Following a NASCAR pileup that sent driver Austin Dillon scaling the catch fence as his car shred behind him last year, a fan allegedly injured in the incident filed a lawsuit against both the track and NASCAR. The fan alleges that debris hit him in the head and shoulder, and that he has yet to fully recover.
If NASCAR is racing at Daytona, then one car can ruin a lot of people’s day—as happened on the 90th lap tonight when Jamie McMurray’s #1 got just a bit too much into Jimmie Johnson’s way, leading to The Big One. Kevin Harvick’s car didn’t look so great afterward:
Dale Earnhardt Jr. won last night’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona, but most coverage of the race today has rightly focused on the devastating wreck that pulverized the #3 Chevy, yet miraculously left driver Austin Dillon unharmed. Here’s uncensored audio of Dale Jr.’s raw reaction to seeing the wreck in his rearview mirror…
As if tonight's Sprint Unlimited race at Daytona weren't bad enough (wrecks and mechanical failures have left all of eight cars still on the track), the season-opening exhibition has been delayed further by the pace car catching fire.
Following yesterday's frightening crash in NASCAR's Nationwide Series DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona, controversy surged following NASCAR's decision to pull fan video of crash debris entering the grandstands.
Tony Stewart won today's DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona, but all anyone will remember about the race is how it ended for another driver, Kyle Larson. A massive wreck at the checkered flag sent Larson's car through the catch fence, sending debris and even the car's engine itself hurtling toward spectators.
It didn't cost her a ticket to ride—she'd already earned one—but Danica Patrick will lose starting position in Sunday's Daytona 500 grid after a nasty-looking wreck just one lap from finishing her first NASCAR Sprint Cup race, today's first of two Gatorade Duels.