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Dozens of Fans Injured at Daytona International Speedway

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At least 33 NASCAR fans are recovering from injuries they received when a car slammed into the fence at Daytona International Speedway.

Debris from the wreck flew into the stands including a tire and large parts of the cars involved. 

The accident happened one day before the Daytona 500,but NASCAR officials say will go on as scheduled.

Rookie Kyle Larson slammed into cars in front of him in the last lap of the Nationwide Series and went airborne into the fence.

The entire front end was sheared off Larson's car, and his burning engine wedged through a gaping hole in the fence. Chunks of debris from the car were thrown into the stands.

There were no fatalities.

Speedway President Joie Chitwood says 14 fans were treated on site.

Emergency crews transported 19 fans to area ring hospitals.

Tony Stewart won the race, but he skipped the traditional post-race celebration.

 

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