Five Fans Injured During After Dark NASCAR Wreck
With the checkered flag in sight at the Coke Zero 400, Austin Dillon caused a gigantic wreck fliping multiple drivers and injuring multiple fans when his car went airborne.
Dillon sustained a bruised tailbone and forearm, according to ESPN's Bob Pockrass. Among those hurt in the crowd, four received treatment at the track, one was hospitalized with minor injuries and eight declined medical attention, International Speedway president Joie Chitwood III confirmed.
"It's not really acceptable, I don't think," Dillon told reporters after being examined at the care center. "We've got to figure out something. Our speeds are too high, I think. I think everybody could get good racing with slower speeds. We can work at that, and then figure out a way to keep the cars on the ground. That's the next thing. We're fighting hard to make the racing good. I hope the fans appreciate that. We don't, but it's our job. You go out there and hold it wide open to the end and hope you make it through."