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Published On: Sat, Feb 23rd, 2013

Kyle Larson crash at Daytona hurls debris into stands, over a dozen sent to hospital

Debris flew into the stands, injuring a number of spectators, during a crash Saturday during the final turn of a NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway.

The multi-car crash occurred near the end of the Nationwide Series Drive4COPD 300 race at the same Florida track where Sunday’s Daytona 500 will be held.

Kyle Larson next to the remains of his car after the Daytona 500 crash screenshot NASCAR.com video

Kyle Larson next to the remains of his car after the Daytona 500 crash screenshot NASCAR.com video

Several closely-packed cars were jostling for position when they got tangled up, setting off a dangerous chain reaction that ensnared a number of vehicles.

Tony Stewart somehow emerged unscathed and ended up winning the race.

As cars began to pile up, Kyle Larson’s car became airborne and collided with the fencing.

Pieces of Larson’s car flew in the grandstand and at least two fans were placed on a stretcher and taken to a hospital, as reported by Jeff Owens of Sporting News.

NASCAR President Mike Helton confirmed that spectators were injured, according toMark Wilson of Fox 13 in Tampa Bay, Fla.

ESPN added that 15 have gone to the hospital, on e being treated for head trauma as the video replay shows a tire flying into the stands.

Video coverage at http://www.nascar.com

NASCAR authorities at the damaged fence Daytona 500 crash screenshot NASCAR.com video

NASCAR authorities at the damaged fence Daytona 500 crash screenshot NASCAR.com video

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