30 Fans injured during Dayton crash; Dayton 500 won’t be delayed
30 Fans were injured yesterday during the Nationwide Series race at Dayton International Speedway.
As the field made its way around the final turn of the last lap of the race, a wreck sent Kyle Larson’s car flying into the frontstretch catch fencing. The engine block of Larson’s car broke through the fence.
At a press conference following the wreck, Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood provided the following statement:
First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with our race fans.
Following the incident, we responded appropriately according to our safety protocols and had emergency medical personnel at the incident immediately.
We transported 14 people off property and 14 were treated at our on-track care center.
We are in the process of repairing the facility, and we will be ready to go racing tomorrow.
The fence has been repaired and the Daytona 500 will start as scheduled.
Written by Sarah on February 24th, 2013 | Tagged as: Popular Culture