NASCAR News Update: Injured Daytona Fans From Nationwide Crash Leave Hospital, Victims of Wreck Retain Counsel For Lawsuit (VIDEO)

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Mar 01, 2013 10:54 AM EST
The scary Nationwide crash
The scary Nationwide crash that occurred on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway left a number of fans injured and in the hospital, but as of Thursday night, five of those fans were released from Halifax Health and allowed to return home.(Photo : Reuters) "

The scary Nationwide crash that occurred on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway left a number of fans injured and in the hospital, but as of Thursday night, five of those fans were released from Halifax Health and allowed to return home.

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According to ESPN.com, five of the seven fans in the hospital were released, with two staying at the hospital in stable condition, said a hospital spokesperson to ESPN. The fans were originally injured after Kyle Larson's car was involved in a wreck and went airborne, crashing into the catch fence, sending debris into the grandstand directly onto fans.

Following the crash, 28 people were injured and 14 were brought to local hospitals. Two were seriously injured and were brought to Halifax Health in Daytona. The two were listed in critical condition and one had head trauma. The report says that the two remain hospitalized.

Three of the fans that were injured in the crash have hired a law firm in the area to represent them in case they decide to sue. Attorney Matt Morgan of Morgan & Morgan in Orlando told ESPN.com that the investigation for the fans is focusing on the catch fence Larson's car crashed into at the track.

NASCAR is holding its own investigation about the crash and it is being administered by Tom Gideon, the director for safety at NASCAR's Research and Development Center in Concord, N.C.

Larson's car has been impounded by NASCAR so that they can investigate it and there currently is no timetable on when the investigation will be completed. Some fans that were present at the crash have come out and spoken about what happened, while Larson has spoken with the media about getting back into his car eventually.

Larson was not seriously injured in the crash and he said that he will not think twice about racing again, including at Saturday's Nationwide event in Phoenix. Larson has been involved in multiple crashes in the past and the one on Saturday was not the worst he has been involved in, compared to one he was in at Eldora Speedway last September after his car flipped over and hit a wall.

"I've been in some really bad wrecks, I'm sure I'll have more throughout my career," Larson told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. "I know crashing is part of the risk we take being race car drivers. It happens. I'm not emotionally (upset), that wreck doesn't make me nervous."

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