Watch: New view of Daytona crash from the stands.
Kyle Larson’s Chevrolet went airborne into the Daytona International Speedway frontstretch catchfence after being collected in a last-lap crash triggered when leader Regan Smith tried to block a move by Brad Keselowski off Turn 4 in the Drive4COPD 300. Both a tire and Larson’s engine reached the grandstand side of the catchfence in the 12-car wreck.
Here’s the video from the stands of the Daytona wreck that has been removed from YouTube.
Warning: This is shocking footage.
Update: NASCAR statement on blocking video below.
The fan video of the wreck on the final lap of today’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race was blocked on YouTube out of respect for those injured in today’s accident. Information on the status of those fans was unclear and the decision was made to err on the side of caution with this very serious incident.
— NASCAR Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Steve Phelps
Yikes. NASCAR Nationwide Series drive Kyle Larson went up into the fence on the final lap at Daytona International Speedway.
Larson on ESPN: “I feel good. I took a couple of big hits and saw my engine is completely gone.”
Catch up: Huge crash, injured fans at Daytona
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