Saturday 27 December 2014

Mayhem as crash debris hits race fans

Published 25/02/2013 | 04:00

A horrifying crash on the last lap of a race at Daytona International Speedway injured at least 30 fans and provided a stark reminder of what can happen when a car going nearly 320kmh is suddenly launched toward the spectator areas.

The victims were sprayed with large chunks of debris – including a tyre – after rookie Kyle Larson's car careened into the fencing designed to protect the massive grandstands lining NASCAR's most famous track.

The fencing served its primary purpose, catapulting what was left of Larson's car back on to the track. But it didn't keep potentially lethal shards from flying into the busy stands.

Irish Independent

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