UPDATE: Fans injured when car sails into fence at Daytona

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Posted at 9:29 PM, Feb 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-23 21:29:00-05

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - At least 30 NASCAR fans have been injured by flying debris during an accident at Daytona International Speedway.

The crash began as the field closed in on the finish line of today's Nationwide Series race. Regan Smith was leading when he was turned sideways into the wall. Cars began wrecking all over the track. Rookie Kyle Larson's car came upon the mess and went airborne into the fence that separates the track from the seats. Large chunks of Larson's car-- including a tire -- flew into the grandstands.

The car itself had its entire front end sheared off, with the burning engine wedged through a gaping hole in the fence.

No fatalities have been reported.

Speedway President Joie Chitwood says 14 fans were treated on site.

Tony Stewart won the race, but skipped the traditional post-race celebration.