NASCAR's Daytona 500 was set to start on schedule Sunday after repairs to catch-fencing damaged in a frightening Nationwide Series race crash that injured dozens of fans.
Dozens of fans were injured when this crash sent Kyle Larson's car airborne and debris flew into the stands at the end of the NASCAR Nationwide Series season-opener on February 23, 2013. Joie Chitwood, president of Daytona International Speedway, said 14 injured fans had been transported from the circuit for treatment at local hospitals and 14 more were treated at the track.
Kyle Larson, a Japanese-American driver who was making his first start in NASCAR's second-tier series on Saturday, was launched into the fencing separating the track from the grandstand in a 12-car pile-up in the waning moments of the race.
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