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...

2/23/2013 UPDATE:
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!

2 comments:

  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4vW8r8H_DE&sns=em

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  2. Wow, thanks for the link, Atticus. Adding it as an update to the article.

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