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Despite Crash, Show to Go On at Daytona 500

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Since 1959, racers and fans alike have gathered at Daytona International Speedway in February for the Great American Race.

 

On Sunday, NASCAR’s Sprint Cup competitors will race with heavy hearts in the Daytona 500 after at least 28 people — with reports of more — were injured in the frontstretch grandstand on the final lap of the Nationwide Series event after Kyle Larson’s car catapulted into the catchfence.

 

But race they will.

 

“We've always known since racing was started this is a dangerous sport,” said Saturday’s winner and three-time Cup champion Tony Stewart. “But it's hard. We assume that risk. It's hard when the fans get caught up in it.

 

“As much as we want to celebrate right now, as much as...

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