Daytona 500 goes on despite crash that injured fans
NASCAR officials ran the Daytona 500 as scheduled last night, saying they were confident of spectator safety after Saturday’s crash that injured more than 30 fans and raised the possibility of lawsuits. The always incident-packed Daytona 500 saw an early collision on lap 33 with nine cars involved. No-one was injured when several cars spun off the track. Workers had repaired the fencing that was damaged in Saturday’s pile-up, which sent debris flying into the crowd and injured spectators on the final lap of the second-tier Nationwide race. Two spectators initially listed as critical were in stable condition yesterday, and others were either in stable condition or had been treated and released.