Daytona Crash Raises Fan Safety Concerns


The crash involved 12 cars and started 200 feet between the start and finish line, when the front-runners were approaching the checkered flag. Regan Smith, who was leading, made an attempt to prevent Brad Kaselowski who was trailing him from winning which resulted in the horrific pileup. Larson’s No.32 car was sent flying through the fence plunging onto fans. Pieces and parts of his vehicle also went flying through the fence and landed on the spectators who were close to the track.

The accident which took place yesterday during the final-lap also left the race track damaged, which track workers are rushing to repair ahead of today’s race. A conference was scheduled for this morning, by Speedway President Joie Chitwood III, to address safety changes and the progress on the repairs. Chitwood explained that they had every safety protocol in place and that they do not anticipate moving their fans.


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