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Coming out of Turn 4 on the final lap, race leader Regan Smith (#7) was turned while trying to block Brad Keselowski (#22), sending Smith into the outside wall and causing a chain reaction behind them. When Kyle Larson (#32) was spun into the outside wall, he was hit hard from behind by Brian Scott (#2). The impact sent Larson's car airborne into the catchfence, shearing the entire front end, including the engine, off of his Chevrolet. The car continued to spin wildly down the apron before coming to a stop; Larson walking away under his own power.
Larson's collision with the catchfence sent debris into the crowd, most notably a tire that landed in the lower-level seats, while the engine housing and a second tire stopped short of going through entirely when it lodged itself in a pedestrian crossover gate. 28 spectators suffered injuries from flying debris, half of which were transported to Halifax Hospital (including two who arrived with critical and life-threatening injures), while the other half was treated on-site at the track hospital.
NASCAR Nationwide Series
Daytona International Speedway
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