Engine thru the catch fence at Daytona

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    Bad wreck in Nationwide race, front end of car thru the catch fence, engine came to rest on spectator side, wheel over the fence, hope the fans are ok...
     
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    Video

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFS5yFdj4mA"]Kyle Larson Horrific Crash into Fence NASCAR Daytona 2013 Nationwide Big One Finish - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Check out the #32 car, no front or back end left, wonder he and several others were not killed
     
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    That was horrible, spectators were hit by car parts, saw a wheel go completely over the fence :wow:
     
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    Jeez. Based on the picture above, it looks like 3 people are about to get brain surgery with an engine block...
     
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    The wheel landed halfway up the lower stands, and still had suspension attached. Track worker said the wheel landed on a fan. I've never seen anything like that, it took the fence out, and the steel cables.
     
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    I've felt for a while it's time to review racing at Daytona and Talladega. The speeds are getting too high, and their solution is the restrictor plate which just bunches the cars up and gives you "The Big One". I don't know what the solution is, a chicane in the straightways, or something with the cars that makes them tougher to drive at speeds over 175. I don't know, but I know they won't stand for people in the stands being hurt or killed, and The Big One sucks.
     
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    It appears obvious, that the fence needs to be raised, or at the very least, curve the fence even further over the track. That wheel had no problem getting over the fence, and they are saying parts even made it into the second tier stands.
     
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    Numerous fans transported to several local
    medical facilities


    No official spectator notifications as of 5:40 Est


    Will
     
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    Video of where the tire landed....
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVW65Tyji_s"]Drive 4 COPD 300 Finish Live - YouTube[/ame]


    Engine block on fire....
    [​IMG]
     
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    Wow! Reminds me of that a final Destination movie.
    Hope there are no serious injuries.
     
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    Damn, I hope everyone will be Ok:alex::faint:
     
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    Update

    Unofficially


    15 fans taken to local hospitals

    1 is in surgery


    Will
     
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    oh man, second level even? I tuned in a bit late, just caught the immediate aftermath. Seems like they didn't elaborate much on the people in the stands, and Tony in Victory Lane seemed like he was at a viewing. Reminded me of the feeling of when Earnhardt died.
     
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    Pretty sure the wheel went threw the fence not over it.
     
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    NASCAR is on edge. They almost lost a driver last year actually twice. But the second one when the car spun out at full speed into pit lane and almost behind the ball (would have injured/killed dozens) only to be skewered by the wall inches behind the driver.

    Quote from the movie Jurassic Park

    NASCAR if you injure or kill your customers, you don't last very long. Better get a handle on this quick.......
     
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    Right after the 40sec mark. You can see the tire flying over the fence...
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fQxnvFCu8M"]Huge Wreck Mars Nationwide At Daytona - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Man, that was pretty scary looking. Sending prayers to all those fans that were injured.
     
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    I see NASCAR is doing damage control. Your first vid is blocked.