- Pinning the most recent report to the top:
- Statement from Daytona International Speedway:
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood provided the following statement Saturday evening:
First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with our race fans.
Following the incident, we responded appropriately according to our safety protocols and had emergency medical personnel at the incident immediately.
We transported 14 people off property and 14 were treated at our on-track care center.
We are in the process of repairing the facility, and we will be ready to go racing tomorrow.
- Official NASCAR video of the wreck
- Deadspin reposted the video taken from the stands and NASCAR tried to shut down here:
- Update: Video was re-uploaded by original shooter, no explanation why it was allowed to be reposted, could be NASCAR hasn't found it yet.
- Interesting twist, YouTube reinstated the video and issued this statement via Eric Wemple from Washington Post:
A YouTube spokesperson sends along this statement, signaling a reversal in the story: The video is restored.
“Our partners and users do not have the right to take down videos from YouTube unless they contain content which is copyright infringing, which is why we have reinstated the videos.”
A little background on YouTube's takedown process from Peter Kafka at AllThingsD:
- NASCAR ticket: "YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS RACING EVENT AS A SPECTATOR IS AT YOUR OWN RISK"
"NASCAR owns rights to images, sounds and data from NASCAR events"
- To recap, here's how it unfolded from the beginning until now...
USA Today reporter Jeff Gluck was one of the first to provide reports from the ground to Twitter