Whoa. During the final laps of the Coke Zero 400 in Daytona, Florida on July 5, NASCAR driver Austin Dillon’s car went flying into the catchfence and tore it apart, leaving five fans injured. Click to WATCH the terrifying crash.
This is undoubtedly one of the most horrifying NASCAR crashes we’ve ever seen. Austin Dillon’s car flipped and went directly into the catchfence in the final laps of the Coke Zero 400 in Daytona, Florida. The terrifying crash left five fans injured after the 25-year-old car tore through the fence right in front of them.
Fans were cheering on the drivers as they made their way around the final laps at Daytona International Speedway when Austin’s car went flying into the catchfence. The car completely mangled the fence before returning to the racetrack. Austin’s car was then brutally hit by Brad Keselowski’s car, causing the audience to gasp in horror.
As a result of the scary crash, 13 fans were examined and eight declined to be treated, according to USA Today. Of the five that were treated, one was taken to a local hospital. The person was treated and released. The other four were treated on site.
Shockingly, Austin walked away from the crash. He waved to the crowd after getting out of his destroyed car. He was left with only a bruised tailbone and forearm. Wow. He is incredibly lucky. That crash could have been far worse.
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. ended up the winner of the Coke Zero 400, but he was left shaken by the crash. “It scared the (crap) out of me,” Dale said. “I was near tears. I didn’t even know who it is, but you just don’t want to see anybody get hurt. It’s an awful feeling.”
Austin’s crash happened on the same track where Dale’s father, NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt, died in 2001 after a crash. He was driving the No. 3 car, the same car number that Austin was driving when the accident happened.
HollywoodLifers, what was your first reaction to the crash? Are you surprised Austin walked away? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson