The Daytona 500 fiery crash, which injured 33 people, will not put a stop to the race on Sunday. According to “Fox and Friends” live on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, despite the horrific crash that happened yesterday, the race will run as scheduled today on the same track.
One new bit of information revealed this morning is that the crash occurred at a “weaker” place in the fence, reports Fox live. The car hit the part of the fence that has a gate which is used for fans to get on to the track. The car’s debris scattered all over the track and into the stands, leaving two people in critical condition out of the 33 injured on Saturday.
One of the critically injured was a young child, according to “Fox and Friends” Sunday. The two people who were originally in critical condition were upgraded to “stable condition" on Sunday. Neither injury is considered life-threatening since the upgrade, which is good news for the racing world.
The fence has been completely fixed, according to Rick Reichmuth from Fox News, who is reporting from the Daytona 500 track. This NASCAR crash happened about 100 yards from the finish line and winner Tony Stewart’s victory was marred by this horrific crash. His winning speech was somber, making reference to the tragedy everyone had just witnessed as NASCAR cars laid strewn across the track.
CNN reports on Sunday morning that more than a dozen cars piled up due to this crash as they were nearing the finish line. Speeds of the NASCAR cars were nearing 175 mph when the crash took place. This morning the mood around the race track is upbeat, as there were no fatalities and the critically injured from Saturday are now in "stable condition."
Driver Kyle Larson’s car went through the fence in the spot where a gate for the spectators is located. The gate is used for the fans to enter the track after the race is done. His car ended up in pieces as his tires and the fiery engine separated from his NASCAR vehicle.
Larson walked away form the crash, even though the front part of his number 32 car was completely gone. Larson and nine other drivers involved in the crash were checked on the Daytona 500 premises in the medical tent and released. Thankfully no one lost their life in this crash and according to the Sunday morning updates on the two spectators in the hospital, they are expected to recover.