NASCAR Daytona Crash 2013 (NEW FOOTAGE).
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kyle Larson Debris flew into the stands, injuring a number of spectators, throughout a jaw-dropping crash Saturday in the final turn of a NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway.
The multi-car crash occurred near the end of the Nationwide Series Drive4COPD 300 race at the exact same Florida track where Sunday's Daytona 500 will be held.
The race had actually just recently rebooted after another wreck, after which driver Michael Annett was hospitalized for bruising to his chest, according to Richard Petty Motorsports.
Several closely-packed cars were jostling for position at top speed when they got tangled up, setting off an unsafe domino effect that ensnared a number of vehicles.
Reigning Sprint Cup champ Brad Keselowski-- who later on told CNN he and others were simply "opting for the win"-- was amongst those included, while Tony Stewart in some way emerged unharmed and wound up gaining the race.
Driver Kyle Larson's automobile wound up flying into a fence that separates the track from spectators. It broke into pieces-- consisting of tires and a fiery engine.
Larson walked away from the crash, even after the front part of his No. 32 auto was completely gone. He and the other nine motorists included told press reporters that they were inspected at a medical tent on the Daytona infield and launched.
A few of the shredded debris flew into the shield, while others entered the stands-- a few of it reaching the 2nd level about 20 feet up.
A video posted on YouTube shows a cloud of particles flying into stands and one guy gasping, "Oh, my God." A tire rests on one seat, as a guy desperately waves and yells to obtain the attention of paramedics.
Afterward, a number of spectators might be seen lying down after obviously suffering injuries. It was not instantly known exactly how extreme the injuries might be. A line of about 10 ambulances lined up on the track, with some fi