at the end of a NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway.

It was unclear immediately if anyone in the stands was seriously injured, but the engine from Kyle Larson's car, which flew high and tore into the fence at the start-finish line, was seen burning inside an open area in the fence, and a large portion of the car appeared to go over the fence.

MORE: Driver taken to hospital after 11-car crash

A tire came over the fence, and a lot of debris came up into the stands, where safety crews were working on at least five people, including four who were strapped to backboards. And at least two people were injured in the upper deck, where another safety crew with an additional two stretchers were sent.

Safety crews and police have closed off the area, escorting fans out of the area.

FULL story at link.


Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nascar/2013/02/23/huge-car-crash-mars-nationwide-series-race-at-daytona/1941529/



MORE: Driver taken to hospital after 11-car crash


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Kyle Larson, left, slides to a stop near Regan Smith (7) after a wreck at the conclusion of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race Saturday.(Photo: Chris O'Meara, AP)

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