28 NASCAR Fans Injured at Nationwide Series In Daytona
DAYTONA, FL- Moments before the end of the Nationwide Series Race in Daytona on Saturday, a horrific multicar crash at Daytona International Speedway sent Kyle Larson's car into the grandstand fencing.
The front end of Larson's car was torn off causing a tire and debris to fly into the grandstands, injuring 28 fans.
14 fans were transported to Daytona hospitals. The other 14 were treated at the on-track care center. One driver, Michael Annett, was also trasported to a local hospital.
"We'll conduct a thorough review, we'll work closely with the tracks as we do for all events to learn what we can and see what we can apply in the future," said Steve O'Donnell.
On Saturday night, the track was working to repair the fencing for the Daytona 500 on Sunday.
"With the fence being prepared tonight with our safety protocols, we expect to go racing tomorrow with no changes," said Joie Chitwood, Daytona International Speedway president.
This isn't the first time fans were injured during a race. The most recent incident was in 2009 in Talladega when seven fans were injured during a Sprint Cup Race. Before that, three fans were killed and eight injured during a three car crash in Charlotte's Indy Car Series race.