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