In my ten years on the NASCAR beat, this is the by far the worst racing incident that injured fans. A harrowing day in American Motorsports.—
Lars Anderson (@LarsAndersonSI) February 23, 2013
Reports of injuries following a 10-car wreck at a NASCAR race in Daytona Beach continue to pour in, although early word of at least one fatality appears to be premature. Debris from the wreck managed to reach some spectators by the grandstand.
Prayers began to pour in immediately.
Harrowing amateur video shot by a spectator was uploaded to YouTube but was almost immediately blocked due to a copyright claim by NASCAR.
At a brief press conference just past 7 p.m., NASCAR representatives said that as many as 28 people had been injured.