Daytona ready to race after accident, injured fans improving

Crews made repairs to the fence damaged Saturday overnight. (Photo: Greg Engle)

Crews made repairs to the fence damaged Saturday overnight. (Photo: Greg Engle)

NASCAR has made repairs to the fence damaged Saturday when a racecar flew up into it injuring 28 fans. Daytona International Speedway president Joie Chitwood told the media Sunday morning that crews worked through the night and NASCAR approved the repairs early Sunday morning.

One thing that will be different is the lack of a crossover gate. The gate snagged the car of Kyle Larson and ripped the front of it off scattering parts including the engine and a tire into the stands injuring the 28 fans. When the fence was repaired Saturday night the gate was removed.

“We just had a straight fence there,” Chitwood said. “That was based on timing of being ready to run the Daytona 500.” MORE>>>

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