Surreal, Frightening Images From Daytona International Speedway Crash

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A wreck at the checkered flag of today's DRIVE4COPD 300 at Dayton sent Kyle Larson's car through the catch fence. Lawson fortunately walked away from the accident, but several spectators were injured by the debris.

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  1. NASCAR posted video of the massive wreck on its official YouTube channel ...

  2. 2013 Drive4COPD Nationwide Kyle Larson crashes into fence

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    Sat, Feb 23 2013 13:41:32

    theofficialnascar

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  3. ... but tried to block this frightening user-generated video captured from the stands by a spectator (originally posted by YouTube user tyler4dx).

  4. Kyle Larson Flip Finish Live CLOSE CALL!

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    Sat, Feb 23 2013 14:54:52

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  5. (NASCAR later said they took down the video out of respect for the injured.)

  6. Jay Busbee@jaybusbee

    Statement from NASCAR to Y! Sports on fan video: "The fan video of the wreck on the final lap of today's NASCAR Nationwide Series race..."

    Sat, Feb 23 2013 16:56:49

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  7. Jay Busbee@jaybusbee

    "...was blocked on YouTube out of respect for those injured in today's accident. Information on the status of those fans was unclear ..."

    Sat, Feb 23 2013 16:57:11

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  8. Jay Busbee@jaybusbee

    "...and the decision was made to err on the side of caution with this very serious incident." -Steve Phelps, NASCAR SVP/CMO.

    Sat, Feb 23 2013 16:57:39

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  9. The early reports have been grim.

  10. Matthew Keys@TheMatthewKeys

    ESPNews sourcing law enforcement: 17 people transported to hospital following Daytona Beach race crash

    Sat, Feb 23 2013 16:00:18

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  11. Jeff Gluck@jeff_gluck

    Halifax Medical Center spokesman says there are 12 patients here. Two in critical condition.

    Sat, Feb 23 2013 15:51:16

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  12. Jeff Gluck@jeff_gluck

    One patient has life-threatening injuries at hospital. One patient is a minor.

    Sat, Feb 23 2013 15:52:11

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  13. Photos shared on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook in the aftermath of the crash showed the extent of the damage.

  14. A long line of ambulances taking injured fans out of Daytona. http://pic.twitter.com/B7oFJPlmRx

    Sat, Feb 23 2013 13:24:53

    Mike Rainville

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  15. This is a tire from the crash in the stands at Daytona #Daytona #NASCAR http://pic.twitter.com/yeXNDWggop

    Sat, Feb 23 2013 13:34:13

    Ricky Williams

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  16. Another shot of the tire that made it into the grandstands... graphic http://pic.twitter.com/0MrDT1uoVm #Nascar

    Sat, Feb 23 2013 13:58:27

    It's a secret

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  17. Crews @disupdates repair the catch fence #nascar http://pic.twitter.com/q9241zpu6I

    Sat, Feb 23 2013 14:23:05

    Lee Spencer

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  18. Catchfence repair continues & will all night. #NASCAR http://pic.twitter.com/1jd3vTTfxi

    Sat, Feb 23 2013 16:29:35

    Ryan McGee

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  19. Pic from my cameraman buddy Craig who was shooting at flagstand. He's OK - check out cam http://pic.twitter.com/9WkLwhJqwJ

    Sat, Feb 23 2013 15:12:58

    Jim Noble

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  20. Just in: New eyewitness photo of debris in stands at Daytona Beach following wreck - http://pic.twitter.com/oOoGoeSmBo via @tk1300

    Sat, Feb 23 2013 15:15:07

    Matthew Keys

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  21. New eyewitness photo shows damage to safety fence after Daytona Beach crash (Photo: Denise Reel) http://pic.twitter.com/HwNrqDuHmf

    Sat, Feb 23 2013 15:34:44

    Matthew Keys

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  22. Never want to see something like this again #Daytona #NASCAR #NationwideSeries #Nationwide #crash #fans #tire #engine #kylelarson

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    Sat, Feb 23 2013 15:49:25

    Mike Wilkinson

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  23. Massive #accident in #nationwide #series #nascar race at #daytona. Hoping the #spectators that got injured will be ok. #kylelarson is very lucky to walk away from this.

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    Sat, Feb 23 2013 16:04:28

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  24. Dad was in the exact section the #nascar cars crashed in to in #Daytona. Sent this.

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    Sat, Feb 23 2013 16:12:02

    John Thrasher

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  25. Dam!!! Crazy crash in front of us, hope everyone's ok. #NASCAR http://pic.twitter.com/BqJ8Cp62Jf

    Sat, Feb 23 2013 13:08:04

    Trish

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  26. ... http://pic.twitter.com/Us0EMpbuoE

    Sat, Feb 23 2013 14:20:47

    Mike Rainville

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