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'Teenage fan injured in Daytona crash'

Rescue workers rush to the scene after Kyle Larson's car disinigrated into the catch fench at the finish line Credit: Orlando Sentinel/ABACA/Press Association Images

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.


Race officials: 28 fans and one driver injured at Daytona

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.


Fans rescued from the stands at Daytona Speedway

NASCAR driver Kyle Larson (32) and his Chevrolet end up in the fence during the final lap crash Credit: REUTERS/Brian Blanco

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.

Fire crews put out a blaze as one of the engines in the accident burns through the catch fence Credit: Reuters
Emergency workers carry a fan from the Daytona circuit stands Credit: Reuters