A 14-year-old boy is in a critical but stable condition after a 10 car pile up at the Daytona Speedway according to ESPN. A man is also receiving treatment for a "life threatening head injury" after debris from the accident entered the stands during yesterday's race.
NASCAR's Vice President of Operations Steve O'Donnell has confirmed that the fencing which was severely damaged by the falling debris has been replaced. The 55th Daytona 500 is expected to get underway later despite the accident.
Joie Chitwood, president of the Daytona International Speedway, has said that Sunday's main race will go ahead despite the recent incident.
At least 28 fans and one driver were injured after a multi-car crash at the Daytona speedway when car debris flew into the crowd near the end of the Nationwide NASCAR race.
Race officials said 14 fans were sent to nearby hospitals, with another 14 being treated at the Florida speedway, which will host the prestigious Daytona 500 race on Sunday.
Driver Michael Annett of the Richard Petty Motorsports team was being treated at the Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach and would be kept for observation, the team said in a statement.
NASCAR drivers have shared their thoughts on the crash at the Nationwide race crash in Daytona, Florida.
Tony Stewart said: "I'm worried about the drivers and the fans. I could see all of it in my mirror and it didn't look good from where I was."
Associated Press reporter Jenna Fryer has reported that 14 people were treated on site, while 14 were transported offsite after the NASCAR crash in Daytona, Florida.
14 people treated on site, 14 people transported off site.From @JennaFryer on Twitter:
At least 12 fans and one driver have been injured after a crash at the Daytona Speedway, when car debris flew into the crowd near the end of the Nationwide NASCAR race.
A hospital official at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida has told the Daytona News Journal that 11 spectators were being treated in the emergency room, with two of them critically injured.
This video posted on the official NASCAR YouTube channel shows the moment that at least 10 cars were involved in a crash at the Daytona Speedway just before the end of the Nationwide race.
Fans are receiving medical treatment after at least ten cars crashed into each other during the Daytona Speedway, causing debris to fly into the stands.
Reports differ on the number of spectators injured as a result of the accident which took place before NASCAR's main event the Daytona 500.
At least 10 cars have been involved in a major crash near the end of the Daytona track race in Florida, ESPN reported. It is not yet known whether any spectators were injured in the incident.