Saturday, February 23, 2013
NASCAR Crash at Daytona: A 200-MPH Demolition Derby!
Engine and tire in the stands, at least 5 fans injured. Testament to the advance of safety measures that this crash didn't end up with more injuries. Not sure if a bigger catch fence would help - maybe they need to put these cars in a glass tunnel to make it safe for the fans. If you have to bump draft at 200 mph, stuff like this is always going to happen...
Here is footage from a fan showing the chaotic scene in the grandstands immediately following the crash. Amazing to see how close that tire landed!