DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (CBS News/CBS Tampa/AP) — A horrific last-lap accident left drivers fearing for Austin Dillon’s safety, muted Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s victory in the rain-delayed Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway, and left some fans in need of medical attention.
Earnhardt crossed the finish line at 2:41 am Monday filled with dread after Dillon’s car sailed upside down into the fence then shot back onto the track. The car was on its roof and mangled when it was hit hard by Brad Keselowski.
The car tore down a section of fencing, debris scattered into the grandstands, and crew members from several teams raced to check on Dillon.
Replays of the crash show parts of the car flying into the stands during the impact,reports CBS Orlando, Florida affiliate WKMG-TV.
Daytona President Joie Chitwood said 13 fans were attended to in the grandstands. Eight declined treatment, four were seen at…
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