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A number of fans were injured in a wild finish to the Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway. A frightening last-lap crash all started when leader Regan Smith started turning sideways coming to the checkered flag. Cars began wrecking all over the track and one went sailing into the fence that separates the track from the grandstands.

Tony Stewart drove through the wreckage for the win.

No drivers were seriously hurt in the crash but according to YAHOO sports spectators were being treated in the grandstands for injuries from debris from the crash.

Following the race, NASCAR President Mike Helton told ESPN.

“I think to see and explain what we know right now is there obviously was some intrusion into the fence, and fortunately with the way the event’s equipped up, there was plenty of emergency workers ready to go. They all jumped in on it pretty quickly.”

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