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NASCAR: arca crashfest at Daytona

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posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 09:10 PM
i hate to see these guys race on the big tracks, they race mainly on short tracks in the midwest and have no busines being on the superspeedways....for some reason they have them race at both daytona and talladega, if you like to watch scary, crazy driving then these races are for you

ARCA race at Daytona marred by crashes

February 12, 2005
By Bruce Martin SportsTicker Contributing Editor

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (Ticker) -- Things at Daytona International Speedway got off to a frightful start Saturday.

Saturday night's ARCA Advance Auto Parts 200 featured a series of accidents and incidents. Among the more notable mishaps was Clair Zimmerman's car going airborne and tearing down part of the front stretch grandstand, forcing the race to be red-flagged for nearly an hour.

Rookie driver Blake Feese then overshot his pit and ran into four photographers, sending all four to the hospital for medical attention. The photographers included Steve Rose, who was taken to Halifax Medical Center for treatment; T. Taylor Warren of Southern Motorsports, Peirce Williams of AutoSport and Fernando Medina all were treated and released from the Infield Care Center at Daytona.

The final mayhem came with two laps remaining when Todd Kluever's car triggered a disastrous, multi-car crash on the backstretch. Kluever's car shot into the outside wall, flipped upside down and began to spin like a top.

Another car plowed into Kluever, setting off a chain reaction crash that involved 15 cars. Kluever was able to climb out of car uninjured, but several of the drivers involved have been transported directly to Halifax Medical Center.

Their names and conditions have not been announced by Daytona International Speedway or ARCA officials.

The race ended under the yellow flag with Bobby Gerhart defeating Frank Kimmel.

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