Twenty Eight People Injured In Final Lap Wreck At Daytona Nationwide Race [VIDEO]
Twenty eight people were injured in the final lap of today’s Nationwide race at Daytona. Daytona International Speedway.President Joie Chitwood III announced that 14 fans were transported to Halifax Health Medical Center, and an additional 14 were treated at the at-track care center. Two people, a man and a minor child, are in critical but stable condition.
The wreck started as Regan Smith led the pack out of Turn 4 for the final lap and he blocked Brad Keselowski, When Keselowski checks up, he’s spun from behind by teammate Sam Hornish Jr. and spins towards the wall. Kyle Larson, who was running sixth at the time, was launched over Keselowski’s car and into the fence 75 yards from the finish line.The multi-car accident sheared off the nose of Kyle Larson’s car, sending his suspension, engine, and a tire into the grandstands.
According to Fox Sports, Kyle Larson said. “By the time my spotter could say lift or go low, it was too late. I was in the wreck. It felt like it was slowing down. I felt like I could see the ground. I had some flames come into the cockpit but luckily I was all right and could get out of the car quick.