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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A horrific multicar crash moments before the end of the Nationwide Series race Saturday at Daytona International Speedway caused Kyle Larson's car to become airborne into the frontstretch catch fencing, shearing off the front half of the car and leaving large pieces of the vehicle inside the fencing. Check out the latest 2013 Daytona 500 odds
Sergeant John Creamer of the Daytona Beach Police said 17 fans were injured with two suffering "major injuries." Eleven were sent to Halifax Medical Center, with one adult in surgery with head trauma and listed in critical condition. The other major injury is to a 14-year-old. Six fans were transported to Florida Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, and are expected to be treated and released.
At least one tire from Larson's car flew into the seating area at Daytona. Police officers and NASCAR safety officials quickly ran to the location where part of the car went through the fencing, destroying one section of the catch fence.
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Matthew Stockman/Getty ImagesKyle Larson (32) and Regan Smith (7) were among those involved in a scary crash at the end of the Nationwide Series race at Daytona.
Initial photos showed several people being placed on stretchers in the grandstands. One woman's leg was bleeding as she was carried away. Don't miss out on this week's NBA Basketball Picks
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