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Insane Wreck at Daytona – Hopefully Not Tragic

Home - by - February 23, 2013 - 16:33 America/New_York - 19 Comments

http://jalopnik.com/insane-nascar-crash-at-daytona-ends-with-an-engine-near-398864966?utm_source=gizmodo.com&utm_medium=recirculation&utm_campaign=recirculation

UPDATE: 15 injured – 6 serious spectator injuries. 1 in surgery with head trauma.

UPDATE: It definitely sounds like there are injuries in the stands. USA Today’s Jeff Gluck is tweeting from the scene:

UPDATE: Look how high up in the stands a tire landed – tweeted from RyanEversley

» 19 Comments

  1. Kenny Sullivan

    February 23rd, 2013

    WOW!!! Thank God there was no fire! Parts went everywhere! It looked like the flagman almost got taken out! I hope nobody is badly hurt….

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  2. Tim

    February 23rd, 2013

    Should be a posted speed limit of 55.

    It ain’t necessary for people to go 200 mph.

    We must confiscate all race cars!

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  3. i luv bacon

    February 23rd, 2013

    Ban all assault engines now.

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  4. Bad Brad

    February 23rd, 2013

    Lots of seats with pinch marks in them.

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  5. Mr.Pinko

    February 23rd, 2013

    Tire went into the stands

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  6. eternal cracker p

    February 23rd, 2013

    This is the result of the lack of diversity.

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  7. norman einstein

    February 23rd, 2013

    Holy crap! This looks bad.
    Pic of impact into catch fence:
    https://twitter.com/Nascar_Jason_/status/305430163330584576/photo/1

    They’re now saying five people were taken out on backboards, but no life-threatening injuries.

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  8. Moe Tom

    February 23rd, 2013

    That’s it. ! Something has to be done about race cars.

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  9. My dad

    February 23rd, 2013

    Would not let me go to watch any racing for this reason. He was in the stands and was almost killed.
    But he kept on going, till I was born, I can’t believe this is still happening.
    I REALLY. Like Formula 1 racing.

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  10. kvn

    February 23rd, 2013

    It is OK to sacrifice a couple of drivers every year to the god of motor sports.

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  11. TexMark

    February 23rd, 2013

    That looks like a sport Barry should take a crack at.

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  12. John Cooper

    February 23rd, 2013

    Oh Look! They’re makin’ another left turn! –Sweet Daddy D

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  13. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 23rd, 2013

    Eeek!

    What’s the rush, there, fella? lol

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  14. AvgDude

    February 23rd, 2013

    It’s already tragic, because Tony Stewart won.

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  15. One Notch Above a Congresscritter

    February 23rd, 2013

    “That looks like a sport Barry should take a crack at.”

    Yeah, in his Chevy Volt.

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  16. bubba

    February 23rd, 2013

    bubba calls for the immediate registration and a strict background check of all race cars and race car owners. How many cylinders does a driver really need?

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  17. sandybanks

    February 23rd, 2013

    Normally I find the comments by IOTW regulars to be clever and funny and enjoy reading them.

    On this topic however I am disappointed in the tastelessness of the comments. Of the 14 fans whose injuries were serious enough for them to be transported to medical facilities, two are in serious condition – one a 14-year old and another in surgery for a life-threatening head injury.

    I can hardly stop laughing.

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  18. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 24th, 2013

    @ John Cooper- R.I.P. Sweet Daddy D. Dunham chickened out.

    @ sandybanks- That’s why people GO TO NASCAR- wrecks. Same reason they go to hockey- fights.

    @ Avgdude- “Boy, that Tony Stewart’s a whiner!”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LLvfpGpEyg
    .

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