Developing: Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway ended with a horrific crash on the front stretch that sent the car of Kyle Larson hurtling into the catch fence. The engine and front suspension including a tire pierced the fence, and injuries have been reported in the grandstands. A second tire flew over the fence and landed almost twenty rows up. All of the involved drivers have been checked in the infield care center and released.
Joie Chitwood from Daytona International Speedway announced that fourteen people were transported from the facility, and fourteen more were treated and released on site. Seven of those transported were a result of the last lap accident. The others were for unrelated issues.
Halifax Medical Center and SPEED TV are reporting that eleven were admitted and two are in critical condition, and all are currently listed in stable condition. One listed in critical condition is a minor.
The condition of four people sent to Halifax Orange Hospital is currently unknown.
As of 4:15PM Pacific, there have been no fatalities reported as a result of the accident.
Steve O’Donnell from NASCAR has stated that repairs are underway, and they expect to go racing for the 55th running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday.
More news to follow, as it develops.
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