Dale Earnhardt (#3) was involved in a crash during a multi-car battle for the lead with 12 laps to go, in which his Chevrolet bounced off the wall coming off of Turn 2. Earnhardt came across Dale Jarrett (#88), who ran into the back of the #3; Earnhardt spun and flipped into the outside wall, collecting Ernie Irvan (#28) in the process. After the wreck, Earnhardt famously had his car taken off the tow hook and drove it back to pit road under its own power. The car was repaired and Earnhardt was able to return to the race, 5 laps down in 31st.
Two spectators, George Ray Anderson of Chase City, VA and Edward Suders of Chambersburg, PA, were injured when the hood of Irvan's car detached and sailed into the backstretch grandstand. Anderson suffered a badly bruised knee; Suders a fractured right forearm.
NASCAR Cup Series
Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Daytona International Speedway
George Ray Anderson (spectator)
Edward Suders (spectator)
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