Horrific crash ends NASCAR race at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - JULY 06:  Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet, is involved in an on-track incident following the checkered flag during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on July 6, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – JULY 06: Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet, is involved in an on-track incident following the checkered flag during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on July 6, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

A horrific crash ended a race that saw many big crashes early Monday morning.  The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 had been delayed by rain for three and a half hours.  It started near midnight on Sunday and ended at 2:41 a.m. ET Monday morning. There were three big crashes during the race, but the final three laps sprint to the finish ended in a crash that sent the Chevy of driver Austin Dillon airborne just past the start-finish line.  The car went into the catch fence stopping from nearly 190 miles per hour almost instantly the car exploded sending debris in every direction and injuring several fans.

The crash happened as race winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. crossed the finish line being perused by teammate Jimmie Johnson. MORE>>>

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