Within the blink of an eye, NASCAR driver Ryan Preece’s vehicle went flying into the air where it flipped more than ten times down the backstretch, leaving fans wondering whether or not he’d come out in one piece during this weekend’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
According to Fox News, Preece and No. 14 driver Chase Briscoe collided against each other, causing the horrific flip which sent Preece’s vehicle flying down the track, spinning in the air like a top before finally halting.
As the vehicle finally stilled, emergency responders attended to Preece. He exited the car and was stretchered to the infield care center. Despite the accident, NASCAR continued the race into overtime without issuing a red flag. Preece was taken immediately to a nearby hospital.
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What amazed fans who watched Saturday’s race was that Preece’s incredible wreck wasn’t even the only crash to occur that day.
During the second stage, Christopher Bell nudged Ty Gibbs, causing Gibbs to lose control and hit Ryan Blaney, who crashed head-first into the wall. The in-car camera from the NBC broadcast captured the severity of the impact.
The accident involved multiple drivers, including Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Alex Bowman, A.J. Allmendinger, Austin Cindric, Austin Dillon, Denny Hamlin, Chris Buescher, Harrison Burton, Kyle Larson, and Riley Herbst, as many tried to avoid the unfolding chaos.
The company Trap Speed put the video of Blaney’s head-first crash side-by-side with Dale Earnhardt’s fatal crash, and it’s clear that the outcome could have been much worse. Watch:
In total, 16 cars were wrecked during the race. Luckily every driver was alright, including Blaney after being cleared from the infield care center.
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