DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Two NASCAR fans were ready to brave any chances of a crash Sunday after the Daytona Nationwide Series crash that injured more than 30 fans.
Blake Ward and William Lynch traveled from Sumter, South Carolina to attend the Daytona 500.
"Sitting down low, it's always a chance of flying debris especially rubber coming off the tires, but the chances of it happening again today are probably not likely," said William Lynch who was sporting a helmet.
The crash Saturday pierced the fence sending debris from the wreck into the stands.
At least 12 cars were involved in the crash. One driver was hospitalized and is being kept overnight for observation. Number 32, Kyle Larson's car is the one that lost its engine and tire in the wreck. Larson escaped the crash unharmed.
NASCAR officials said repairs to the facility began on Saturday and were complete for Sunday's race.
First Coast News