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At least 28 fans were injured Saturday after a pileup involving more than a dozen cars at the Daytona National Speedway during the Nationwide Series Drive4COPD 300 car race, CNN reports.
Sunday's Daytona 500 is scheduled to run on the same track. "We are in the process of repairing the facility, and we will be ready to go racing tomorrow," statement on the Speedway's Facebook page said Saturday.
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The drivers involved in the crash were all checked at a medical tent in the infield and released, CNN reports. But as the cars were ripped apart, debris also flew into the stands, getting as far as the second level, which sits about 20 feet above the track. Fourteen fans were treated at an on-site medical facility, and 14 others were taken to area hospitals, speedway president Joie Chitwood told CNN.
NASCAR President Mike Helton said a protective fence between the track and the spectators was responsible for preventing more injuries and deaths. The fence was being repaired prior to Sunday's race.