The inaugural Truck Series race at Daytona was highlighted by one of the most vicious wrecks in the history of the series.
Towards the front of the lead pack, Rob Morgan (#46), Kurt Busch (#99), and Lyndon Amick (#52) were going three-wide in the trioval on Lap 56, when Morgan was clipped from behind as he moved inside on Busch. Morgan ricocheted off of Amick, jerking him back towards the outside line and into the path of Geoff Bodine (#15), following close behind. The nose of Bodine's truck pitched upward into the air as it headed towards the catchfence. The truck disintigrated on impact in a massive fireball, stripping Bodine's Ford of all of its sheet metal. Reduced to only to the rollcage, the truck tumbled wildly down the track, where it was plowed into by another pack of trucks led by Lance Norick (#90) before coming to rest.
Bodine suffered multiple fractures in his right wrist, right cheekbone, back, and right ankle as well as a concussion. He was sidelined for four months, but would make a full recovery and return to racing soon after. Nine spectators suffered injuries from flying debris.
NASCAR Truck Series
Daytona International Speedway
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