One of the racing cars participating at the NASCAR race in Daytona Beach, Florida crashed into the safety neat that separated the track from the spectators’ tribunes. The car parts that flew away during the accident became the reason of almost 30 injured race viewers. That’s why it is safer to watch the race from your home TV screen, because you never know when a car is going to crash into your tribune at the live event.
23 February resulted to be not the best NASCAR day of the year. As Associated Press is informing, almost 13 racing cars crashed at the NASCAR Daytona Beach competition on 23 of February. The accident happened when there were only five tracks left before the end of the race. The race leader, Reagan Smith tried to block the Brad Kazelovsky’s car from getting in front of him. As a result, Smith’s car lost control and crashed into a fence causing a chain reaction of all the following cars crushing with each other at high speed. One of the sports cars driven by the race debutant Kyle Larson (car № 32) took off after hitting another car and crashed into the fence that separates the track from the audience and fans. Despite the fact that the front of his car got completely split and some of the parts scattered on the track and to the audience members, Kyle Larson was not injured, as well as the other race members.
The audience members on the other hand got some serious injuries and some of them were taken to the hospital, 14 people, to be exact. Some of the injured were hospitalized in a very bad condition and their progress is still unknown.
The accident occurred during the competition between the second division of the NASCAR Nationwide Series. This division involves mainly young riders who are just beginning their racing career. That’s why the cars used for this competition are equipped with less powerful engines, that’s also why the tribunes were not that full with spectators. Otherwise the number of injured people could be much higher and the injuries would be more serious.